Scent of a Gamer

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

ArtStation stop: Eve Ventrue

Eve Ventrue’s ArtStation page is filled with interesting character designs, male and female. The characters have an intense, mournful air about them. The Sombre Queen This is my personal favourite … Continue reading

June 28, 2015

Not enough stitches: a review of Timeline

Timeline is a simple, inexpensive game from Asmodee. It’s easy to learn and fun to play. The game pieces some in an attractive tin. The goal of Timeline is to … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Civ V factions: Japan

Japan is primarily an aggressive faction with unique units that enable conquest. In addition their unique ability allows their injured units to attack at full strength. Japan can win a … Continue reading

June 27, 2015

MtG artists: Will Murai

Willian Murai’s art has a magical quality that makes it well-suited to the various worlds of Magic: the Gathering. His Theros block art in particular always captured the eye. I … Continue reading

June 27, 2015

My top 5 computer games, 1990-1999

The 1990s were a crowded decade for me with computer games. The transition from school to university combined with still living at home combined to halcyon days in terms of … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Forests of Magic: the Gathering

From gloomy woods to bring glades, to trees growing in city districts there have been an abundant variety of forests of Magic land art. A usual it was not an … Continue reading

June 21, 2015

Victory from defeat: Conquest of the Gods

A Kickstarter failed last year. For a new miniatures game called Conquest of the Gods. For many prospective game developers, this would be the end of the story, but for … Continue reading

June 20, 2015

Magic Duels: Origins takes a new direction

Okay, first: that name is awkward. If I never see another game with┬átitle: subtitle as its name I will be a happier gamer. Now on to the substance. The yearly … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Christopher Lee RIP

Sir Christopher Lee died recently at the age of 93. Reading into his biography he had a fascinating life, from active service on World War 2, to his varied acting … Continue reading

June 14, 2015

MtG artists: Jamie Jones

Jaime Jones art was first seen on a single card in the Eventide set. Since then his art has appeared in almost every Magic set released, and with good reason. … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Desert Tablescapes update 3

I am now halfway through the desert tablescapes project with 8 of 16 tiles completed. Here are images of four of those tiles, taken from two different angles: I am … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Draft of a gamer: Kolaghan theme deck

When someone passes you a Dragonlord Kolaghan in pack 1, that has to be a sign, right? I can only assume some awesome foil appeared in the same pack. This … Continue reading

June 13, 2015

ArtStation stop: Jakub Rozalski

The website ArtStation has a wealth of fantastic art and artists featured there. You can lose yourself for hours. At this stop we are going to look at the page … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Civ V factions: Spain

In Spain we have a faction that is based around aggressive exploration. They have two special units which appear in the same era, and a unique ability that encourages exploration … Continue reading

June 7, 2015

Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter

It has been a good year for notalgia reborn. First Total War: Warhammer, now Bard’s Tale IV has been announced. This game is a sequel to the 1988 game Bard’s … Continue reading

June 6, 2015

MtG artists: Mike Bierek

Mike Bierek’s name first appeared on cards in the original Zendikar block. Since then his work has featured on many memorable cards. From landscapes to monsters, to artifacts and characters, … Continue reading

June 6, 2015