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Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 28, 2017 11:25 AM, last modified Nov 18, 2018 01:56 PM
Hawke Robinson is the founder of The RPG Research Project, Primary Investigator (PI), is registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreational Therapist, and working toward his national CTRS.

Name: Hawke Robinson

Founder/Creator: RPG Research Project, RPG Trailer, RPG Therapeutics LLC, Northwest Recreation Therapy, Spokane Music Therapy Community WebsiteOther Minds Magazine, The Ea Tolkien Society, Tolkien Moot, MerpConEa RPG, SuiteGM,  Spokane American Sign Language (ASL), Spokane 2600, Dev 2 Dev Portal LLC, Synthetic Zen Music, Hawke Enterprising d.b.a., and many others.

Position: Founder, Primary Investigator (researcher).

Credentials: Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist, AS in Computer Science, MCSE, CNA, SANS GCIH.

Specialties: Tabletop RPG, Research, Therapeutic Recreation, Information Technology, Information Security.

RPG Experience since:

  • Tabletop: ~1979.
  • CRPG: ~1980
  • SAB/M: ~1980
  • LARP: ~1987
  • RPG Research: Since 1985
  • RPG Therapeutics LLC President: Since 2014
  • Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer: Since 2016

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

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

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.

Hawke's philosphy about research, information, and sharing:

 “He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.” ― Thomas Jefferson, Selected Writings

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, Stargate, Cthulhu, Paranoia, Twilight 2000, Game of Thrones.


Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP)

Game Systems: 


Favorite Settings: 


Solo Adventure Books/Modules (SAB/M)





Computer-based (CRPG)

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


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