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RPGKC 25th AnniversaryDon't forget our monthly online business meeting November 3rd at 7pm.

Check out our Facebook event 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 1-323-920-0091 and use PIN 2070521#.

Business meetings are held on the first 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.

 

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.

Pulp FictionOur montly Game Day is Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Pulp Fiction Comics and Games, located in Lee's Summit, MO (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Slots run from 10:30am-2pm, 2:30-6pm and 7pm-whenever.
  • Check out our Facebook event for details and help decide what games are played!
  • Then signup at our Warhorn page and spread the word!
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Tuesday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

 

RPGKC 25th AnniversaryDon't forget our monthly online business meeting September 5th at 7pm.

Check out our Facebook event 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 1-323-920-0091 and use PIN 2070521#.

Business meetings are held on the first 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.

 

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.

» Back the Kickstarter

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.

» Back the Kickstarter

 

When: September 12, 2015

KCRPG-LogoJoin us for another FREE day of family friendly RPG gaming in Overland Park, KS at the next quarterly Greater KC RPG Day!

We have three gaming slots: 9am, 2pm, 7pm until the last die falls! Eight tables for gaming, plus two more tables for games & demos that run less than 2 hours.

RPGs of all stripes from new to old. Check it out and help make the next GKC RPG Day another one of KC's great game events!

» Join the GKCRPGD community on Facebook

» View the event list

» Sign up to run a game

Tabletop Game and Hobby (map)
6990 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 962-4263

 

Midwest GameFest has had an incredible first full week of our Kickstarter campaign, reaching the halfway point in just a few days! Amazing! But there's still a long way to go, and a short time to get there so keep spreading the word and sharing the positive vibes.

We've got a lot to let you know about, so let's get to it!

» Back the Kickstarter!

Stretch Goals

Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire 

$5,000 – Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire

We're pleased to announce our first stretch goal is in place! If we hit the $5,000 funding level we'll have Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire, the official D&D Adventure League trading post. Fai Chen is a special event that can occur only at conventions hosting D&D Adventurers League adventures. At the Faire, AL players may trade permanent magic item certificates and may purchase consumable item certificates. Riding along on Fai Chen's mule-driven cart will be Jon Lamkin, the AL Regional Coordinator for the U.S. Plains region. Jon will be helping Fai Chen in his tasks and also running AL events. Having Jon and the Faire will be a great boon for AL players at the convention, so lets make this happen!

Heroes of Rokugan Reward Levels

Heroes of Rokugan

Our first organized play reward levels are for the amazing and long-running Legends of the Five Rings campaign Heroes of Rokugan. HoR backers can choose from three reward tiers:

  • $5 Reward: AM I DREAMING?
    Backers get a copy of the “Am I Dreaming?” cert for Heroes of Rokugan: The Nightmare War, allowing access to any printed Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition character option, as long as there are complete rules in the book! HoR has never offered a cert like this before!

  • $55 Reward: YUMEMUSHA
    Backers get a 4-day pass, a copy of the “Yumemusha” cert for Heroes of Rokugan: The Nightmare War, granting possession of a rare nemuranai, a Dream Shard, for use in the campaign. These mysterious items grant their possessors knowledge of worlds beyond the ones we know, potentially including both hidden histories and esoteric skills while traveling through distant dream-realms.

  • Bold: $150 Reward (limited to 5): BLOODBOUND
    Up to five backers get a 4-day pass, a copy of the “Yumemusha” cert for Heroes of Rokugan: The Nightmare War, and a seat at the Sunday morning exclusive slot of “Bonds of Blood,” an unreleased Heroes of Rokugan 3: Spirit of Bushido mod run by the mod’s author and HoR3’s head admin, Cory Mills!

New Add-ons

Premium Badge HolderIn addition to our great dice, mugs, t-shirts, steins, etc, backers can now add an RPGKC premium badge holders to their pledge level. We're also offering the Heroes of Rokugan "Am I Dreaming" and "Yumemusha" certificates as add-ons for backers!

Onsite Food and Drinks Until 7pm

Food

Overland Park has some of the region's best food options, many of which are only a short drive away. But for folks who want to stay inside the convention facility and maximize their game playing we are pleased to offer onsite food options right in the convention pre-function area! Pizza, hot dogs, nachos, wraps, sandwiches, yogurt, soda, and more will all be available from 8am to 7pm. Coffee will be available in the pre-function area until noon. In addition to this, the convention center's own cafe, The Cyber Cafe, will also be open during most of the event offering similar options.

