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About the First Tour of The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Prototype

by Hawke Robinson published Oct 04, 2016 11:25 PM, last modified Aug 08, 2017 08:58 AM
The Wheelchair Friend RPG Trailer Prototype was on the first mini-tour October 6th through 10th, 2016 throughout Washington State.

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer prototype was on its first tour just 2 weeks after purchasing it. From October 6th, to the 10th, the trailer covered 998.2 miles, wrapping up with multiple broadcasts and interviews at the local KREM 2 News television station in Spokane.

The goal of the RPG Trailer is to provide free recreation-therapy and music-based services, especially role-playing games, for people with special needs in un-served and under-served areas.

I first used role-playing games as an educational in 1985, and have been using it as a therapeutic modality since 2004. The RPG Trailer makes it more affordable for me to provide these services to people in un-served and under-served areas throughout North America.

The tour schedule was ironed out on the fly, and this page was updated as information solidified closer to the tour date, and any changes that happen on the road.

Catch (recordings of the) live broadcasts during the tour (and the recordings there) here:

Photo from West Seattle Stop October 7th, 2016. From left to right: Adam Davis & Adam Johns of Wheelhouse Workshop, and Andy Dopieralski of The Two Bards podcast, Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, & Dead Gentlemen ProductionsThe GamersJourneyQuest and more. Finally Hawke Robinson on the far right, creator of the RPG Trailer, RPG Research Project, and RPG Therapeutics LLC.

From left to right. Adam Davis & Adam Johns of Wheelhouse Workshop - - Andy Dopieralski of "The Gamers" movies, Dead Gentlemen Productions, and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment - Hawke Robinson creator of The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, The RPG Research Project Community, and president of RPG Therapeutics LLC


Thursday, October 6

Photo: The RPG Trailer at EWU Parking lot in Cheney, WA.

  • 8:00 am Leave Spokane  --> Arrive Cheney 9:00 am (Eastern Washington University)
  • 9:00 am Arrive Cheney, EWU Northwest Parking Lot
  • 12:30 pm Leave Cheney --> Ritzville 
  • 1:30 pm Arrive Ritzville
  • 2:00 pm Leave Ritzville --> Moses Lake
  • 3:30 pm Arrive Moses Lake
  • 4:00 pm Leave Moses Lake --> Ellensburg
  • 6:00 pm Arrive Ellensburg
  • 6:30 pm Leave Ellensburg --> Seattle / Mill Creek area
  • 9:00 pm Arrive Mill Creek area.



Friday, October 7

Photo: Matt Vancil, Writer/Producer/Director for The Gamers, JourneyQuest, and much more! 

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Left and right sides: Adam Johns & Adam Davis of Wheelhouse Workshop - - and in the middle: Andy Dopieralski of "The Gamers" movies, Dead Gentlemen Productions, and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment.

Photo (left to right): Adam Johns, Andy Dopieralski, & Adam Davis.



 Saturday, October 8th

  • 10:00 am - "Dr B" of Aspiring Youth program. - 3560c Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006.
  • 1:00 pm  - Tacoma. Autism Spectrum (ASD / PDD) family organization (previously part of PAVE program).  2217 North Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407 (Big Lots parking lot)
  • 3/4:00 pm - Pullyallup (Brian S. Lewis).
  • 7:00 pm (tentative time) - AFK Tavern1510 41st St, Everett, WA 98201. (Location confirmed).

 The RPG Trailer at AFK Tavern

The RPG Trailer at AFK Tavern in Everett Washington


Sunday, October 9th

  • Leave Snohomish / Mill Creek
  • 1:30 pm Ellensburg
  • Moses Lake
  • Ritzville
  • Spokane, WA


Monday, October 10th

  • 5:00 am to 8:30 am - Spokane, KREM2 News multiple LIVE Broadcasts between 5:20 am through 8:30 am. Location (please feel free to join the fun!): KREM 2 Parking Lot: 4103 S.  Regal St., Spokane

 The RPG Trailer at KREM 2 News Parking Lot

The RPG Trailer at KREM 2 News Parking Lot


Kathy says:
Jan 19, 2017 09:26 AM
I found out about this about 2 yrs ago and and got extremely excited!! Do you have to go to hospitals to have people play or can there be other places to park? I'm a paraplegic booby to DnD and wanna play really badly. My only time to play would be at Sakura con (anime con) once a year.
Hawke Robinson
Hawke Robinson says:
Jan 19, 2017 01:53 PM
While the trailer was created due to space issues at rehabilitation and related facilities, the other big advantage is the ability to go to rural and remote locations to provide gaming sessions. That is exactly the model, going to Park parking lot, or church or school parking lot, and having folks in the region come to that nearby location. Or for those that have even more serious limitations, pulling up in front of their house, and they can use their wheelchair from their house to the trailer feet away, without having to find a transport to a remote location.
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