BOOKING POLICY: All non-free events are to be booked through our official booking platform 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!

IN-GAME QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Sung to Pirates of Penzance: “I am the very definition of a modern murder-hobo. High DPS, greed, and not at all a moral code, oh!” 

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

Monday D&D Dragonlance 11am CDT: Having been prophesied to receive the Key of Quinari, now that the group has it, what are they supposed to do with it?


Monday D&D Mystara 3pm CDT: The party has recovered Wave from White Plume Mountain! Now what of Whelm and Blackrazor?



Monday D&D Mystara 7:30pm CDT: It’s on like Donkey Kong! The party engaged the Shadow Lord of Denagoth who had to teleport away from their ferocious onslaught and sic his entire castle on them. How long can the party and the Shadow Lord play cat and mouse with each other? And where is the Elvenstar of Wendar that they are supposed to recover?

Tuesday AND Thursday D&D Mystara 7:30pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers inside Mystara’s Hollow Moon begin a journey on an aranean silkship, seeking the cause of the Blood Red Moon Phenomenon.


Wednesday D&D Mystara 4pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers is trapped in an undersea mine in the Undersea Kingdom of Aquas.

Wednesday D&D Mystara 7:30pm CDT: Privately Booked Session Block


Thursday Marvel Universe 4pm CDT:  Gladiator, Quasar, and Kinoko track down a missing Cosmic Cube.



Friday D&D Spelljammer 7:30pm CDT:  New campaign! First Session Sept. 24!



Saturday D&D Mystara 8am CDT:  Wherein a group of adventurers has been returned to to Mystara by a plane shift from Etienne d’Ambreville and looks for their next quest.



Saturday D&D Mystara 4pm CDT: Privately Booked Session Block



Saturday D&D Mystara 7:00pm CDT: Brand New Session  One! Ground Floor!



Sunday D&D Mystara 7pm CDT: Wherein a group of adventurers. delving deeper into the megadungeon of Koskatep, made up of the ruins of cities that were built one on topof the ruins of a previous city over and over again, have just descended from Level 4 Karrast to Level 5 Ieronyx. There they are finding a lot of resistance from the Cult of Thanatos.

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

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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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