Free High-Speed Wi-Fi

OPCC Wi-Fi SpeedBoth the main game hall and our pre-function area at the Overland Park Convention Center will feature complimentary high-speed wi-fi. Network conditions will vary with the number of active users on the network.

Guest Lounge

Guest LoungeSpecial guests, VIGs, and volunteers can take a load off their feet at the Guest Lounge. Each morning these special folk can enjoy donuts with coffee and relax in a comfortable lounge chair while they get ready to start the day. Between events they can retreat here to take advantage of the water cooler, and enjoy a great place to bring lunch or dinner!

Military/Service Discount

We're pleased to announce a new reward level available exclusively to current or retired Fire, Ambulance, or Law Enforcement personnel or persons with valid Military credentials. Backers at this level also receive a premium badge holder.

Wrap-Up

It's been a great ride so far, so lets keep the momentum rolling! We'll be posting another update soon with more organized play rewards, special guest announcements, and event submission dates! Stay tuned.

RPGKC 25th AnniversaryDon't forget our monthly online business meeting September 5th at 7pm.

Check out our Facebook event 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 1-323-920-0091 and use PIN 2070521#.

Business meetings are held on the first 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.

 

The RPGKC is proud to announce the launch of the Midwest GameFest Kickstarter, running from today until September 8th. Midwest GameFest is a four-day tabletop game convention being held this November 12-15 at the Overland Park Convention Center.

» Back the Kickstarter!

Why Back Us

We need to fund the entire operation in advance, and we've got some incredible backer rewards to make that happen. As a backer you get:

  • early access to event sign-ups
  • substantially lower prices than those who pay at the door
  • access to all non-exclusive convention events
  • eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention
  • eligible for stretch goals and add-ons like commemorative dice, t-shirts, and more!

Backers who commit to host events or volunteer can select a reward level that reflects an even lower price, all the way to down to one dollar! We've got some great early-bird and premium packages, and if you like memorabilia you'll want to check out our dice, t-shirts, and more! Exhibitors can lock-in their booth space early and use add-ons to get more space! Supporters and Sponsors aren't left out either. Got a group? We have group pricing, too.

Importance of the Campaign

Funded with KickstarterWith the Overland Park Convention Center, the Role-Players Guild of Kansas City has secured an outstanding event facility in a great location with easy access to the highway, tons of parking, incredible amenities, an amazing attached hotel, and lots of room for growth going forward. But as with many great venues, payment is due upfront. Most of the money has already been paid out of the Guild's coffers, but some remains. We need to wrap up the minimum amount of funding with our Kickstarter, and then replenish our funds through stretch goals, perks, and other special rewards. If we make back our investment, we'll continue hosting the event with the same high production values next year!

» Back the Kickstarter!

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.

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!

 

Heads-up! Our friends over at KantCon appeared in the Kansas City Store this morning! Dave Helling interviewed a number of folks and captured the great flavor of the event!

Check out the article online here:

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article28730926.html

Learn more about KantCon, Kansas City's great summertime tabletop game convention, over at kantcon.com!

Kansas City Comic ConShort notice, but we have a handful of free passes to KC Comic Con 2015, coming up in two weeks on Aug 7-9, for those who can help out in the roleplaying area running games or just helping out. You will have plenty of time to walk the hall, but first priority will be the gaming room.

First qualified folks we get are in, but need your answers this weekend! The sooner the better.

If you’re interested in this, shoot an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

Full Name
Email
Phone
Days available (preference given to whole-weekend folks)
RPGs you can run (preference given to RPGs)
Board games you can run (a game library will be available)
Age
RPGKC Member?

 

 

Game CafeOur montly Game Day is Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Game Cafe, located in Independence MO (map). Come out and join us as we play some games! Note: Due to our involvement with Kansas City Comic Con, this is the third Saturday of August instead of our usual second.

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Slots run from 10:30am-2pm, 2:30-6pm and 7pm-whenever.
  • Check out the Facebook event for details and help decide what games are played! Then signup at our Warhorn page!
  • Doors open at 10am
  • 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. Then signup at our Warhorn page and spread the word!

Greater KC RPG DayOur montly Game Day is Saturday, September 12, 2015 at TableTop Game & Hobby, located in Overland Park, KS (map). We are joining forces with Greater KC RPG Day this month, so GMs get free pizza for lunch! Come out and join us as we play some games!

IMPORTANT: GMs need to submit their games by September 5!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Slots are a little different at Greater KC RPG Day: 9am, 2pm and 7pm.
  • Check out our Facebook event for details and help decide what games are played! Then signup at the Greater KC RPG Day website!
  • 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. Then signup at our Warhorn page and spread the word!

