Black Friday Starts Now!

November 18, 2021

We’re spreading out the deals and starting our Black Friday Season right now!

This year, we’ve got a 40% discount on hundreds of great games, toys and beyond. These deals are automatically applied, and they’re available only in our

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Doomsday Diary–A Short Tale

August 9, 2021

The sound of crashing walls and cracking tile echoed through the tight space. The once vibrant office buildings had long since been abandoned and left to slowly meet ruin. That slow degradation was interrupted by the light tap of worn

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Masks Required at In-Store Events –Effective August 4, 2021

August 3, 2021

As we watch the local COVID-19 case counts continue to climb, we are introducing a mask requirement for in-store play.

Face Masks Required at In-Store Events

  • Players in in-store events must wear a face covering that covers both the nose
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I’m Just Playing My Character–A Tip for RPG Players

June 15, 2021

This one is mostly for the Players. Words that no Dungeon Master wants to hear from a player: “Hey, I’m just playing my character.” This is often the refrain of someone that has done something that derails the game in …

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Making Unique Painting Choices with your Miniatures

March 27, 2021

I’ve been painting up a cadre of lizardfolk for my players to encounter soon. When I first unpacked the miniatures, I thought to myself, Lizards are green, right? So I chose one of the minis with the simplest equipment and …

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Musings: What Valheim and Jigsaw Puzzles have in common

March 20, 2021

My wife and I enjoy the occasional jigsaw puzzle.

We’re not aficionados, but we have a few puzzle options stacked in the closet at any given point in time. It’s a nice cooperative activity; no one loses; and there’s …

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How Pokemon gets me thinking about numeracy

March 2, 2021

If you talk to me long enough, you will have heard me talk about numeracy – literacy for numbers, as it were. Numeracy is often something you learn while you are learning something else – math, more obviously. And while …

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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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