What is that strange face-shield/mask combo? The Badger Shield+

February 18, 2021

Good evening, everyone.

I get questions about the strange-looking face-shield/mask combo I’ve been wearing since March (often from teachers or those who have teachers in their life).  A number of you reached out to me recently after seeing it when …

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Testing positive

September 23, 2020

tl;dr:
Today is Wednesday, 23 September 2020.  I have received a positive COVID-19 test result.  If you were at the Mayfair store on Friday late afternoon (~4pm-7pm), you may have been exposed.

I am the second back-of-house Barrister to test …

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Farewell, Oak & Shield

September 8, 2020

TL;DR: our Oak & Shield Gaming Pub has closed. Our Board Game Barrister locations at Mayfair Mall, North Shore, and South Milwaukee remain open.

All adventurers know in the back of their mind that their adventures will come to an

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Must be present to win – we’re reopening: why now?

August 18, 2020

Good evening, everyone.

Way back in May, when our governmental leaders were ignoring the advice of public health scientists and issuing a conflicting cluster of recommendations (and the occasional regulation) on how to reopen businesses and the economy, I realized …

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John Ernst Cafe

July 17, 2020

We often mention that our Oak & Shield Gaming Pub is proudly located in the old John Ernst Cafe building, but does that name mean anything to those folks who didn’t grow up hearing the name—or who never had a
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