RPG Research is non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.
RPG Research provides research and community services using music and role-playing games in all formats.
- Community recreational programs
RPG Research provides services at various locations throughout the Northwest USA, online, and throughout North America depending on our schedules for research projects, tours, and community services.
Regular research & community service locations currently include:
- RPG Research HQ, 1312 N. Monroe, Suite #114, Spokane, WA, 99201.
- Spark Central, Spokane - http://spark-central.org
- RPG Research Training, North Five Mile area, Spokane, WA, 99218.
- Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Suite 200 (through MDA), Spokane, WA.
- Muscular Dystrophy Association, various locations in Washington & Idaho.
- Also international volunteers through online weekly training meetings.
Other RPG Research tour/service/presentation/volunteer-training locations:
- Northern Oregon.
- Greater Washington state.
- Northern Idaho.
- Western Montana.
- We also provide services internationally through online services.
More information: http://rpgresearch.com/services
RPG Therapeutics LLC
RPG Therapeutics LLC is a for-profit company.
RPG Therapeutics LLC provides professional services based on Therapeutic Recreation, neuroscience, research psychology, CBT, CFT, and related disciplines. RPG Therapeutics LLC provides music and therapeutic professional paid services. These services can include:
- Recreational/Entertainment services
- Educational services
- Professional training & certification services
- Therapeutic recreation services
Services can be provided throughout the greater Northwest USA, or online. Some services have restrictions depending on your state/country.
More information at http://rpgtherapeutics.com
RPG Education by RPG Therapeutics LLC
RPG Education is a service platform providing online education services to laypersona and professionals. Courses start as little as $25 per course. More information at: http://rpgeducation.com
The RPG Network, by RPG Therapeutics LLC
RPGNetwork.net is an online platform to facilitate the "gig economy" approach for RPG professionals wishing to receive payment for their professional entertainment services.
More information: http://rpgnetwork.net
The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, Greater North America Area
The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype is a proof of concept effort by RPG Research founder Hawke Robinson. This trailer allows individuals and organizations to provide services using a mobile facility that is wheelchair accessible, safe, comfortable, friendly, and nurturing. The goal is to provide services throughout North America on a tour ciruit schedule. More details at: http://rpgtrailer.com
This prototype currently can only accommodate 3 wheelchairs with 4 non-wheelchair participants, or up to 12 non-wheelchair participants.
There is a Go Fund Me to raise funds to build the ideal wheelchair friendly RPG trailer, that will accommodate 6-8 people in wheelchairs. http://gofundme.com/rpgtrailer
Hawke Robinson has also recently purchased and been fixing up a wheelchair accessible bus, so that TWO mobile facilities can provide services at a location simultaneously. This is a work in progress. More details at: http://rpgbus.com
Hawke Robinson donates the use of the RPG Trailer and the RPG Bus to RPG Research and RPG Therapeutics LLC, without charge, to further the goals of both organizations.
Other Notable Resources
The following providers use role-playing games in one or more formats, to achieve educational and/or therapeutic goals. While we may be friends and supporters of each other, these organizations are not connected or associated with RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics LLC, or Hawke Robinson, but may be of interest and value to those looking for related services in your location.
We provide this list as a courtesy to help the growing community connect with prospective clients. A listing does not indicate endorsement.
If you provide similar services, and would like your location added to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly add your listing to this page.
Location: Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Washington state.
More information: http://aspiringyouth.net/
Bodhana Group, The
More information: http://www.thebodhanagroup.org/
Game To Grow
(previously Wheelhouse Workshop)
Location(s): Seattle Area
More information: http://gametogrow.org/
Heath Farm School
Location(s): Kent, U.K.
More information: http://heathfarmschool.org/contact-us/
More information: https://osterskov.dk/
Role-play Workshop, The
Location(s): Oakland, California, USA
More information: http://www.roleplay-workshop.com
Additional Resources & Individuals of Note
These are people that do not provide services per se, but are important to know related to these topics.
Boccamazzo, Raffael. "Dr B". PsyD, LMCHA.
Location(s): Bellevue, WA. USA.
More information: http://www.takethis.org/
Bowman, Sarah Lynne. Professor. Ph.D.
Location(s): Austin, Texas
More information: http://www.sarahlynnebowman.com/
Megan A. Connell, PSY.D., ABPP.
More information: https://www.meganpsyd.com/
Geeks Like Us
More information: https://www.g33kslikeus.com/
The International Journal of Role-Playing
More information: http://ijrp.subcultures.nl/
These are resources and providers worth noting for historical context. They are no longer known to be operational, so archive.org or similar archives are linked for refernce information.
Summary: Using RPGs for at-risk youth. Using Warhammer FRP, with a therapist monitoring.
Archived website: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.lance.co.il/
Shadow of Pindus by Darren Steele, "Social and Emotional Roleplaying Resources"
From the site: "Since I started Shadows of Pindus I’ve been blessed to be privy to many constructive conversations on the social and emotional aspects of tabletop roleplaying games. I’ve also begun to turn up (and be shown to) a plethora of resources in the community created by industry leaders and passionate fans alike. I want Shadows of Pindus to be more than a soapbox for my opinions and so am delighted to launch this resource list. This is a living group of links to articles, podcasts, and videos about the mysterious parts of Dungeons and Dragons, the how and why of relating to each other at the game table."