Extensive Experience, Proven Methodologies, Effective Modalities, and Measurable Results

  • Experience: More than forty years of extensive proven experience and results - Learn More

  • Methodologies: Proven Recreational Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation methodologies - Learn More

  • Modalities: cooperative music and role-playing games (tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrid formats) - Learn More

  • Measurable Results: assessments, plans, implementations, and evaluations based on proven research and evidence-in-practice - Learn More

RPG Therapeutics's Founder and President, Hawke Robinson is known as the "grandfather of therapeutic gaming. He has been tracking and involved in the therapeutic and educational application of role-playing games longer than anyone else.” -- Adam Johns, Game to Grow, Executive Director, Lead Facilitator, 2018.

RPG Therapeutics LLC / RPG.LLC is a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited business.

Our president and founder, Hawke Robinson, is introduced at professional conferences, fan conventions, and known by professional peers as "...the grandfather of therapeutic gaming. He has been tracking and involved in the therapeutic and educational application of role-playing games longer than anyone else.” –Adam Johns, Game to Grow, Executive Director, Lead Facilitator.


Psychology Today Verified Professional Service Provider


RPG Therapeutics LLC is a Psychology Today Verified Professional Services Provider




Our Staff

Company team

Hawke Robinson, President

Founder and chief visionary, Known as "The Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming". A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist with an aggregate of more than 40 years multidisciplinary experience in education, music and recreational therapy, research psychology, play therapy,  nursing, role-playing games, compassion focused therapy, cognitive neuropsychology, and computer sciences. Learn More

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John Welker

A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist, more than a decade in nursing as LPN, and a US Army Veteran with more than twenty years in service. Over 40 years of role-playing game experience. Learn More.

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Danielle Whitworth

A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist also with a background in Sports Medicine. Danielle is a Level 3 Professional Game Master and Therapeutic Game Master trainee. Learn More

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Brian Huseland

Grade school teacher with a penchant for history, Secretary of the Ea Tolkien Society, Brian is our Tolkien-based Role-Playing Game Specialist. Learn More

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David Griffith

Professional Role-playing Game Master (Level 1) and therapeutic GM trainee. Learn More.

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Daniel Ivey

Role-playing Game Master Level I and Therapeutic Game Master trainee. Learn More

"We improve lives through cooperative music, recreation therapy, role-playing games, experiential, and exploratory interactive adventure modalities." Secure and private only options always available.

New Revised Level 1 Training Workbook Now Available

Published by RPG Publishers dba, directly supporting RPG Research's free volunteer training programs, and RPG.LLC's professional training services, the latest enhanced and revised edition of this workbook is now available as of February 26th, 2021!


Note, 20% of all profits from sales of this book are donated by RPG Publishers dba to RPG Research. Also note the link goes to smile.amazon.com, select RPG Research as your charity of choice from the list, and then whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com a small percentage of all your shopping will be donated by Amazon.com to RPG Research at no added cost to you!

On sale now through Amazon Special Preview Release as physical workbook and Kindle eBook.

Learn more about the Role-Playing Game Professionals Training Workbook here. Includes FAQ, chapter outline, and example content.

The Amazon Preview Edition physical version is available for $19.99 and the eBook for for $9.99.



We use cooperative music, recreation, and role-playing games to improve lives. 
We are a team of passionate professionals whose goal is to improve everyone's life through research-and-evidence-in-practice-supported experiential social programs, helping improve lives for people all around the world!

We have been involved with role-playing games since 1977. Including all formats: tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrid. Using RPGs in educational settings since 1985, with incarcerated populations since 1989, nursing, long-term care, and habilitation settings since 1990, and in therapeutic and mental health settings since 2004. We have been involved with recreation therapy (aka therapeutic recreation), and cooperative music programs since 2004,

See our Services Page for our business hours and program offerings.

We provide an extensive array of services, including: recreational, entertainment, educational, publishing, adaptive accessibility, consulting, and therapeutic. Learn more about:

Online Training & Service Options

RPG.LLC's staff have been providing private, secure, online options for most of our services since 1996! 

