KC Geeks and Gamers Meetup GroupToday we are pleased to announce the beginning of a six-month trial sponsorship of the KC Geeks and Gamers Meetup.com group. Founded by Doreen Mundy, the KCGG is a large Meetup group comprised of just our kind of folk... geeks and gamers in the Kansas City area. The group's nearly 900 members host a number of events each month that Guild members are sure to be interested in, and provide another great pool of potential gamers for the Guild. We encourage all Guild members to join the KCGG meetup group and see what its all about.

» Join the KCGG Meetup Group

The KCGG group recently converted to a fee-based membership, and so members would have to pay to remain in the Meetup group. However, for the next six months the Guild will sponsor their Meetup group, allowing KCGG members to remain in the group at no cost. Our two groups will share information on events and cross-post between our sites. Hopefully some KCGG folks will see the value of joining the RPGKC, and become full members of the Guild, eligible for discounts at area conventions and voting rights at Guild business meetings. Likewise, hopefully some Guild folks will see the value in joining the KCGG meetup group, with their meetup scheduling system, email list and discussion forum. We'll evaluate the effectivness of this outreach at the end of the six-month trial period.

Let's work together to support and encourage gaming in Kansas City and the surrounding area!


Our friends and colleagues at the Extra Life KC Guild held their kickoff meeting in June at the Microsoft Store in Oak Park Mall and had a great showing of support from the Kansas City gaming community! The ELKCG is now meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:3pm (location varies). Check out the Facebook group for monthly details.

The ELKCG's core function is to help recruit more gamers to participate in the Extra Life movement. The more people helping, the more they recruit. So come on out and get involved, or just pass the word on.

Check out photos of the event at the RPGKC Facebook group, or Extra Life KC Guild Facebook group!

ELKCG Inaugural Meeting June 2014

Learn more about Extra Life and get involved at extra-life.com!


Summer is days away, and with it comes KantCon! This year KantCon has moved from the July 4th weekend to July 18-20 and is at the Overland Park Convention Center. Check out the site for events, dealers, and more. Don't see an event you want to play? Sign up to run it and teach others. We'll see you there!

KantCon 2014

Free RPG Day 2014It's that time of year again! Free RPG Day is coming Saturday, June 21, 2014 to game stores all around the metro. What is Free RPG Day, you ask?From their website:

Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into the hands of gamers.

Consumers WORLDWIDE will be able to grab brand new material for a variety of RPGs --- no overstock, retail-priced or dead product here. The goal of Free RPG Day is to inspire gamers to play a new RPG, which will in turn, create sales through local game stores. Use the retailer locator to find a participating store near you!

To support this event and our friendly local game stores, several Guild members will be running games in the KC metro area. See below for our schedule:

The BasementJune's Game Day and meeting is Saturday, June 14, 2014 at The Basement Games and Hobbies, 5908 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64151 (map).

At the business meeting we'll be nominating officers for Officer Election at July's Game Day. Come out and join us as we play some games and prep for the following weekend of Free RPG Day!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Doors open at 10am
  • Open gaming available all day
  • Guild business meeting at 6pm

Check out the Facebook Event for more details and to let us know you're coming. Spread the word!

BorderwarsDon't miss Borderwars 2014 this weekend! A ton of great events all weekend long, starting at 3pm Friday afternoon. Sponsored by our friends at Heart of America Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HAHMGS). A new location this year at the Overland Park Ramada. Highlights include a DBA Tournament and Highlander CCG Regional Championships. ACW, Napoleonic, WWII, WWI, 7YW, AWI, Steampunk, DBA, boardgames, dealers and more! Paid RPGKC members receive a $5 discount at the door!

When: November 20-23, 2014

Where: Hilton Kansas City Airport

KCGF 2013 Program DownloadThe KC Game Fair is an annual gaming convention bringing a number of long standing KC area gaming conventions under one roof and expanding the offerings to include games of most any type (excluding gambling). We also reach out to KC metro game stores and gaming clubs to raise awareness of these establishments and groups during the convention.

» Download 2013 Program

Check out last year's schedule, dealers and event information for an idea of what to expect in 2014!

Game CafeThis month's Game Day and meeting is Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Game Cafe, located in Independence MO (map). 

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Doors open at 10am
  • Open gaming available all day
  • Guild business meeting at 6pm

Join the Facebook Event to let us know you're coming. And spread the word!

Little Guy Needs a HeroThis little guy's parents are avid gamers (his mom is a Gamer Wench), and they face an uphill battle in not only getting and keeping him healthy, but in paying for his medical bills. Pitch in to help a little gamer and his family in their time of need...

Raising Money to Help Cover Multiple Open-Heart Surgeries for Our Newborn Son

Our son, Patrick, was born with multiple congenital heart defects resulting in a truly unique heart structure. His first open-heart surgery was at 7 days old and regardless of operative success, he has a lifetime of medications, heart catheterizations, and surgeries ahead of him.

His official diagnosis is truncus arteriosus with discontinuous pulmonary arteries and mild to moderate hypoplasia of the left ventricle. His pulmonary arteries have been surgically unifocalized and he has a B-T shunt while they wait to see if his left ventricle will be able to pump blood to the body.

Get the full story at Patrick's Give Forward page.

A recent update:

Heart Repair and Future Updates

It's been a while since I've updated, and for that I apologize. Patrick was home roughly two weeks with his G-tube before he was ultimately rushed back to CHM and intubated because of low oxygen. Four days later, he underwent his second open-heart surgery and had his "complete" repair. They patched his VSD in a way that isolated the truncal vessel to the left ventricle, making it the new aorta. They added a conduit and valve from a 10-year-old donor to create a pulmonary artery, which was attached between the right ventricle and branch pulmonary arteries, and took down the shunt. He is now a few weeks post-surgery and doing well. His oxygen sats are in the low to mid-90s most of the time! He's still having feeding issues, and is on many more heart meds than before, but he is improving every day. He will need stents in his distal branch PAs, but they are hoping he can heal for a few months before they have to do it. Only time will tell. Last week, I attended a CHD symposium in Indianapolis. Among other things, it inspired me to start advocating on a larger scale. As a result, I have created the website: fixingpatricksheart.com as a place to share our story, support other families, and provide access to CHD information resources. In an effort to reduce the redundancies and gaps created by trying to provide updates here as well as Facebook and my former blog, all future updates on his progress will appear at the new website. Thanks again for your continued support!


31st Century GamesThis month's Gameday and meeting is Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 31st Century Games Hobbies, 2113 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062. Visit them online or get a map.

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Doors open at 10am
  • Open gaming available until midnight
  • Guild business meeting at 6pm

Join the Facebook Event to let us know you're coming. And spread the word!


10 am - Midnight Open Gaming
11 am - 3 pm Pathfinder Society: Tide of Morning (#0-23)
Linked with Tide of Twilight, below.
» Register at Warhorn
1 pm - 5 pm Amber Diceless Roleplaying
Character draft begins at 1pm.
5 pm - 9 pm Pathfinder Society: Tide of Twilight (#3-05)
Linked with Tide of Morning, above.
» Register at Warhorn
6 pm - 7 pm Biz Meeting

Plus pick-up RPGs, card, and board games throughout the day as attendance permits. Got a game you want to show off? Bring it to the game day and gather players! If you like what you see, join up! Member benefits include...

Discounts at area conventions:

Monthly game days:

  • Traveling game days at KC metro-area game stores
  • 2nd Saturday of each month 
  • Check our site each month for location
Have any questions? Give us a shout here.