Scent of a Gamer

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

Longevity in computer games

I’ve written before about the notion of being a ‘one game’ gamer. Putting so much time into a single computer game that you don’t play any others is not something … Continue reading

March 29, 2015

Draft of a gamer: A Farewell to Khans

My final (I assume) draft with Khans of Tarkir ended in a pleasing 2-1 result with a ‘build-around-me type of deck. I don’t normally go in for these, on the … Continue reading

March 29, 2015

Star Wars: TIE Fighter

What would Star Wars look like from the Imperial perspective in classic 80s Japan-style animation? One fan dared answer that question, and after four years of patient work, this excellent … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mtg artists: Ron Spencer

Ron Spencer is one of Magic’s most prolific artists, with over 200 cards to his name. We haven’t seen many new card arts from Ron Spencer recently, but reprints are … Continue reading

March 28, 2015

Civ 5 factions: Rome

The Romans are an interesting faction in Civ 5. The previously overpowered legion unit has been brought to heel, and the faction can adapt to a number of play styles … Continue reading

March 21, 2015

Draft of a gamer: try again Mardu

Pack 1, Pick 1: Alesha, Who Smiles At Death After Alesha, I felt there was some freedom to go wherever I chose. A second pick Lightform and a third pick … Continue reading

March 21, 2015

2015 birthday haul

This year the birthday theme is paints and brushes, but a box of models managed to sneak in there. The reason for the artist acrylics and large brushes is the … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment