Scent of a Gamer

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

Reacting to the Episode VII trailer

If you are thinking “episode VII of what?” then this article is not for you. I have no unbiased opinions to offer on Star Wars. I was four-and-a-half years old … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Plains of Magic: the Gathering

I have written before of how important basic lands are visually to Magic. As cards that players see most often they are important in building a sense of place and … Continue reading

November 29, 2014

Paranoia returns

Not a statement on my mental health, but rather a new Kickstarter that is sure to spread fun and joy (for given values of “fun” and “joy”) wherever the game … Continue reading

November 29, 2014

Of Gods & Mortals game report – Norse versus Norse

This was meant to be a battle report of Norse versus the Goldenscale Army, but alas it was not to be. Some poor positioing followed by one of those games … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Matt Cavotta

Matt Cavotta has illustrated over 100 Magic cards across many years. One thing that struck me as I looked through the archive of cards illustrated by Matt Cavotta was the … Continue reading

November 22, 2014

Army of Wild Places – an army list for Of Gods & Mortals

From deep forests to high mountains, from deep caves to lost cities, from perilous marshes to uncharted crags comes the army of Wild Places. Wherever men fear to go, they … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Loot Crate effect

I covered Loot Crate a while back. At the time, I pidgeonholed this under ‘projects that do not apply to me.’ I couldn’t quite see why I would want to … Continue reading

November 22, 2014

Minion Miniatures

I really shouldn’t be idly browsing Kickstarter. I am still high and dry and almost $500 out of pocket on the debacle that is the Secret Weapon Tablescapes project. Seriously, … Continue reading

November 15, 2014

Tabletop Season 3 is coming

We wanted it… and here it is! Tabletop Season 3 is upon us, the season that was fan funded through Indiegogo. The list of games is here: Tokaido  Concept Roll … Continue reading

November 15, 2014

The Goldenscale Army – an army list for Of Gods & Mortals

The goldenscale army Download this list: goldenscale army (1) The Gods No living man knows the dragons’ true names. Their attributes have, over the centuries, come to be associated with the … Continue reading

November 15, 2014

MtG Artists: Jim Murray

Jim Murray delivers cards in bright vivid colours and has illustrated many memorable cards over the years. Below are five of my favourites: Drumhunter The jungles of Naya are inhabited by … Continue reading

November 9, 2014

Bones updates 1-10

This seems like a good place to pause and look at what I have completed so far. Of the Vampire pledge, I have completed 40 models to date A couple … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bones update 10

Just one model painted in this update, but it is one of the larger models from my Vampire pledge. This is the largest of the fire elementals. I think I’ve … Continue reading

November 9, 2014

Magic spoilers from PAX Aus 2014

The Magic panel was held at PAX Aus a few hours ago. As with the debut Pax , Aaron Forsyth was Magic’s lead speaker. Even though the timing has changed … Continue reading

November 2, 2014

Commander 2014 art review

The Commander 2014 set features a number of new cards, which naturally have new art. It also features a number of reprints, some of which have new art. Either way, … Continue reading

November 1, 2014

One turn of the wheel: a review of Tzolk’in: the Mayan calendar

Tzolk’in: the Mayan calendar is an agent placement game with a twist. Rather an a board with active squares to place your characters on, you are presented with a series … Continue reading

November 1, 2014