Scent of a Gamer

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

Magic at San Diego Comic Con

There were revelation on a number of upcoming Magic_ the Gathering sets at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The 2014 Commander release will be a set of mono-colour Commander decks. … Continue reading

July 27, 2014

MtG Artists: Adam Paquette

I highlighted some of Adam Paquette’s art in the my recent conspiracy art review. Of all the artist who worked on that set, it was Paquette’s contributions that really brought … Continue reading

July 26, 2014

Past Projects 3

The giant spiders. I love these guys. I bought a whole bunch of them from ebob. They painted up very nicely. For the bases I used modelling clay to cover … Continue reading

July 26, 2014

The Perry Dividend

Now that the Perry brothers have left Games Workshop, wargames fans around the world get to enjoy the Perry dividend. It’s a phrase I made up to account for the … Continue reading

July 26, 2014

All about Winter Retreat

The original Winter Retreat involved Napoleon and his army leaving Russia when they realised the Tsar was not going to come to terms. A long march through frozen, Cossack-infested woods … Continue reading

July 19, 2014

Talisman Dragon characters update 1

I painted three new figures. These are some more recent releases from Fantasy Flight Games for their Talisman series. I think the quality of figures is getting better with the … Continue reading

July 19, 2014

Furnace Whelp deck boxes

Accessories are as much as part of Magic_the Gathering as hey are for any other game. From card sleeves to play mats and more, there is plenty on the market … Continue reading

July 13, 2014

MtG artists: Cynthia Sheppard

Cynthia Sheppard is a relatively new addition to the game. She’s produced a little over two dozen card arts so far, a change from the artists usually featured here, who … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Design Time: don’t give up

Boing Boing posted a great article on why you shouldn’t give up during the game design process. Basically a couple of people came up with a game idea, and everyone … Continue reading

July 5, 2014

Bones update 8

I’ve finished another four Bones models, as you can see: This was another diverse group of models. Having the rest of the family choose what I paint has been working … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Magic 2015 art review

Core Sets contain a high number of reprints compared to other set releases. Between the new cards, and reprints with new art, there is plenty of new work to appreciate. … Continue reading

July 5, 2014

Perrys leave GW

It’s official; Alan and Michael Perry have left Games Workshop after sculpting miniatures there for 36 years. Like most gamers, my reaction has been entirely positive here. The thought of … Continue reading

July 5, 2014