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Written by: Josh
If you're a hobby gamer, you can break down mass market games.  Stick with me here, this isn't going in a "These Games of Ours" direction.   The vast majority of it is stuff a hobby gamer isn't going t...
January 23th, 2015
Written by: Josh
#What was clearly meant to be a joke now has a pretty audible ring of truth to it.  Someone would read a review and respond with something along the lines of, "This game sounds really fun, can't wait to ...
April 30th, 2013
Written by: Josh
#Welcome to the first installment of my revamped monthly comic spot here on the Fortress! The way I've been reading my comics has changed as of late (more single issues, less things in trade), and in ord...
October 11th, 2011
Written by: Josh
#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 t...
July 20th, 2011
Written by: Josh
#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 real...
June 3th, 2011
Written by: Josh
#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 ...
May 6th, 2011
Written by: Josh
#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 w...
April 12th, 2011
Written by: Josh Look
#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...
April 1th, 2011
Written by: Josh
I really hate pop culture sometimes.Back when I was a young lad, my whole week revolved around AMC's weekly monster movie. They'd show it on Friday nights, which was too late for me, but I'd catch it aga...
March 29th, 2011
Written by: Josh
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 ...
March 18th, 2011
Written by: Josh
#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 provi...
February 25th, 2011
Written by: Josh
#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 re...
January 27th, 2011
Written by: Josh
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 da...
January 6th, 2011
Written by: Josh
#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 ...
December 17th, 2010
Written by: Josh
#Back when the hardcover edition first came out, my local comic shop ran a "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back" special on Booster Gold:  52 Pick-Up. It certainly caught my attention, but I had...
December 3th, 2010
Written by: Josh
#To the best that my memory serves me, The Death of Superman was the first big comic book event that I saw since I started reading comics.  Before it even happened, everyone knew that Supes would die at ...
October 22th, 2010
Written by: Josh
#My history with Conan the Barbarian is a bit of a personal one.  In addition to instilling morals, saying, "Please," and "Thank you," and all the other values a parent tries to teach their children, ano...
October 8th, 2010
Written by: Josh
Ok.  So Josh got a little trigger happy and pulled the plug on things too at the first sign of trouble, but I'm over it.  I apologize to everyone who was getting into the ideas coming out of it...
September 17th, 2010
Written by: Josh
#Before WAR FOR EDADH's many supporters immediately jump down my throat and tell me there's more to it than picking a number between 1 and 12, just hear me out. I know there is. But as far as an actual ...
July 27th, 2010
Written by: Josh Look
#If we're going to be talking about Victory Point Games' FORLORN: HOPE, we might as well talk about that big elephant in the room right off the bat. It's quite a bit like Space Hulk. There's been a slew o...
July 20th, 2010
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