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Collector's CacheOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Collector's Cache, located in Lenexa (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Doors open at 12:00pm.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

We are pleased to announce that new Guild officers were elected at the January 14th business meeting. Your 2020 Guild officers are:

  • Stephanie Hurd, Guildmaster (President)
  • Brad Kelley, Castellan (Vice President and Convention Organizer) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Dave Berg, Hoardmaster (Treasurer) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Rob Kraft, Scribe (Secretary) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Beth Perrin, Seneschal (Membership and Ambassador) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Bill Michels, Overlord (Games Coordinator) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RPGKC 25th AnniversaryDon't forget our monthly online business meeting Tuesday, January 14 at 7pm.

We will hold our annual elections so don't don't miss out!

Check out the current slate of nominations. And don't be afraid to nominate others (or yourself) at the meeting!

Check our Facebook events for additional event information and discussion of details.

Try to show up a little early to work out any tech issues. See you there!

Join Meeting

Phone users can dial in at 1-415-200-1362 and use PIN 2070521#.

Business meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and use the AnyMeeting.com web conference system. If you have an item for the agenda, please send it to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. one week in advance.

Check out our Calendar to see when the next meeting will be.

 

It is that time of year when we prepare for our officer elections. All positions are open for nomination. If you are a Class I member, basically you've paid for an annual membership for you or your family, then you are eligible to be nominated for any of our positions. If you think you'd like to help with the duties assigned to a position or know another member who might, this is the time to get the name on the election ballet. If you just want to know when we do the election, we vote in January at the Guild's monthly meeting. You can check our Officer's page and contact any of the officer's below to get an idea of what a position entails.

Anyone interested should email the current Guild Secretary/Scribe to formalize their nomination. Alternatively, you can do a nomination online during any of our business meetings prior to the election meeting in January.

Current Officers and Their Positions

  • Stephanie Hurd, Guildmaster (President) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Brad Kelley, Castellan (Vice President and Convention Organizer) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Dave Berg, Hoardmaster (Treasurer) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Bill Michels, Seneschal (Membership and Ambassador) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Wade Tripp, Overlord (Games Coordinator) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Rob Kraft, Scribe (Secretary) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Nominated Candidates from business meeting on December 10, 2019

  • Stephanie Hurd, Guildmaster (President) 
  • Brad Kelley, Castellan (Vice President and Convention Organizer)
  • Dave Berg, Hoardmaster (Treasurer)
  • Beth Perrin, Seneschal (Membership and Ambassador) 
  • Bill Michels, Overlord (Games Coordinator) 
  • Rob Kraft, Scribe (Secretary) 

Tabletop Game and HobbyOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Tabletop Game and Hobby, located in OPKS (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-11pm.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

2019 Holiday Party Banner

Saturday, January 25, 5:30pm-9pm

3708 S Grand Ave, Independence, MO 64055-3159 (map)

Happy New Year RPGKC! Time again to gather for food and merriment! Please select "Going" if you plan on being present at the event.

This event is FREE to paid (Class I) RPGKC members in good standing.

This is a family event with food (we are catering chinese food this year to fit the unique theme) and drinks along with some excitement! Let us all come together and have a great time at RPGKC Castellan Brad Kelley's home!

RSVP via Facebook or drop us a line!

Not a member or let your membership lapse? Join now or at the event! https://rpgkc.org/join

Richard A. Nance Jr, founding member of the Heart of America Historical Miniature Gaming Society, passed away from a heart attack Monday, September 25th 2017 while driving near Dover, Kansas. Rick was 65.

Rick Nance founded the Heart of America Miniature Gaming Society with Oril Eisle and Scott Hansen in 1989. This year, 2019, marked the 30th anniversary of the founding of HAHMS, one of the first HMGS groups. Rick always made a point that HAHMGS was the ‘Miniature’ Gaming Society, not ‘Miniatures’, to reflect the independence and uniqueness of the Kansas City historical miniature gaming community. He started and ran the Borderwars and Call to Arms conventions for HAHMGS. Along with the members of his Pioneer Panzer gaming group, Rick designed and built some great looking and great playing games. Povkorovka, Tarawa, Little Bohemia and Alesia to name just a few. These games were often featured in hobby magazines. You can see his Zanzibar game in Wargames Illustrated #300 (see below).

He and Scott Hansen also founded the Borderland Game & Hobby store in Kansas City. A center of miniature gaming in the KC area for over 20 years.

