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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
Legion League: Operation Blue Metal @ Greenfield
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

Join our local Legion community for a four-week strategic league: Operation Blue Metal!

This league will meet weekly, pitting your forces against your opponents’, and empowering you to build your Legion skills and strategy (not to mention collection) over the course of one month.

Late Entries Welcome!
Can’t make it to the first week of League? No problem! Stop in for any League meeting and start working toward league rewards.

*Your league entry will grant you enough MVP points to play for free for the league’s duration.

Earn prizes for participating in Legion League!

  • Legion Season 2 promos;
  • Gen Con Legion promos
Strategic Event Info
A Strategic event involves players play 1v1 games against the same opponent for all four games of a thematic event. Each game is connected, with the results of the game carrying over and creating consequences for future games.
For this operation, players do not use Battle Cards. There will be rules to replace Battle Cards, which will be covered at the first league meeting, as well as in the League details page.

League details will be discussed in full at the first meeting on Saturday, December 1.

Get more details on Operation Blue Metal

We’ll see you one the tables, Commander.

Stronghold Tournament: Legend of the Five Rings Season 3 @ Greenfield
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

Face off with your fellow clan leaders at this Season Three Stronghold Conflict tournament!

With some GORGEOUS new best-in-clan promos, new ability tokens and Scorpion-themed plastic Imperial Favor cards, there are some amazing treasures to go around.

 

Event begins at 2:00pm
All players should bring a tournament-legal deck and select one of their clan’s two available roles.

This event will take place over a number of 60-minute Swiss rounds, dependent on attendance (normally 3-4 rounds).

 

Winner: Scorpion Art Plastic Imperial Favor Card
Top 2: Blood of Onnotangu promo
Top 4: Set of acrylic Ability Used tokens & Code Card
Top 8: Assassination promo
Participation: Walking the Way & Waning Hostilities promos
Best-in-Clan: Extended art Clan Card
One Random Player outside the Top 2 will receive a Tears of Amaterasu promo.
Leftover prizes will be distributed during Tuesday Casual Play events.

 

Want more L5R? Don’t miss the Elements Unbound Tournament on December 29!

Dec
16
Sun
Fox River Board Game Club @ Greenfield
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am

Board Game Barrister is all about bringing people together around a common love for board games–and for board gaming!

This small group of gamers is looking for a few more players to fill out the ranks of their board gaming day.

So jump in, meet some new faces, and get gaming!

Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (Adventure) @ Greenfield
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Your training is complete and it’s time to begin your life of action and adventure in Dungeons & Dragons!

Together, we’ll tell an amazing story about your character’s heroic choices and amazing quests. All game materials will be provided, but players wishing to bring their own dice or a miniature representing their hero may do so.

Important:
Players in our Adventure events will first want to attend one of our D&D for Kids Class events.

 

Adventure Event
This D&D “adventure” will allow young players to use the knowledge they learned in the academy to tell a story as a group and accomplish great deeds!

Tier 1 Event
This “Tier 1” event will focus solely on the fundamentals of Dungeons & Dragons gameplay. Participants will utilize the essentials of:

  • Listening to descriptions of the story world and making choices for their characters;
  • Interacting with the Dungeon Master’s story world and the characters it contains;
  • Basic rules of adventuring and fighting (Example: Roll a die and add your attack value to see if you hit this goblin);
  • Acting in turn so that the whole group participates.

A “trimmed” portion of the Dungeons & Dragons rules will be used during this gameplay session. To continue learning the complete D&D ruleset, also join us for our future Tier 2 and Tier 3 events.

About your Dungeon Master
Chris has been playing Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games since 1981. For many years, he has run events in Board Game Barrister stores, at official conventions, and at home. Chris has published several pieces in third-party roleplaying books and has written numerous adventures and campaigns.

Dec
18
Tue
KeyForge League @ Greenfield
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome to KeyForge League!

Over the course of this 5-week league, you’ll have a chance to play many different Archon decks—one deck for each player in the league. Your $10 entry will add one Archon deck to the League Pool, and you’ll be given game pairings that enable you to play every deck in the pool.

League Games
Refer to your League Pairings to determine who your opponent is while you play each deck.

For example, a line on your League Pairings might read: “Play Deck #1 vs John Smyth Deck #4.” In this case, John will also have a matching pairing to play Deck #4 against you.

It’s up to you to organize when to play these games. We suggest coming to as many League Tuesdays as possible—and letting most of your games fall into your lap—but your games can also be played on other days of the week. Join our Facebook Group for a great way to set up games with your opponents.

All League games must be played at Board Game Barrister—Greenfield.

League Prizes: Selecting your Archon Deck
At the conclusion of the League, you’ll have an opportunity to submit your deck preferences. In order of standings, we’ll fulfill those preferences as best as we’re able.

Everyone takes home an Archon deck for participating in League!

Open Gaming
League entry will grant you time in the event space on the day you sign up. On any other days you play, normal weekly play fees (100 MVP points or $3) will apply.

 

The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 18 @ 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 [email protected] 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
20
Thu
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 20 @ 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!