Role-Playing Game Research - RPG Community Center accommodating Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing in addition to others.
RPG Community Center accommodating Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing in addition to others from ages 4 years old through senior adults, and everyone in between.
We recently opened a role-playing game community center in East Central Spokane that we thought you and your community would want to know about. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and 100% volunteer run.
We are located at 101 North Stone Street, Spokane, Washington, 99202.
US Toll-free phone/fax: (833) RPG-INFO (774-4636)
We provide free cooperative social tabletop role-playing games with our trained game master volunteers to everyone ages 4 years old through senior adults and everyone in between. We have been providing programs to communities for over 40 years. We have been running programs at Spark Central in West Central Spokane in the Kendall Yards area for over 5 years, and we are still doing so.
We are explicitly trying to make role-playing games as accessible as possible. We are currently testing different equipment to try to make tabletop RPG more accessible to blind and visually impaired players.
We currently have participants ranging in ages 4 years old through senior adults, and everyone in between. We are also currently accommodating regular participants with Muscular Dystrophy, a wide range of people with neurodifferences, and senior adults 80+ years old.
We are also recruiting strong American Sign Language game master trainees to provide games for Deaf and hard of hearing players at ASL only tables.
We do need to know in advance if a blind, VI, Deaf, or Hard of hearing player is coming, so we can setup the table and equipment, and make sure the correct volunteer staff are available to facilitate.
Everyone is welcome from ages 4 years old on up.
Our current public Drop In and RPG hours at the RPG Center are:
Fridays 3:30 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays 12:30 pm 5:00 pm.
We currently have up to 3 tables active in our main community center space.
We are also preparing additional private rooms as well, which should quickly add another 3 private tables so there isn't the usual background noise of typical community centers and game store locations.
We are also refurbishing other rooms on the property, and we hope in coming months, depending on continuing donations. We will eventually be able to accommodate up to 15 tables. 3 tables and 4 tables in 2 different shared community spaces, and 8 other tables each in individual private rooms.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we hope you will spread he word.
Founder and Executive Director
RPG Research, a non-profit 501(c)3 100% volunteer-run charitable organization providing tabletop role-playing game community programs for everyone ages 4 through 104+, at 101 North Stone Street, Spokane Washington, 99202.TAX ID EIN: 82-3521274Learn more about our 100% volunteer-run organization at:
Known across multiple industries as "The Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming" because he has been studying the effects and uses of role-playing games and their potential to achieve therapeutic goals longer than anyone else, Hawke Robinson is a Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist.
He has a diverse and deep background in Therapeutic Recreation / Recreation Therapy, computer science, neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology, neurotech, research psychology, nursing, play therapy, education, music, and role-playing gaming.
- Hawke Robinson has been involved with role-playing games in community settings since 1977.
- Studying methods for optimizing the experience of role-playing games, software development, and online since 1979.
- A paid professional game master since 1982.
- Studying the effects of role-playing games upon participants since 1983.
- Providing role-playing games in educational settings and for educational goals since 1985.
- Working with incarcerated populations since 1989.
- Researching and using role-playing games to achieve therapeutic goals for a wide range of populations from 2 years old through senior adults since 2004.
- Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit 501(c)3 charitable research and human services organization, RPG Research.
- Founder and CEO of the for-profit RPG Therapeutics LLC and RPG.LLC.
- Author of multiple books in technology and gaming W.A. Hawkes-Robinson books available on Amazon.
- Creator of the wheelchair accessible RPG Mobile fleet vehicles and trailers.
- Founder of the experiential learning Role-Playing Game RPG Museum, and much more.
- Creator of the Brain-Computer Interface Role-Playing Game (BCI RPG) and many other related projects.