Not content to play with other’s rules, he designed his own minitaure rules. S.U.T.I.C: Small Unit Tactical Infantry Combat. Based on the research of Michael Korns, SUTIC is a set of one to one skirmish rules. Originally for WWII, Rick adapted it to other periods including the old west and modern warfare.

Rick’s miniature games were always a top draw at Kansas City and other conventions like Historicon, Little Wars, Origins, even the US Army National Infantry Museum in Fort Benning. One of the highlights of his gaming life, was in 2008, when his Modern Iraq War game was chosen to be displayed at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. And then later at the Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn.

San Francisco
www.artbusiness.com/1open/071908.html

Brooklyn
vernissage.tv/2010/04/07/brian-conley-miniature-war-in-iraq-and-now-afghanistan-the-boiler-pierogi

As much a boardgame and rol-player as a miniature gamer, Rick always supported RPGKC shows. RPGKC members will surely remember him from the combined shows RPGKC and HAHMGS put on in the 90s.

And Rick was instumental in convincing the Old Guard of HAHMGS to agree to join forces with RPGKC and other KC area groups to start KC-GameFair, and ultimately Midwest GameFest. Even though this neccessitated the end of HAHMGS’s own Fall show, Rick saw that together we would have a bigger and better convention.

Rick Nance in front of an M-114 like he drove in the army

Rick Nance's game at KC Game Fair at the airport

Rick Nance at show

Rick Nance Borderlan Dealer

Rick Nance with Frank Chadwick

Rick Nance setting up the game at the museum in SF

Rick table

Rick Nance with his Zanzibar setup, Borderwars 2012

Rick Nance Goodbye

Mission: Board GamesOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, at Mission: Board Games, located in Mission (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

Ends at 10:00 PM

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-10pm.
  • Doors open at 10:00am.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

 

 

Reserve your seat today!

End GameOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, at End Game, located in St. Joseph (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

 

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-11pm.
  • Doors open at 10:00am.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

Level One Game ShopOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Level One Game Shop, located in Kansas City (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-11pm.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

Game Day 20190803

Our monthly Game Days are moving from the second Saturday of each month to the first Saturday.

Reason for the Change

Over the last few years we’ve run into several conflicts with other events also scheduled for the second Saturday. An informal poll on Facebook determined that the first Saturday worked better for more people, so we pulled the trigger and made the change.

We usually have a raffle for attendees where we distribute donated merchandise and gift certificates.

We use typically two or three six-person tables at a time. We normally have three game periods starting at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Event Submissions

Got an event you’d like to run? Shoot it our way and we’ll get it on the schedule and promote it in our social channels. We can’t guarantee players, though, but feel free to jump into someone else’s game if yours does make.

» Submit an Event

Event Sign-ups

Event sign-ups are handled via our Warhorn page. Guarantee your seat at the table by signing up today!

» Register to Play

Ongoing Campaigns

We have some ongoing campaigns specific to the RPGKC for Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, and Legend of the Five Rings. Players come and go each session with no commitment, and new players are always welcome. Campaigns are tracked via the forums at our website. We also have a Tales from the Loop campaign being planned, along with board games and one-shot adventures.

Resource Page

We feature recurring games and other events on our Resources page at Resources page. Do you have a recurring event we should list? Let us know and we’ll get it added.

Social Outlets

We also maintain a Meetup.com page, Facebook group, and Twitter channel where we list events. Just let us know of your event and we’ll share it with our audiences (see links below).

See you there!

Game Day

Tabletop Game and HobbyOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Tabletop Game and Hobby (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

FIRST Saturday of the month

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-11pm.
  • Doors open at 10:00am.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

Wizards of the Coast has just uploaded two Dungeons & Dragons adventures that previously ran in Dragon+.

We love us some free content, and today these are available at no cost over at DriveThruRPG.

The Barber of Silverymoon

The Barber of Silverymoon (5e) is an adventure for characters of 4th to 6th level.

The Barber of Silverymoon

» Get Yours

Six Faces of Death

Six Faces of Death (5e) is a dark fantasy adventure for characters of 11th to 13th level.

Six Faces of Death

» Get Yours

The BoardroomOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Boardroom, located in Overland Park (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-11pm.
  • Doors open at 11:00am.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

Free RPG DayOur Free RPG Day schedule is now available! RPGKC members will be running games at area game stores, including Game Cafe in Independence, MO. Sign up for events at our Warhorn page.


