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The RPGKC is proud to announce the launch of pre-registration and even submissions for Midwest GameFest, a four-day tabletop game convention being held this November 10-13 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. There is a very limited supply of Early Bird badges available, so get them while they're hot! Early Bird badges also grant you early access to event sign-ups in September, so don't delay!

» GET YOUR BADGES

What About Add-Ons?

This year we decided against a Kickstarter. Payment arrangements with our new venue allowed us to pay the majority of our rental fees after the event, rather than before as in years past. Whew! But just because there's no Kickstarter doesn't mean there aren't great "reward add-ons" for your badges! Our super cool V.I.G. packages, available here, already include a fantastic selection of merchandise. These items, and more, are also available as add-ons in the Midwest GameFest Store. We've got great commemorative items like mugs, bags, t-shirts, and dice.

Add-On Merchandise

» GET YOUR ADD-ONS

What About Organized Play Add-Ons?

We've got you covered. Right now we've got great add-ons for Heroes of Rokugan and Shadowrun Missions, and working on more!

Heroes of Rokugan

Heroes of Rokugan

  • Lucky Moment
    One certificate allowing you to reroll your dice on one roll in a Heroes of Rokugan IV: Champions of the Ivory Throne game at Midwest GameFest 2016. Usable once; limit one.
  • A Glimpse Back
    LIMITED SUPPLY! One guaranteed seat at the Sunday morning exclusive slot of "The Final March of Toturi IX." Limit one.

Shadowrun Missions

Shadowrun Missions

  • NERPS!
    One of nine custom NERPS! cards, each granting a +3 dice pool modifier on a single test once per Mission, good only at Midwest GameFest 2016; available at Missions HQ.
  • Missions Premiere Event
    LIMITED SUPPLY! One seat at the Friday night Missions Premiere event; available at Missions HQ. The Missions Premiere Event will be a special Mission available for the first time outside of GenCon and Origins in the KC area.

More About Midwest GameFest

Midwest GameFest brings together long-running regional conventions ShaunCon and Borderwars and throws in the extensive gaming hoard from the Gamer's Haven Game Library to provide four incredible days of tabletop gaming, panels, workshops, contests, and more.

ShaunCon, Bordewars, and Gamer's Haven Game Library

More About the RPGKC

Role-Players Guild of Kansas CityThe Role-Players Guild of Kansas City, Ltd. is a non-profit group of role-playing game enthusiasts dedicated to bringing quality gaming to all and educating the public about that gaming in Kansas City and the surrounding areas since 1990. One of the largest game clubs in the midwest, we maintain relations with many game companies, industry luminaries, local game shops, and Midwest gaming groups. We play mainly roleplaying games and board games, along with some miniatures, card games and LARPs. Our members play at Guild-hosted events and often arrange their own game sessions. The majority of our members reside in the Kansas City metro area, with some located across the nation. New players welcome!

 

Midwest GameFest

The Role-players Guild of Kansas City is pleased to announce the return of Midwest GameFest in 2016! Attendees can enjoy four fantastic days of tabletop hobby games of all kinds, from role-playing games, LARPs, and social games, to board games, card games, and historical and fantasy miniatures games! There will also be great panels and workshops, and a wonderful array of exhibitors with all manner of hobby gaming-related products. There will be some great special guests, and this year we'll even have a variety of cosplay events. All this and more are brought to you by The Role-players Guild of Kansas City, Borderwars, and the Gamers Haven Game Library!

When: November 10-13, 2016

Where: Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Independence, Missouri

We'll be opening up event submission and pre-registration later this summer, so stay tuned!

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kickstarter sidebar ad 2015Early-bird event sign-up for Midwest GameFest Kickstarter backers is now over, so everyone can create an account, pay through PayPal, and sign-up for events! Head on over to create your account and get started!

http://www.midwestgamefest.org/events/signup

Check out the Event List:
http://www.midwestgamefest.org/events/list

...and the Event Table:
http://www.midwestgamefest.org/events/table

We are still missing a lot of our organized play events, but D&D Adventurer’s League is already in the system. Check back later for Pathfinder Society, Heroes of Rokugan, and Shadowrun Missions.

