Scent of a Gamer

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

Space Hulk update 5

Eight more genestealers painted in this update. These were more straightforward than the previous six genestealers to paint, since there isn’t so much space marine armour included along with the … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Art gallery: Hallowe’en

With October 31 approaching I decided to take a look back through the images I’ve featured on this blog over the years, and pull out some of the spookier, creepier, … Continue reading

October 29, 2017

Closer to the Underhive

With Essen Spiel in full swing, more details on Necromunda become available. I wasn’t 100% sure of the box contents before, but now it seems clearer. Here’s an image of … Continue reading

October 28, 2017

Magic creator’s Kickstarter carnival

Magic creator Richard Garfield has a new game on Kickstarter. Carnival of Monsters is a card game for 2 or more players, which promises to be illustrated by well-known artists … Continue reading

October 28, 2017

Shadespire: first impressions

It’s good. Still here? Okay well my first impressions are based on watching a two player game, playing in a two player game, and then playing a 4-player game. All … Continue reading

October 22, 2017

Wizkids & GW team up

An announcement on the Wizkids website caught my eye today; the US-based company has teamed up with Games Workshop and will released licenced games based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe, … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 5 Comments

Shadespire: it’s in the cards

With the imminent release of Shadespire, Warhammer-Community has been ramping up its coverage of the game. One article looks at the deckbuilding aspect of the game. I have to admit … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

The week in inspiration #2

Another week, another set in inspiring pages, posts, and more from around the web: Participate The insane geniuses at Iron Sleet have announced a general participation call for their 2018 … Continue reading

October 15, 2017

MtG artists: Johannes Voss

Johannes Voss has provided me with some of my favourite illustrations on Magic cards, especially the fantastic Restoration Angel. His art is usually bright and focused on a single figure, … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

The light stuff: a review of Sagrada

Sagrada is a fun game of dice drafting and pattern matching, based on the concept of building a stained glass window. The game comes with a number of patterns for … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Shadespire: ‘ultimate competitive’?

The messaging around Games Workshop’s upcoming Sahdespire game is becoming clearer and it’s apparent that this will not be simply another board game release set in one of their game … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Let’s take a trip: a review of Celestia

In Victorian times wealthier people would sometimes ‘take a tour’. It sounds grand but these days we would call this a package tour, as people would move between several different … Continue reading

October 8, 2017

The week in inspiration #1

There’s always something inspiring going on in the hobby world, whether that be a painted model or army, a cool gaming table, a piece of art, or something new of … Continue reading

October 7, 2017

Magic art gallery: dragons

Dragons feature heavily in myth and fantasy. Magic is no exception. In this game dragons run the gamut from fire-breathing monsters to intelligent schemers. This gallery shows a few of … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

Dystopian comes to Warcradle Games

Via meeples & miniatures comes the news that Warcradle Games has bought the intellectual property relating to Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada, and Uncharted Seas. The parent company behind these games … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Broolean Beast Guard unleashed

I’m old enough to remember when you would take units of beastmen in the Imperial Guard, but I’m too older to remember what version of 40k that was legal in … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 2 Comments