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