Scent of a Gamer

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

ArtStation stop: Nikolay Razuev

Nikolay Razuev’s art features lots of landscapes, but some great creature too. My weakness for landscape art plus large creatures took me right to his page on ArtStation. Here are … Continue reading

May 29, 2016

Eternal Masters art review

Eternal Masters is the latest in Wizards of the Coast premium-priced reprint-only sets for Magic: the Gathering. Eternal Masters brings together cards from across Magic’s history (outside the Reserved List, … Continue reading

May 29, 2016

Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, first look review

This review comes from a look at the boxed contents of Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, plus a quick play through of the new rules and some consideration of how this … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

MtG artists: David Palumbo

David Palumbo made his Magic debut in the Alara block and his style is diverse but always colourful. Individual figures seem to be his strong suit, but this is the … Continue reading

May 28, 2016

2016 Blood Bowl box contents

The Blood Bowl release is getting closer, and thanks to their Facebooks page we can now see what will come in the box. Behold! Looks nice, but how does this … Continue reading

May 22, 2016

A plethora of Magic

Wizards of the Coast have changed their approach to announcing new Magic products. It used to be that each products would be announced 3-6 months before release. Now they intend … Continue reading

May 22, 2016

Japan the Liberator, part 7 of 7

[previous part] [first part] Part 7: Liberation’s End We finished the last part with Japan as one of only three remaining Civs, and only two of those have their capital, … Continue reading

May 21, 2016

A running start

Late last year I noted Games Workshop’s advertisements for staff to run a resurrected Specialst Games section. They have wasted no time in getting going. It looks like being an … Continue reading

May 21, 2016

Civilzation VI announced

I’m only 1800 hours into playing Civilization V, and they are already announcing the┬ánext game in the series? Unbelievable! This may not be a common concern. The announcement video is … Continue reading

May 15, 2016

MtG artists: Alan Pollack

Alan Pollack is another member of the 100 club, something I just made up that includes all artists who have illustrated 100 or more cards for Magic: the Gathering. He … Continue reading

May 14, 2016

Japan the Liberator, part 6 of 7

[previous part] [first part] Part 6: Get Liberated! The liberation has begun… almost. A couple of city states are allowed to breathe free once more, while the Japanese army trudges … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Warhammer Quest is back… but not as we knew it

A short video appeared from Games Workshop recently: Warhammer Quest is coming back! GW have been inconsistent with their advance notice on their non-core games. With Blood Bowl we received … Continue reading

May 8, 2016

ArtStation stop: Eytan Zana

Eytan Zana illustrates some great landscape pieces of all types. I have a selection here that shows how he creates some great scenes using contrast and an often limited set … Continue reading

May 7, 2016

Japan the Liberator, part 5 of 7

Part 5: The world that fell [previous part] [first part] At the end of part 4, just three out of twenty-two civilizations remained in the game. Along with Japan, the … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Draft of a Gamer: Winning Compulsion

This story is really about three great matches played against three fantastic opponents. By game 2 in each I knew that, win or lose, the match would be memorable for … Continue reading

May 1, 2016