Scent of a Gamer

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

2016 in review

Just to be clear; I’m reviewing the performance of this blog in 2016. I’ll leave a review of the full year to others. Growing up The fourth year of this … Continue reading

December 31, 2016

Bones update 22

Christmas is a time for painting, so I took the opportunity to paint a few more figures in the Bones collection. I am still not yet halfway through the 2013 … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Merry Happy!

May you have a great time with your gaming hobby these holidays, whether on the computer or the tabletop. Thanks for all your support and comments over the year.

December 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

ArtStation stop: Justin Sweet

Justin Sweet has illustrated some memorable cards for Magic: the Gathering, but I have already featured those. For this ArtStation stop I want to focus on his other work. Here … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The other side of Malifaux

Wyrd Miniatures has a new project on Kickstarter. This separate game is called The Other Side, so this is not merely an expansion to Malifaux. The miniatures are pre-assembled, though … Continue reading

December 24, 2016

Winning back a customer: Games Workshop in 2016

I thought I was out… but they pulled me back in. I should have known – you can never leave the game. Back in 2010 now I pulled the pin … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Magic’s next year of sets

The latest source of Magic spoilers is unusual. Someone claimed to have been part of a consumer survey run by a large retailer in the US. He was asked to … Continue reading

December 18, 2016

Blood Bowl, then and now

With the release of the 2016 Blood Bowl set, it’s a good time to look at the quality of the new plastics versus the old. The 1993  Blood Bowl set … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Lorehammer: Morghur, the Essence of Chaos

What is Morghur? He is no beastman, though the source of his body may be the husk of a bray shaman drawn to some dark chaos power. Morghur has been … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

The roof is on fire: Organized Play problems in Magic

Wizards of the Coast employees have been wondering out loud on various social media – especially Twitter, about why attendance at Magic: the Gathering events is dropping. I’m not sure 148 characters … Continue reading

December 11, 2016

ArtStation stop: Alexander Forssberg

From landscapes to character close ups, and from fantasy to science fiction, Alexander Forssberg’s work covers a wide field. His ArtStation page is a treasure trove of evocative images. Here … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Bringing back the biff: Blood Bowl 2016

Games Workshop’s venerable game Blood Bowl is back with a new boxed set (and just in time for Christmas, too!) Blood Bowl was first released in 1987 but the 3rd … Continue reading

December 10, 2016

Lorehammer: Durthu hates you

Are you alive? Are you a human, goblin, or orc? Yes? Then Durthu hates you and wants you to die. Please remain where you are and someone will be along … Continue reading

December 10, 2016

The breadth of Kaladesh Draft

It’s a couple of months after the release of Magic’s Kaladesh set. With sets of recent years, by this time draft enthusiasm is winding down and people are looking forward … Continue reading

December 4, 2016

Warseer reborn

Popular website Warseer went offline in the middle of 2016 and did not return. Later information revealed the site had been subjected to a serious hack – in some ways … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 2 Comments