Scent of a Gamer

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

Unsanctioned Magic set

The newest ‘Un’ set for Magic is coming very soon. This release takes a different direction to previous Un sets and is released as a set of five decks. There … Continue reading

January 30, 2020 · 2 Comments

Plague Marines: the story so far

My current collection of plague marines is all painted up now. Here they are in a single group: This photo tells me a couple of things. The first is that … Continue reading

January 26, 2020 · 10 Comments

Adeptus Mechanicus in green and gold

A mechanical symphony in green and gold: This represents my entire collection of AdMech, a single boxed i picked up in 2017. That year was one where I bought a … Continue reading

January 26, 2020 · 12 Comments

The past is back (at today’s prices!)

Games Workshop’s previews from the Las Vegas open were interesting, and even exciting. But thinking through the previewed models I was struck at how most of the previews are re-presentations … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 15 Comments

Bones update 50: swamp monster

One of the larger models from the original Bones kickstarter collection is now done: I had envisioned the final result as being darker than this model turned out to be, … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Theros: Beyond death art review

The latest Magic: the Gathering set takes us back to the land of Theros, to pick up from the aftermath of of our original visit. Elspeth, having solved the sun … Continue reading

January 19, 2020

Building your party in Bard’s Tale I

Are you ready to take on the challenge and free Skara Brae from the evil Mangar, but aren’t quite sure what the make up of your party should be? Read … Continue reading

January 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Magic’s next Secret Lair: rats

Via Polygon, Magic has announced its next Secret lair tie-in will be a single set themed around the Year of the Rat. This set comes with 8 cards for $40 … Continue reading

January 18, 2020

Poxwalkers complete

With all 26 poxwalkers plus their herder complete I can finally show them off in these group shots: I switched from the zone mortalis floor tiles to something more in … Continue reading

January 18, 2020 · 11 Comments

Writing weird: tips from Failbetter Games

Failbetter Games, the creators of computer game Sunless Skies and also the browser game Fallen London, have teamed up with PC Gamer to provide tips on people looking to write. … Continue reading

January 16, 2020

Wasteland remastered

The latest update on the progress of Wasteland III contained some welcome information about the remastered original too: This is a good place to pause and mention that we’re working … Continue reading

January 15, 2020 · 2 Comments

Explore MtG art: Greg Staples

Welcome to the first in a new art series, exploring the Magic art of individual artists. First up is UK artist Greg Staples, who has illustrated well over 200 cards … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · 7 Comments

Plague Rhino painted

The Rhino (or should I say Rh1n0?) for the plague marines is now painted up: It’s looking nice and rusty, just how the plague marines like it. I’m still not … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · 12 Comments

Duncan Rhodes

Some news broke over Christmas; Duncan Rhodes has left Games Workshop. Duncan has become something of a celebrity in this era of the ‘new’ Games Workshop. As the company entered … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · 22 Comments

Poxwalkers update 3

This time I’ve painted 10 poxwalkers. My holidays are almost over, but they have been good to me in terms of productivity. These 10 were painted up in the same … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · 2 Comments

Captain Brasseye’s guide to The Reach: going elsewhere

Welcome back young captains. There comes a time when your eyes seek other horizons. There’s many a captain happy to live out their entire life in The Reach. Can be … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

Biologis Putrefier painted

This is another plague marine figure I picked up from Warhammer 40,000: Conquest magazine: I decided to put this figure on a base which matches the poxwalkers rather than the … Continue reading

January 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

The blog in 2019

Last year I was looking at a blog which had declined in views over the year, and feeling satisfied with that. I had decided to focus on interaction over views. … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 17 Comments

Bones update 49: vampires and bats

Three more Bones models painted, all from the first Kickstarter: Of the three, it’s the bats I’m happiest with, and these took the least amount of time to paint! I … Continue reading

January 4, 2020