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Jul
20
Sat
Bristol Renaissance Faire Trip #1 @ Departing from Oak & Shield Pub
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am

Join us for our yearly field trip down to the Bristol Renaissance Faire—it’s tradition!
Get your tickets early to guarantee your spot on the bus!

July 20 is Marketplace Weekend. Shop the wares of more than 175 artisans and merchants!

 

 

 

—Please read ALL the information below—

SEATING IS LIMITED! You must sign up and pre-pay online.

Trip Includes:
*Round trip transportation
*Admission to Bristol Renaissance Faire ($25.95 value)
*Hard Cider, Press, PBR, Miller Lite and water provided on the bus
*Memories and friendships for a lifetime!!!
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Departure:
Oak and Shield Gaming Pub
600 E. Ogden, Milwaukee WI 53202
July 20 at 10:00am SHARP (Do NOT be late…)
Rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing or your favorite lord’s/wench’s attire.
Arrival:
Bristol Renaissance Faire
Kenosha, WI @ 11:00am

Please note: we share our parking lot with Panera and Chipotle, who need those parking spaces for their customers. We appreciate you not using the lot to park for this trip. Street parking is available on Saturdays, however, it is 2-hour free parking. You *may* get a ticket if you don’t move your car. If you want to ensure you do not get a ticket, we recommend you take a Lyft/Uber to the bar, or park in a public lot.
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Return trip:
Departs: Bristol Renaissance Faire
Kenosha, WI @ 7:15 pm (Do NOT be late…)
Arrives: Oak and Shield @ 8:15 pm
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This will be a full 10-hour day—come prepared! We go rain or shine! Wear comfortable shoes, and stay hydrated!
Must be 21+ to attend

Cost of Trip:
Bus Trip Only: $28 + tax
Total Trip: Bus + Ticket Into Faire: $48 + tax

Unicorn Pack Release Tourney (Legend of the Five Rings) @ Greenfield
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am

Embrace the freedom of the Golden Plains, and explore beyond the reaches of Rokugan—at the Unicorn Clan Pack release tourney!

Join us for our Warriors of the Wind celebration event.

Registration: 11:00AM
Event Start: 11:30AM

This is a casual tournament. Players of all skills levels are invited to join us. We’ll play a few 60-minute rounds of Legend of the Five Rings (3-4 depending on attendance) and take home some great prizes.

Players may play any clan they wish for this event. Players should build a deck following the game’s deckbuilding guidelines and select one of their clan’s two current roles.

Event Prizes

  • Participation: Full bleed Spoils of War promos (number depending on attendance)
  • Top 8: Full bleed Shiro Shinjo promo
  • Top 2: Moto Chagatai playmat
Jul
21
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (Class) @ Greenfield
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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.

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

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.

Jul
23
Tue
A Song of Ice and Fire LEAGUE @ Mayfair
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

Lords of Westeros! Gather your bannermen and launch your campaign for the Iron Throne!

Join us on Tuesday nights for this casual 5-week league. Games will be played at 40 points, and your scenarios will be predetermined.

*When you pay your $10 league entry fee, you will receive 400 MVP points, which may be used for entry to the remaining four weeks of league.

At the start of league, you will receive your league pairings with the other players and scenario for each “week.” It is up to players to set up their games—Tuesdays are the designated league night, but games can be arranged for other days as well.

League Prizes
Prizes for this league will come from the Season 2 Game Night Kit, including:

  • Alternate sculpt Conscript miniatures
  • Alternate sculpt Spearwives miniatures
  • Night’s Watch dice bags
  • Free Folk dice bags
  • Night’s Watch measuring sticks
  • Free Folk measuring sticks

Additional Notes

Players can change their army list between matches, but must play the same army for the league’s duration. For example, you can’t play Night’s Watch week 1 and switch to Starks week 2.

“Week” is a loose term in this league as it is understood that it is summer. Games are allowed to be played outside of the scheduled league day and week if necessary. Games should be played at the Mayfair location, but you may arrange a game at another Board Game Barrister location if your opponent agrees.

Legal units for the league are the units in War Council. If there are releases during league and they are in the app they will be considered legal the week of release. There are no proxy models.

 

Jul
24
Wed
Destiny: Spark of Hope Standard Tournament @ North Shore
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for Standard constructed tournament!

 

Prizes TBD (premiere kits possibly)

All Holocrons, errata and Balance of the Force costs are in effect.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-destiny/

Jul
25
Thu
RPG Roulette: Mouse Guard @ Mayfair
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Step into the world of Mouse Guard, where mice struggle to live safely among a host of hostile predators and harsh conditions. You are among the Mouse Guard—more than just soldiers, you and your fellow Guards are guides and leaders for your fellow mice.

Join Game Master Glenn for a mini campaign on Thursdays through all of July!

New players are always welcome! We’ll be starting with brand new characters and covering the basics of the game before we begin.

More about Mouse Guard
Based on the award-winning Mouse Guard comic book and graphic novel series by David Petersen, this pen-and-paper traditional RPG designed by Luke Crane allows players to enter this fantastic world, join the Mouse Guard, form patrols and head up missions into the Territories. The game also features artwork and extensive background material from series creator, David Petersen.

Jul
27
Sat
CANCELLED: Cosplay Rave 2019 @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 2:00 am

Hey Cosplay Pals,

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this year’s Cosplay Rave has been cancelled. There won’t be costumes and lasers, but we’d still love to see you this Saturday night!

Sincerely,
The Oak & Shield Team

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Stop looking for excuses to throw on elaborate costumes and dance the night away. We’ve got the only excuse you need…

It’s time for our first ever COSPLAY RAVE at Oak & Shield!

We’re breaking in our steampunk leather and jedi robes with an All Night DJ Dance Party.

Plus, shine some light on your stunning outfit during our epic Laser Light Show.

Cosplay is not required, but HIGHLY encouraged. Seriously, they’re handing out vibranium shields like candy these days anyway.

Drink Package Available
$75 gets you All-You-Can-Drink Rail Drinks, Domestic Beers, and Exclusive Cosplay Rave cocktails
Drink package does not include tips, so please show your waitstaff some appreciation by tipping.

 

 

Jul
28
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (Class) @ Greenfield
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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.

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

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.

Jul
31
Wed
Private Event: RPG Table
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re happy to set aside space for your upcoming birthday party, private game night or special get-together!

Reserve space for your own private event here, available at all Board Game Barrister locations and Oak & Shield Pub.

Private In-Store Events

Private In-Store Birthdays

Oak & Shield Pub Reservations and Parties

Aug
1
Thu
RPG Roulette: Monster of the Week @ Mayfair
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Now that you know the truth—monsters are real—it’s up to you to take them down and keep keep everyone around you in blissful ignorance. Monster of the Week is your chance to tackle Bigfoot, collar a chupacabra, and drive away demons.

Join Game Master Glenn for a mini campaign on Thursdays through all of August!

New players are always welcome! We’ll be starting with brand new characters and covering the basics of the game before we begin.

More about Monster of the Week
“Monster of the Week is a standalone action-horror RPG. Hunt high school beasties a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer, travel the country to bring down unnatural creatures like the Winchester brothers of Supernatural, or head up the government investigation like Mulder and Scully.”