Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG Artists: Donato Giancola

Like many artists who work on the game, Donato Giancola is well-known outside the card game of Magic: the Gathering. Artists aren’t employees of Wizards of the Coast, they are … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Seleucid Campaign part 5

  Part 5: Keep Your Daggers Sharp The war in the east quickly became a war of agents. Where I took a city, I would quickly find insurrections, destroyed buildings, … Continue reading

December 27, 2013

A Christmas Surprise from Wizards of the Coast

There is a Kiora Atua planeswalker card and it will be part of the next set! Here it is: For those not in the know, Kiora was featured in the … Continue reading

December 25, 2013

Seleucid Campaign part 4

Part 4: Shuffling vaguely eastwards I was fairly sure Asia Minor was secure this time, with a garrison army stationed in Ankara to make sure. Okay the Cimmerians sailed south … Continue reading

December 24, 2013

12 Elements Cancelled

I spoke too soon. Despite being funded to almost twice its original asking amount, the 12 Elements of War Kickstarter has been cancelled by the project creator. From the explanation: … Continue reading

December 24, 2013

Seleucid Campaign part 3

Seleucus Reborn part 3: All the Nice Factions Hate Me The conflagration increases further as Media Atropatene join the general ‘war with the Seleucids’ fashion currently sweeping the world. This … Continue reading

December 24, 2013

A Year of Painting Looks Like This

One Hundred. That is the number of miniatures I managed to paint in 2013. Here they all are: That represents eight different projects of which four were finished in 2013. … Continue reading

December 22, 2013

Seleucid Campaign part 2

Seleucus Reborn part 2: Don’t assassinate me, bro! I should not have bothered to name my generals in part 1. A couple of turns later they were both dead, fallen … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

12 Elements of War Funded!

I mentioned 12 Elements of War previously, but in the context of games design. As I type this the project has over three weeks to go in their Kickstarter campaign, … Continue reading

December 21, 2013

Seleucid Campaign part 1

Selecus Reborn, part 1: The Satrapies are Revolting! (and I have no money). It’s time to begin a new campaign in Rome II: Total War, and I’ve decided to bring … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Game Design at PAX AUS

At PAX Aus I was able to attend the seminar of games design, and I was glad I did. At the time, I had to concede the finals of a … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Saying Goodbye to Penny Arcade Report and Checkpoint

An innocuous-seeming post of Penny-Arcade recently announced big changes. The post was so innocuous I missed it, as I think did many others. There was a follow-up post on the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013

Chaos Team Complete

With the Minotaur finished, the chaos fantasy football team from Willy Miniatures is now complete. It’s a great set of models, and I had a lot of fun painting them. … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bones Update 4

These five miniatures took a lot longer than I had anticipated. This was mainly due to a lack of painting rather than the models themselves being especially difficult. As with … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Chaos Team Update 3

A short update for a large model – the Minotaur for the chaos fantasy football team is now finished. I painted him in a scheme that is the same as … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment