Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

The making of a magic card (art)

For those like me who are interested in how Magic card art goes from concept to finished product, I recommend this article on MtG artist Steven Belledin’s blog. It tells … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Infinite Dungeon?

Those articles about procedural content in computer games allowing for effectively infinite play got me thinking in the direction of tabletop games. Because that’s the way I am. Could that … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

New formats for Friday Night Magic

The screen capture says it better than I could. There are a number of new formats available for FNM, or Friday Night Magic sanctioning. Stores can enter these as the … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The life and times of a board game

Introduced this week through ICv2 comes the life and times of a board game. This is an information page for board game designers on the stages of the game going … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Winona Nelson

Winona Nelson is relatively new to Magic: the Gathering, as has produced almost three dozen cards over the past few years. Hopefully we shall see many more to come! Voice … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best laid plans: a review of Of Gods and Mortals

Of Gods and Mortals passed me by on its 2013 release. My gaming group recently jumped into this gem of a game with both feet. This is a miniatures wargame … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fun with as-fan

As-fan is an internal term used by Magic: the Gathering designers to talk about the likelihood of a card of group of cards appearing in a pack. Mark Rosewater’s most … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment
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