RPG Tour 2018

2018 RPG Tour Part 4 - Great Western RPG Research Awareness & Fundraising Tour Sep 17 - Oct 10 2018: See Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer & RPG Bus, meet RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics.

by Hawke Robinson —  published Jun 11, 2018 11:50 AM,  last modified Jul 24, 2020 12:54 AM
The wheelchair accessible RPG Bus and RPG Trailer will be on the road for weeks, meeting with people, providing tours, example music and RPG sessions, presentations, and more. Anyone can request a stop location along the route. The current route will be updated daily as stop requests come in. Follow this page for the latest tour updates! Current schedule is September 17th through October 10th schedule subject to change daily). We are getting ready for our longest tour yet, across the Western United States.

Using role-playing games, music & recreation therapy, to measurably improve lives!

Anyone can request a stop location along the proposed route.

The current route is an optomistic proposal, dependent on funds and level of interest. It will be adjusted according to demand and resources.

The current route will be updated daily as location stop requests come in. This page will be updated daily.

Want to personally see the Wheelchair Accessible RPG Trailer & RPG Bus?

Wheelchair accessible RPG Trailer & RPG Bus at Tolkien Moot XIV (July 2018)


Want to meet the founder of RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics, Other Minds Magazine, The Eä Tolkien Society, Tolkien Moot, & More?



Click this link to see the current Tour Route & Schedule

Donate to 501(c)3 non-profit research & community services organization RPG Research.

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Want to meet in person?



Now is the chance!

We have spoken with many people throughout the country (and world), excited about the power of role-playing games to improve lives. But many of us have not had a chance to meet in person. Now is a great chance to finally meet face to face!

 RPG Research, RPG Trailer, Fan Nexus, Youth Gaming - 2

As has been requested by many people, you now have a chance to see the RPG Trailer & Bus in person.


Donate to RPG Research

Support our Research and Community Programs measurably helping improve lives!

Donate today!


 RPG Organization at Muscular Dystrophy MDA Camp running drum circle

See our detailed route and schedule as we update it on RoadTripper.com here:

See the Route Details & Map of the Great Western USA RPG Tour on Roadtrippers

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If you would like to meet during the tour in your area, please  contact us by:

  • Email 
  • Call US toll-free (833) RPG-INFO x710 (for Hawke Robinson) (or text/cell directly: (509) 481-5437)
  • Donate to 501(c)3 non-profit research & community services organization RPG Research.


 RPG Research, RPG Trailer, Fan Nexus, Setup - 1

Donate to 501(c)3 non-profit research & community services organization RPG Research.

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Proposed Schedule

We will be hitting the road leaving Spokane, Washington Monday morning August 13th 8:00 am (Pacific Time). We will be broadcasting on the road, and at key locations.

We will then make a lot of stops at cities, towns, and even individual facilities, organizations, or even homes (based on prior arrangement).

We are waiting to hear if the WorldCon 76 people in San Jose are interested in us popping by during the tour. If they are, we can stay an extra day or 2 at WorldCon. If not, then we'll proceed on down to L.A. and San Diego.

We expect to spend several days in San Diego, then we will continue on to Tucson, Arizona, New Mexico, and then begin the journey back north through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho, returning to Spokane around September 3rd.

We are willing to go as far as Texas if you want to see us, but only if someone makes a request. In fact, as the actual tour nears, any locations that nobody has requested a visit, we will start to trim from the route, so please do speak up to let us know if you are hoping for us to be in your town, otherwise we may drop it form the tour!


Spokane Washington - Monday, August 13th, 8:00 am

 RPG Bus PAssenger Side

Stops Along the Way

See this tour guide on Roadtripper: Great Western USA RPG Tour on Roadtrippers

Possibly WorldCon 76 in San Jose (if they want us), around August 17th/18th.

San Diego - August 19th/20th until August 22nd.

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Return to Spokane, Washington: around September 3rd, give or take a few days.


RPG Research volunteers & players 

Donate to 501(c)3 non-profit research & community services organization RPG Research.

Donate to 501(c)3 non-profit research & community services organization RPG Research.

Donate to 501(c)3 non-profit research & community services organization RPG Research.



Donate to 501(c)3 non-profit research & community services organization RPG Research.

