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Game Day

Adventure CafeOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Adventure Cafe, located in Lee Summit (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 Saturday 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!

Borderwars 2023

BorodinoBorderwars, the annual convention of the Heart of America Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HA-HMGS) is back for Fall just around the corner! Join them for another fun and educational weekend November 10-12, 2023 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Overland Park-West, 8787 Reeder St, Overland Park, KS 66214 (map).

Keep an eye on www.hahmgs.org for more details as we get closer to the show. And be sure to spread the word!

Contact convention director Brian Beal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit a game, become an exhibitor, or ask a question.

Event sign-ups are day-of.

Visit the Facebook event and spread the word!

Game Day

Mission: Board Games - KC NorthOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Mission: Board Games - KC North, located in Kanasas City, MO (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 9:00am.
  • Open gaming available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Saturday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

Update: Evening Shadowrun game hosted at ReRoll Tavern at 7pm.

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

Reserve your seat today!

Among Us

Dear Fellow Adventurers,

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. As we embark on exciting quests and delve into the realms of imagination through myriad Role Playing Games, it is important to exercise caution when arranging meetups with individuals we have yet to build a trusting relationship with.

While the gaming community is known for its inclusivity and camaraderie, it is vital to remember that safety should always be a top priority. I strongly recommend taking the following precautionary measures before joining sessions in private homes, or inviting strangers into your private homes, for gaming sessions.

Shadowrun Sixth World

Want FREE admission to GenCon and a place to stay?

Catalyst Game Labs is looking for folks to run Shadowrun Sixth World at GenCon Indy this Aug 3-6, 2023.

8 hours gets you a badge, 24 hours gets you either 1/4 hotel room or $200.

Contact Robert "Banshee" Volbrecht at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up! Deadline is July 20, 2023!

Note: Food/transportation/parking not included.

GenCon Indy

Game Day

Our monthly Game Day is Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Mindgames and Magic, located in Lee's Summit (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 Saturday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

 

Game Day

Our monthly Game Day is Saturday, June 3, 2023 at ReRoll Tavern, located in North 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 Saturday of each month. Watch for meeting announcements!

 

Reserve your seat today!

Our In-Person Event is Now Spring, and Our Online Event is Now Fall!

We are flipping seasons to alleviate our pain points and also to make room for others. We will be online each December, and in person each April, still hosting two conventions a year. And we'll know the dates a year in advance!

TLDR;

  • Online: December 7-10, 2023 (each Fall).
  • In Person: April 18-21, 2024 (each Spring).
In Person Spring 2024

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We'll launch our in-person event site this summer. Stay tuned!

But Why the Change?

We've been a Fall in-person convention for ages and ages, and we loved it. But at our current (beloved) venue we were always subject to the whims of the NFL. It's because the venue is the Chief's home hotel, so they were booked during any Chiefs home games. The NFL had to announce their schedule before we could determine our own dates. Really? Yes, really. This meant we never knew our dates for sure until May or June, and the dates were never the ones we wanted. For this pain, we received a discount on ballroom and conference room costs. Which worked out fine.

But as of 2023 we no longer receive a discount for this arrangement. With a number of other area conventions already in the Fall (TsunamiCon, Meeple-a-thon, and more), and the uncertainty of the weather in November and December, plus conflicts with FIRST Robotics seasons and other Fall events, this was a great opportunity to make a change.

So, we polled some of our exhibitors, sponsors, partners, and attendees. They were overwhelmingly in favor of the move to Spring. And there's no time like the present, so this was the year to tear the band-aid off. Huzzah!

Looking to the Future

Some thoughts on the future:

  • We expect to continue this pattern but will evaluate it after the first year.
  • We are also looking hard at options to expand our space and accommodate more events and players. Our growth is pushing the envelope on what our beloved traditional venue can accommodate and we know it. Change is in the wind.
  • Things are good! We had record in-person attendance in 2022 and record income. As a not-for-profit, no one gets to pocket any of this money. All staff are volunteers and there are no payments to anyone or benefits to being on the organizing team (other than a job well done). We turn around and invest any profit into shelving, signage, other infrastructure, and a war chest for rainy days and strategic purchases.
  • We've got a good bench of talent, and folks interested in continuing when some folks step down. And there is ALWAYS a need for new blood with fresh ideas. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks for your continued support of Midwest GameFest and the Role-players Guild of Kansas City!

Brad

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Brad Kelley
Director, Midwest GameFest
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816-529-3096

May 2023 Game Day

Tabletop Game and HobbyOur monthly Game Day is Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Tabletop Game and Hobby and Cardboard Corner Cafe, located in OPKS (map). Come out and join us as we play some games!

  • RPGs and board games are available during the day.
  • Slots run from 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-6:30pm, 7pm-11pm.
  • Doors open at 10:00am.
  • Open gaming is available all day.
  • Note: Guild business meetings are now held online the first Saturday 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, April 1, 2023 at Game Cafe, located in Independence (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 Saturday 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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