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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.

KantCon 2015

Tomb of Horrors

All the Chaos from the Comfort of Your Home

If you missed this past weekend's Tomb of Horrors "Twitch-a-thon" fundraiser for KantCon 2015, you can still catch it on Twitch or with the embedded videos below! Watch as Gamer's Haven Podcast and KantCon members struggle through the brutal traps and devious secrets that make the tomb so memorable, in glorious D&D 5th Edition goodness.

Free RPG DayIt's that time of year again! Free RPG Day is coming Saturday, June 20, 2015 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, Guild members will be running games in the KC metro area. Schedule will be made available in the coming days, so check back soon!

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!

It's also the week before our big Free RPG Day event, so FRPGD GMs please show up to get your materials.

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Slots run from 10am-2pm, 2-6pm and 6pm-whenever.
    • Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords with Bill Michels at 10am
    • Twilight Sector (Savage Worlds) with Terra/Sol Roleplay's Michael Cross at 10am
    • Dungeons and Dragons with Doug Howard at 2pm and 6pm
    • Shadowrun with Bill Masek at 2pm
    • Other options include Pathfinder, 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!

KantCon 2015

Tomb of Horrors

A Special One-Time Twitch Event

Don't miss this weekend's once-in-a-lifetime Tomb of Horrors "Twitch-a-thon" fundraiser for KantCon 2015! The event will stream live via Twitch for 24 hours starting Saturday, June 6 at 11am. Watch as Gamer's Haven Podcast and KantCon members struggle through the brutal traps and devious secrets that make the tomb so memorable, in glorious D&D 5th Edition goodness.

Those watching the live stream will be able to interact with the players through chat, request things to happen to both players and characters, and even request their own characters to be played.

All proceeds will go to funding KantCon 2015, but they like to have fun even when raising money!

Do You Have What it Takes?

And there's still a chance you can get in as a player! Do you have what it takes to survive the Tomb of Horrors? Leave a message on the event's Facebook page or a private message for the event organizer, Jeremy Putnam.

For updates and the complete scoop, check out the details at their Facebook event page or on the KantCon website.

And please share this page with anyone who you think would be interested!

Tomb of Horrors IllustrationThey didn't have what it took.

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

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.

Looks like the beginning of another great game convention in the area. Head on over to check out the TsunamiCon 2015 Kickstarter and help fund the fun!

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Gamers Haven Game LibrarySpread the word and tell your friends... The Gamer's Haven Game Library has started what they're calling the "Library at the Library." They're taking their massive game library to area libraries once or twice a month to spread the joy of gaming and spread the word about KantCon. The library Game Days all FREE! So bring the whole family and help grow the hobby.

Events are scheduled for May 23, June 7, June 20 (Free RPG Day), and in early July.

» Check out their Facebook page

Its also an opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for KantCon, which is very far behind its funding goals this year (dangerously so). If you haven't pre-registered for this year's KantCon, head on over now and help make it a reality!

When: May 30, 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 second GKC RPG Day another one of KC's great game events!

» Join the GKCRPGD community on Facebook

» View the event list on Warhorn

» Sign up to run a game

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

 

HarnWorldHarnCon is a small annual tabletop game convention for fans of the late N. Robin Crossby's HarnWorld fantasy setting. HarnCon has been held annually around the world since 2003, and this year on the weekend of July 24-26, 2015 HarnCon will be held in Kansas City at the beautiful Hollis Renewal Center. It's close to the airport, inexpensive, well outfitted with a full kitchen, and plenty of space for gaming. Previously the event has been hosted globally in Vancouver British Columbia, Kansas City, San Diego, Plymouth, Virginia, Austin, Toronto, Leeds England, and Wellington New Zealand. Attendance has ranged from as few as eight to as many as 40 at the 2009 event in Kansas City.

The BasementThis month's Game Day is Saturday, May 9, 2015 at The Basement Games and Hobbies, 5908 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64151 (map).

Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Slots run from 10am-2pm, 2-6pm and 7pm-whenever.
    • Dungeons and Dragons with Doug Howard at 2pm (and maybe 10am)
    • Shadowrun with Bill Masek at 2pm
    • Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords with Bill Michels at 10am
    • Other options include Pathfinder, 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
  • Guild business meeting at 6pm.

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 business meeting tonight at 7pm.

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

Join Meeting

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.

