Scent of a Gamer

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

The wisdom of goldfish

In Magic: the Gathering, “goldfishing” is a term for testing your deck against an absent opponent. You cast your creatures and spells, attack and so on. Your opponent does nothing, … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Neglected models

May is neglected models month, a challenge to dig out some older models and give them the paint job they deserve. This is definitely a challenge I can participate in! … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 4 Comments

A different Zombicide

The Zombicide trains continues rolling. This once-Kickstarted board game is now well and truly established as a top seller at retail. The makers of the game still use Kickstarter as … Continue reading

April 22, 2018

Dominaria art review

The Dominaria set heralds a return to Magic’s past. In spite of being a setting where the planeswalker protagonists can go to any plane at will, most of Magic’s early … Continue reading

April 21, 2018

Reach for the light: a review of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a new board game that puts you in charge of growing and recycling trees in a forest. In nature, trees are in competition with each other, though by … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Paint, sell, or throw?

This post was inspired by a couple of events. First, I was looking through old articles on this blog (as you do), when I cam across the Pile of Shame … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 7 Comments

Challenge met

The Challenger decks release last week-end and the early signs are that this is a great new product. In the past, Wizards have been coy about adding actual good cards … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · 3 Comments

Blood Bowl Dwarf team complete

With the pair of slayers finally finished, the Blood Bowl Dwarf team is now done: I rebased the team to make it look as though they are playing Dungeonbowl rather … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Reservations about the Reserved List

Right now the Reserved List is a dead weight on the game of Magic: the Gathering. I don’t believe it should be discarded, but it could be changed to become … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

The tray January to March 2018

I’ve enjoyed fulfilling (so far!) my New Year’s resolution to paint as often as possible. Below is a grand slide show with all the progress shots from January to March … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

SAGA version 2 rules review

The new edition of SAGA is upon us, and it comes with a reorganisation of how the game is packaged and sold. The rules book is now separate from any … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 4 Comments

The tray in March 2018

I managed to paint on 10 separate occasions in March, which is good considering I didn’t paint at all after the 25th. A combination of work, study, and family commitments … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Industrial dome and pipes

More of the Warhammer 40,000 terrain is painted up. I kept these pieces cleaner than the last lot. I have two more of those pipe sections, so expect to see … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 2 Comments