Board Game Reviews JL Josh Look Updated May 23, 2019 6315 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...
Podcasts & Videos JL Josh Look Updated June 30, 2019 6949 0
Josh and Matt chew the fat about boardgames, movies, comics, and anything else they think is cool.
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Josh and Matt chew the fat about Ascending Empires, Battlestar Galactica, Trashfest and more stuff that they is cool.
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 4498 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 6515 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 May 23, 2019 4645 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 5312 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 May 30, 2019 4627 0
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Member Blogs JL Josh Look Updated May 30, 2019 3946 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...
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 3745 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...
Gamer Culture JL Josh Look Updated January 28, 2015 6229 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...