Scent of a Gamer

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

Lorehammer: the Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Nagash, part 2

(part 1, if you missed it) The Greatest Spell Ever Cast Nagash took great pleasure is telling the helpless Alcadizzar of his plans before preparing for his greatest spell yet. … Continue reading

July 31, 2016

Tablescapes Dungeons Kickstarter

The project has already begun and is rolling through its stretch targets. I backed the original tablescapes project (and even painted some!). This one looks good but for different reasons. … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Chase Stone

Chase Stone’s art has enriched Magic’s recent sets, and looks set to do so into the future. His individual character cards are some of my favourites in recent sets. Saheeli … Continue reading

July 30, 2016

Eldritch Moon art review

Magic’s latest set mingles the dark horror of Innistrad with the tentacled horror of the Eldrazi, creating a cthulu-esque meld. As with recent sets, the storyline is represented strongly on … Continue reading

July 30, 2016

Lorehammer: the rise and fall and rise and fall of Nagash, part 1

Welcome back to Lorehammer. This is the first of a two-part series covering the origins of one of Warhammer’s most powerful beings, the dread sorcerer Nagash. (Note there is a … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

SDCC Planeswalkers are definitely walkers

Each year for the past few years, Wizards of the Coast have released a special promotional set of planeswalkers during an Diego Comic Con (SDCC). This year, they have excelled … Continue reading

July 23, 2016

Lorehammer: the Great War Against Chaos

The Great War Against Chaos These events happened roughly 200 years before Warhammer’s present day. However the events of this war still loom large over many of the factions, and … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Bones update 20

The twentieth updates to my ongoing Bones painting project is a giant one – a Bone Giant! He’s been painted to fit in with the desert tablescapes, but here he … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: rk Post

Randy Post is always credited as ‘rk Post’ on his Magic Cards, and for that matter at his website too. rk is among that group of artists who have illustrated … Continue reading

July 16, 2016

Lorehammer: Magic of the Old World

This article is written to introduce players of Warhammer: Total War to the wider Magic possibilities available in the Warhammer games. These may appear either as downloadable content or in … Continue reading

July 10, 2016

Tablescapes: the next move

I’m very happy with my tablescapes, bit in a recent conversation with a friend we decided that we would not buy them again. They are great for hosting a game … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

ArtStation stop: Veronique Meignaud

Veronique Meignaud has done work for Magic: the Gathering but also many others. I love her bright art style, and I’m sure you will too. Mountain This remains one of … Continue reading

July 9, 2016

Bones update 19: Terrain

My latest Bones update is a bit different – three of the four pieces from Dragons Don’t Share: I was going to paint them in varying shades if grey, but … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bones update 18

A short update, but my first painted miniatures in several months – summer in Australia can be hostile to miniatures painters. Another quartet of Bones miniatures painted. The bones armour … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Tony DiTerlizzi

Tony DiTerlizzi is credited as simply ‘DiTerlizzi’ on the Magic cards he has illustrated – almost 100 – over the years. His art is o a style not generally seen … Continue reading

July 3, 2016

The Ninth Age

It’s been over a year since Games Workshop took Warhammer out behind the chemical sheds to be shot. Reality has sunk in for most gamers. Warhammer is gone; Age of Sigmar … Continue reading

July 2, 2016

Original Magic Art tokens

A few months ago I wrote about and backed the Classic Art tokens project on Kickstarter. This project caught a lot of people’s attention, by using classic, public domain art … Continue reading

July 2, 2016