Our business hours currently listed are for phone calls to schedule events or sessions, and for our virtual services. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we currently cannot accept people at our office locations in-person, but we are here to serve you 7 days a week through our mobile and online services! 

You can engage in our services virtually through our own private, securely hosted online facilities.

More Information About Our Online Program Options


Check out our latest publications from our RPG Publishers department!

Our Services

RPG Education Online (Accepting New Students Soon!)

$ 19 .99+

/ course
  • Available online or on-site
  • Basic through advanced courses available
  • Self-paced online web courses available
  • More interactive hands-on courses available
  • Courses appropriate for laypersons & professionals
  • Educators, entertainers, therapists, & others.
  • 6 months course access
  • Self-paced course access duration extensions available for as little as $5/yr
  • Take self-paced course as many times you like during course access period
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RPG Entertainment & Recreation

(Online options also available)

$ 99 .99+

/ event

Group Recreation Therapy

(Online options also available)

$ 45 +

/ session / person
  • Available online or on-site
  • Therapeutic Recreation, Music, & RPG  Programs
  • Groups for ages 2 through senior adults
  • Wide range of special population needs met
  • Functional & interest assessments included.
  • Targeted individual programs.
  • Research & evidence-in-practice supported.
  • Individual therapy sessions available ($120+/hr)
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Individual Recreational / RPG  Therapy Sessions

(Online options also available)

$ 120 .00+

/ hr
  • Music, Recreation Therapy, and/or RPG Therapy
  • Private, secure, online or phone, remote sessions available.
  • Customized individual treatment programs
  • Supported by decades of research & evidence-in-practice
  • Available for all ages from 2 years old through senior adults 
  • New individual clients will be required to complete assessments to develop targeted program plan.
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Individual & Business Consulting Services

$250 .00

/ hr
  • Direct consultation with RPG LLC & RPG Research founder Hawke Robinson, called by professional peers the "Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming... researching and providing longer than anyone else".
  • Minimum 1 hour increments
  • Will help you develop programs at your facility or practice.
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Professional Training Workshops

(Online options also available)

$299 .00+

/ day / person
  • Educators, Entertainers, Therapists, & Others
  • Available online or on-site
  • Full day professional training workshops
  • Available multi-day workshops
  • Training retreats also available
  • Introductory, intermediate, & advanced training
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We are still open for business!

Providing services 7 days a week!

Online and mobile options available!

Interested in our Professional Training Workshops?

Register for Upcoming Workshops

Need more information?  Contact us by internet or phone to schedule our services.

Looking for free Role-Playing Game Sessions or volunteer-based Professional Game Master RPG training?

See our sister company, the 501(c)3 non-profit research & human services charitable organization RPG Research for free online role-playing games and training open to the public!

Sign Up For Free Role-Playing Game Sessions  Through non-profit RPG Research Here

Training Services

The World's Highest Quality Training for RPG Professionals

16 Session Level 1 Certification

The industries highest level of training, no other programs even come close. Receive the industry's most rigorous, deep, broad, research and evidence-in-practice backed role-playing game professional training program. Rigorous hands-on, peer-reviewed training.

Workshop intensives

Specific workshop modules to target specific goals for professionals in recreation, education, entertainment, healthcare & therapeutic professions.

Online Self-paced Training & Testing

Take self-paced online training & testing through rpg.education.

Professional Training Workbooks

See www.rpgworkbook.com for more details and purchasing options.

Therapeutic Services

Backed by over 40 years of experience, research, & evidence-in-practice.

Group Programs

Various age groups from 2 years old through senior adults. Group programs range from $30 to $90 per hour per person.

Individual Programs

Customized targeted, assessment-supported, individual programs (with additional staff provided as needed to create group environment as needed). $120/hr. Insurance covered may apply only if your provider covers Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation Therapy. We offer may payment options including cash, check, card, paypal, and payment plan options.