Josh Look (He/Him)
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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.

Josh Look
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Articles & Podcasts By Josh Look

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Whosoever wields this hammer... Thor
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 4488   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...
Two Fisted RPG Review:  InSpectres and ICONS
 
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Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 6442   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...
Get the whole family to hate you with Survive: Escape From Atlantis!
 
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Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated May 23, 2019 4607   0

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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
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 5298   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...
Nightfall Review (No sparkling vampires allowed!)
Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated May 30, 2019 4542   0

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I really hate pop culture sometimes.
Nightfall Deck Building Game
Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated May 30, 2019 3921   0

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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 3731   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 6213   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 7617   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 9704   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.
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