Scent of a Gamer

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

Secret Weapon Interview

Bell of Lost Souls has an interview they conducted with Justin McCoy of Secret Weapon, talking about how he got started, and what drives him in business. Interesting. “I’ve always … Continue reading

June 28, 2014

MtG artists: Adam Rex

Adam Rex’s style is unlike any other Magic artist. You always know when you are looking at his work. With well over 100 cards illustrated over the years, there’s plenty … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

A greater saga?

This is an encouraging thought bubble that remains to be tested: how about playing larger games of SAGA by simply doubling the number of models that can be bought at … Continue reading

June 28, 2014

Designer cards in Magic 2015

Wizards of the Coast did something cool (again!), this time for their latest core set release. They approached a number of game designers and asked them to design a single … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Basing Instinct

When I first started painting miniatures in the 1990s I didn’t think about bases. At best, they were neutral space. The model needed a base in order to remain upright … Continue reading

June 22, 2014

Past Projects 2

This model was something I fell in love with when I saw it, and I can’t remember when I saw it. This is a mountain giant figure from Majestic Bear. … Continue reading

June 21, 2014

Imperial Knight update 1

I usually post works in progress as part of the On the tray series, however I’m making an exception for the Imperial Guard Knight. It’s a big project, and I’m … Continue reading

June 21, 2014

MtG artists: Aleksi Briclot

Magic: the Gathering was released in 1993. The game’s first planeswalker cards were released as a group of five in the 2007 set Lorwyn. Since then planeswalkers have become the … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doomdark’s Revenge Tactics

Doomdark’s Revenge is a 30-year-old strategy game that has recently been re-released for iOS, Android, and PC. Doomdark’s Revenge, or DDR, provides for a decent strategy game experience, with a variance … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Past projects 1

The projects page gathers all my current miniatures projects into one place. This only includes projects I’ve completed after Scent of a Gamer was started in January 2013. What of … Continue reading

June 14, 2014

Long Review: Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan (1995) Designed by Klaus Teuber   Since its release in 1995 Settlers of Catan has sold millions of copies globally, and many would credit this game as … Continue reading

June 14, 2014

Conspiracy art review

Conspiracy is the latest release for Magic: the Gathering. I haven’t art reviewed a supplementary product before, and this is a good place to start. With Conspiracy we don’t get … Continue reading

June 8, 2014

Defeat a God review

Defeat a God is the third and final challenge deck for Magic: the Gathering’s Theros block. Challenge decks are a new and highly enjoyable addition to the game. As with … Continue reading

June 8, 2014

MtG Artists: Howard Lyon

Howard Lyon is another accomplished artist turning out great card art for Magic: the Gathering. His art  shows no dynamic action, yet blends well with different Magic settings, while providing some … Continue reading

June 1, 2014

New ships for Dystopian Wars 2.0

The new edition of Dystopian Wars has hit the shelves and is selling like hot cakes. In fact, one of Australia’s leading Internet retailers recently posted that the Dystopian Wars … Continue reading

June 1, 2014