Scent of a Gamer

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

Storm of Sigmar update 2

I’m making my way through the introductory box for Age of Sigmar, and with these three models I have finished the Khorne side of things: I surprisingly had fun painting … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Guay returns to Magic

It has been a long time since new art from Rebecca Guay featured in a Magic: the Gathering set. If you check out Rebecca’s web presence you’ll see that this … Continue reading

October 29, 2016

Three in a row: the new White Dwarf

We are now three issues in to the ‘new’ White Dwarf magazine. For those not in the know, a couple of years ago Games Workshop summarily replaced the venerable monthly … Continue reading

October 29, 2016

MtG artists: Vance Kovacs

Vance Kovacs’ art stands in contrast to the general style of Magic art, such that there is one – after all sets change their look and feel quite radically. Kovacs’ … Continue reading

October 23, 2016

Smiths of Winterforge Kickstarter

Smiths of Winterforge is a fun board game that puts you at the head of a proud dwarf clan. Your task is to forge the best weapons, armour, and equipment … Continue reading

October 22, 2016

Storm of Sigmar update 1

These must be the first ‘modern’ Games Workshop models I’ve painted. Certainly I could tell the difference from painting the Bones or Historical models I’ve painted over the past couple … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Blood Bowl Skaven revealed

With the launch of a site for the forthcoming Blood Bowl game, GW have released an image of the first team to be released following the boxed set; the Skaven: … Continue reading

October 16, 2016

Draft of a Gamer: aye aye, chief

  Pack 1, pick 1: Ovalchase Dragster The first pack had no ‘wow’ factor at all. A few smiles from other players around the table told of more impressive cards … Continue reading

October 15, 2016

Lorehammer: Skarsnik

In the Old World, Skarsnik is the goblin warboss who controls the mountains around the dwarf hold of Karak Eight Peaks. The dwarfs there are familiar with Skarnik’s ambushes and … Continue reading

October 15, 2016

MtG artists: Chris Rallis

Chris Rallis’ illustration first appeared during the Khans of Tarkir block, and have featured in every set since. His art tends towards strong single figures, though this is not the … Continue reading

October 9, 2016

My top 6 changes in Civilization VI

The next instalment in the Civilization series is almost out, and the previews and in full swing. I’ve seen a lot of the new changes now in articles and videos, … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Fimir Return

Some interesting model choices went up on the Forgeworld website recently. The Fimir are back! This race of cyclopean monstrosities hasn’t been sighted since the early 90s, where they appeared … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · 3 Comments

Draft of a Gamer: losing energy

While the second Kaladesh draft was less successful than the first, the lessons were more apparent. This format is fast. Vehicles are good – but in the right deck at … Continue reading

October 8, 2016

A Bard’s Tale IV update

The fourth part of the classic CRPG series The Bard’s Tale was funded on Kickstarter last year. I’m not a backer, although the series has a special place in my … Continue reading

October 2, 2016

Using Regiments of Renown to preview new races

Post-release updates within Warhammer: Total War have done a good job of expanding the factions that were playable at launch, and have also included the Beastmen as an additional playable … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Draft of a Gamer: the curve

In my first Kaladesh draft I built an unexceptional deck with a good mana curve, and I think this was the key advantage of my deck over others at the … Continue reading

October 1, 2016

Truck wars, anyone?

The release of Genestealer Cults from Games Workshop has brought us the Goliath Trcuk model: The model can be built to a number of variants, and I detect a distinctly … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · 6 Comments