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Dec
10
Mon
Learn-to-Play — Walking Dead: All Out War @ Bayshore
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for an exciting miniatures game at this learn-to-play event–Walking Dead: All Out War!

In this miniatures game of fast-paced, head-to-head skirmishes set in the iconic world of The Walking Dead, you’ll have a chance to play through the storylines of the best-selling comic series.

  • Assemble a group of your favorite characters from The Walking Dead
  • Kit them out with a variety of weapons, items and abilities
  • Battle to achieve dominance against rival gangs in the Walker-strewn Atlanta cityscape
  • Experience first-hand the desperate struggle for survival faced by Rick and his fellow Survivors

No Experience or Materials Necessary
Your event host, Taylor, will provide all materials necessary and run demos of the game from 5pm until 9pm. Just bring yourself!

Join us on Miniatures Monday for more miniature gaming fun, every Monday at Bayshore!

Milwaukee Chess Wizards @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

We’ve never heard a group of people laugh so much while playing chess!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play chess, improve your play, or upgrade your tactical arsenal—the Milwaukee Chess Wizards are here for you! Settle in for a great night and meet other local chess players while we duke it out in some fast-paced blitz games.

We’ll be meeting in the downstairs bar area, known as 42 Lounge. We’ll have a few physical boards and clocks available, but please feel free to bring your own sets. If you want a great way to play on your phone, we recommend grabbing the Lichess app as it’s completely free and comes with a bunch of cool features.

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.

Dec
11
Tue
Drop-In Dungeons & Dragons @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

Get in on Drop-In D&D every Tuesday! Each week, you’ll explore brand new stories and face off with exciting challenges in the 5th Edition of D&D.

DMs drink for free!*

Each session, your table will feature a different one-shot adventure. Space is very limited, and is first-come first-served.

Please bring one or more pre-built characters for each week’s session. If you do not have a character, or your character is not an appropriate level for the adventure, we will have pre-built characters available for you to use!

We also ask that players have a basic understanding of the rules.
If you have never played D&D before, we suggest learning the ropes at one of the many weekly events at Board Game Barrister locations.

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.

*DM Perks
We appreciate all the time and energy that goes into being the Dungeon Master, and we’d love to buy you a drink or a snack.
– DM for a table of 4+ players, and you’ll get two $5 “Inspiration Tokens” for a $10 total!

Find more information on being a Drop-In Dungeon Master.

The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Test your Potter Knowledge. Play to Win Yule Ball Tickets!

Dear quizzer, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to attend The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary information and equipment. We await your owl by no later than… actually, please send no owls. Just register and go to the quiz. Owls are dangerous wild animals.

Cheaters will be subjected to the Cruciatus Curse if they are found using self-correcting ink, spellchecking quills or any dishonorable Muggle devices. The quiz will have equal portions questions about the books and the movies and we’ll also be asking a smattering of questions about The Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts and other stories set in the Potterverse to separate the contenders from the pretenders. You better break out your Timeturners as you’ve got quite a lot of material to cover. Perhaps your local apothecary shop has powdered dragon horn?

Make sure you visit Gringotts before quiz, as admission is 8 sickles, 13 knuts. We will accept Muggle money, of course, so that comes to $5 per person. Winners will be awarded a fat purse (trust us, it will not be leprechaun gold) and the top team will take home tickets to our coveted YULE BALL AT TURNER HALL BALLROOM!! Your team is limited to 6 wizards and you might want to come prepared with more than one team name. You’re not the only ones who picked “You’re a Quizzard Harry”.

Your team is required to register for this quiz! Get that done at http://bit.ly/ThemeQuizRegistration!

THEMED QUIZ FAQs

Can people under 21 play?
Yes, we are all ages until 10pm, 21+ afterward.

Should I wear a costume?
YES! It’s not required, but you should feel free to wear your house robes and represent!

How do you sign up? Where do you buy tickets?
You can register your team by filling out this form: http://bit.ly/ThemeQuizRegistration. This is NOT a reservation of seating, but it will help us ensure that we have ample space for all our teams. We anticipate our theme quizzes will fill up quickly and we will turn away teams that did not pre-register. You will not purchase tickets in advance, simply pay the $5 per player entry fee in cash when you arrive at the quiz. Registrations will close 24 hours before the quiz and, if space permits, walk-up spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Will I get some sort of email confirmation?
You and your alternate captain should receive an automated email after submitting your registration and, as long, as that email doesn’t indicate that you’re on stand-by, you should plan to be at the quiz. The week of the quiz, we’ll shoot you a reminder about the quiz as well.

How do you change your team name, number of players on the team or cancel a registration?
After you’ve registered, you can make changes to it by emailing us at marketing@geekswhodrink.com. You can also change your team name when you arrive at the quiz.

Is this a free quiz?
No, it’s $5 per person to play (bring cash!), and we’ll ask you to pay for everyone on your team before we give you quiz materials. If a team member is going to be late, we won’t ask you pay in advance, but if they fail to pay on arrival, your team will be disqualified.

What’s the maximum/minimum players per team?
There is no minimum, but if you want to win, you should have a fully staffed squad. We’re happy to help you find teammates in advance on social media or on the day of. Team maximum is strictly six players, as always. Everyone sitting with you is considered part of your team.

