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September 7th, 8th, 9th - 2018

About Retro-EX

Retrograde is proud to announce the Retro EX Event, Gaming for community. An extravaganza and exhibition of the past, present, and future.

We will be hosting the event at UCM's Recreation and Wellness Center,
located at 500 S Maguire St, Warrensburg, MO 64093

    *Retrograde is joining forces with Johnson County United Way (JCUW) in our mission to "unite the resources of donors, volunteers, and agencies to measurably improve lives in the community." Half of all proceeds from this event will go towards JCUW efforts to offer a centralized location to better serve and connect families and individuals to opportunities that will allow for sustainable change. JCUW will facilitate volunteer coordination, delivery of services, data-based resource management, and agency development – bringing people together to create community solutions. Through the collaborative efforts of Retrograde and JCUW, this event will bring a flow of overnight tourism that will increase interest and participation in our rich historic community. With your support we can turn this unique occasion into a recurring economic boost for Johnson County business, organizations, and service agencies. By choosing to lead from the front in supporting Retrograde and Johnson County United Way in this collaborative event, you are displaying the cooperative spirit that will lead to success we can all celebrate!

Featuring :

  • The DeLorean from Back to the Future and various other movie replica cars
  • Huge l.a.r.p. (live action role play) battles
  • Cosplay competition for all skill levels, with special guest, Pros and Cons
  • VIP After Party, 8-bit chiptunes shows @ Muddy Creek.
  • Table top Role Playing Games
  • Tournaments for Trading Card Games, including Magic the Gathering, and Pokemon 
  • Tournaments for video games, including Smash Bros. and Halo 
  • Various arcade games, and competitions 
  • RC Drift, RC Crawl, and RC Destruction Derby!!!
  • Retro Games and Toys
  • Rock climbing wall
  • More vendors than you can shake a stick at
  • Food, prizes, and much more to be announced!

Interested in becoming a vendor? CLICK HERE!


Click here to purchase tickets!


Retro Ex 2018 Schedule


  • 4:00 p.m.-  Gates Open/Sign ups for various activities begins, and gaming begins 
  • 4:45 p.m. - Kickoff Announcements
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 - Cosplay Panel
    • Main Stage, lower gym
  • 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 - Chiptunes
    • Main Stage, lower gym
  • 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 - Tarot Demonstration
    • Upper Gym, tables
  • 7:30 p.m. Closing announcements
    • Main Stage, lower gym
  • 8:00 p.m.to midnight - Vendors close, gaming continues

After Party Concert

  • Muddy Creek
  • 8:00 p.m. to midnight


  • 9:30 a.m. - Gates open
  • 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.- Cosplay prejudging and registration
    • Cosplay Registration Table
  • 10:00 a.m.- Kickoff show with One Night Only KC
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 10:00 a.m. - LARPing will begin and continue throughout the day
    • East Field (behind Planet Sub)
  • 11:15 a.m. to Noon - Rick Goldschmidt
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Cosplay and Gender Panel
    • Upper Gym, tables
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.- Chiptunes
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 - Cosplay Contest and Masquerade Parade
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 - Cosplay for Hope Panel
    • Upper Gym, tables
  • 8 p.m.- Closing announcements
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 8 p.m. to Midnight- Gaming continues in upper gym, vendors close

After Party Concert

  • Muddy Creek
  • 8:00 p.m. to midnight


  • 9:30 a.m.- Gates open
  • 9:30 a.m. to noon - Tabletop gaming continues
    • Upper and lower gyms
  • 9:45 a.m.- Kickoff Announcements
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon- Chiptunes
    • Main stage, lower gym
  • 1 p.m. - Award Ceremony
    • Main Stage, lower gym
  • 2:45 p.m. - Closing announcements
    • Main Stage, lower gym
  • 3 p.m. - Doors close

All RPG and Tabletop games are being run on a dynamic schedule. On Friday, gaming will start at 6 PM, and continue  on until Midnight. Saturday, 10 AM-2PM, 3PM-7PM, and 8PM to Midnight. Sunday, 10 AM to 2 PM. In these blocks, there will be many time slots with appropriate availability, as well as the option to sign up as an alternate, if the game is full, just in case a player does not show up.


UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center

500 S Maguire St
Warrensburg, MO


Pokemon Card Game Tournament

The thrill of competitive Pokemon. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

The serious, play-to-win side of the
Magic: The Gathering community.

Arcade Tournament

High Score Competition featuring classics such as Pac Man and Donkey Kong, and a fighting tournament, including Tekken 5, Street Fighter 2, and Virtua Fighter!

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament

One on one matches and doubles.

Cosplay Contest

For beginners, intermediates, and masters alike. Groups welcome, too! Find more information by clicking this image!

Halo 2 Tournament

What? Halo 2?!
That's right, we're takin' you back a decade to see who's got what it takes to be
Master Chief.


