Dr. Livingston’s Anatomy Puzzles

August 8, 2020

Okay, these puzzles are just awesome!

Dr. Livingston’s Anatomy Jigsaw Puzzles invite you to assemble a cross-cut section of the human body that gives you a clear view of its contents. You’ll see how they interlock and overlap, how the

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Putting Paint on Plastic

July 27, 2020

As I was writing up the description for this Saturday’s Socially Distant Miniature Painting, I noticed myself actively avoiding a phrase that I’ve used many times in the past: “Join in with other local painters.”

I then recognized why; …

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Painting Miniatures—A Newcomer’s Primer

July 21, 2020

Over the past few years, I’ve watched a number of guides on getting started in painting miniatures. They’re all very informative, they cover super important details, and they’re delivered by individuals who are FAR more experienced than myself. However, if …

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John Ernst Cafe

July 17, 2020

We often mention that our Oak & Shield Gaming Pub is proudly located in the old John Ernst Cafe building, but does that name mean anything to those folks who didn’t grow up hearing the name—or who never had a
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Farewell, Greenfield

June 24, 2020

On the ranking of things I get to write, this one ranks at the bottom of the scale. I’ve been putting it off for a week or so, “waiting for more information” I’ve been telling myself, but it is time.…

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Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

Reagan famously referred to the United States as a shining city on a hill with the eyes of all people upon us.  Today, that shining city has risen up in protest because we have manifestly failed to live up to

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Sherlock Holmes Day

May 21, 2020

Tomorrow is Sherlock Holmes Day!  Mystery and deduction fans rejoice in honor of the most famous consulting detective of all time.  As a lifelong fan, here are some fun bits of trivia I’d like to share:

Sherlock’s first appearance in …

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The Barrister Bounce Back Plan

May 13, 2020

Update 30 June 2020: the sustained protests against police violence has created a natural experiment that has produced the heartening if unsurprising finding that the proper use of masks really does significantly reduce the transmission of SARS-COV-2.  While our Barrister …

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How to sew a face mask with minimal skills and materials

April 7, 2020

The first time I had to sew something by hand because I didn’t have access to a sewing machine, it felt like it was going to take an eternity.  (If you must know, it was a Captain Jack Sparrow costume,

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Abyss Modified-Session 37, The Final Showdown

January 19, 2020

Notes from the DM: Abyss Modified is a Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign based on the Out of the Abyss prepublished adventure, so there might be spoilers if you are planning to play that campaign. It has home brew

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