Game Cafe
6:00pm-10pm Shadowrun - RPGKC Living Campaign

» RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Note: Venues may also have additional games scheduled, so check their respective sites.


Non-RPGKC Events

Game Cafe
10am-3pm Pathfinder - We Be Heroes
Starfinder - Skitter Crash
5pm-10pm Pathfinder - We Be Heroes
Starfinder - Skitter Crash

» RESERVE YOUR SEAT

TableTop Game & Hobby
1pm-5pm Pathfinder - We Be Heroes

» RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Level One Game Shop
11am-8pm Dungeon Crawl Classics: RPG Quickstart
Pathfinder: We Be Heroes?
Starfinder: Skitter Crash
The Witcher RPG: Easy Mode
Outbreak Undead 2E Intro
Kids on Bikes: The House on Poplar Court
Modern Age: Threefold
Mythic D6 Quickstart
Land of Myth 5E
Forts and Frontiers: Feast of the Dead
Dungeons and Doggies: Raiders of the Lost Bark

» IN-STORE SIGN-UPS

The Boardroom
11am-10pm Dungeon Crawl Classics: RPG Quickstart
Pathfinder: We Be Heroes?
Starfinder: Skitter Crash
The Witcher RPG: Easy Mode
Outbreak Undead 2E Intro
Kids on Bikes: The House on Poplar Court
Modern Age: Threefold
Mythic D6 Quickstart
Land of Myth 5E
Forts and Frontiers: Feast of the Dead
Dungeons and Doggies: Raiders of the Lost Bark

» IN-STORE SIGN-UPS

 

Free RPG Day

It's that time of year again! Free RPG Day is coming Saturday, June 15, 2019, to game stores all around the metro.

We'll be hosting events at many area game stores! Watch for details as we get nearer the date. If you'd like to run a game and get free stuff, fill out our online form or message This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note: You'll get the GM materials a week before the event.

» RUN A GAME

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, Guild members will be running games in the KC metro area. If you have any questions you can message me on facebook or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The GeekeryOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, June 6, 2006 at The Geekery, located in Shawnee (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-11pm.
  • Doors open at 10:00am.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

kantcon dragon gm screenEveryone loves KantCon, Kansas City's great summer-time tabletop hobby gaming convention held each July at the Overland Park Convention Center!

For years, paid RPGKC members have enjoyed a 20% discount at KantCon's registration desk when they mention that they are RPGKC members. This effectively extended the Early Bird discount to at-the-door. But it wasn't great for folks who wanted to pre-register and sign-up for events ahead of the convention.

Improved Discount

Today, we are pleased to announce an improvement to the discount that paid RPGKC members receive at KantCon. Paid RPGKC Class I members (both individual and famlies) receive a 20% discount on pre-registration at KantCon! This is no longer just at the door. To get this discount you have to use a special discount code during the checkout process.

Get Your Discount Code

To get your discount code, reach out to an RPGKC officer in person or via email and ask for your code. This may seem a little circuitous, but KantCon wants to err on the safe side to curb any potential abuse.

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In the message, include your name and the name the account is under if other than you. If you have your member number, then please include that as well. =) An officer will verify that you are a paid member in good standing and get back to you with your discount code.

Membership Lapse? Renew Today!

Membership laps? What a great opportunity to renew and enjoy your benefits! Just login with your existing account (request your username/password if forgotten) and renew.

» Renew Your Membership

Not a member but would like to be? Great! Membership is very inexpensive and pays for itself in discounts to area conventions.

» Join the RPGKC

Don't Delay

Don't delay! Event submissions are underway now, and you don't want to lose your seat! =)

 

Action-Sports and GamingOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Action-Sports and Gaming, located in Gladstone (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

 

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm.
  • Doors open at 10:00am.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

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

Reserve your seat today!

Midwest GameFest

The Role-players Guild of Kansas City is pleased to announce the return of Midwest GameFest in 2019! 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's cosplay contests, workshops, and panels and our wonderful array of exhibitors with all manner of hobby gaming and fantasy-related products. There will be some great special guests, and this year we'll even have a variety of new activities.

When: November 14-17, 2019

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

Event submission pre-registration, and exhibitor applications are all now live! So head on over now to get your badge, get some games submitted, or apply to be an exhibitor! Exhibitors take note: Last year we filled up fast, so don't delay!

» GET YOUR BADGE

» HOST AN EVENT

» BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

» BECOME A SPONSOR

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Have any questions? Give us a shout here.

 

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