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KantCon 2020

Great news! This year's KantCon has been reborn as KantConline for the same dates, July 17-19, 2020! Event submissions are being accepted now. 

In the meantime, show your KantCon pride by wearing your KantCon t-shirts and posting photos online of KantCons past! =)

Details from KantCon's official statement can be found at the KantConline 2020 FAQ.

The Role-players Guild of Kansas City was created to bring people together in a shared environment where we all can be heard, be creative, and have fun. There is no space at our table or in our guild for descrimination of any kind. While I cannot speak for everyone, I do speak for the guild leadership when I say racial discrimination and brutality have got to stop. 

We have felt the call to action and we support initiatives to combat racism, bigotry and injustice. After inward reflection and reviewing our bylaws, we realized that the guild has long overlooked creating rules of conduct for our members. We will be taking action at our next guild meeting to vote and amend our bylaws with a member code of conduct. This code of conduct will extend to any events and shared spaces hosted by RPGKC along with our existing anti-harassment policy. 

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We play games for many reasons but I feel, at the core, we play to make a connection with others, to create new experiences and to feel like our actions can have an impact. Those things are also very real and possible in our own world right now. The guild leadership and I encourage you all to read, research, lend a helping hand, donate, and most importantly listen. Listen to the voices of those who have been silenced and pushed aside for far to long. Our actions, collectively, can change this world, our world, for everyone. We can be better and we must be better.

This means we can no longer be passive in our actions and interactions. It will likely involve uncomfortable conversations with our tablemates, friends and family members. It will surely involve taking time to reflect on and improve on our own actions and biases. We may need to rethink elements of our games, narratively and structurally, and whether they are reinforcing outdated stereotypes, tropes, and bigoted ideas. We have to be more aware of how our words and actions, in and out of character, can impact our fellow players and those around us. To this end, we ask that you keep this concept in mind “No one should ever be made to feel unsafe, unseen, or unheard.”

As stated before, we want to keep RPGKC out of politics as much as possible. However, we feel racism, discrimination, and injustice are not political issues but important social issues that affect everyone. We felt it was important to make our thoughts and our future actions known. This will likely lead to discussions and debates. We just ask that everyone please be respectful and civil with each other. That’s really what it all boils down to in the end. Happy rolls, folks. 

—Stephanie Hurd, Guildmaster of RPGKC

Game Day

OnlineOur next monthly Game Day is Saturday, July 11, 2020 Online. We'll be playing via Discord and various VTTs in an attempt to keep the SARS-COV-2 virus at bay. Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 9am-1:00pm, 2pm-6:00pm, 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!

KantCon 2020KantCon 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak affecting the world. The RPGKC is saddened but not surprised by this, as we are all struggling to handle the pandemic and its fallout. Dates have been set for 2021, though, so all is not lost. Look for KantCon to return July 16-18, 2021 at the Overland Park Convention Center.

In the meantime, show your KantCon pride by wearing your KantCon t-shirts and posting photos online of KantCons past! =)

Details from KantCon's official statement can be found at the KantCon 2020 FAQ.

OnlineOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, June 6, 2020 Online. We'll be playing via Discord and various VTTs in an attempt to keep the SARS-COV-2 virus at bay. Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 9am-1:00pm, 2pm-6:00pm, 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!

OnlineOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, May 2, 2020 Online. We'll be playing via Discord and various VTTs in an attempt to keep the SARS-COV-2 virus at bay. Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 9am-1:00pm, 2pm-6:00pm, 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!

OnlineOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, April 4, 2020 Online. We'll be playing via Discord and various VTTs in an attempt to keep the SARS-COV-2 virus at bay. Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day.
  • Slots run from 9am-1:00pm, 2pm-6:00pm, 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!

Game CafeOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Game Cafe, located in Independence (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

D&D, Shadowrun, Scion, and BattleTech are on the menu but look for other items as well.

  • 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!

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KCRPG LogoWhen: March 14, 2020

Where: Tabletop Game & Hobby

It's time for the next quarterly Greater KC RPG Day at Tabletop Game & Hobby Shop! Join us for another FREE day of family-friendly roleplaying games in Overland Park, KS.

KantCon Early BirdEarly bird passes for KantCon went on sale February 1st and are available through March 31! The convention runs from July 17th through July 19th this year, 2020, at the Overland Park Convention Center. This is your opportunity to get tickets to KantCon when prices are at their lowest! This is also your only chance to bundle exclusive KantCon 2020 merchandise with your badge.

GET YOUR BADGE

Note: Paid RPGKC members receive a discount on admission AFTER Early Bird access is over, so the two discounts don't stack. RPGKC member discounts are claimed with a special discount code available only to RPGKC members. Reach out to an officer to receive your discount code. The best option is ALWAYS to go with Early Bird, but if you miss out don't forget your RPGKC discount!

RPGKC 25th AnniversaryDon't forget our monthly online business meeting Tuesday, February 11 at 7pm.

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 in Discord

Business meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and use the RPGKC Discord Server. 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.

 

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!

Have any questions? Give us a shout here.

 

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