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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.”

Aug
3
Sat
Pop-Up Gen Con @ Mayfair & North Shore
Aug 3 all-day

Can’t make it to Indianapolis for Gen Con this year?

We have great news—Pop-Up Gen Con is coming to Board Game Barrister!

Thanks to this brand new program, our Mayfair and North Shore locations will have exclusive copies of new games debuting at Gen Con 2019—and we’ll be teaching and playing those games all weekend.

Here’s what you can expect to play at this year’s Pop-Up Gen Con:

Publisher Game
Greater Than Games Medium
Renegade Games Terror Below and Bargain Quest
Breaking Games We’re Doomed! and Hypothetically Fun
Forbidden Games Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates
Czech Games Trapwords
Pandasaurus Mental Blocks
Paizo Pathfinder Second Edition: Core Rulebook and Bestiary
Z-Man Games Love Letter (New Edition) and Hadara

Pop-Up Gen Con Hours:
Saturday, August 3—10:00AM-8:00PM

Visit the Pop-Up Gen Con Schedule for North Shore

 

Want to join in our little Con-away-from-Con?
You’ll need your badge ahead of time, available through the Gen Con website.

Pathfinder 2E Launch Session @ Greenfield
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm

 

Pathfinder Second Edition has arrived! Help us celebrate with a launch session, Saturday August 3, Sunday August 4, or both!

Pathfinder 2E is the culmination of over a decade of development and feedback from more than 125,000 gamers. Join in and create a heroic character before setting off on daring quests and facing fearsome foes.

Your Game Master, Joe, has been running Pathfinder events for many years, and will be available to guide your journey and answer your every question.

New Players Welcome!

All materials will be provided, as well as a rules overview and guidance!

 

What’s new in Second Edition?
The new edition introduces plenty of new features

  • Easier to Learn, Faster to Play
    Streamlined rules and intuitive presentation get you right in the action, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to roleplaying.
  • Endlessly Customizable
    The new system features deep character customization, allowing you to tell the stories you want, featuring your own unique characters.

 

Postponed: No D&D Kids’ Table This Week @ North Shore
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm

POSTPONED: Due to a special event in our event space, as well the unavailability of our usual DM David, we will NOT host a Kids’ Table for Dungeons & Dragons this week, August 3, 2019.

Thank you for your understanding, and we’ll see you next week!

 

 

At this 15-and-younger table, our local youngsters have a place to adventure with others their age and pursue their characters’ wildest whims.

Your Dungeon Masters, David and Erik, started this table to give kids a place to express themselves without worrying about whether adults will think they’re playing “wrong.” There is no wrong way to play D&D—it’s all about telling a great, hilarious story and growing with your characters!

Parents Welcome to Join!
Any player who can follow the rules of our event space is welcome to play without supervision, but parents are also welcome to play at the kids’ table in their weekly adventures, or jump into Adventurers League for the week.

Aug
4
Sun
Pathfinder 2E Launch Session @ Greenfield
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm

 

Pathfinder Second Edition has arrived! Help us celebrate with a launch session, Saturday August 3, Sunday August 4, or both!

Pathfinder 2E is the culmination of over a decade of development and feedback from more than 125,000 gamers. Join in and create a heroic character before setting off on daring quests and facing fearsome foes.

Your Game Master, Joe, has been running Pathfinder events for many years, and will be available to guide your journey and answer your every question.

New Players Welcome!

All materials will be provided, as well as a rules overview and guidance!

 

What’s new in Second Edition?
The new edition introduces plenty of new features

  • Easier to Learn, Faster to Play
    Streamlined rules and intuitive presentation get you right in the action, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to roleplaying.
  • Endlessly Customizable
    The new system features deep character customization, allowing you to tell the stories you want, featuring your own unique characters.