Vendor Spotlight: Game Cafe

GameCafeLooking for a game in Independence, MO?

Well, you’re in luck because there’s Game Cafe!

Game Cafe, in their own words is “a brick and mortar game store in the historic heart of Independence, MO.  We believe good times with friends and family are what is important.”

What that means for you, the gamer, is that they carry Modern Boardgames, Family Games, Miniature Games, Collectible Trading Card Games, and have computers for LAN Area games.  Even better, they have two floors of play area, one hosting numerous Magic and other card games and the other a large space for RPGs, Warhammer 40K battles,or pretty much anything else you might want to play.

Vendor Spotlight: Sand and Steam

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Tracey Barnett’s (who happens to be KantCon’s Guest of Honor this year) company, Sand & Steam, is coming back to KantCon! For those who have not been to KantCon to meet Tracey, Sand & Steam is a game design company focused on openness and awesomeness. Absolutely everything they do is open, from development to the systems they use. Even better, all of their setting content is free and will always remain that way.

Perhaps best of all, though, is that Sand & Steam makes games that people love and the game industry loves to recognize.

Also, look for Angela Robertson and some pretty sweet dice bags at the Sand & Steam table, too.

Vendor Spotlight: The Basement

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The Basement Games and Hobbies is a cool store in the Tuileries Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  At their store, Basement Games sells board games, Pathfinder, Warhammer & 40K, Warmachine, Horde, Wild West Exodus, Star Wars X-Wing, and Magic the Gathering.
They have a very inviting space with open play tables and mini tables with city and sci fi terrain.  Be sure to give them a warm welcome as this will be their first KantCon!

Vendor Spotlight: Dungeon Scene

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Making their debut appearance at KantCon 2014 is Dungeon Scene, a Lee’s Summit purveyor of fine dice and dice bags (along with dice trays and battle mats, too!)  They have pretty much all the dice you need to power your RPGs in one site.  It’s kind of like they take all the best dice on the Internet and give them to you in, one easy-to-find  place.

We know they’re going to have some cool dice, but if you have any special needs, let them know and they’ll do their best to find them for you.

Vendor Spotlight: The Customer Wrangler’s Closet

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Returning again to KantCon 2013 is The Costume Wrangler’s Closet, a company who wants to help us all reveal our inner geek chic.

What is Geek Chic?

According to The Costumer Wrangler’s Closet, being geek chic is about sharing who you are on the inside.  Being geek chick might look cool, but it has little to do with what you look like and more to do with showing off your personality, your brains, and your ideals.  Being geek chic is about celebrating who you are and encouraging others to do the same.

That’s why The Costume Wrangler’s Closet was created: to celebrate all things geek by sharing handmade clothing and accessories that reflect what’s geek chic about you.

From everyday accessories to special occasions, from purses and neckties to cosplay and kilts, The Costume Wrangler’s Closet is here to help you stay true to yourself, to share who you are on the inside, and to be all that is geek chic.  So, visit The Costume Wrangler’s Closet today at, and show the world how geek chic you are.

Vendor Spotlight: Gamer Ground

GamerGroundlogo2Gamer Ground returns to KantCon again in 2014, so be sure to give them a big “Welcome Back” when you see them. Gamer Ground is, in their words, “a friendly small game retailer from St. Louis” who always seems to bring a very diverse range of products to KantCon.

These products include board games, RPG books, Magic cards, minis and figures, dice, gaming accessories, and much, much more. They even take special requests, so if there’s something you want, email and they’ll do their best to hook you up.

Seriously, though, check them out. While I, Chris, in no way want to play favorites amongst the KantCon vendors, I’ve managed to buy something unique from Gamer Ground the past two years and am happy they’re back.

KantCon 2014 Dice!

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We’re counting down the weeks here until KantCon 2014 officially gets underway!  In the meantime, we wanted to let you know the new KantCon d6 featuring Massive Defender’s famous Canadian icon has arrived and it looks sweet!

As you can see from the image, the detail work was really well done and the color (a nice Canadian red) looks amazing.

The best news is that everyone who attends KantCon gets one of these little beauties and there will be more for sale at the con.

Also, if you can’t make it, but just want a KantCon d6, feel free to shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to let you order one.

Time is running out…

Just a few more days before Pre-Registration closes on July 1st. Reminder the price for badges goes up at the door, so get your badge now and save some dough. So, what are you waiting for? Click here to register now!

Important date reminders:

July 1st – Pre-Registration ends(Purchase a badge now before they go up at the door!)
July 11th – Event submission will end to allow for time to finalize all the details before the event.
July 18th-20th – Gaming time!

Event Highlight: Rescue at Rattatak

This session combines the simplicity of the Star Wars Miniatures table top card game and the excitement of a traditional RPG.

Event Details

Event time: Sat 7/19 9:00am-1pm
GM: Ted Bolerjack

The Star Wars Miniatures tabletop game was produced by Wizards of the Coast between 2004-2010. The game mechanics are a simplified version of the d20 roleplaying game system. Each player will choose an iconic character (Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, and more!) and will also play a 2nd “sidekick” character to aid their main character. The GM will provide additional “house rules” that go beyond the basic character stat cards and provide more of a roleplaying format to the game instead of a simple card vs card type game. Ideally, 6 to 8 playerswill take on this challenge.

Game Synopsis and Objective

Just prior to the Battle of Endor and the defeat of the Empire, the situation looked bleak for the Rebel cause. Famed Rebel leader Crix Madine had been captured by the Empire and was being heldin a remote Imperial outpost on the planet of Rattatak. A band of rebels has volunteered to rescue their glorious leader from the Empire. In the process, they must uncover a deeper mystery behind the Empire that threatens the future of the Galaxy.

Important date reminders:

July 1st – Pre-Registration ends(Purchase a badge now before they go up at the door!)
July 11th – Event submission will end to allow for time to finalize all the details before the event.
July 18th-20th – Gaming time!

Event Highlight: My Little Ponies of the Apocalypse: Friendship is Tragic

The ever popular My Little Ponies of the Apocalypse is back again. Tune in to find out the next part of the saga! It is also an opportunity to play in a game run by our Guest of Honor Tracy Barnett.

Event Details:

Event time: Sat 7/19 2014, 2-6pm

Eternia is in trouble! Everyone that used to be friends with the Ponies have turned on one another. Who is behind such an evil scheme? And why are the Ponies of the Apocalypse the ones ones who can stop it? Join the game to find out the answers to these questions, and many many more!

This is a special Buy-In-Game that requires an additional fee. There is 1 slot available, which can be purchased at

Important date reminders:

July 1st – Pre-Registration ends(Purchase a badge now before they go up at the door!)
July 11th – Event submission will end to allow for time to finalize all the details before the event.
July 18th-20th – Gaming time!