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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.

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.

 

Aug
8
Thu
RPG Roulette: Monster of the Week @ Mayfair
Aug 8 @ 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.”

MKE ASL Game Night @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Drop in and play various board games—in American Sign Language!

Each 2nd Thursday of the month, join in with deaf and hearing impaired ASL users over snacks, drinks, and a fun tabletop game.

We will kick off the evening with a few tables of short (30 minute) games until everyone shows up and gets comfortable. Then we’ll move on to slightly longer games (45-60 minutes).

Newcomers welcome!
We are more than happy to teach new games to guests.

All are welcome, but we ask that guests have a serious interest in American Sign Language.

Aug
10
Sat
Standard Showdown (Magic: the Gathering) @ Greenfield & North Shore
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master the Standard Format!

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

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won.

The event winner will receive a Promo Pack for the current Magic season, featuring four special and exclusive cards.

Aug
11
Sun
Bristol Renaissance Faire Trip #2 @ Departing from Oak & Shield Pub
Aug 11 @ 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!

August 11 is Steampunk Invasion weekend!

 

 

 

—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
August 11 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

Aug
15
Thu
Homeschool Game Day @ Greenfield
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come play games with other homeschoolers! This event is open to all ages, including parents.

Come when you can, leave when you must. Just check in at the cash register and let us know you’re here for the Homeschool Game Day. There’s no cost to play, and a full wall of open games to choose from!

RPG Roulette: Monster of the Week @ Mayfair
Aug 15 @ 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
17
Sat
Standard Showdown (Magic: the Gathering) @ Greenfield & North Shore
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master the Standard Format!

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

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won.

The event winner will receive a Promo Pack for the current Magic season, featuring four special and exclusive cards.

D&D Competitive Adventurers League—Return to the Ghost Tower of Inverness @ North Shore
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on August 17 for a competitive Adventurers League event!

Signups start at 2:30PM.

Return to the Ghost Tower of Inverness
This is a familiar scene. Shackled. Bound. The same faces surround you as the last time you were in this dark, dank cell. Your friends, your party members. You’ve been told that your actions have led to death and destruction near and far, but you were only doing what was demanded of you from those who hold you captive again now. A looming figure goes over your crimes and holds out a glowing gemstone, offering a trade for your lives. “You must undo what you have done and put this back,” he whispers. “You must return to the Ghost Tower.”

This is a Four‐Hour Competitive Adventure

This event will replace our standard Adventurers League play for the day.

As a participant, you will be assigned to one of three 4-player parties.

Use of Pregenerated Characters will be required, and they will be supplied.