Scent of a Gamer

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

A game designer challenge

Are you an armchair game designer? Do you have half-finished game designs and mechanics lying around the house? There’s a challenge currently being run by Beasts of War that may … Continue reading

September 28, 2014

MtG artists: Chippy

Over the years Chippy has contributed some memorable art to Magic: the Gathering. With over 100 cards illustrated, it was not easy to choose five to show in this article. … Continue reading

September 27, 2014

Khans of Tarkir art review

The new Khans of Tarkir set takes us to a place ruled by clan warlords and riven by constant strife. It’s the homeworld of one Sarkhan Vol, and a place … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bones update 9

The latest Bones models are now complete. It has been over a year now since I received my Bones order, and it will be several more years until I have … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Clan lands in Khans of Tarkir

Basic lands in Magic have a special place for me, and I’ve written about this before. In Khans of Tarkir, the basic lands work directly with the world building to … Continue reading

September 20, 2014

Your dream job?

Think you can do better at being Games Workshop than Games Workshop? Have you been watching with frustration thinking that if only they would do what you want them to … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

God grant they never set foot here again! Muslim factions in SAGA Crescent and Cross

The three Muslim factions in the Crescent and Cross book give players a wide choice of armies and play style to choose from, just as the Christian factions do. From … Continue reading

September 20, 2014

MtG Artists: Daarken

Daarken’s art first appeared in the set Future Sight, along with another favourite of mine, Nils Hamm. In this case, these were ‘futureshifted’ artists. Wizards knew their work was going … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

God wills it! Christian factions in SAGA Crescent and Cross

Crescent and Cross gives us three Christian factions, representing those fighting under the cross from Iberia to the Levant. For SAGA players there are three quite different factions to explore. … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

The metal option: Dragon Scales dice by Ulfsark Games

The dice from the crowdfunding project I backed in April have turned up, and they are looking nice. I previously mentioned the Dragon Scales dice from Ulfsark Games when the … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Two critical centuries: A review of SAGA: The crescent and the cross

The original SAGA: the Viking age was released in 2011 it became a surprise hit – unusual for a historical title. Three years later we see a new version of … Continue reading

September 7, 2014

A large wargaming survey

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine recently undertook a large scale online survey of wargamers. Given the magazine’s focus is on historical gaming many of the questions (and I’m sure most … Continue reading

September 6, 2014

Imperial Knight complete

The Imperial Knight is now finished! Painted, based, and with some nice shoulder, shield, and banner decorations. The water slide transfers didn’t do it for me as the main decorations … Continue reading

September 6, 2014