Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG Arena tips: recommended viewing

As you’re learning the ropes of both Magic: the Gathering and Arena, you don’t need to be alone. There’s plenty of help out there, and for this article I want … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · 2 Comments

Bones update 43: the goblins

The first Bones Kickstarter included 12 goblins, basic dungeon enemies. My miniatures from the third Bones Kickstarter included a trio of goblins. Now they are all painted: Neither group of … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · 5 Comments

Necromunda: Dark Rising announced

Essen Spiel is on, and Games Workshop are at the world’s largest board game convention with their own announcements. The one that caught my eye is the new boxed set … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · 4 Comments

Talleyman painted

The Talleyman is a character model separate to the collection of Plague Marines you get in the Dark Imperium box set. But I liked this one so much I bought … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · 6 Comments

MtG Arena tips: Packs and Wildcards

Note: this tips series is intended for players new to MtG Arena. When you start playing MtG Arena, you’ll receive 15 new players decks, which is a lot to get … Continue reading

October 20, 2019

Bones necromancer and friend

I painted a duo of Bones models recently; a necromancer and mummy, both from the original Bones Kickstarter. They make for a contrasting pair, with the necromancer in rather gaudy … Continue reading

October 20, 2019 · 4 Comments

John Avon playmats back on Kickstarter

Beloved Magic artist John Avon is back on Kickstarter with a second project to put his card art on playmats. This one is looking good, and looks like being even … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Warhammer Quest 1994 Wizard

25 years is long enough to count as a neglected model, right? This wizard is neglected no more, as I have finally painted him up: I had a lot of … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

MtG artists: Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy has produced a series of illustrations for Magic: the Gathering, starting with the original Theros block, and is still illustrating cards today. Here are five of my favourites … Continue reading

October 13, 2019

Plague marine painting process

Inspired by The Imperfect Modeller, I decided to document my Plague Marine painting process step by step. The bell ringer was my model for this process, which goes 15 steps. … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · 13 Comments

Loyalist Space Marine name generator

The latest Space Marine codex encourages people to create their own legions, but how to name them? If you’re struggling for inspiration, then try this name generator, developed for loyalist … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 13 Comments

Plague Marine bell ringer

I’m not sure what the official name is for this miniature, but I like it: Obviously bells are a big motif on this model, even his pet nurgling is holding … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 11 Comments

Bones V Kickstarter

The fifth Bones Kickstarter launched in the middle of this week, and it got off to a great start, pulling in over a million dollars in its first 24 hours. … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

Enjoy with care: a Magic Arena review

Wizard’s latest digital offering has now been officially released. After years of stumbling in the digital sphere, the company has finally come up with a game which is engaging and … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

Throne of Eldraine art review

Throne of Eldraine is Magic’s set of fairy tales run through the Magic: the Gathering washing machine. Both in appearance and in function, the cards leaned in to the fairy … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · 7 Comments

SAGA Otherworld army update 4

I’ve completed the final 8 ghost warriors, to make the entire 32 model collection complete: Just so you know I haven’t been posting the same models over and over, here … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · 5 Comments