Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Slawomir Maniak

Slawomir Maniak is behind many striking cards from Magic: the Gathering’s recent blocks. I think his strength is in the depiction of powerful characters, whether these be gods, men, or … Continue reading

December 27, 2014

Good box, bad box

One convenient feature of board games is that they are self-contained. Everything you need comes in the box. Unpack the box, play, pack the box away. In recent years many … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 7 Comments

5 simple rules for selling your Magic: the Gathering card collection

Magic: the Gathering has never been more popular than it is now. With more cards selling in more locations around the world, the secondary card market has blossomed. There are … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Imperial Raider announced

The next large ship for Star Wars X-Wing miniatures has been announced – the Imperial Raider. This larger imperial vessel is comparable in szie to the rebel transport that was … Continue reading

December 20, 2014

Draft of a Gamer: Sultabzan

I won’t make it to my local store for the draft this week, so I decided to fire up Magic Online instead. Sure, I don’t get to keep the cards … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gifts for a Gamer

It’s that time of year – right before Christmas and you still have no idea what to get the gamer in your life? Don’t panic, or you’ll end up buying … Continue reading

December 20, 2014

MtG artists: Igor Kieryluk

Igor Kierluk’s most memorable Magic art for me is his pieces depicting the white Phyrexians. The flesh and porcelain look was both arresting and horrifying. However this is not his … Continue reading

December 14, 2014

The pile of shame

Here it is: Every miniatures player I know has one: models bought in the full flush of intentions. Instead they never leave the box, sometimes the plastic wrap never comes … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

Draft of a gamer: Jeskai win-scout

Another Friday night, another draft with the good people at good games. After my first experience, I was keen to come back and improve both my drafting and my playing. … Continue reading

December 13, 2014

Painting miniatures with Teri Litorco

YouTube painting videos are something of a mixed bag. Some are good, others… less so. Many of the good ones show techniques so advanced you realise there is a whole … Continue reading

December 13, 2014

Modern Masters 2 announced

One last Magic: the Gathering article for this week-end. The “will they, won’t they?” questioning is over, as Modern Master 2 has been announced, for release in May 2015. There … Continue reading

December 7, 2014

Das Fleet

I picked up Fantasy Flight’s X-Wing miniatures game at PAX 2013, but only recently did I commit to a fleet. And here it is, my Imperial force: That’s two TIE … Continue reading

December 6, 2014

MtG artists: Martina Pilcerova

Martina Pilcerova debuted in the original Mirrodin block with this striking Cloudpost art: Since then she has gone on to illustrate almost 60 cards including other memorable land cards. Moratorium Stone … Continue reading

December 6, 2014

Draft of a gamer

A store near me has started running ‘proper’ drafts, with prizes and everything, so I had to go along, right? I mean, you can’t let behaviour like that go unrewarded. … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 1 Comment