Scent of a Gamer

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

A series ends, a story continues

The fifty-fourth book of the Horus Heresy series was released this week. The Buried Dagger tells the story of how the Death Guard finally fell to chaos. For those wondering … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · 1 Comment

People just liked it better that way: a review of Istanbul (the board game)

Istanbul is board game which places the player in the role of a trader. The game is a race to trade into the required number of rubies before anyone else. … Continue reading

February 24, 2019

Spiralling Growth: Seb McKinnon returns to Kickstarter

After a successful first Kickstarter, Magic artist Seb McKinnon has returned to Kickstarter with a new set of prints and playmats. Seb is fast becoming the favourite artist of many, … Continue reading

February 23, 2019


I hit a milestone recently: I’ve been running a Magic: the Gathering league for 10 years now. Also, 10 years ago, the stonecutter father of a regular player made us … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Simon Dominic

Simon Dominic is a relative newcomer to Magic: the Gathering art, with his first illustration appearing in Hour of Devastation. He’s illustrated more than 30 cards since then, producing a … Continue reading

February 17, 2019

Size matters: a review of The Big Kopinski

What compels the visual artist to draw? Editions Caurette have a new art book: the Big Kopinski. This book is mainly a collection of sketches from artist Karl Kopinski, and … Continue reading

February 16, 2019

Dungeon in a box

Tenfold Dungeon is a Kickstarter project that caught my eye with its original take on gaming environments. Most dungeons or other environments come in boxes, and are laid out flat … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · 6 Comments