Event SubmissionThe KC Game Fair website has begun accepting event and volunteer submissions for the 2014 convention. Head on over and get yours added to the schedule today!

» Submit Events

» Become a Volunteer

Discounts

GMs and volunteers can earn discounts (not available to Kickstarter backers) for their contributions. Run or volunteer enough and you get in free! Sign up at the Events or Volunteers pages.

Discounts are available for the following circumstances:

  • $10 discount on 4-Day Badge for each 4-hour slot you register to run a game (judge) or volunteer.  You can stack up to 4 of these discounts and receive a free 4-Day Badge (the final $5 is waived).
  • $5 discount on 4-Day Badge for RPGKC and HAHMGS members.
  • Discounts are not available on single day badges.
  • Discounts are not available for Kickstarter backers.
  • Discounts are not available on purchases made AFTER November 16, 2014.

Funded with KickstarterThe KC Game Fair 2014 Kickstarter is well on its way, having raised nearly 75% of its goal with nearly two weeks left! If you haven't backed yet, now's the time to get in on great rewards like backer-exclusive events and perks:

Heroes of Rokugan

  • Dice reroll certs
  • Seats at a special "canon-adjacent" event Monster at the End (limited seating)

Shadowrun Missions

  • +3 Dice Pool certs for different skills (collect all nine Nerps!)
  • Seats at a special Convention Mission Pack game (coming soon, limited seating)

Lock in your rewards!

» Back the Kickstarter now

The BasementAugust's Game Day and meeting is Saturday, August 9, 2014 at The Basement Games and Hobbies, 5908 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64151 (map).

At the business meeting we'll be discussing our impressions of KantCon, and plans for Extra Life in October and KC Game Fair in November. Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games available during the day
  • Doors open at 10am
  • Open gaming available all day
  • Guild business meeting at 6pm. Paid members can pick up their membership cards at the meeting.

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

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Funded with KickstarterThe KC Game Fair 2014 Kickstarter has launched! Head on over to help pre-fund the convention and get in on great backer rewards.

» Back the Kickstarter now

From the Kickstarter page...

The 6th Annual KC Game Fair brings the best tabletop games back to Kansas City! RPG's, designer board games, miniatures and much more!

When and where is it?

KC Game Fair 2014 is being held November 20-23, 2014 at the Hilton Kansas City Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. For location details and event listings see the KC Game Fair website at kcgamefair.com

What is it? 

The KC Game Fair is an annual game convention bringing a number of long standing KC area game conventions under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City(Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Blockhead bring you RPGs, historical miniatures, board games, living and other organized play, regional game clubs, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a gamers’ garage sale and more!

ShaunCon, Borderwars, and Blockhead

This will be our 6th Fair and the 4th at the Hilton Kansas City Airport. Last year was a very successful year, and we're hoping to continue the momentum of building a great event right here in Kansas City! 

Why a Kickstarter?

Last year, we were able to successfully raise half of our budget using Kickstarter. This year, our cost is $6001.85 to rent the ballrooms and tables for the games. By allowing our guests to effectively pre-pay for their access through Kickstarter, we avoid having any one person or organization stuck making a deposit months in advance and having to wait until the week of the event to get paid back. 

Our costs are now as follows: 

    • Initial $520.00 deposit paid May 29, 2014 
    • An additional $2740.93 is due October 1, 2014 
    • An additional $2740.92 is due November 13, 2014 

Our goal this year is to raise at least $2500 towards the deposit and first payment. Anything above that will be applied to the balance until all costs have been met. Full admission options to the Fair are based upon the Kickstarter level pledged. This effectively allows us to bring in some pre-registration revenue and let people contribute what they can to help us keep it going. Last year we were successful in using Kickstarter to fund approximately 50% of costs with the rest being covered by regular admission. We're looking to do the very same thing for 2014! 

Discounts

Contribute to the Kickstarter if you want to help pre-fund the event, don’t care about GM or volunteer discounts, or want one of the great special rewards available only to backers. Normal pre-registration, available after the Kickstarter is over, will allow GMs and volunteers interested in discounts to sign up with their normal discounts. See the Pricing page for discount details.

To be clear: With Kickstarter, there are no GM or volunteer discounts, but there are reward perks.

 » Back the Kickstarter now

We are pleased to announce that new Guild officers were elected at the July 12th business meeting. Your 2014-2015 Guild officers are:

New Officers

Beth PerrinBeth Perrin, Guildmaster (President)

Beth is a new face in the Kansas City gaming community, coming to us from Carbondale, Illinois with her husband, Ryan Perrin. In the past year Beth has proven a resourceful and energetic member of the Guild, helping run events at Game Days, volunteering at conventions, organizing our Free RPG Day efforts, and providing valuable input at business meetings. We look forward to her leadership in the coming year. Beth succeeds long-time Guildmaster Doug Howard, Official Weezle and Inquisitor D, who will be missed. As Guildmaster Emeritus, Doug pledges to remain active and help guide the new officers in their duties, not unlike a Jedi Master returning from the beyond to council his former Padawans. Beth can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also, its ok if you call her Guildmistress!

Ryan PerrinRyan Perrin, Overlord (Games Coordinator)

Ryan is another new face that has helped bring new energy to the Guild. With a passion for indie RPGs, Ryan regularly exposes guildmembers to new and fresh ideas in the world of role-playing games. If you haven't heard of Lady Blackbird, Mythender, Psy Run, or Monsterhearts, then you haven't been coming to monthly Game Days in the last year. Classic and well-regarded RPGs are all well and good, and a staple, but Ryan pledges to continue pushing the Guild's envelope and expanding its comfort zone with new and exciting finds. Don't miss them at monthly Game Days! Ryan can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Returning Officers

  • Kevin Elmore, 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. .
  • Dave Berg, Scribe (Secretary and Webmaster) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Brad Kelley, Seneschal (Membership and Ambassador) can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .