Scent of a Gamer

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

Shadows over Innistrad art review

Shadows over Innistrad is our second visit to the place of things that go bump in the night. This time around there are new horrors to explore along with some … Continue reading

March 27, 2016

MtG artists: Karla Ortiz

Karla Ortiz has illustrated only a handful of cards for Magic: the Gathering, but they have all been memorable. Character pieces are her specialty as you’ll see. Brago, King Eternal … Continue reading

March 26, 2016

500 articles

I received an unexpected message from WordPress after posting last week’s article about the DeepWars Kickstarter. That was my 500th article on Scent of a Gamer. Articles have covered a … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

DeepWars Kickstarter

The DeepWars miniatures game is one like no other – the games take place entirely underwater, leading to a line of miniatures you don’t see in other ranges, and some … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

One fantatic podcast

One Fantastic Week is a podcast presented by two independent artists, Sam Flegel and Pete Mohrbacher. The series looks at many aspects of working as an independent visual artist today, … Continue reading

March 20, 2016

5 Musts when running a tabletop games league

Whether it is for card games, board games, or miniatures games, a league can be an effective way to getting players to gather, meet one another, and play lots of … Continue reading

March 19, 2016

Two mistakes to avoid when you start out in miniatures painting

A recent article on Tabletop Game and Hobby highlighted two frequent mistakes made by people new to painting. I still find myself occasionally making the second one, and it never … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 5 Comments

MtG artists: Izzy Medrano

Izzy Medrano, credited only as Izzy on his cards, has quietly illustrated over 100 Magic: the Gathering cards over the past few years. His style of work varies from the … Continue reading

March 13, 2016

Draft of a gamer: a dream revisited

I looked forward to my next opportunity to draft after last time. The Oath/Oath/Battle format is quite diverse, with a lot of different viable strategies even within colours. I opened … Continue reading

March 13, 2016

Warhammer 40,000 dethroned

The latest hobby game sales charts have been released by ICv2 and the big news this time is in the non-collectable miniatures category. Over the years there has been one … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

ArtStation stop: Titus Lunter

Titus Lunter is known best for his landscapes that have appeared in Magic: the Gathering and elsewhere. His ArtStation page is a treasure trove of vistas. Break the Earth This … Continue reading

March 12, 2016

Conan RPG on Kickstarter

A RPG based on the world of Conan is currently up on Kickstarter and doing rather well. There are two things that mark this out from other similar titles. The … Continue reading

March 6, 2016

New Baldur’s Gate expansion

No, you did not misread the title. Baldur’s Gate, the RPG released back in 1998 is getting a sequel. The sequel is for the Enhanced Edition so there is no … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

MtG artists: Ryan Pancoast

Ryan Pancoast’s debut was a single card in the Magic 2010 set. Anyone looking at Convincing Mirage knew that we would be seeing more from this artist: And so it … Continue reading

March 5, 2016

Army of the Dead painting guide

Shadow and Flame have posted a helpful painting guide on their blog for the Army of the Dead figures from Lord of the Rings. The process itself is essentially a … Continue reading

March 5, 2016