Do spectators have to pay?
Yes. Yes, they do. Spectators generally have to pay for sporting events, right? This also goes for Geeks Who Drink employees that aren’t working at the event and the people they make love to.

Can my dad/girlfriend/friend sit at our table and not play?
No. Six people max on a team and all players must pay. If they’re sitting with you and not playing, we’re going to ask that they move.

Will BLANK TOPIC be covered?
Everything is fair game. Study hard. Apply yourself. And we never give clues.

How long will the quiz last?
Our regular quizzes run about 2 hours, but themed quizzes require a bit more heavy lifting in terms of logistics, scoring and extra stuff we may have planned. Average is about 2 1/2 hours.

Dec
12
Wed
Karaoke @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke Wednesdays! Every Wednesday night with DJ Jason Rocks!

Let your hair down and come sing with us!

Help decide this week’s flux rule!
Everyone who sings will receive one vote toward tonight’s special drink deals. The available deals change every week, so every karaoke night is full of new drinking opportunities!

Mic-shy? No worries, congratulate one of the other, ehem, “performers” with a $5 inspiration token, and you’ll get a vote of your own.

Dec
13
Thu
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best live hosted pub quiz to Oak & Shield Gaming Pub! Join us for 8 rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia.

Our weekly quiz is free to play and we’ll be giving away prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to 6, so gather your smartest friends and come down.

Prizes courtesy of O’so Brewing Company – Tap House featuring delicious beer and gift cards to Oak and Shield!

Dec
14
Fri
Returning in 2019: Friday Night Magic (and Food!) @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm

Update: Friday Night Magic will NOT be held this week. Oak & Shield has closed out its 2018 Friday Night Magic season. But fear not! We’ll be back in 2019. Stay tuned for details.

Every Friday night in the downstairs 42 Lounge, we’re taking our Magic game to the next level and keeping you fed between every round of play!

Whether you’re getting off work downtown, hopping over after classes, or just want us to feed you while you play—join us at the pub for an amazing weekly event of play, prizes, plates, planeswalkers, and other P words we’ll think of later!

Need dinner? Our courses will be snack-y fare, and will arrive between rounds over the course of the event. If you need something more substantial, we suggest arriving a while before the event to grab a dinner upstairs!

The FNM Fare

Registration: Chips & Dips
After Round 1: Bacon Chicken in Little China—Hand wrapped chicken bacon ranch wontons with ranch
After Round 2: Chef’s choice, Jalapeno Poppers or Eyeholes—Deep fried mac and cheese balls with jalapeno

Constructed Formats Only: For the moment, the pub’s FNM event will feature the Standard, Modern and Commander formats. With enough player interest, we can also run other constructed formats.

Bring multiple decks! Each week, we’ll gauge interest in each format. If there isn’t enough interest in your first choice of format, we still want you to be able to play, so bring decks for two or three formats if you’re able.

Pints! There’s another P word. Are we drinking at FNM? Yep! Alcoholic beverages will be available, and yes, you can drink while you play.

Does that mean the event is 21+? Nope! This is an All Ages event, and we’re here to make it equally as fun for every player who came to play and chow down!

Event Structure & Prizes

Standard—Three Best-of-Three Rounds—Booster pack per match win!

Modern—Three Best-of-Three Rounds—Booster pack per match win!

Commander/EDH—Single Multiplayer Game in a Pod of 3-5—Everyone gets a booster pack, pod winner gets two additional packs!

Other Multiplayer Constructed—Single Multiplayer Game in a Pod of 3-5—Everyone gets a booster pack, pod winner gets two additional packs!

 

Dec
15
Sat
Standard Showdown: Guilds of Ravnica @ Bayshore, Greenfield & Mayfair
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master Guilds of Ravnica on the road to the Store Championship!

This event series will take place over 10 Saturdays.

We will not host a Standard Showdown event on November 10, for Ravnica Weekend!

Join us for a friendly competitive Standard event, and play to win packs, as well as special 4-card Standard Showdown boosters!

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won. The Top 8 players will take home a Showdown booster, and first place gets an additional Showdown booster!

Each Showdown booster contains four cards:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 2 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set
Dec
16
Sun
Commander at the Pub @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a casual Commander format Magic: the Gathering event—Sunday afternoons at Oak & Shield Pub!

Upon arriving, you’ll be given a pod of players to join, and settle in for an afternoon of legendary creatures, unforgettable plays, and free-for-all fun!

Then, for anyone who wants to play more games, we’ll break into new pods and do it all over again!

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.

New to Commander?
You’re welcome to join us! The Commander format, also known as Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) is a casual Magic format featuring some truly unique deckbuilding options.

In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!

 

Dec
17
Mon
Milwaukee Chess Wizards @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

We’ve never heard a group of people laugh so much while playing chess!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play chess, improve your play, or upgrade your tactical arsenal—the Milwaukee Chess Wizards are here for you! Settle in for a great night and meet other local chess players while we duke it out in some fast-paced blitz games.

We’ll be meeting in the downstairs bar area, known as 42 Lounge. We’ll have a few physical boards and clocks available, but please feel free to bring your own sets. If you want a great way to play on your phone, we recommend grabbing the Lichess app as it’s completely free and comes with a bunch of cool features.

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.