FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 5802 0
Interviews with game designers Dan Raspler and Joshua Tempkin, and Andy Lewis, VP of GMT Games.
Matt and Josh fended off the hoards in the WBC open gaming room to secure this card table so that they could get the scoop on new games just for you. *
FATcast JL Josh Look Updated January 10, 2019 6723 0
Pinball, tacos, super hero movies, Small Box Games, Ace Detective, Mansions of Madness, TMI
Matt and Josh take the Fatcast out of the basement on the road to Averyfest. We promised interviews with some of the top names in AT game design. What we got was 5 hours worth of blackmail tape. *
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 3500 0
Welcome to the first installment of my revamped monthly comic spot here on the Fortress! The way I've been reading my comics has changed as of late (more single issues, less things in trade), and in order to roll with that and to continue writing about them, this new (though familiar) format is really the only thing that makes sense. So without wasting too much time on the details, let's just hit the ground running.
Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 5836 0
The tagline from Alien told us that in space no one can hear you scream. Ascending Empires tells us that screaming isn't the only thing that no one will hear: In space no one will hear you when you try to explain that the spaceship you just flicked into their orbit got there purely by accident. You had no intention on going anywhere near them, and that you didn't mean to hit that planet that ricocheted your ship right into the heart of their sector of space. Yes, Ascending Empires has reminded me of this...
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 4394 0
Thor opened in theaters this last month, and while the general census on it was positive, it was mixed nonetheless. I ended up seeing it twice. I was on the fence about it the first time around, but really enjoyed it the second. It's a fun movie, exceptionally well-cast, and only dragged down by being heavier on the drama than you'd like it to be. The one thing everyone seems to be able to agree on is that this movie could have easily been alot worse. That seems appropriate, as the same is true for the god of thunder...
Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 6176 0
Ghostbusters and comic books. These two things have had a pretty profound effect on my life. I've loved them for as long as my memory goes back and they've continued to give me a tremendous amount of enjoyment all throughout my life. I bet I could make some pretty strong arguments for them being two of the greatest things to ever be crafted by human hands. Yet they unfortunately don't get along too well with my favorite hobby, that being board gaming. A Ghostbusters game would be a humorless affair (and what's...
Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated December 12, 2018 4373 0
I played my first game of SURVIVE! only months before the release of the reprint from Stronghold Games. Upon completion of the game, a rare thing happened: I decided that I needed this game and my wife actually agreed with me. And that's not the only thing that makes SURVIVE a rare case. There's plenty of games out there that are revered as classics by older gamers, but for younger guys like me, it's clear that those legacies are built upon nostalgia. But SURVIVE holds up. The perfect balance between strategy,...
Josh Look got the Astonishing X-Men Omnibus for Christmas, and all you get is this crummy review Hot
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 5152 0
Observant followers of my comic articles here on the Fort will realize that I promised more coverage of Marvel's Point One line this month. However, roughly half of the books in the line for this month will not reach my local comic shop in time for my article, and which ones that have, well...the less said of them, the better. Who doesn't love the X-Men on some level? When I was in the third grade, I don't think there was anything that seemed cooler to me than the X-Men. This was a bit...
Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated December 12, 2018 4310 0
I really hate pop culture sometimes. Back when I was a young lad, my whole week revolved around AMC's weekly monster movie. They'd show it on Friday nights, which was too late for me, but I'd catch it again on Saturday morning. As soon as we'd get the Sunday paper, I'd tear through it find the TV schedule just to see which classic monster movie would be shown that week. Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein were and still are my favorites, but anytime you had one of those monster mash-up flicks like Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman or House...
Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated December 12, 2018 3820 0
This is not meant to be a review by any means, just a brief roundup of my feelings on the game so far. My copy of Nightfall arrived today, and, lucky for me, it was game night. We ended up playing it twice, once with 3 players and again with 5. Now up until this point, Puzzle Strike has been my deckbuilding game of choice. I think the deckbuilding mechanic itself is clever, but I found Dominion to be solvable to an extent that expansions can't really fix it without drastically...