Scent of a Gamer

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

How plastic miniatures are made

Renedra have been posting an interesting set of videos showing their manufacturing process for plastic figures. The example they are using are the forthcoming Light Cavalry box from Perry Miniatures. … Continue reading

February 28, 2015

Draft of a gamer: ordinary Abzan

Following the previous write-up and some discussions around that, I realised in no uncertain terms that while I need to look at my focus on the game state, I really … Continue reading

February 28, 2015

Civ V factions: The Aztecs

The Aztecs are an aggressive faction in Civ 5. They performs best in jungle terrain and have bonuses designed to keep them in the fight for longer. Preferred landscape Pangaea … Continue reading

February 22, 2015

Draft of a Gamer: drifting back to Sultai

Friday night is draft night again! There was the minor issue of a cyclone sending large amounts of rain my way, but luckily nature has respect for the draft. The … Continue reading

February 21, 2015

Shieldwolf Kickstarter

A new miniatures Kickstarter caught my eye earlier today. I try not to look, really I do. With the recent Bones II shipping I have felt renewed pangs of missingoutitis … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Yeong-Hao Han

Yeong-Hao Han has recently begun illustrating Magic cards, and is already well known. His art seems tailor-made for this game featuring fantastical worlds and people. Observe: Forest (Return to Ravnica) … Continue reading

February 15, 2015

Noah Bradley, legend

Recently on reddit, the widow of a Magic player approached the community. She wanted to publicise a tournament being held in honour of her late husband, Matthew Leasure, a veteran … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gaming Weekend

This weekend was gaming week-end, so at the start I was feeling more or less like this: By the end of Sunday I’m feeling tired, but I stated Scent of … Continue reading

February 15, 2015

Swamps of Magic: the Gathering

In Magic, swamps are the place of dark Magic. Black mana gathers here, used by Wizards who wish to selfishly fuel their own power without regard for its impact on … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Painting projects in 2015

I have already added five new projects to my list this year! Rather than divide them into five separate introductory posts, I am including them all here. I don’t expect … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Roll on to victory: Age of War review

Age of War is a new game from Fantasy Flight, and more relevantly, from Reiner Knizia. This game is simple and fun. The tricky part of Age of War is … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Jason Chan

Jason Chan has produced dozens of memorable card images for Magic: the Gathering. His art ranges from individual character pieces, to pivotal story moments, to full battle scenes. There is … Continue reading

February 1, 2015

Dangerous Design

I started the design time series in part because I was frustrated by the lack of good, clear articles about tabletop game design. Since then I have discovered many more … Continue reading

February 1, 2015