Scent of a Gamer

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

Gav Thorpe’s writing tips

If you have considered writing for the Black Libary (Games Workshop’s publishing arm) then Gav Thorpe has some useful tips for you at his blog. Black Librayr are one of … Continue reading

February 28, 2016

Draft of a gamer: the dream

What I thought was a rare-drafting trainwreck turned into my first 3-0 since I started the Draft of a gamer series. The way the games went was interesting in itself, … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Best. Reveal. Ever

Wizards of the Coast love to tease their fans about upcoming sets, cards, and returning characters. We recently received a taste of all three when a new Conspiracy set was … Continue reading

February 27, 2016

Joining Warhammer and Total War

The Warhammer: Total War game was announced some time ago. I even got to play a battle! A recent developer post brings to light a few of the considerations behind … Continue reading

February 27, 2016

MtG artists: Pete Venters

With over 250 cards bearing his name, it is unlikely that you have missed seeing one of Pete Venter’s cards. His specialities are goblins and linked artwork that tells a … Continue reading

February 21, 2016

New Force of Will art to be auctioned

If you missed the announcement of the forthcoming Eternal Masters Magic set, you missed the considerable excitement over one of the revealed cards: Force of Will. The new card sports … Continue reading

February 20, 2016

Aaron Miller’s tokens

On the heels of the classic art tokens Kickstarter comes another one from Magic artist Aaron Miller. In this Kickstarter the artist uses non-Magic art he has created to represent … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

ArtStation stop: Andrey Vasilchenko

Vasilchenko’s art centres on great character portraits with vibrant colours, but in some pieces moves beyond this. This piece titled ‘reward’ shows an armoured adventurer receiving a token from a … Continue reading

February 14, 2016

RIP Wayne England

Artist Wayne England died this week, the sad new being broadcast¬†over Facebook by his agent. I first encountered Wayne’s art as a Games Workshop fan, and later as a fan … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Draft of a Gamer: Mardu surprise

In essence the surprise was that I had a playable deck after some poor drafting decisions stemming from a silly first pick. Pack 1, pick 1: Cliffhaven Vampire True, the … Continue reading

February 13, 2016

MtG artists: Zoltan Boros

Zoltan Boros exploded into Magic art back in the original Ravnica block, where his pieces with collaborator Gabor Szikszai caused many a jaw to drop. His more recent work has … Continue reading

February 13, 2016

Renaissance undead

I didn’t realise this project was for a fantasy football team until I questioned why the models were coming in certain quantities. 8 zombies? 2 mummies? Why would you…oh. Then … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Create digital D&D content

The Dungeon Master’s Guild website now allows players to create and share (or sell) content for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. If you’re a creative types with adventures to share, … Continue reading

February 7, 2016

Classic art tokens

It’s a good month for Kickstarter projects, or a bad month from my wallet’s perspective! The classic art tokens takes a great new look at the token cards often used … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Draft of a gamer: colorless commitment

  My second Oath of the Gatewatch draft was an interesting one. First I realised I am now a store regular. There were 11 people in the draft and I … Continue reading

February 6, 2016