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One night during the summer of 1997, Josh Look's cool uncle who owned a comic shop taught him how to play Magic the Gathering. The game set off his imagination in a way that he could not sleep that night, and he's been fascinated by games ever since. He spent many afternoons during his high school years skipping homework to play Dungeons & Dragons and paint Warhammer minatures, going on to discover hobby board games in his early 20s. He's been a writer for Fortress Ameritrash and is the creator and co-host of the geek culture podcast, The Wolfman's Lounge. He enjoys games that encourage a heavy amount of table talk and those that explore their themes beyond just their settings.

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Halloween Fortress of Horror 01 - Things That Scared Me as a Kid
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated September 03, 2015 1756   0
I love Halloween. Not the overprotected, sterile thing it's become for kids and certainly not the excuse to get drunk and dress "sexy" that it means for many adults, but the memory of Halloween from my youth and the event I've made of it in recent years. I'll carve several pumpkins up, decorate the house with as much spooky shit that I can find, and indulge in copious amounts of horror movies and Count Chocula. I'm sharing my excitement over the season this year with the Fort, largely taking a look which horror movies I'm watching,...
Josh Look's Five Second Game Review:  Star Wars:  Empire vs. Rebellion
 
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Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated February 06, 2019 4167   0
It goes without saying that most things are made better with Star Wars.  Holiday specials being a glaring exception, of course.
Josh Look's Five Second Board Game Review:  X-Files
 
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Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated February 06, 2019 5473   0
If you're a hobby gamer, you can break down mass market games. Stick with me here, this isn't going in a "These Games of Ours" direction. The vast majority of it is stuff a hobby gamer isn't going to give two craps about. Maybe stuff you'd play with your kids, but anything "adult" would mean dumb party games and bad liscensed games to make a quick buck. Then there are those rare games like Heroscape or Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Star Wars Epic Duels that are totally accesible for the...
FATcast  WBC 2014 - Matt Loter's Interview of Uwe Eickert. This interview blew my mind and left me speechless.
FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 8829   0

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Interview with Uwe Eickert of Academy Games
Join Matt Loter at the World Boardgame Championships 2014 as he interviews Uwe Eickert of Academy Games. Seriously, I don't know where to start to describe this interview. Topics range from Academy Games used as training games for the Army Marine Corps, to vibrators, to monks, to women war gamers and "wife games." Some of the games discussed include the Conflict of Heroes series, Freedom - The Underground Railroad, 1775 - Rebellion, and their newest game Fief - France 1429.   *
House & Ghoul-Aid Scary Blackberry Jammers - Josh Look's Five Second Halloween Review
 
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Movies and Television JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 2272   0
House had me on board when I saw its writing credit:  Fred Dekker.  Dekker directed The Monster Squad, a movie I will go the grave claiming to be better than the majority of better known "kids-on-an-adventure" flicks from the 80's.  He hasn't done a whole lot, but what he has had a hand in turns out to be pretty cool.
FatThursday a Boardgame Podcast presents Attika and Pax Porfiriana
FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 6401   0

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Attika and Pax Porfiriana
Two games. Two opinions. 12 minutes. In this episode we discuss Attika and Pax Porfiriana. Is Attika the Medusa of German family games? And how do you pronounce Porfiriana?  *
FATcast  WBC 2014 - Matt Loter Insults Steve Bunocore for 23 Minutes. You Won't Believe What Happens Next.
FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 9302   0

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Interview with Steve Buonocore of Stronghold Games.
Join Matt Loter at the World Boardgame Championships 2014 as he interviews Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games. They talk about Space Cadets: Dice Duels - Die Fighter, Among the Stars, Panamax and other new/upcoming Stronghold releases. Steve drops the hot scoop on Space Cadets: Away Missions. It will change your life.   *
FatThursday a Boardgame Podcast presents Thunder Alley
FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 6104   0

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Thunder Alley
One game. Three opinions. Fifteen minutes. In this episode we discuss Thunder Alley with special guest Dan Raspler (game designer of Space Cadets: Away Missions, and writer for Realm of Larp). Thunder Alley is a NASCAR themed game, but does that mean you have to shop at Walmart to enjoy it? *
FatThursday a Boardgame Podcast presents Quantum
FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 6602   0

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Quantum
The first episode of a new FatCast series. One game. Two opinions. Fifteen minutes. In this episode we discuss Quantum. It has a space theme, but does that mean it is a space game? *
FATcast Episode 13 - WBC 2013
FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 7113   0

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Interviews with Larry Bogucki, Andy Lewis, and talk Jeremy Lennert.
Matt and Josh are still at WBC 2013! They talk War Party and outsider design with Larry Bogucki, learn what's up at GMT with Andy Lewis, and talk about Darkest Night and dwarven fashion tips with Jeremy Lennert. Also, Jabba the Hutt & Shaggy vs Batman! Who would you rather be?   *
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