Scent of a Gamer

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

Stonemeier Games Crowdfunding articles

Stonemeier games are well worth listening to on the subject of crowdfunding. They have a series of successful Kickstarters behind them, culminating in Scythe. At their website you will find … Continue reading

October 31, 2015

ArtStation stop: Wei Huai Xu

Wei Huai Xu is a concept arts who is equally skilled at characters and landscape pieces. Here are some highlights of his ArtStation page: An excellent character piece set in … Continue reading

October 31, 2015

Non-metallic gold, attempts 2 and 3

The painting technique of non-metallic metal, or NMM as it is often known, is something I’ve tried once, with middling results. Simply put, when painting non-metallic metal you use colours … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Battle of Agincourt display

The Perry brothers have put together yet another massive miniatures display. This one is for the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. There are a series of articles following … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Dave Kendall

Dave Kendall’s art is great in Magic’s darker sets as he excels in zombies and monsters of all kinds. Take a walk with me on the darker side of Magic … Continue reading

October 24, 2015


From Fireforge Games comes this quasi-crowdfunding project called ForgeStarter. They are running this through their own website, and you get the opportunity to pre-order their forthcoming range of medieval Russian … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

A draft oddity

Work, study, and family have left little time for gaming of late, but I managed to squeeze in a Battle for Zendikar draft of Magic Online. I’ve also used the … Continue reading

October 18, 2015

ArtStation stop: Gabriel Yeganyan

Gabriel Yeganyan is an LA-based concept artist, and so his ArtStation page has a number of pieces from worlds you may already be familiar with. His dark style seems equally … Continue reading

October 17, 2015

Scythe Kickstarter

I’ve already featured the art of Jakub Rozalski. I’m not the only one taken in by his incredible artworks. A new board game has been created that is heavily influenced … Continue reading

October 17, 2015

Draft of a Gamer: getting a grip

My second Battle for Zendikar draft ended the same way as the first; 1-2. However this time I feel a lot better about the draft itself. Pack 1, Pick 1: … Continue reading

October 11, 2015

MtG artists: Wayne Reynolds

Wayne Reynolds has brought action and bright colours to over 100 Magic cards over the years. His art is also seen in Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder books and other … Continue reading

October 10, 2015

The Civilization V Battle Royale

Civilization V is a deep and fascinating game by itself. Add mods, and the game becomes deeper still, with new factions, map features, and more. Or you can take things … Continue reading

October 10, 2015

Space is big

As Douglas Adams told us, space is big. It’s difficult to contemplate the immense distances of space even within our own solar system, so when someone comes up with a … Continue reading

October 4, 2015

The Economist on boardgames

The continuing growth in the boardgames market has now reached the attention of the good people at The Economist, in time for this year’s Essen. Their article gives a good … Continue reading

October 4, 2015

Draft of a Gamer: battles lost, battle won

My first Battle for Zendikar draft was a blast, even if I didn’t get the result I wanted. As a first taste of a new set, I enjoyed this one … Continue reading

October 3, 2015

My top 5 computer games, 2000-2009

The early 2000s continued my dive into strategy games, with a bit of action on the side. This was the decade that online play finally became a relevant feature, and … Continue reading

October 3, 2015