IN-GAME QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Crikey! It’s a Croc!”–Colour Spray, mutant from Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in a student exchange program at Dr. Strange’s Academy for Magical Youth, when buying a toy plushie alligator in the gift shop of Bert’s Bayou Tours for classmate Violet.

BOOKING POLICY: All non-free events are to be booked through our official booking platform www.startplaying.games without exception. We value our relationship with StartPlaying.Games as our booking platform. Having an account there is free, although our games and many others you might register for there are paid games. Find us and a whole lot of other great online games there, too!

Current Games Schedule (with links to sign-up pages):

Monday D&D Mystara 3pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers investigates the mystery of Castle Amber.

Monday D&D Mystara 7pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers has just returned from the Hospice of the Mystic Healers to Glantri CIty is is looking for more adventure. 

Tuesday AND Thursday D&D Mystara 7pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers has just returned from the Hospice of the Mystic Healers to Glantri CIty is is looking for more adventure. 

Wednesday D&D Mystara 4pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers try to save the Kingdom of Haven from the Cult of Arik.

Wednesday D&D Mystara/Thunder Rift 7pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers has just decided that Thunder Rift sucks and have decided to leave for Greater Mystara outside Thunder Rift. What awaits them?

Thursday Marvel Universe 10am CDT: Wherein a group of young students seek to discover how Brood eggs got onto the campus of Dr. Strange’s Academy for Magical Youngsters.

Thursday Marvel Universe 4pm CDT: NEW! Brand new Marvel coming your way! Join now and be in the first session from ground zero!

Friday D&D OGL Realms of Pugmire 7pm CDT: Wherein a group of Royal Pioneers awaken a sleeping Angel of Man in the Fabulous Fen.

Saturday D&D Mystara 8am CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers investigates the mystery Castle Amber. PLEASE NOTE: Saturday June 17th games are skipped to Saturday June 24th. Thank you for your patience.

Saturday D&D Dragonlance 7pm CDT: Brand new! First session coming up THIS Saturday! Be on the ground floor! PLEASE NOTE: Saturday June 17th games are skipped to Saturday June 24th. Thank you for your patience.

Sunday D&D Mystara 7pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers work as process servers to deliver a divorce decree to Innocenti di Malapietra of Glantri, but find a very different quest on the way to his mage tower. 

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The Game Shop’s Basement hosts an open Discord server. All gamers welcome. Observing any of our game sessions is FREE! Often there is chat going on even between scheduled games. You never know who’s going to be there.

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Our YouTube channel has semi-daily updates with news, rules clarifications, and campaign setting lore pertaining to recent events in our campaigns. Learn about new player character options, details on creatures or situations recently encountered in-world, and what’s going on lately with the various campaigns, etc.

Looking for a game you don’t see yet? Or a day or a time slot you don’t see yet?

Ask about it in Discord! We’re always adding new games and times. Right now, there are folks waiting to add players to groups for D&D, Star Wars, Marvel Universe, Shadowrun, Star Finder , and more!

Our Story

in a very magical time known as the 1980’s, in a town known as Warrensburg, Missouri, a group of retired military guys pooled their resources and opened a game shop. This game shop had a magical basement. The basement was often open to gaming 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. One of the owners, although he did have a real home to go to with a real bed in it, would often sleep on a cot in the game shop office. Three different cultures met, mixed, and gamed together in that basement. First, there were the military folks from nearby Whiteman Air Force Base.  Second, there were the college gamers from nearby Central Missouri State University. Finally, there were quite a lot of townies, the people who would have lived and gamed in Warrensburg anyway because they either lived there, or lived a drivable distance away.

The magical basement became a home away from home for many. Several young people found an escape from varying degrees of dysfunctionality in their home lives. College students and military personnel got breaks from the pressures of campus life or military base life, respectively. And, since the pop culture explosion of D&D popularity from things like Big Bang Theory, Stranger Things, and Critical Role were still 30-some years away in the future, gamers of all stripes found their social set in the magical basement.

Now, the torch is being carried forth online, to a new generation of gamers, as well as to those old enough to remember the old ways, the old magic. Join us in our fantasy adventuring parties, our super-hero teams, our Star Wars rebel cells, our Shadowrun teams, and in whatever else we choose to be, as we play in The Game Shop’s Basement

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