Role-Playing Game Community Center Flyer

RPG Research's Drop in and RPG at the Spokane RPG Community Center and Spark Central

Free and open to the public, thanks to the 100% unpaid volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit charity, RPG Research, AND YOUR DONATIONS!
Ages 4 to 104+ welcomed! Wheelchair accessible
Locations and Schedule

Join open role-playing game sessions (first-come, first-served):

  • **Spark Central** - 1214 WEST SUMMIT PARKWAY, SPOKANE, WA, 99201
  • First and Third Saturdays 1-4 pm
  • We can usually accommodate 2-3 tables. The space maximum capacity is 5 tables in the shared community space (no private game rooms).


  • **The Spokane East-Central RPG Community Center** - 101 NORTH STONE STREET, SPOKANE, WA 99202
  • Tables available range between 1 to 3 tables in the shared community center space currently. In the coming months we will be be opening up additional tables in the other private gaming rooms (less noise).
  • We are preparing in the coming 6-9 months to accommodate up to 15 tables (3 in downstairs shared space, 4 in upstairs shared space, and 11 each in a private space).
  • We will also be resuming non-combat and boffer larps soon.
  • We will also be resuming electronic RPGs, including Virtual Reality (VR) soon (6 stations)

A wide range of RPGs available (specific availability varies each week depending on Game Master availability):

  • Adventures in Middle-earth (AiMe) / Lord of the Rings RPG (LotR RPG)
  • Basic Fantasy RPG (d20) (BFRPG)
  • Call of Cthulhu (CoC)
  • Dark Crystal RPG (DCRPG)
  • Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space (DWAITS)
  • Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) OD&D, AD&D1, AD&D2, BECMI D&D, 3.x, 5e, One D&D
  • FATE, FATE Accelerated (Dresden Files, Cresent City, and others)
  • No Thank You Evil (ages 4+) (NTYE)
  • Pathfinder
  • Starfinder
  • The Labyrinth RPG
  • The One Ring RPG (TOR 1st and 2nd Editions)
  • Top Secret: New World Order (TS:NWO)

The 100% Volunteer-run Non-profit Spokane Role-Playing Game RPG Community Center provides programs to the public that help improve functioning, social skills, empathy, literacy, practical skills, resilience, quality of life, and much more! Our programs have directly helped improve functioning and quality of life for tens of thousands of people.

Check our blog posts at each week for which games are planned, or just Drop In an RPG!


Rpg CommunityCenter Spokane welcomes all from ages 4+. RPG players range from preteen with musculardystrophy to 82 year old deaf senior

Benefits of our programs for everyone including providing or developing:

  • Artistic awareness & expression
  • Behavior guidance & moderation
  • Camaraderie
  • Cognitive functioning development
  • Communication skills
  • Compassion
  • Cooperative problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Creative writing
  • Cultural awareness & understanding
  • Delayed gratification skills
  • Drawing
  • Effective assertiveness (not aggressive) behavior, speaking up for oneself
  • Empathy and compassion development
  • Ethical development
  • Family connections
  • Flow State experiences
  • Friend-making and deepened friendships
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Functioning and quality of life improvements
  • History learning
  • Immersive experiences
  • Impulse control
  • Improvisation
  • Individual problem-solving
  • Intentional speech directed at others
  • Languages learning & development (native & foreign)
  • Leadership
  • Learning complex concepts & systems
  • Loneliness reduction
  • Long-term planning
  • Math fundamentals
  • Mental health benefits
  • Music
  • New friends
  • Physical well-being
  • Poetry
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management
  • Quality of life measures
  • Reaching consensus
  • Reading literacy and comprehension levels
  • Reduction in aggressive behavior
  • Reduction in crime
  • Reduction in recidivism
  • Resilience, perseverance, and "grit"
  • School participation levels
  • Science
  • Self-control / Impulse control
  • Self-efficacy
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-identity
  • Shyness
  • Social phobias
  • Social Skills
  • Theory of mind
  • Turn-taking
  • Writing skills
  • Vocabulary
  • RPG Community Center Grand Opening Event photo of players, June 26th, 2022, tables 1, 2, 3, and partial reception area.

    RPG Community Center Grand Opening Event photo of players, June 26th, 2022, tables 1, 2, 3, and partial reception area.

    Donation of castle terrain by supporter

    Donation of castle terrain by supporter

    D&D "The Wild Beyond The Witchlight" Platinum Edition by Beadle & Grimm special set on display at RPG Center Grand Opening June 26th.

    Donated by Beadle & Grimm to RPG Research.. See unboxing video clips here.


    The RPG Center

    The Role-Playing Game Community Center provides tabletop role-playing games (TRPG) for children 4-12, teenagers 13-17 years old, adults and senior adults 18+ years old.

    The RPG Center

    The RPG Community Center Grand Opening to the public was June 2th, 2022 from Noon to 5:00 pm.
    The community center's initial public hours will begin July 9th August 13th:

  • Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Fridays 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Public access hours will increase as we get more regular volunteers.
    Our insurance requires us to always have a minimum of 2 background checked volunteers in the building in order to open the doors to the public since we allow minors in the facilities.
    If you would like to help in person as a volunteer, please see our Volunteer Jobs Page andsign up today!
    The RPG Museum is at th same location but a different building (Building A, while the cmmunity center is Building B). We are hoping to open the museunm to the public near the end of 2022 or early 2023. There is a LOT of work to do on building A (which waw built in the 1890s), and we have to raise funds to cover the very expensive museum / collectibles / unique items insurance coverage.
    You can donate to help the 501(c)3 non-profit 100% volunteer run charitable organization, RPG Research, by donating items or money today:!

