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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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Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated December 12, 2018 3818   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...
Marvel's Point One Initiative, part 1
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 3610   0
I haven't bought a Marvel comic for 2 or 3 years now, nor have I followed anything major since Civil War. So I guess that makes me the target audience for their Point One Initiative, an effort to provide a perfect jumping on point for some of their most popular characters. These books are supposed to make it easy for new readers and returning readers (like myself) to get an idea of what's going on in the Marvel Universe right now, as well as get ongoing readers excited for what's coming up. So this month and...
Superheroes and gaming...what's missing?
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 5960   0
EARTH REBORN came out at the end of 2010, and it turned out to be the dream game that I didn't know I was looking for. It's got my favorite type of gameplay (SPACE HULK command point stuff), a theme I really dig (post-apocalyptic), sweet components, limitless playability, so on and so forth. I can stop looking for that perfect game that takes what made SPACE HULK so great and truly takes it to the next level, which I don't believe any game of its ilk had done up to this point. But there's still...
Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 7089   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...
The 10 Best Batman Graphic Novels
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 9233   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.
Back To the Future, DC Comics Style
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 3761   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,...
The Boundaries That Come With Being Classic (With a Review of Irredeemable Thrown In)
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 3863   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
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 7344   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 4231   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,...
War For Edadh, or Let's Pick a Number Between 1 and 12
 
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Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 5287   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.
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