Hawke Robinson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Hawke Robinson

Hawke Robinson interviewed on KREM2 News & Northwest Cable News About Accessible RPG Trailer

Hawke Robinson interviewed at GenCon

Hawke Robinson interviewed on Wizards of the Coast's Dragon Talk Show

Welcome To Dragon Talk Book
Includes Full Chapter on Hawke Robinson's Programs

Dr. Megan Connell Psychology at the Table; Interviewing Hawke Robinson At PAX  East

Hawke Robinson Guest Speaker at WorldCon

Latest Publications as W.A. Hawkes-Robinson:

  • Therapeutic Application of Role-Playing Gaming and Role-Playing Game Therapy Theory and Practice, Volume 1

  • Role-Playing Game Professional Workbooks

  • Role-Playing Game Professional Self-Study Guide

  • Collected Works of W.A. Hawkes-Robinson

  • Collected Works of RPG Research

  • See Author's Page on Amazon

Hawke Robinson, Founder & CEO

Our president and founder, Hawke Robinson (published as W.A. Hawkes-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.

Hawke Robinson is the founder and president of RPG Therapeutics LLC, RPG.LLC, RPG Tour, RPG Publishers, RPG Parties, and also founder of the non-profit RPG Research (1983). He currently resides in Spokane, Washington, USA.


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He is registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreational Therapist (2014), with a background in role-playing games (1977), therapeutic recreation (2004), education (1985), habilitation therapy (1989), nursing (1990), research psychology (2004), play therapy (2014), compassion-focused therapy (CFT) (2016), music (1978) and recreation therapy (2004), computer sciences (1979), neurosciences (2006) and cognitive neuropsychology (2014), and EEG BCI neurotechnologies development such as the BCI RPG project.

He works with anywhere from 2 years old through senior adults, and many populations with diverse needs.

Position: Level 19 Game Master Facilitator and Role-Playing Game Therapist, recreational therapist, educator, founder, president, primary investigator (researcher), and programs architect.

Specialties: Research, education, therapeutic recreation (TR), recreation therapy (RT), music, drum circle facilitation, information technology, information security, software development, systems administration, computer sciences, neurosciences, and role-playing games (all formats).

RPG Therapeutics LLC, founded by Hawke Robinson, is a for-profit company providing professional consulting, therapeutic, and educational services for professionals, organizations, and laypersons. Incorporated in 2014. - www.rpgtherapeutics.com 

RPG Research, founded by Hawke Robinson, is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable 100% volunteer-run multi-national research and community services charitable organization with 150+ volunteers across 6 continents. Roots begin in 1977, online research repository since 2004, and incorporated in 2017. - www.rpgresearch.com 

Other Minds Magazine, founded by Hawke Robinson, is a periodical publishing since 2005 for Tolkien scholars, fans, and gamers. www.otherminds.net

Ea Tolkien Society an official Smial of the U.K. Tolkien Society, founded by Hawke Robinson since 2005. www.tolkienscholars.org

Tolkien Moot, founded by Hawke Robinson, an annual Tolkien-focused convention since 2005. www.tolkienmoot.org

Other Areas of Expertise: Technology

From 2021 through 2023+ Hawke is the Chief Technology Officer for ManufacturingPower and iNSUPPLi.

In 2021-2022 Hawke Robinson was the Senior Technical Lead for LearningMate.com an online education platform and Learning Management System company based out of India.

In 2016 through 2022 Hawke was the Chief Technology Officer for TheFantasy.Network since 2016. TFN is an interactive community-driven movie streaming and live events platform, based out of Vancouver.

Founder and President of Dev 2 Dev Portal LLC and Hawke Enterprising technology companies since 2002. Including service offerings over the years such as The Computer Schools, MaladNet Wireless ISP, Hawke Studios, Synthetic Zen Music, and many other endeavors over the decades.

You can learn more about Hawke Robinson at: www.hawkerobinson.com and www.hawkenterprising.com.

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Additional Details

Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist

Background in:

  • Music & Recreation Therapy, therapeutic recreation, play therapy, research psychology, cognitive neuropsychology (2004)

  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (2006)

  • Education (1994)

  • Nursing (1990)

  • Habilitation Therapy (1990)

  • Computer sciences, Information Technology, Software Development (1979)

  • Role-playing games and research (1977)

Additional Information

  • CFT - Compassion Focused Therapy

  • VHA PTSD - 

  • Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist since 2014

  • CNA & LPN trainee

  • Habilitation Therapist for DD, DI, and BI