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Role-Playing Game Writer I (Negotiable)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 17, 2017 08:40 PM, last modified Jun 19, 2017 03:12 AM
A mid-level position. The Role-Playing Game Writer I, working with other staff members, develops, documents, and updates our TR based role-playing game adventures and related documents. Adventures are created for in-company projects, and created on a client-facility-specific basis as needed. When applicable, typical billable rate is usually around $20/hr. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately. Billable positions open Summer 2018.

Role-Playing Game Writer I

Department(s): RPG Programming

Location(s): Varies (Remote options)

Reports to: Senior Program Planner

General Purpose

The Role-Playing Game Writer I will work with staff (and optionally clients) to create RPG adventures for our program plans following Therapeutic Recreation methodologies and processes.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Writing must comply with RPG Therapeutics processes, methodologies, and policies.
  • Writer will work extensively with Program Plan Designer, Game Masters, and other staff members to optimize adventure design and documentation for maximum benefit to participants.
  • Assist Game Masters and other specialists in preparing adventures and activities in accordance with RPG Therapeutics rules and guidelines, including GM and Player Codes of Conduct.
  • Customize program plans to meet client's assessed needs
  • Periodically report to other RPG Therapist staff.
  • Attend either in-person or via remote access, at least one training session / administrative meeting per week (3-4 hours)
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance

Education and Training


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 5+ years experience writing RPG, LARP, and/or CRPG adventures
  • Minimum 2+ years experience related to therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy


Optional but preferred:

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Other RPG Related certifications/training.
  • Recreation /event management training/certification.
  • Master's degree
  • Other therapeutic and recreation certification, training, degrees, licensing.


Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum 5 years experience writing role-playing game adventures.



  • 5+ years TR/RT professional field experience
  • 5+ years experience with role-playing games (RPG)
  • 2+ years experience as Game Master (GM)


Core Competencies

  • Strong recreational background
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Exceptional storytelling skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Passionate supportive energy


Working Conditions

Role-Playing Game Writer I may have the option to work remotely most of the time, but may be required to periodically attend RPG Therapeutics offices or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer at various locations


Hours: Varies

Job Type: Contract

Job Location:

  • Spokane, WA


Required education:

  • Bachelors Degree


Required language:

  • English


  • Are you in Spokane, WA?
  • Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor's?
  • How many years of Game Master experience do you have?
  • Do you speak English?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC)?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)?
  • Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check?


Note: We have overwhelming demand from paying clients far outpacing our ability to provide services due to a lack of sufficiently qualified people. Since it is so difficult to find qualified candidates, we are willing to take on the more exceptional and dedicated prospects as volunteer trainees to prepare them to fulfil next year's client demand. So some of these positions may be intended for billable/payable hiring in 2018.

Note:Since we know how difficult it is to find candidates with the requisite certifications, a combination of skills, experience, and related training/certification/degree will also be taken into consideration. For those candidates already meeting most of the GM experience background, and that already have other related education/training/certification, there is the option to apply as a trainee to receive training and experience working toward certification. Since even this is challenging to find, we are also able to accept a limited number of candidates as volunteer employees, and/or unpaid trainees/interns, to receive free training to work toward passing the certification tests. The courses are typically available about once per week, and at that rate, candidates typically take anywhere from 3 months to a year to reach sufficient qualification for passing the certification.

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