If you're going to be competing in Magic or Pokemon tournaments, we request you bring your own deck.

Table Top RPGs

Axis and Allies

 Axis and Allies is a World War 2 strategy board game which has a lot of small poker chips, plastic miniature figures, cardboard counters, 6 sided dice, and one massive map of the world. 


Shadowrun is a science fantasy tabletop role-playing game set in a near-future fictional universe in which cybernetics, magic and fantasy creatures co-exist. It combines genres of cyberpunk, urban fantasy and crime, with occasional elements of conspiracy, horror and detective fiction. From its inception in 1989, Shadowrun has remained among the most popular role-playing games.

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeon Delve(TM) is designed for groups looking for an exciting night of monster-slaying without the prep time. It contains dozens of self-contained easy-to-run mini-dungeons, or "delves," each one crafted for a few hours of game-play. 

ZOMBIES!!! 3rd Edition


Players take on the role of a survivor amid city streets sprawling with Zombies. Movement is determined by dice roll as is combat when the player's piece is in the same square as a Zombie. Players must conserve bullets and protect their life counters. At the end of the turn a dice roll directs the player to move a number of Zombies one square (because they are the slow George Romero type).

First player to reach the center of the Helipad tile and kill the Zombie there, or kill a total of 25 Zombies wins. When a player is killed they move back to the starting tile and lose half their Zombie kills.

Dungeon World

 Explore a land of magic and danger in the roles of adventurers searching for fame, gold, and glory. Delve into goblin holes or chance a dragon's lair. Dungeon World takes classic fantasy and approaches it with new rules. 

Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners

Never played DND before? No Problem! Let our experienced and seasoned nerds guide you through perilous quests filled with bounty and adventure!


Shoot, ram, skid and loot your way through the ruins of civilisation with Gaslands, a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players control small fleets of armed vehicles in battles for resources, dominance and survival.


With rules for multiple vehicle types (from motorbikes to big rigs), varied special weapons and accessories (including oil slicks, caltrops and nitro boosters), and a host of options for scenarios, environmental conditions, crew and campaigns, players can tailor games to match their own visions for an anarchic future.

The game is published by Osprey Games, and designed to be played with kit-bashed Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars.

Table Top RPG Registration NOW OPEN






Trivial Pursuit

Modern Board Games

 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past is a scenario-driven campaign game that features story content from the IDW TMNT comic. One player takes on the role of the ultimate villain Shredder, while the others take the role of their favorite Turtle. The Turtle players battle their way through a series of 60-90 minute missions in which they develop their characters' strengths, fighting styles, and equipment along the way to create a lasting story arc. Fan-favorite characters like Casey Jones and Alopex appear throughout the missions as the Turtles call on their closest allies for help in battling their deadliest foes. 

 Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game is a fast-paced game of high adventure, vile villains, edge-of-your-seat danger, and cliffhanger pulp movie action. Players take on the role of a treasure hunter, traveling the globe in search of ancient artifacts and fending off danger and villains at every turn in a quest for the ultimate reward of fortune and glory! 

The Fire of Eidolon is the quintessential source of light magic in your world and it has been stolen by the agents of the Dark Sorcerer, a being of untold power and horror who intends to bury it forever in the very same void that imprisons him, even if that means sealing you inside with it!

It is up to you and your band of brave Heroes to recover the Fire of Eidolon and extract it from the dark void Dungeon before its arcane light is extinguished forever. Your quest is to search through the Dungeon before you, Challenge the horrors inside for their trophies, and Break the three Dark Relics sealing the Fire to reclaim it...and then you have to escape. Are you up to the challeng

 In the DC Comics Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Batman™, Superman™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of Super-Villainy! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many of the DC Comics Super-Villains as you can. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game! 

 With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route. 

Rebel and Imperial fleets fight for the fate of the galaxy in Star Wars™: Armada, the two-player miniatures game of epic Star Wars space battles!
In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. It’s your job to issue the tactical commands that will decide the course of battle and, perhaps, the fate of the galaxy. 

Board game registration will be on-site at their respective tables.

Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers, Android, and IOS devices.

Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Additional Information

This is a 21 and over venue. This does not grant access to Retro-EX, and Retro-EX tickets do not grant access to these shows. 

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Friday, September 7th



Awesome Force


Saturday, September 8th

The Mountain Chiefs

The Fluorescent




Metroid Myk

Metroyd Myk is a chiptune artist based out of Oklahoma City. The performance combines love story fantasy narration, full sound effects, and progressive rock chiptune.  

Thunder Fox

From Barney & Friends to Super Mario dubstep, Warrensburg’s own Music Technology graduate, Thunder Fox, brings an ambitious mix of fun and heavy jams inspired by classic video games and cowbell.

DJ Zach Ross

A talented DJ, spinning mixes of videogame themes and chiptunes.

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