If you have some time, please reply to these questions in the comments, or film a video response on YouTube, or post the answers in a blog, etc. Thanks ahead of time for anyone that answers them. I can't believe that my Advanced Composition class is letting me write a research paper on RPGs. :)
Here are the questions in video form:
1. Can you please describe in detail any negative situations that came
about in your life because you played RPGs? For example, were you ever
bullied, belittled, made fun of, told you were going to Hell because you
play THOSE games, etc.?
2. What skills do you think you have personally improved upon by playing RPGs?
3. Who introduced you to RPGs, and what was your first experience like playing them?
4. What was your first experience like running a game?
5. What was it like designing your own system?
6. What was it like making your own setting?
7. Why do you think tabletop RPGs are not known about by a good many people in the public?
8. What is an RPG and why are these types of games fun?
9. If you were going to teach a new player how to play RPGs how would you go about doing that?
10. What age group do you think plays these games more than other age groups?
11. What overall benefits do you think a person that plays RPGs has that perhaps a non-gamer wouldn't have, or would have less of?
you ever seen a RPG session break out in any violence, or have you ever
seen with your own eyes people becoming more violent after playing
13. Do you think RPGs are still seen as much of a negative thing as they once were?