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Jan
11
Fri
Yule Ball 2019 @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day

On behalf of the Office of the Headmaster, we would like to welcome students, alumni and faculty to attend this year’s bewitching celebration of the Triwizard Tournament at our annual Yule Ball, hosted at Turner Hall Ballroom, on January 11th and 12th.

Wizards, witches, alumni and magic students are all invited. Our beloved Headmaster has put the finishing charms on this year’s festivities and encourages all who attend to wear their very best dress robes, fancy dresses, cosplay or other festive apparel.

Please take caution when traveling via floo–some dark wizards have tampered with the chimneys. Best use caution and ride your broom or apparate instead.

 

Event Details

NOW TAKING PLACE ON TWO EVENINGS
Early Entry Doors at 6pm
Event Begins at 7pm

Doors open at 7pm. Purchase a Waltz Package ($10) to join us an hour earlier (6pm) and learn the waltz with our professional dancers so you’re prepared for the Champion’s Waltz at 8:15pm.

We will then turn things over to the enchanting sounds of the wizarding world’s most esteemed DJs. Our potions master is proud to share with you her newest spellbindingly delicious elixirs.

This party is for adults (18+), so leave little wizards under the care of your (free and fairly compensated) house elf and join us for what’s become known as ‘adult prom’!

Pre-sale begins Wednesday, 09.19 at noon (CODE: Dumbleball2019)
Public on sale begins Friday, 09.21 at noon
Save on fees and purchase tickets directly at the box office or Oak & Shield

 

 

 

 

General Admission ($25):
– Allows ticket holder into event at 7pm.

VIP Package includes ($65):
– Magic School Acceptance Letter
– Private entrance
– Private coat check
– Private seating area
– Prefect bathroom
– Private bar
– Specialty cocktail only available at VIP bar
– Goodie bag

Champion’s Waltz Package add-on includes ($10):
(Must purchase GA or VIP ticket first to get Champion’s Waltz Package option)
– Early entrance to event (6pm)
– One hour of waltz instruction from a professional instructor

Jan
13
Sun
Fox River Board Game Club @ Greenfield
Jan 13 @ 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!

Fox River Board Game Club @ Greenfield
Jan 13 @ 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! (Class) @ Greenfield
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Welcome to Barristerberg Adventurers Academy!

This mythical and magical place is where young adventurers begin their journeys and build lifelong knowledge of how to be a great Dungeons & Dragons player.

Dungeons & Dragons isn’t just about tracking statistics and defeating imaginary dragons. The real fun of the game is in telling a communal story, cheering when your teamwork pays off, and laughing when everything goes wonky.

 

Class Event
This D&D “class” will prepare young players to join in on any of our D&D for Kids adventures in the future.

Stick around for a same-day adventure at 4:00PM, January 13!

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

  • Choosing an adventuring class and race (elf, dwarf, gnome, human, etc) for their character;
  • 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 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.

Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (Adventure) @ Greenfield
Jan 13 @ 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.

Jan
15
Tue
KeyForge League @ Greenfield
Jan 15 @ 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.

 

Jan
17
Thu
RPG Roulette: Vampire the Masquerade @ Mayfair
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm

Sink your teeth into Vampire the Masquerade, a hugely popular roleplaying game taking place in a “gothic-punk” version of our modern world, where you and your fellow players will assume the roles of vampires.

Align yourself with a vampire clan, and join the elegant-but-deadly dance that this world demands.

About RPG Roulette
Join us every month for a new RPG Roulette series! Learn a new roleplaying system, develop your characters, and unravel your own unique stories during a few Thursday-night sessions.

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 17 @ 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!

Jan
18
Fri
Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Weekend @ Bayshore, Greenfield, Mayfair and Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day

Play Ravnica Allegiance before it’s officially released at this Magic: the Gathering prerelease event!

As a participant, you’ll be among the first to step up, prove your loyalty, and fight for your guild.  Choose your guild, open six booster packs, build a deck and compete for packs and prizes!

Pre-registration for all events is absolutely encouraged!
Seriously.  Trying to register 40 or 50 people on a Saturday or Sunday morning is pretty rough, and we can run a much smoother event when you pre-register.

