Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Seb McKinnon

Like Nils Hamm, Seb McKinnon’s work has an ethereal yet gritty quality that really appeals. I always look forward to seeing his work in a set. After a single card … Continue reading

July 26, 2015

Board games event raises over $90,000 for charity

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not a¬†place you might expect to read abut board games. But here you go. The second Moxtropolis event has raised $91,000 for Hopelink, a charity … Continue reading

July 25, 2015

Mythbusters: Bones

Mythbusters: Bones Bones, the new soft plastic material from reaper, has its share of detractors. Noisy detractors in many cases, who manage to pop up on any discussion about Bones … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

How Noah Bradley became an artist

Noah Bradley has written a heartfelt and emotive piece telling us his journey to becoming an artist. I recommend reading it to gain some insight into one man’s journey. If … Continue reading

July 19, 2015

Draft of a Gamer: Learning Curve

My first draft with Magic Origins did not go so well. After my lessons learned in Khans of Tarkir and Dragons of Tarkir, I found the return to mono-colour action … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kingdom Death preorder special

The Kingdom Death Kickstarter project closed some time ago. Originally scheduled to deliver in late 2013, the project is on the cusp of delivery now. This project is a great … Continue reading

July 18, 2015

MtG artists: Noah Bradley

I’ve written about Noah Bradley before, but haven’t yet profiled his art. Let’s fix that oversight now! Noah Bradley’s art first appeared on Magic cards in the Return to Ravnica … Continue reading

July 18, 2015

New gains, familiar pains: a first response to the Age of Sigmar rules

Warhammer has finally died its slow death. The game has limped on for too many unproductive anti-innovative years. It is finally gone, taken off the life support it was on … Continue reading

July 12, 2015

Doomdark’s Revenge playthrough

Doomdark’s Revenge is one of my favourite computer games, but it is not frinedly to new players. In this game it is quite easy to spend your time wandering around, … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

Magic: Origins art review

Magic: Origins is this year’s version of the core set. With the new block structure imminent, this will be the last cor set, and it’s clear that Wizards wanted to … Continue reading

July 11, 2015

Bones 3 Kickstarter opens

The Bones 3 Kickstarter is live. It funded in just under 2 minutes, which does not surprise me at all. We’ll see where the project finally ends up, I’m thinking … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Draft of a Gamer: Sultai Slam

I find myself home alone this week-end, so what else to do but draft online? I jumped back in quickly after my previous draft and tried to take things seriously … Continue reading

July 5, 2015

MtG artists: Peter Mohrbacher

Peter Mohrbacher completed some of Magic’s most memorable card over the past few years. From the gods of Theros, to planeswalkers, and to legendary creatures, the chances are high you … Continue reading

July 5, 2015

Desert Tablescapes complete

I have now completed all 16 desert-theme tablescape boards. Together they make a single 4′ x 4′ table. I will let the images speak for themsevels. I put the tiles … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 12 Comments

Draft of a Gamer: Red/Green skies

I am still enjoying the Dragons of Tarkir draft format, though soon enough Magic: Origins will be upon us to deliver a new set of drafting¬†challenges. This draft report comes … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 1 Comment