    RPG Community Center and RPG Trailers, Street View June 2022

    Wheelchair accessible, environmentally stimuli controllable, comfortable, safe, quiet, mobile facilities providing our programs locally and in rural and remote locations to help provide programs to under-served and un-served populations.

    RPG Community Center and RPG Trailers, Street View June 2022

    The game tables are run by RPG Research's highly trained Game Master / Dungeon Master volunteers. Our founder has been involved with RPG community programs since the 1970s.
    The RPG Center's Grand Opening to the public is Saturday, June 25th, 2022 from Noon to 5:00 pm.
    We are 100% volunteer-run, and we can do what we do thanks to the generous support of the community volunteers and donors, like you.
    Your donations make all the difference, so please donate today!
    Countdown Video to RPG Center Grand Opening:

    Here is a clip from the day of the RPG Center's Grand Opening, June 26th, 2022 on RPG Day.

    RPG Community Center, RPG Trailers, and RPG Bus, overhead view from south side of Riverside street

    RPG Community Center, RPG Trailers, and RPG Bus, drone overhead view

    Update about the RPG Community Center. Join the free role-playing games fun each week! Weekly Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays 1-5 pm at 101 N. Stone St. Spokane, WA 99202. Phone/text: (509) 608-7630

    Ages 4 through 104+ welcomed!
    Ages 4 to 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (but we are not a babysitter service).
    Ages 13-17 can be without parent/guardian if waiver signed by parent/guardian.

    Limited seating available so arrive early/on-time. This week: August 26th and August 27th. Today's game offerings: Call of Cthulhu Pathfinder D&D5e.

    Tomorrow's game offerings: The One Ring 2nd Ed FATE.

    Other weeks we also may offer: Doctor Who Firefly/Serenity No Thank You Evil and Kids on Bikes for kids Bubblegumshow (13+) Dresden Files Labyrinth Dark Crystal Critical Core Stargate Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game (BFRPG) Star Wars d6 Dune Twilight 2000 Cypher/Numenera Shadowrun Starfinder FATE Super Heroes and many more! Offerings each week/day vary based on availability of our volunteer game masters and their schedules.

    RPG Research is 100% volunteer-run 501(c) non-profit research and human services charitable organization providing community role-playing game programs. RPG Research Mission: - Vision: - Impact:

    We have multiple tables available each week. Right now we are at just 3 tables in the main community common area room (Building B, Room 1, tables 1-3) (south entrance through fence gate).

    We are working weekly on getting the other separate rooms/tables ready.

    We should have 2-3 more rooms in the next week or three ready (the RPG Trailer 1 (Vengeance), RPG Trailer 2 (Octane), and RPG Bus - total 6 tables concurrently).

    Room/table 7 is a separate out-building and going to take more donations and work for us to finish the game room building (windows, insulation, sheet rock).

    Rooms/Tables 8-12 are in Building A (rooms 1-4 of that building).

    We need to get security bars added to Building A's doors and windows before we put anything of value in there, which depends on donations, so it will probably be October/November before those rooms are ready.

    We are limited in how many tables we can staff with our volunteer game masters each week depending on the availability of our trained volunteers each week. We will be recruiting new trainees to join our free, rigorous, game master training program, starting next week. Courses for new trainees will begin in September.

    We hope to see you at the RPG Community Center soon!

    Happy Gaming!

    RPG Center and RPG Mobiles, overhead view from corner of Stone and Riverside.

    RPG Center and RPG Mobiles, overhead view from corner of Stone and Riverside.

    Populations We Serve

    The populations we serve include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessibility needs for mobility, grasping, etc.
  • Autism Spectrum (ASD, PDD, Asperger's, etc.)
  • ADHD
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphantasia
  • Aphasia
  • At-risk Youth
  • Brain Injury Recovery (stroke, TBI, etc.)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Developmental Delays
  • Developmental Impairments
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Incarcerated Adults
  • Incarcerated Youth
  • In-patient Adults
  • In-patient Youth
  • In-patient to out-patient substance dependency rehabilitation transition
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neurodiverse
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Skills Development
  • Social & Agoraphobia
  • Vision Impairment
  • Accessibility / adaptivity
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum, including ASD, PDD, Aspergers, etc.
  • Aphantasia
  • At-risk youth and adults
  • Brain injuries, including strokes and TBI
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Hearing and deafness
  • Depression
  • Developmental delays (DD)
  • Developmental impairments (DI)
  • Gifted & Talented
  • In-patient status of youth and adults
  • Transitions from In-patient to out-patient rehabilitation programs
  • Incarceration
  • Learning disabilities
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Phobias, including social phobias and agoraphobia
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Vision and blindness social isolation, recreation and leisure engagement
  • More Lists of Benefits

  • Upstairs Comfortable Sofa Seating

    Ea Tolkien Society Tolkien Moot Gathering in RPG Center Upstairs Broadcast Studio

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