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Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson published May 13, 2017 01:20 PM, last modified Mar 25, 2019 12:17 PM
Hawke Robinson is the founder and president of RPG Therapeutics LLC, and is registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreational Therapist, and working toward his national CTRS.

Name: Hawke Robinson

Position: Recreational therapist, education, founder, rresident, primary investigator (researcher).

Specialties: Research, Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Therapy, Music, Drum Circl Facilitation, Information Technology, Information Security, role-playing games (all formats).

Hawke Robinson is president and founder of RPG Research and RPG Therapeutics LLC.

RPG Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable 100% volunteer-run research and community services organization.

RPG Therapeutics LLC is a for-profit company providing professional consulting, therapeutic, and educational services for professionals, organizations, and laypersons.

Cell Phone/Text: (509) 481-5437
Office and Postal Address
1312 N. Monroe Suite #114
Spokane, WA, USA

Email: Hawke at rpgtherapy dot com or hawke at rpgresearch dot com
Twitter: @rpgresearch
Skype: rpgresearch
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More Information

Hawke Robinson has a diverse background in many disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Recreation therapy
  • Music
  • Nneuroscience
  • Research psychology
  • Computer science.


The following sections provide additional details.

Therapeutic Background

2004 to current: Recreational therapist / therapeutic recreation specialist. Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist since 2014 (RE#60526204).

1990 to 1992, Utah, Habilitation Therapist.

1990 to 1993, Utah, Certified Nurses Aid (CNA).


Educational Background

2014 to current: Instructor, RPG Therapeutics LLC,

2004 to current: Instructor/trainer, RPG Research.

2002 to 2004: Instructor, The Computer Schools

1998 to 2000: Instructor/trainer, Franklin Covey education

1993 to 1995: Instructor, Bryman Schools & American Automotive Institute: computer science, graphics design, automotive.

1990 to 1997: Guitar lessons instructor.

Eastern Washington University Interdisciplinary BA: Recreation Therapy, Music, Psychology.

Certified Careers Institute: Computer Science AS.

Utah Valley State College: Environmental Services.

Past and/or present certifications: CNA (Nursing, Utah), ASE x4, MCP, MCP+I, MCSE, CNA (Novell), SCSA, Sans GCIH.


Computer Science, Information Technolgies, & Security Background

Involved with technologies since the late 1970s. Details here:


Research & Publications

Other Minds Magazine

SANS Institute

Hawke Robinson extensive research since 1983 to current, published at RPG Research.


Role-Playing Game Relevant Information

RPG Experience since:

  • Tabletop: 1978
  • LARP: 1987
  • CRPG: 1980
  • SAB/M: Since 1980
  • RPG Research: Since 1983
  • RPG Therapeutics LLC President: Since 2014
  • Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer: Since 2016

Location(s): Greater Spokane area + RPG Trailer #1 circuit (Washington, Idaho, Oregon, +)

William A Hawkes-Robinson "Hawke Robinson" is founder of The RPG Research Project, President of RPG Therapeutics LLC, RPG Education, The RPG Network, & creator of The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer & RPG Bus.

He has been involved with role-playing games since around 1979.

Hawke has been developing and using role-playing games in educational settings periodically since 1985, and focused on research, design, and implementation of RPGs to achieve therapeutic goals for clients since 2004.

You can read more about Hawke Robinson here:

Tabletop RPG

Game Systems: OD&D, AD&D1, D&D 3.x, D&D 5, BECMI (Basic, Expert, D&D+), A Song of Ice & Fire RPG, Adventures in Middle-earth, The One Ring RPG, MERP, Rolemaster 2nd Edition, Serenity, Firefly, Paranoia (classic), Twilight 2000, Star Wars (classic d6), Call of Cthulhu, Cryptomancy, Babylon 5 (all 3 systems), Stargate SG-1 (d20 3), Thieves World, Hawke's Basic, Ea d20, Ea RPG.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Military, Contemporary, 

Favorite Settings: J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth & beyond, Worlds of Beru, Greyhawk, Babylon 5, Firefly/Serenity, Top Secret, Stargate, Cthulhu, Paranoia, Twilight 2000, Game of Thrones.


Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP)

Information coming soon.

Game Systems: 


Favorite Settings: 


Solo Adventure Books/Modules (SAB/M)

Information coming soon.





Computer-based (CRPG)

Information coming soon.

Games: Zork, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, King's Quest, Wizardry, Ultima/Online, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online (Lotro), Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO), Neverwinter Nights (NWN), Dragon Age, Dune, Star Trek, Conan, 

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction



Resumes / C.V.

Resumes for each of the following areas: