Scent of a Gamer

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

A grand voyage: a review of Celestia

Celestia is a ‘push your luck’ game for 2-6 players. The game features six individuals on a grand voyage to visit a series of cities. They each take it turns … Continue reading

November 29, 2015

MtG artists: John Avon

Does John Avon need any introduction? Magic players often don’t pay that much attention to the artist credit on their cards, yet John Avon’s name is still known to many. … Continue reading

November 28, 2015

Designers wanted!

Games Workshop are recruiting designers for their recently-resurrected Specialist Games range. For those who don’t remember, Specialist Games cover releases for the games of the past that are no longer … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dragons don’t share

I picked up this Bones model set on a recent trip. When it was first revealed, it was almost enough to make me want to get into Bones II, ┬ábut … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

ArtStation stop: Michael Wang

Michael Wang’s art takes in fantasy, science fiction, and even a blend of the two. His ArtStation page has fewer pieces than those of other artists, but is rewarding viewing … Continue reading

November 21, 2015

Space Marines and market signals

Games Workshop has had an interesting year. In the first half of the year they finally wound up their ailing Warhammer Fantasy game, replacing it with a product named Age … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

Bones update 13

At PAX AUS I participated in the excellent Paint & Take activity – twice. Here are the results: I chose models I didn’t already own – there were 12 models … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Tomasz Jedruszek

Tomasz Jedruszek debuted in the first Zendikar block with a clutch of eye-catching cards. Since then his art has appeared in almost every set release from Wizards of the Coast. … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

Dropfleet Commander on Kickstarter

The space combat game that Hawk Wargames developed with Andy Chambers has been revealed as Dropfleet Commander. This game is now available on Kickstarter where it has proved quite popular … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

Warhammer Total War play experience

I was able to play a battle of Warhammer: Total War at PAX AUS. Long story short: the pitch of this game is perfect, at least for me. If you … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Blight of the Immortals

Blight of the Immortals caught my attention as I wandered the indie games section at PAX this year. I was pulled over by graphics that looked familiar to me even … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

Kickstarter panel at PAX AUS 2015

The Kickstarter panel of day 3 of PAX AUS this year was excellent. The panel members had all successfully run Kickstarters for their tabletop games, and this was the focus. … Continue reading

November 7, 2015

PAX AUS 2015 report

I was fortunate enough to attend PAX this year. I sold the deal as a family holiday where I would not be around for three of the days, and that … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Steve Prescott

Steve Prescott’s art first appeared in the Planar Chaos set of the Time Sprial block. An old set for many Magic players. Older Magic players remember it fondly for bringing … Continue reading

November 1, 2015

Believeable female miniatures

It can be more difficult than it should be to find reasonably-proportioned female miniatures wearing a functional rather than decorative outfit. Such was he experience of gamer Annie Norman when … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · 1 Comment