RPGKC 25th AnniversaryDon't forget our monthly online business meeting August 4th at 7pm.

Check out our Facebook event discussion of details.

This month we'll be finalizing the Midwest GameFest Kickstarter, among other things.

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

Join Meeting

Phone users can dial in at 1-323-920-0091 and use PIN 2070521#.

Business meetings are held on the first 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.

 

We are pleased to announce that new Guild officers were elected at the July 7th business meeting. Your 2015 Guild officers are:

New Officers

  • Beth Perrin, Guildmaster (President) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Ryan Perrin, Overlord (Games Coordinator) 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..
  • Will Vaughn, Hoardmaster (Treasurer) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Bill Michels, Scribe (Secretary and Webmaster) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Dave Berg, Seneschal (Membership and Ambassador) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KantCon 2015KantCon is rapidly approaching on July 24-26 at the Overland Park Convention Center, and they need volunteers! Earn free admission just for helping out!

Volunteering

Fill out the handy Volunteer form or contact the Registration and Volunteer Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to volunteer. Please indicate which days you are interested in volunteering.

They have a limited number of volunteer spots available so sign up to volunteer early!

  • Work 4 hours on Friday = Free Friday badge
  • Work 6 hours on Saturday = Free Saturday badge
  • Work 4 hours on Sunday = Free Sunday badge

Additionally, you will also get an exclusive KantCon Minion badge ribbon!

31st Century GamesOur montly Game Day is Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 31st Century Games, located at 2113 East 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062 (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Slots run from 10:30am-2pm, 2:30-6pm and 7pm-whenever.
    • A special playtest of Twilight Sector (Savage Worlds) with Terra/Sol Roleplay's Michael Cross at 10:30am
    • A special Sentinel Tactics tournament will start at 10am
    • D&D Adventurer's League
    • Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords with Bill Michels at 10:30am
    • Shadowrun with Bill Masek at 2:30pm
    • Other options include 13th Age, Star Wars, Fate Accelerated and more. Check out the Facebook event for details and help decide what games are played! Then signup at our Warhorn page!
  • Doors open at 10am
  • 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. Then signup at our Warhorn page and spread the word!

RPGKC 25th AnniversaryDon't forget our monthly online business meeting July 7th at 7pm.

Check out our Facebook event discussion of details.

Officer elections will be held at this meeting, so get your nominations in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or surprise us at the meeting! For a list of current officers and their duties, check out our Officers page, and head over the Bylaws page while you're at it.

We'll also be looking for volunteers to staff the RPGKC booth at KantCon later in July.

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

Join Meeting

Phone users can dial in at 1-323-920-0091 and use PIN 2070521#.

Business meetings are held on the first 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.

 

Free RPG DayFree RPG Day is coming up fast, so check out our schedule and sign up for events! There's all kinds of free RPGs available at participating stores Game Cafe in Independence, MO and TableTop Game & Hobby in Overland Park, KS. And we'll be demoing some of them:

  • 13th Age
  • Fifth Edition Fantasy
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
  • Pathfinder Role-Playing Game
  • Shadowrun
  • And more!

Sign Up Now!

There are three role-playing game slots through-out the day:

  • 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • 2:30pm - 6:00pm
  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game will be run every 2 hours, but only at the TableTop location.

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • 8:30pm - 10:00pm

tsunamicon 2015 logo stacked 190Our friends over at Wichita's TsunamiCon have put together a special Kickstarter backer reward level just for gaming guilds like ours! At the $250 level, a group of 10 receives a weekend pass for each member. That's a full week-end pass for $25. That's incredible! From the Kickstarter:

GUILDSMAN - For your gaming club or organization, pool your resources and pick up 10 weekend passes for a great price. Each participant gets access to all non-exclusive convention events. You are also eligible for special drawings leading up to and during the convention. We'll even throw in some TsunamiCon swag for you to distribute to one of your members as you see fit.

RPGKC Group Purchasing

And to help make things easier for our paid members, the RPGKC is organizing a group purchase just for TsunamiCon. This is a trial run of our new RPGKC Group Purchasing program that we hope to use more often. If you'd like to get in on the special group purchase, contact Seneschal Brad Kelley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, and the names of anyone else you are requesting tickets for. Once we have at least 10 people we'll collect all the money and make the purchase for you. It's that easy. Payments should be either check or cash. Credit cards can be accepted but a small handling fee will apply.

Deadline is This Weekend!

But hurry! The TsunamiCon Kickstarter ends Tuesday, June 16. That means we need your names and funds by the end of the week at the June 13th Game Day.

Have any questions? Give us a shout here.

 

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