Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Garruk Wildspeaker

Planeswalker cards first appeared in the Lorwyn expansion for Magic. In some ways it was curious this had taken so long, since planeswalkers themselves had been central drivers of magic’s … Continue reading

June 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

An unboxing video about unboxing videos

This video starts out in the normal unboxing way – here’s the latest GW box about to be released, let’s look at the sprues, books etc. inside. Then Brent morphs … Continue reading

June 20, 2021 · 8 Comments

A history of the Red Templars, part 1

The Red Templars were founded as the chaos of the Horus Heresy was fading from memory into legend. The first mention of the chapter comes some 1,100 years post-Heresy, when … Continue reading

June 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: the wasteland

This art first appeared on the cover of Wasteland, and 8-bit CRPG which was revolutionary in its time. It is often referred to as the forerunner of Fallout, due to … Continue reading

June 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Greg Rutkowski

Grzegorz, or Greg, Rutkowski has produced some great fantasy images over the years, especially one featuring dragons. Here are a few of my favourites from him: A dragon attacks a … Continue reading

June 12, 2021 · 3 Comments

Taking a break

After much consideration, I have decided to take a short break from this blog. Just for a month, mind you. I need to take a break, recharge, get some models … Continue reading

June 12, 2021 · 13 Comments

The unpainted pile of Dana Howl

YouTuber Dana Howl went through her pile of unpainted miniatures recently, and the final figure was high indeed. As my own pile has reduced over the past few years form … Continue reading

June 10, 2021 · 6 Comments

Skeletons with Artis Opus

The videos keep coming in line with games Workshop’s undead releases. This one is Artis Opus painting skeleton warriors, or the city guard of Ulfenkarn, as I like to think … Continue reading

June 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Duncan’s zombies

I painted my own zombies using contrast paints a few months ago. I liked the results, but it’s always good to see alternate options for zombie skin. Also, these deadwalker … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Briarhorn

This Nils Hamm illustration from the original Lorwyn block leaned harder into the British mythology backdrop than most other cards in the set: For me this was the card that … Continue reading

June 7, 2021 · 1 Comment

Choosing a chapter

One thing almost every player of Warhammer 40,000 will do is choose a chapter to play with. Space Marines in the setting are divided into around 1,000 chapters of about … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 6 Comments

SAGA Norman warriors 1

This is the first of two groups of warriors for my SAGA Norman army. I used some very un-historical waterslide transfers to liven up their shields. It’s still fun to … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 10 Comments

Emergent narrative in Humankind

A video about the forthcoming Civ-like game Humankind caught my attention: The narrator doesn’t use this phrase explicitly but this video is about the narrative that emerges from playing a … Continue reading

June 5, 2021 · 2 Comments

Metallic red with Artis Opus

Artis Opus has a new video up, this time tackling metallic red painting. I have to admit this is something I have tried a couple of times in the past, … Continue reading

June 4, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Voidmage Husher

This is an example of art and card being well-matched. The title of this piece is Voidmage Husher, and the art literally shows a spellcaster shushing the viewer. Whatever it … Continue reading

May 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

New Age of Sigmar boxed set revealed

This isn’t just a new boxed set; it’s also a new edition of the game. The first edition featured Order versus Chaos, the second featured Order versus Death. So it’s … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 7 Comments

Big base, small snotlings

I found these half dozen models while sifting through my bits boxes. I don’t recall where or how I acquired these. It must have been some kind of miniature swap. … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 9 Comments

Rescuing a space marine

Midwinter Minis posted a video recently, of going to a scrapyard and picking up a large space marine statue. It wasn’t cheap, and yes, they forgot a piece in classic … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

SAGA Norman crossbows

After being disappointed with the Little Big Men transfers, I had put my SAGA Normas aside, wondering if I would ever come back to them. After my recent successes with … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 20 Comments

The Witcher board game on Kickstarter

This board game looks to be based on the books rather than the computer game or TV show: This looks like a good interpretation of the world – although I’m … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 7 Comments