Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Brom

Gerard Brom’s fame extends far beyond Magic, and in fact Magic cards make up such a tiny proportion of his work that many of his fans may be unaware he … Continue reading

April 30, 2016

Japan the Liberator, part 4 of 7

[previous part] [first part] Polynesia will have to go. That was the conclusion from their behaviour so far. They aren’t going to stop their pesky settling ways, so we’ll have … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Draft of a Gamer: Uncommonly Innistrad

A series of schedule clashes delayed my first Shadows Over Innistrad draft, but I was eager to get into the format. Overall I found the new set to be interesting, … Continue reading

April 24, 2016

Blood Bowl returns to Facebook

The re-release of Games Workshop’s classic Blood Bowl board/miniatures game hybrid gets closer with a new Facebook page to promote the game. Unlike other GW Facebook pages this one encourages … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Japan the Liberator, part 3 of 7

View part 1 if you haven’t read earlier episodes. Part 3: Overland expansion Kamehameha lost the city of Samoa once again, and once again Japan captures it from the barbarians … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Do the Clues point to Contraptions?

Do the Clues point to Contraptions? In 2007 the card Steamflogger Boss was printed in the Future Sight set. It has remained controversial ever since. Here’s the card: And here’s … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Alex Horley

Alex Horley, also credited as Alex Horley-Orlandelli, has illustrated over 100 cards for Magic: the Gathering. His bold colours and style remind me of Frank Frazetta, and judging from comments … Continue reading

April 17, 2016