2017 RPG Tour Part 3 - SpoCon Game Day

Come for a full day of Gaming Fun at SpoCon Game Day! June 23rd, 2018

by Hawke Robinson —  published Jun 18, 2018 03:15 PM,  last modified Jul 24, 2020 12:34 AM
If you can make it to the Spokane, Washington area June 23rd, 2018, come by for a full day of gaming fun! Also a great chance to check out the RPG Bus, RPG Trailer, RPG Research, RPG Therapeutics, and more!
Come for a full day of Gaming Fun at SpoCon Game Day! June 23rd, 2018                                    

Come see the RPG Bus and RPG Trailer prototype. Speak with RPG Professionals from the RPG Professionals network, including from RPG Research and RPG Therapeutics.

We will be there providing game sessions, tours, and presentations all day.

We hope to see you there.

Happy Gaming!

 RPG Fleet

2017 RPG Tour Part 2 - SpoCon Game Day

Join Us At ZoeCon III Feb 16-18, 2018, Bellevue, WA: RPG Research, RPG Trailer, RPG Therpeutics

by Hawke Robinson —  published Feb 15, 2018 08:35 AM,  last modified Jul 24, 2020 05:46 PM
Join us. 6 of us will be at ZoeCon III in Bellevue, WA. We'll be there with the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, running RPG sessions, speaking on panels, doing presentations, providing tours, etc.

We're hitting the road this Thursday, February 15th, with the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, 5 members of RPG Research (+1 one other).

The ZoeCon Website: http://zoecon.net

RPG Research Panel: Saturday, 7-10 pm.

RPG Research and RPG Trailer gaming, tour, presention schedule: www2.rpgresearch.com/documents/rpg-research-project/zoe/rpg-trailer-rpg-research-schedule-for-zoecon-iii.pdf

Hope we'll see you there this weekend!

Happy Gaming!


2017 RPG Tour Part 1 - Wizards of the Coast "Dragon Talk" Show in Renton, Washingotn

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Scheduled to be on Wizards of the Coast's "Dragon Talk" show January 22nd, 2018!

by Hawke Robinson —  published Dec 07, 2017 11:50 AM,  last modified Aug 02, 2020 07:45 AM
Great news! We are now scheduled to be on the Wizards of the Coast Twitch show, Dragon Talk with Greg Tito, this coming January 22nd, 2018!
Scheduled to be on Wizards of the Coast's "Dragon Talk" show January 22nd, 2018!

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We are very excited to be on the show!

Our heartfelt thanks for the enthusiastic support from Ivan Van Norman. Ivan kindly stated he is "personally championing" our work when he mentioned us to DragonTalk on November 13th's show.

Thanks to Ivan, the host of the show, Greg Tito, contacted us and we are now scheduled for January 22nd to be on his show!

The show is "Dragon Talk" by Wizards of the Coast, the company that owns Dungeons & Dragons and many other gaming-related products.

Their show is on the Wizards of the Coast D&D Twitch.tv channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/dnd

We will be going to the studio in-person, and weather permitting, bring the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer so they can see it in-person. If the pass is too dangerous we'll provide lots of photos and videos, or you can check it out now at http://rpgtrailer.com

You can watch their earlier show, where Ivan spoke so kindly about our efforts, here: http://www2.rpgresearch.com/blog/ivan-kind-on-dragon-talk

Here are some articles about our various projects that you may find of interest to this show:

RPG Research, a non-profit organization, the researching the effects of all RPGs since 1984, online since 2004, and providing RPGs for many populations: http://www2.rpgresearch.com/blog/amalgamation-of-panels-q-a-interviews-presentations-on-rpg-for-therapy-education

The RPG Trailer, a wheelchair accessible mobile facility for providing RPGs for those in under-served and unserved locations, including distant rural areas throughout North American: http://www2.rpgtrailer.com/rpg-trailer-on-krem-2-news-and-nwcn

RPG Therapeutics LLC: providing professional services based on Therapeutic Recreation & RPGs, including professional program plans and training for educators and healthcare workers wishing to integrate RPGs into their facilities and programs. http://rpgtherapy.com

RpgEducation.com, around 100 courses offered by RPG Therapeutics LLC related to the above areas of interest, and more: http://rpgeducation.com

And other possibilities lurking on the horizon, The RPG Fund and RPG Network.

Happy Gaming!

-Hawke Robinson


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