Players will select their guild from the available prerelease packs based on order of registration.

 

 

 

 

(All pre-registration for these events will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.)
Please Note: Event tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable.

Everyone leaves with something! Players who drop out early still receive a pack per completed match they won! Even if you lose all of your matches, you still receive a single booster pack as a prize – so long as you played all your matches.

 

 

Oak & Shield Pub Events

Players MUST Pre-Register Online to participate in Oak & Shield Prerelease Events.

Saturday Two-Headed Giant
Team Entry is $100 (Includes your Themed Food Choices)
11:30am check-in (must have preregistered online). Event begins at Noon. 3 rounds.
Capacity is 10 teams.
In this all-inclusive event, you and your teammate will enter the pub’s downstairs Magic sanctuary, where you’ll open Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Packs and play three rounds of Magic. Plus, you’re at the pub, so obviously we’re going to feed you.

Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease at the Pub

Choose various options from a themed food to build yourself a fine Ravnican meal during deckbuilding.

Sunday Two-Headed Giant
Team Entry is $100 (Includes your Themed Food Choices)
11:30am check-in (must have preregistered online). Event begins at Noon. 3 rounds.
Capacity is 10 teams.

In this all-inclusive event, you and your teammate will enter the pub’s downstairs Magic sanctuary, where you’ll open Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Packs and play three rounds of Magic. Plus, you’re at the pub, so obviously we’re going to feed you. Choose various options from a themed food to build yourself a fine Ravnican meal during deckbuilding.

More Details & Pub Prerelease Menu

 

Greenfield Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.

 Midnight Event (Friday Night)
11:30pm day-of registration. Event begins at Midnight. 3 rounds.

In this “Double Packs” Midnight event, players will receive two booster packs per match win.

Saturday Morning “Red” Event
10:30am day-of registration. 11:00am start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0 at Greenfield.

Saturday Evening Two-Headed Giant
6:00pm day-of registration. 6:30pm start. 3 rounds.
In the Two-Headed Giant cooperative Magic: the Gathering format, each team’s two players share turns and life totals, while fighting together against another pair of players. Learn more about the Two-Headed Giant format here.
Prizes: Each player on your team will receive a booster pack for every match your team wins!

Sunday Morning “Green” Event
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0.

Sunday Evening “Gold” Event
5:30pm day-of registration. 6:00pm start. 4 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a playmat for all players who go 4-0.

 

Bayshore Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.

Saturday Morning “Orange” Event
10:30am day-of registration. 11:00am start. 4 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a playmat for all players who go 4-0.

Sunday Morning “Green” Event
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0.

 

Mayfair Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.

Saturday Afternoon “Blue” Event
1:30pm day-of registration. 2:00pm start. 3 rounds
Prizes for this event will be TWO booster packs for every match win!

Sunday Morning Two-Headed Giant
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 3 rounds.
In the Two-Headed Giant cooperative Magic: the Gathering format, each team’s two players share turns and life totals, while fighting together against another pair of players. Learn more about the Two-Headed Giant format here.
Prizes: Each player on your team will receive a booster pack for every match your team wins.

 

 

 

 

First time at a prerelease?
Get a little more information on how this event works!

 

Jan
19
Sat
HeroClix: Sealed Battle Royale @ Greenfield
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm

Sealed – Battle Royale

Name: Sealed Battle Royale
Format: Sealed
Sub-Format: Battle Royale
Universe: n/a
Point Value: n/a
Restrictions: none
Description: Players will purchase a booster at the store and draft their teams using the following system:
1. When instructed players will open their booster and choose 1 element from the booster (e.g. figure and its card) and pass the rest of the booster to the left. Players will continue to pick and pass until all elements are drafted. Your drafted pieces will later be added to the prize pool as outlined below.
2. A player’s team are the elements they drafted on the lowest point value unless otherwise instructed by the judge at the beginning of the event.
3. Each player will choose a starting area and add 1 object to the map.
4. Players will battle until time is reached or only one player remains.
5. When the game is over all elements will be added to the prize pool as well as any prizes the judge may or may not add. Then the players will draft their prizes in a snake draft in order of winning (i.e. 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, 4th place, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, etc..) until all pieces are re-drafted.

 

 

 

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