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It Came From the Tabletop! - Hidden Gems Part 1: Last Friday and Lazer Ryderz

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Join Josh and Al as they talk about what games they just played, going beyond mere reviews and into mechanics, genres and where games fit in the hobby itself.

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There Will Be Games

This week is all about the underdogs. 

We love finding fun, lesser known or misunderstood games! Join us in our first "Hidden Gems" episode. Up first is the underrated, overlooked slasher flick/hidden movement game Last Friday. Then we coat everything in a holographic sheen with Lazer Ryderz, the 1980s-video-rental-store-fever-dream-made-cardboard.

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There Will Be Games

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.

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ubarose replied the topic: #299155 02 Jul 2019 10:14
FYI Lazar Ryderz is 19.99 on Amazon amzn.to/306dhKM
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #299182 02 Jul 2019 20:38
Al, I'm guessing you still have your Planet of the Apes dolls and know where they are. You can tell Josh enjoys these interviews, but you're like a kid talking about these games. I think you enjoy them more than the rest of us (maybe combined).

About a dozen profound statements in this episode, and your focus on the play instead of the game is very refreshing. You really are delivering a different product than everyone else.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #299183 02 Jul 2019 20:41

ubarose wrote: FYI Lazar Ryderz is 19.99 on Amazon amzn.to/306dhKM


Only one left in stock, $19.16. I bought it, now there's only two left in stock.
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engineer Al replied the topic: #299187 02 Jul 2019 22:43

Sagrilarus wrote: Al, I'm guessing you still have your Planet of the Apes dolls and know where they are. You can tell Josh enjoys these interviews, but you're like a kid talking about these games. I think you enjoy them more than the rest of us (maybe combined).

About a dozen profound statements in this episode, and your focus on the play instead of the game is very refreshing. You really are delivering a different product than everyone else.


Ha! Well I did have my G.I. Joe's and a bunch of other stuff, but I lost all my old toys in our now famous fire from a few years ago. It's OK though because now we have a beautiful game room where our attic used to be.

And yes, Josh and I both sometimes enjoy playing like children and there are certainly certain games that bring that out. Lazer Ryderz in one of them. It is not without faults, but it is FUN TO PLAY. I'm curious to see what you make of it.

And thanks so much for your continued enthusiasm and support. It really does mean a lot to us. I feel like your insights into what we are doing has helped us better define and understand our own goals for this podcast.
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mezike replied the topic: #299192 03 Jul 2019 02:58

Sagrilarus wrote:

ubarose wrote: FYI Lazar Ryderz is 19.99 on Amazon amzn.to/306dhKM


Only one left in stock, $19.16. I bought it, now there's only two left in stock.


Just FYI for anyone looking out for this, it’s on closeout here in the UK for less than £10 in some places so could likely be shipped stateside for around $20.

I don’t know what it is with Greater Than Games that so much of their product ends up in the bargain bin. I think they use KS so heavily to fund their business that they’ve already hit their target audience leaving little on the table for retailers unless the game blows up like Sentinels or Spirit Island.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #299203 03 Jul 2019 11:00

engineer Al wrote: And yes, Josh and I both sometimes enjoy playing like children and there are certainly certain games that bring that out. Lazer Ryderz in one of them. It is not without faults, but it is FUN TO PLAY. I'm curious to see what you make of it.


Generally when I hear about a game I can slot it to a particular friend that I think will enjoy it, and often I reach out to that person directly before buying. Seal Team Flix went to my buddy Chris (I actually gifted it to him as a thank-you for hosting us each week) because he's a physical game kind of guy. For Lazar Ryderz I looked to my buddy Sippi Steve, 'cause he's really a gaming omnivore and is much more likely to let it fly with a game like this. He doesn't judge before playing, so a game like this which will scare off "serious" gamers just by its box will not be a problem for Sippi. If the two of us get this thing rolling he'll start making some noise and we'll get other people interested.
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Legomancer replied the topic: #299213 03 Jul 2019 12:50
It Came From the Turntabletop
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Frohike replied the topic: #299222 03 Jul 2019 19:49
"Mama mia! Who's-a leavin all these-a bear traps?!"

I lost it. :laugh: