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It Came From the Tabletop! - Cowboy Bebop and Jaws

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It Came From the Tabletop! - Cowboy Bebop and Jaws


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.
Cowboy Bebop: Board Game Boogie, Jaws

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This week Josh and Al talk about Cowboy Bebop: Board Game Boogie, what makes it unique and how it compares to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the previous Jasco/Lynnvander Studios game.  Then they set out for Amity Island to play Jaws from Ravensburger and Prospero Hall.  You already know what sized boat you're gonna need.

See you space cowboy...

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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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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #301838 19 Sep 2019 15:44
I need to move to Connecticut.
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Josh Look replied the topic: #301840 19 Sep 2019 16:18

Sagrilarus wrote: I need to move to Connecticut.

I’d move out but the autumn here is stellar.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #301853 19 Sep 2019 19:44
The summers here in Maryland are killing me. It's so humid near the bay.

I used to live in Middlebury.

Your discussion at the end regarding these being good games at an inexpensive price was the best part of the podcast as far as I'm concerned, and a very marketable space. Given the price of games these days I think there's plenty of room underneath for good games with good art. You may not get stunner sculpts, but things like the box liner being the same as the mayor's suit has more impact for a lot of mainstream gamers. Given the Target exclusive to kick the game off I think there's money to be made in that kind of detail.

I'd be curious to know which is more profitable -- the $100 kickstarter that raises $450,000 or a game like Jaws that gets dropped in every Target store in the U.S. About 2,000 stores, so you'd need to sell about 8 copies per store to get the same revenue retail, double that wholesale.
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mc replied the topic: #301861 20 Sep 2019 02:51
If you look at the games that have been getting the rave reviews - and the plays - on this site, they're down there, price wise.

Hoax (well, I know it's not been getting huge talk, but, it's cheap as anything)
The Prospero Hall stuff.
Mystery Wizard
Lazer Ryderz

I'm a second hand buyer these days for the most part, so anything I pick up is generally at or below the pricepoint for these, as new ones. I'm tempted by all of them.