Scent of a Gamer

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

My top 100 Magic: the Gathering card arts, 41-50

Into the top half we go, starting with the most recent card to make the top 100 list: 50 – Emrakul, the Promised End – Jaime Jones – Eldritch Moon … Continue reading

August 28, 2016

Don’t Mind If I Do: Cthulu Realms review

I’m going mad. The good part is, my opponent is going mad slightly faster than me. I need to move things along here though, so I pass him a copy … Continue reading

August 28, 2016

My top 100 Magic: the Gathering card arts, 51-60

60 – Sylvan Ranger – Christopher Moeller – Magic 2011   59 – Ghoulcaller Gisa – Karla Ortiz – Commander 2014   58 – Mayael’s Aria – Steve Argyle – … Continue reading

August 27, 2016

Conspiracy: Take the Crown art review

The latest set release for Magic: the Gathering lets us revisit the plane of Fiora, home to scheming nobles and cunning rogues. Last time we got some stunning art, and … Continue reading

August 27, 2016

My top 100 Magic: the Gathering cards 61-70

70 – Major Teroh – Daren Bader – Odyssey   69 – Evolving Wilds – Sam Burley – FNM Promo   68 – Colossal Whale – Adam Paquette – Magic … Continue reading

August 21, 2016

My top 100 Magic:the Gathering card arts, 71-80

80 – Fetid Heath – Daarken – Eventide   79 – Moan of the Unhallowed – Nils Hamm – Innistrad   78 – Liliana of the Veil – Steve Argyle … Continue reading

August 20, 2016

Lorehammer: Meet the Regiments of Renown

The Regiments of Renown actually pre-date the miniatures games of Warhammer. Waaaay back in the day (the 1980s) this was simply a tag to draw together fantasy figures into a … Continue reading

August 20, 2016

My top 100 Magic: the Gathering card arts, 81-90

90 – Explore – John Avon – Worldwake   89 – Nantuko Husk – Carl Critchlow – Onslaught   88 -Elspeth Tirel – Michael Komarck – Zendikar   87 – … Continue reading

August 14, 2016

The perils of crowdfunding success

Jamey Stegmaier’s series of articles on crowdfunding and game design continue with two articles examining the process of shipping Scythe. “Shipping Scythe has been exhausting, draining, and discouraging. I could … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

My top 100 Magic: the Gathering card arts, 91-100

This was a difficult list to put together, with literally thousands of different card arts to choose from. Many cards I like did not make the list, and many¬†artists I … Continue reading

August 13, 2016

The billion dollar hobby

IcV2’s latest industry update is available, and they have a new and larger estimate for the total size of the hobby games industry. $1.2 billion in their new figure and … Continue reading

August 13, 2016

MtG artists: Todd Lockwood

Todd Lockwood is an artist who does not illustrate many card per set, but the ones he does tend to be memorable. He also seems to genuinely enjoy th game, … Continue reading

August 7, 2016

Lorehammer: the wood or the elf?

Wood Elves are one of Warhammer’s more notable factions, but I never liked the name. It was entirely possible to take a ‘wood elf’ army in the tabletop game without … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Wonderful Strange: Shattered Dominion bases review

Shattered Dominion is the name of the new pre-modelled base range from Games Workshop. For me, their mixed box of 25mm and 32mm bases is the perfect companion for my … Continue reading

August 6, 2016

ArtStation stop: Camila Vielmond

Camila Vielmond’s art ranges from great character pieces to some intriguing landscapes, generally with a fantasy twist. Basically my two favourite art types! Here’s five illustrations¬†of hers I’d like to … Continue reading

August 6, 2016