Welcome to the New CAR-PGA Web Site!

Welcome to the website of the Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games (CAR-PGa), an international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games (RPGs). This site contains several categories of information, all of which are accessible from the menu above: Answers to questions about role-playing games Answers to other frequently asked questions An… Continue reading Welcome to the New CAR-PGA Web Site!

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 10, October 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello Everyone, Several months ago we launched an infographic that detailed some general advice on role-playing during a pandemic. We received some criticism upon release, not the least of which being that depending on which region… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 10, October 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 9, September 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, We’ve previously discussed how the role-playing industry has diversified its player base but has been slower to diversify its designers. When Russ Morrissey… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 9, September 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 8, August 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hi All, Two years ago I wrote an article questioning if Dungeons & Dragons should continue to use the word “race.” Comicbook.com revisited a similar… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 8, August 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 7, July 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello Everyone, Black Lives Matter. The Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games emphatically believes that only through a diverse and inclusive gaming environment can… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 7, July 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, Before the world was struck by a pandemic, we discussed the role the CAR-PGA can play in promoting diversity and inclusion. With protests raging in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd at… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 5, May 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, I posted about this update on our social networks but I feel it bears repeating here: one of our founding members, Paul Cardwell, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, March 31. He was 86 years… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 5, May 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER Vol. 29, No. 4, April 2020

David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, We have a few orders of business to attend to but I’m putting all that on hold to discuss the most pressing matter at hand: staying safe. Your health and safety matters most. Please… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER Vol. 29, No. 4, April 2020

CAR-PGA Guidance for Tabletop Play

This information is current as of 03/29/20. The COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented scenario echoing some of the most dire predictions of post-apocalyptic role-playing settings, but it is no game. We’re trying to “flatten the curve” of emergency and medical visits due to the outbreak through “social distancing,” but to do that requires gamers… Continue reading CAR-PGA Guidance for Tabletop Play

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org FROM THE CHAIR Hello All, Last month we shared a heartwarming story about how the gaming community came together to support one of our members. This month we have… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2020

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 2020

An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games David Millians, Editor Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA millians.david@paideiaschool.org LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Hi All, I mentioned last month about the opportunity to give back to the gaming community by adding a Gamers in Need page to our… Continue reading CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 2020