Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Randy Gallegos

Randy Gallegos has illustrated well over 100 cards from the early years of the game through to recent times. It would be inaccurate to say he specialises in individual female … Continue reading

September 27, 2015

Army of World’s Ending: an army list for Of Gods and Mortals

As the cold winds gather, and survivors clutch their weapons and loved ones, the army of the World’s Ending marches in all its terrible glory. Relentless and impossible to rout, … Continue reading

September 27, 2015

Ragnaroll Kickstarter

Ragnaroll is a cool original game that just hit Kickstarter. It is set in the Norse end times of Ragnarok. Each player controls a dwindling clan of vikings, shivering in … Continue reading

September 26, 2015

Zendikar expeditions

The new set for Magic: the Gathering has a special surprise hidden in a very few booster packs. As a setting, Zendikar has always been concerned with lands. The originals … Continue reading

September 26, 2015

Wargames Factory skeletons complete

Completing this box almost doubled my count of painted miniatures for the year, but who’s judging? I finished these off with a basic sandy base, and some Little Big Men … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 15 Comments

Bones update 12

I’ve completed another quarto of Bones figures. I’ve stuck with the method of having the family each choose a model for me to paint, and it’s still resulting in interesting … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 7 Comments

MtG artists: Volkan Baga

Volkan Baga uses non-digital methods to create his art, generally oil on board. This gives his art a classic look that makes even the more mundane cards stand out. Elspeth, … Continue reading

September 19, 2015

My top 5 mods for Civilization V

Mods have extended my play time in Civilization V by two years and counting. I was effectively ‘done’ with the game shortly after the release of the Brave New World … Continue reading

September 19, 2015

Draft of a gamer: Shaken off

This was a disappointing Magic Online draft that at least paid for itself. That is the silver lining though as this draft reminded me yet again that I still have … Continue reading

September 13, 2015

ArtStation stop: Max Bedulenko

Max Bedulenko’s art covers fantasy and science fiction setting, and goes from tight indoor scenes to sprawling landscapes, and some interesting character pieces too. Enjoy this selection: Black Bath Crypt … Continue reading

September 13, 2015

The wrong kind of chaos: a review of Goblins, Inc.

Goblins Inc. is a game for four players that takes about an hour to play. Players form teams of two and compete to first build and then battle with a … Continue reading

September 12, 2015

Battlefleet Gothic gameplay trailer

Battlefleet Gothic is another of Games Workshop’s well-loved and sadly unavailable miniatures games. Still the upcoming Battlefleet Gothic: Armada computer game should serve as a vicarious pleasure. The game centres … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

MtG artists: Mark Tedin

Mark Tedin illustrated cards for Magic’s first set, and to date has contributed well over 200 cards to the game. New art from Mark hasn’t been seen on cards since the … Continue reading

September 6, 2015

The production line, painting miniatures in bulk, part 4: from base colours to details

Once you base colours are on to your satisfaction there is another step, and that is to make each colour stand out. From part 3 we divided each model into several … Continue reading

September 6, 2015

Brazil and the White Walkers: a Civ V story conclusion

I’ve written the second and final part of my Brazil story, and you can find the Imgur album here. I hope you enjoy and forgive my mild obsession with chocolate! … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Noah Bradley paints lands

The previews for Battle for Zendikar have my inner art fan all excited. Hot on the heels of the official previews comes this Imgur album from Noah Bradley. It details … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 1 Comment