Scent of a Gamer

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

ArtStation stop: Jana Schirmer

Jana Schirmer’s art often boats bright, bold colours. Her art has been seen on Magic: the Gathering cards and elsewhere too. Here’s five of my favourites from her ArtStation page: … Continue reading

April 30, 2017

Avoiding launch mistakes: Warhammer 40,000 8th edition

I’ve previously talked about the poor reception that Age of Sigmar’s launch received back in May 2015. I’ve also noted how the game warmed up after the release of the … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · 5 Comments

The hills have knives: Naggaroth

Naggaroth, the land of Chill. A ruined landscape of rocky shards, blasted trees and black, icy pools where swimming is not recommended. It was to this land that the Dark … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Amonkhet art review

Magic’s latest set takes us of their version of ancient Egypt; a desert city rules over by an absentee God-Pharaoh, who is none other than regular villain Nicol Bolas! The … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

Game design package on Kickstarter

An interesting project popped up on Kickstarter recently. The White Box advertises itself as the game design workshop in a box. If you’re a budding tabletop game designer this project … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Dark Age archers complete

I’ve completed the final 8 levy archers for SAGA. Dark Age is an obsolete term these days, so I guess these are more correctly referred to as early Medieval archers. … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · 5 Comments

Tools of the Trade

Tabletop Minions recently compiled a video where they interviewed a number of professional miniature painters and asked each of the them the same questions. The answers are as interesting as … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · 7 Comments

I hope you like green: a traveller’s guide to Lustria

Hail there, brave treasure-seeker! Are you bored with the Old World? Sick of trudging through damp fields to find old barrow-mounds? Have you ever wished to seek treasure in warmer … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

ArtStation stop: Peter Mohrbacher

I’ve previously covered Peter Mohrbacher as a Magic: the Gathering artist. However he’s given that up and these days focuses on his Angelarium website, featuring fantastical art of angels. Here … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Return to Gloomhaven

The Gloomhaven board game has come back to Kickstarter for its edition 1.5. This game has become very popular and highly sought after since its original release. This new entry … Continue reading

April 15, 2017

The troops of Total War: Warhammer II

  In case you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is:   What I want to do here for eager Total War players is talk about what factions and … Continue reading

April 9, 2017

Blood Bowl made to order!

Games Workshop recently announced they will offer the classic 90s Blood Bowl teams for Chaos, Chaos Dwarf and Dark Elf teams. The classic teams will be offered for one week … Continue reading

April 9, 2017

From Masterpiece to Mehsterpiece

Recent Magic sets (and apparently every Magic set moving forward) contains a super rare set of ‘masterpiece’ cards. These form a set within a set and are typically exciting and … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Not quite Necromunda

Gang Warfare returns to the hive cities of Warhammer 40,000 with the release of Shadow War: Armageddon. This release is similar but different when compared with┬áthe 1990s game Necromunda, as … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 7 Comments

ArtStation stop: Simon Gocal

Simon Gocal’s work mixes fantasy and reality in a creative and pleasing way. Here’s five of my favourites from his ArtStation page. Click on any image to see the full … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Smiths of Winterforge funded

Smiths of Winterforge, the game of dwarven crafting has returned to Kickstarter and this time has funded in the first 24 hours. The game is a well-paced contest of rival … Continue reading

April 2, 2017

Space Hulk update 2

I’ve completed four more of the Space Hulk terminators. Like the first four, these were filled with detail. This time I did all the blood drop gemstones in amber. I … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Crystal Brush 2017 winners

The Crystal Brush miniature painting awards are complete for 2017, with some great winners this time round across a number of different categories including unit, diorama, individual hero, and a … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 1 Comment