Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 7027 0
As I mentioned in the "What Books" thread, I recently found my copy of THE STARS MY DESTINATION by Alfred Bester. I would have gladly replaced my lost copy, but it seems to be out of print these days. I've said that the book would fall some where in my top 5 favorite sci-fi books, one thing led to another, and here we are. 1. ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card - I read tons of books every year. Every couple of years, or even once I year, I tend to re-read this one. Every time I've...
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 9058 0
On the afternoon of June 24, 1989, my parents took me and my brother to a movie theater in Willimantic, CT to see Batman. I was 4 years old. It was the first movie I saw in a theater. And it changed my life.
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 3729 0
Back when the hardcover edition first came out, my local comic shop ran a "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back" special on Booster Gold: 52 Pick-Up. It certainly caught my attention, but I had a few questions first: Do I need to have any previous knowledge about Booster Gold? Do I need to have read 52 to fully understand what's going on? Are you serious about the money back guarantee? The answers to the questions were, "No," "No," and "Well, it's more that we give you store credit, but yes,...
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 3802 0
To the best that my memory serves me, The Death of Superman was the first big comic book event that I saw since I started reading comics. Before it even happened, everyone knew that Supes would die at the hands of an enemy called Doomsday, knew that it would be followed up with a company-spanning event called "Funeral for a Friend," and I'm pretty sure everyone knew that Superman would eventually come back. And what sort of impact did it have on Superman as a character? Well, for one thing, he returned sporting a mullet. ...
...to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet - A look at Dark Horse's Conan Hot
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 7191 0
My history with Conan the Barbarian is a bit of a personal one. In addition to instilling morals, saying, "Please," and "Thank you," and all the other values a parent tries to teach their children, another important lesson that my father taught me was what is and isn't the way Conan the Barbarian should be. Back when I was a youngin', there was a cartoon on called "Conan the Adventurer", not to be confused with the live-action show of the same name. One Sunday morning while my father was flipping through channels, we came upon the...
Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 4219 0
Ok. So Josh got a little trigger happy and pulled the plug on things too at the first sign of trouble, but I'm over it. I apologize to everyone who was getting into the ideas coming out of it, but let's get back on the horse. No bullshit this time, I promise. I'm a "theme first, ask questions later" kind of guy. Sue me. That's what separates us from them, if you get my drift. The theme in question here is DYSTOPIAN CITY, taking cues from Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Beneath a Steel Sky,...
Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 5161 0
Before WAR FOR EDADH's many supporters immediately jump down my throat and tell me there's more to it than picking a number between 1 and 12, just hear me out. I know there is. But as far as an actual game goes, that's all there is.
Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 10826 0
If we're going to be talking about Victory Point Games' FORLORN: HOPE, we might as well talk about that big elephant in the room right off the bat. It's quite a bit like Space Hulk. There's been a slew of games as of late that seem to be big love letters to Space Hulk (like Incursion and Claustrophobia), but FORLORN: HOPE retains the same Marines vs. Aliens theme. Despite that, FORLORN: HOPE still manages to come off as being a tribute to Space Hulk as much as it takes things in some pretty cool new directions. ...
Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 5553 0
I'm a bit late to the Neuroshima Hex! party. I passed this game up for other games probably more than any other game out there. It was on my radar since the 2nd edition of the game came out, but I always went for that shiny, new FFG game instead. A shame, since Neuroshima Hex is much better and probably more memorable than any game I passed it up for.
Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 11487 0
If I thought it would be given any attention whatsoever, I'd write a letter to Games Workshop on a Privateer Press letterhead with only four letters in big font on it, reading: E.S.A.D. I'll let you figure out what that stands for.