New Special Guests

In addition to great guests like Star Wars’ Sterling Hershey and D&D Adventurer’s League's Jon Lamkin, we are pleased to announce a slew of new special guests! Here are the highlights, but get the full scoop at the site.

http://www.midwestgamefest.org/guests

  • Jon Hook, freelance author and award-winning Call of Cthulhu podcaster.
  • Charles Ryan, chief operating officer at Monte Cook Games, the makers of Numenera andThe Strange.
  • Tammie Ryan, customer service manager at Monte Cook Games.
  • Bear Weiter, art director at Monte Cook Games.

Panels

Our special guests will be participating in panels Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. Watch for an announcement with panel details coming soon!

Midwest GameFestWatch Your Emails

Backers who submitted their surveys will be receiving an email from Midwest GameFest with a link to activate their midwestgamefest.org accounts. Remember, each email address is unique and tied to your backer account. We have sent an email with a unique link to each attendee (spouse, child, etc) as detailed in our backer survey. Make sure and use these links to create accounts for everyone who is coming.

If you missed Midwest GameFest's previous update then you may not know that this last week we met our initial funding goal of $4,000! And THEN we also met our first stretch goal of $5,000 to bring special guest Jon Lamkin and the D&D Adventurer's League's "Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire" to Kansas City.

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Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire - UNLOCKED!

This final week of the Kickstarter we are pleased to announce even more great news, so let's get started!

Special Guests

We're pleased to announce two new guests this week!

  • Jon Lamkin, the D&D Adventurer's League's Regional Coordinator for the U.S. Plains Region will be running games, answering questions, and operating Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire. The Faire is the only way to exchange D&D AL certs, and acquire new ones out-of-game. Jon brings with him a special GenCon cert that players will definitely want to get their hands on!
  • Freelance author Sterling Hershey (Star Wars, D&D, The Last Parsec) will be on hand to run his games, answer questions, and participate in our Industry Panel. A game with Sterling is always a good time, so don't miss out.

New Exhibitors

And this week we're also pleased to announce four confirmed exhibitors:

  • Duel Grounds: Makers of Cthulhu Deckbuilder, focused around the Lovecraft theme, and coming to Kickstarter in 2016.
  • Pocket Odyssey: makers of the first tabletop micro-RPG ever! No pen and paper needed just devilishly charming wit and an adventurous spirit!
  • Jeff Porter Illustration: An incredible freelance Illustrator whose work includes some of gaming's brightest stars: Paizo Publishing, Catalyst Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Pelgrane Press, Kyoudai Games, Northwiter Press.
  • The Seven Deadlies Game: It's a race to Hell, and you gotta sin to win in this socially geared, card based game! Every sin has a story! What's yours?

New Organized Play Rewards

There's lots of news on this front, including new backer reward tiers for special events!

D&D Adventurer's League

D&D Adventurer's League

  • New backer reward for the Friday night world premiere of DDEX3-11, "The Quest for Sporedome," an adventure for levels 5-10.
  • Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire will be in attendance, allowing AL members to exchange certificates and acquire new ones.
  • A special GenCon certificate will be available.
  • And did you know we'll be running AL each slot? Spread the word!

Shadowrun Missions

Shadowrun Missions

  • New backer reward for NERPS! cards that grant players a +3 dice pool bonus.
  • New backer reward for the Friday night premiere of a Mission not seen outside GenCon.

Heroes of Rokugan

Heroes of Rokugan

  • Only one seat left for the special Bonds of Blood Sunday morning event. Get yours while they last!

Envoy Play to Win

Play to Win

In addition to the great variety of board games normally provided by the Gamer's Haven Game Library, their involvement with Double Exposure's Envoy program will be providing additional games that players can win just by playing! That's right, each time you play one of the Play to Win games and you'll be entered into a drawing to win the game.

Event Submission Now Open

We are now accepting event submissions at the Midwest GameFest website! Hosts/GMs use the submission form to let us know what you are running, when, and how many seats you'll need. If you are running an event more than once, make sure to only submit it once and simply indicate which slots it will run in.

» Submit an Event

Hotel Rooms Running Low

Our initial allotment of rooms at the Sheraton has filled up. We were able to secure more, but if you are planning on staying at the Sheraton you need to book your rooms soon. They've informed us that weekend is filling up quickly!

» Book Your Room

More to Come

Thanks for another incredible week, and stay tuned for more announcements as we ride out the last week of the Kickstarter! Remember, the Kickstarter ends September 9, 2015, so make sure to tell your friends, co-workers, and family about it.

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Have any questions? Give us a shout here.

 

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