Game CafeOur montly Game Day is Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Game Cafe, located in Independence MO (map). It's also International Tabletop Day at Game Cafe, so there will be tabletop games galore!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Doors open at 10am
  • Open gaming available all day

Join the Facebook Event to let us know you're coming, and to see what events are being run. And spread the word!

BorderwarsBorderwars, the annual convention of the Heart of America Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HA-HMGS) is just around the corner May 1-3, 2015 at the Overland Park Ramada, 7240 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Overland Park, KS.

Borderwars features miniatures (historical & steam punk), Battletech, board games and card games, DBA Renaissance tournaments, a silent auction, and the Highlander CCG regional championships. All that, plus dealers new and old with wares to suit every taste!

Hours

Friday - 3pm - Midnight
Saturday - 8am - Midnight
Sunday - 10am - 4pm 

Important: Don't forget that paid RPGKC members get a $5 discount on admission at the door. Head on over and check it out!

AetherCon 2014 Convention ProgramUpdate: The following companies have signed on, but there's still room for one more: Bombshell Miniatures, DGS Games, Eastern Front Studios, Forge of Ice, Games Workshop, Kaha Miniatures, Lance & Laser, Lone Gunman, Midwest Miniatures Guy, Mutha Oith Creations, Northumbrian Tin Soldiers, Otherworld Miniatures, Ral Partha Europe, Scotia Grendal, Warploque Miniatures

Our friends at AetherCon, the annual game convention held online, are seeking entrants for their miniatures painting tournament. Entrants need to be lined up by April 1, so read on and then talk to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AetherCon's head honcho, to get started.

AetherCon IV is looking for Miniature Companies big or small to take part in our inaugural 'Fighter, Cleric, Wizard, Rogue' Miniature Painting Tourney. There are only 16 total slots available for Company/Painter Teams. We will need as the title suggests one fighter, one cleric, one wizard, and one rogue, brand and model non-specific. Further commissions done for third parties between April 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015 will be eligible for this tourney.

Painters can be supplied by the miniature company or by us as the latter prefers.

Voting will take place at AetherCon IV from November 13-15, 2015. The format for tournament voting will be round robin group play much like the World Cup in European Football so as to give all entrants the maximum opportunity to have their efforts seen. Tournament groups will be determined and announced on social media during June 2015 and group matches will be announced in the same fashion shortly before the event in November 2015.

The GeekeryDue to our involvement with Planet Comicon's game room, March's Game Day is being held on the third Saturday on March 21, 2015 at The Geekery, located in Shawnee Mission, Kansas (map). 

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Doors open at 11am
  • Open gaming available all day

Join the Facebook Event to let us know you're coming, and to see what events are being run. And spread the word!

Take this opportunity to become a member or renew your existing membership!

Note: Guild business meetings have been moved to an online meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Details will be announced closer to the meeting.

Midwest GameFest

Badge HolderAs part our our 25th Anniversary Celebration, we're proud to announce our new tabletop game convention, Midwest GameFest, Nov 12-15! Midwest GameFest brings the best of tabletop gaming to one event: RPGs, minis, board games, card games, workshops, dealers, authors, designers, a used game sale, and more! The Midwest FameFest is a tentpole event that brings multiple smaller events and groups together: Shauncon, Borderwars, the Gamer’s Haven Gaming Library and more!

Rob KraftThe name was selected by members of the RPGKC from the nearly 150 ideas that were submitted as part of our "Name Our New Convention" contest. Many had prior use or other issues, and so the board culled the list down to nine finalists. Members voted to determine the final winning idea, with the winner, Rob Kraft, receiving two weekend passes and two premium RPGKC badge holders. Congratulations Rob!

The information was first made public in the gaming area of Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention today at 5:30pm. Working with Extra Life's Kansas City Guild and The Gamer's Haven Gaming Library, the RPGKC is running scheduled role-playing and dungeon delve events for the first time at Planet Comicon.

Look for more information to come in the very near future, including pricing, and our Kickstarter!

Rob KraftAnnouncing the winner of our “Name Our New Convention” contest, Rob Kraft of Lees’ Summit, Missouri! Rob’s idea was one of nearly 150 submissions we received since the contest began. He wins two free weekend passes to the event, and two premium RPGKC badge holders… a $100 value! Please send him a big round of applause and stay tuned for the winning name!

Have any questions? Give us a shout here.

 

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