It Came From the Tabletop! - Cosmic Encounter and Draftosaurus

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It Came From the Tabletop! - Cosmic Encounter and Draftosaurus

Podcast Details

Episode
Cosmic Encounter and Draftosaurus
Description
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.
Topics
Cosmic Encounter, Draftosaurus, WBC 2019, GenCon 2019

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Publisher
There Will Be Games

Cosmic Encounter is one of the greatest games ever published.  That's it, that's the take away of this episode.  But hey, if you want to hear why that is, how was WBC and GenCon, or what Al's favorite dinosaur is, give this episode a listen.

Intro/Outro by Minibosses!

DraftosaurusDino-meeples!

There Will Be Games

Josh Look (He/Him)
Staff Podcaster

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's Avatar
ubarose replied the topic: #300754 14 Aug 2019 14:39
Triceratops is my favorite too.

I laughed out loud several times while listening to this.
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Josh Look replied the topic: #300757 14 Aug 2019 14:43

ubarose wrote: Triceratops is my favorite too.


I knew we were friends for a reason.
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Space Ghost replied the topic: #300771 14 Aug 2019 18:28
Lol - Triceratops is also my favorite.

Close second is the plesiosaurus
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ubarose replied the topic: #300776 14 Aug 2019 21:29
One of the best things about growing up in DC.
With a bit of skill and balance, you could slide down his tail.



www.atlasobscura.com/places/uncle-beazley-the-triceratops
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san il defanso replied the topic: #300778 14 Aug 2019 22:47
So I haven't listened to this podcast yet, but I have a great story about Uncle Beazley the Triceratops. When I was about six years old (in 1989) my parents drove us from Michigan all the way to DC to do some sightseeing. I was a normal six-year-old boy obsessed with dinosaurs, so the Natural History Museum was a highlight for me, and Uncle Beazley was part of that. There's a picture of my sister and I climbing all over it somewhere.

Years later, my wife and I went to DC on our honeymoon (yes really, it was awesome) and we went back to the Natural History Museum. I was really excited to see Uncle Beazley again, just for nostalgia's sake. But when we got there, it turns out he wasn't actually there anymore. I went all over the place trying to find the statue, even asking one of the workers if it was still there. But I guess the twenty-one-year-old we asked didn't remember it in the first place. So I left disappointed.

A couple days later we went to the National Zoo, and we turn a corner and what do I see but Uncle Beazley! I had no idea they had moved him. So there's also a picture of me in 2008 posing in front of that bronze triceratops. It was one of those unexpected moments that I didn't think would happen, but it made me really happy.
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mc replied the topic: #300780 15 Aug 2019 00:12
I have not seen it since 198-whatever, but I wonder to what extent The Land Before Time impacts peoples favourite dinosaur. (Mine was the trike, as well). Pterodactyls were up there though.

These days I like me some mammalian megafauna.
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Space Ghost replied the topic: #300781 15 Aug 2019 00:48

ubarose wrote: One of the best things about growing up in DC.
With a bit of skill and balance, you could slide down his tail.



www.atlasobscura.com/places/uncle-beazley-the-triceratops


Looks like someone could get gored on one of those horns. Definitely frowned upon in modern “kid space” design