The Great Western USA RPG Tour 2018 Sep 19 – Oct 10

We will be touring 8-13 western states in the USA between September 19th through October 10th.

Using the wheelchair accessible RPG Bus and wheelchair accessible RPG Trailer, we are hoping to raise awareness about access accessibility & inclusiveness issues, the latest research on the effects of all role-playing game formats, music & recreation therapy and the potential to use role-playing games to help individuals from a broad range of populations to help improve their quality of life by achieving educational, professional, recreational, and therapeutic goals. It is also hoped to raise funds for the non-profit RPG Research.

If you would like to have the RPG Tour stop in your area, either during this tour, or future tours, or just want to make contact, use this form:

Updates about the tour route and schedule can be found here:


Twitter: @rpgtour

Email: tour at rpgresearch dot com

Phone/text: (509) 608-7630

Youtube Live Streams and recorded videos channel:

Twitch Live streams:

Donate to RPG Research:


Current RPG Research Schedule Highlights for September 2018

For those curious about our current schedule, here are some highlights for September 2018.

Here is an overview of some highlights from the RPG Research schedule for September 2018:

  • Thursday (today) 6-9 pm RPG training/evaluation: Star Wars RPG (game
    changes each week), at home broadcast studio, streaming live on Twitch:
  • Saturday 11:00 am to Noon: RPG Talk Show at home studio –
  • Sunday 5:30: pm to 9:30 pm “Heroes of the Mist” AD&D real-play RPG campaign Twitch broadcast (broadcast is 6-9).
  • Monday: RPG Training/evaluation: Star Wars RPG (game changes each week) 6-9 pm.
  • Tuesday: Research Assistant training (Saudi Arabia, Spokane, & East Coast). 9:00 am to Noon.
  • Thursday September 13th: RPG Theory training & administrative staff meeting, 6-9 pm.
  • Friday September 14th – Drop in RPG at Spark Central 4-7 pm.
  • The above schedule basically repeats each week, except Spark which is 2nd & 4th Friday of each month.

Will also be on the road for the Western USA RPG Tour – from
around September 19th/20th/21st to October 8th/13th.

Will be hitting the road for the Western USA Tour with the wheelchair accessible RPG Bus ( ) and wheelchair accessible RPG Trailer ( ) around September 19th or so, and be gone until around October 10th or so, touring 8-13 states to raise awareness about RPGs and accessibility for gamers, and as a fundraiser for the non-profit.

You can request the RPG Tour to visit you by filling out this online form:

RPG Tour Status Update Sept 6th 2018

Latest status update on the RPG Tour
Non-profit raising awareness about RPGs: Anyone interested in a visit, there is an online request form link included: Wheelchair Accessible Western USA RPG Tour Status Update: Interested in an interview, or visit from the wheelchair accessible RPG Tour Fill out this form: Tour takes place from September 19th through October 13th, across 8-13 western USA states. #rpgtour #rpgresearch #rpg
The RPG Tour is raising awareness of role-playing games, accessibility & inclusiveness considerations for gamers, and the potential for music and RPGs to help people from various populations achieve their educational, recreational, and therapeutic goals.

Research Archives Overhaul in Progress

Just a quick status update on the RPG Research repository move.

We have been moving our sites, and our research repositories from the old servers to the new ones. This will likely take many months to complete since there is so much content. We have several research assistants working on this process, so we are going as quickly as possibly.

During this move you can access the old research repositories here:

The new, updated, improved, repository will be here:

PNW RPG Research – RPG Therapy

Thank you so very much for your kind and supportive words Chad!
We should definitely get in touch over the summer to coordinate efforts.
Happy Gaming! -Hawke


In a previous blog post a few years ago, I mentioned the social and developmental benefits of roleplaying games.

Tabletop gaming has come a long way in terms of popularity, and I’ve found that there is research out there that supports the use of tabletop gaming as a form of therapy. I want to thank, Nate from WASD20, for bringing the following organization to my attention.

On January 29th, 2016 – PNWATRA comes to Portland, OR.


The American Therapeutic Recreation Association specializes in providing rehabilitation and recreational therapy services to promote health and wellness in patients. I am fascinated by ATRA’s work, and I wish I could attend this year. Presenter, Hawke Robinson, will be presenting a discussion on RPG’s as a form of Modality Therapy.

It may not appeal to everyone, but I urge you to take a look at his former presentation, or even visit…

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