Scent of a Gamer

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

Invitational III: Part 2 — IRON SLEET

Continuing with the third Iron Sleet Invitational. We are amazed and humbled of the amount of extraordinary entries you have produced. You guys have completely hit it out of the … Continue reading

April 30, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: Warhammer World classic dioramas

In 2017 I completed my pilgrimage to Warhammer World. One of the memorable parts was seeing the old dioramas that I remembered from the White dwarf episodes of my youth … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 11 Comments

30 days of write

When this article goes up, I will get an alert from WordPress telling me I’m on a 30-day streak with posting to this blog. Since posting the industry update from … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · 7 Comments

Commander 2020 art review

The 2020 Commander release features five decks, a return to the number of decks in the initial Commander releases. In recent years, 4 decks have been offered. This set is … Continue reading

April 26, 2020

Bones: 3 devils and a cat

“Day 17: they still don’t know I’m a cat, but they are wondering where the purring sounds are coming from.” Four more Bones figures, and as with the lizards the … Continue reading

April 26, 2020 · 8 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 10: Vegas, above and below

The first thing that happens here is that your jeep is stolen, never to return. Aww. Cheer up, because you land right next to the library – what could be … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Blood Bowl Trophies

This definitely counts as my entry for Ann’s April painting challenge. How could it not? I have had these trophies since 2002, and I’ve always hesitated to paint them. A … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 10 Comments

The end of Blackstone Fortress

Games Workshop released a number of previews last week-end. The one that really got my attention was the latest – and last – expansion for Blackstone Fortress. The centrepiece of … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · 7 Comments

The Goblin Master! A Talk With Kevin Adams… Part 1. — John Wombat

Along with the likes of Trish Carden (Morrison), Aly Morrison, Jes Goodwin and the Perry twins, Kevin Adams is one of my favourite sculptors, and when it comes to Orcs … Continue reading

April 23, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarfs

Chaos Dwarfs have long been my favourite Blood Bowl team. I like the disparity of the powerful Bull Centaurs with terrible Agility, the stout chaos dwarf blockers and the forgettable … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · 7 Comments

Ludonarracon 2020

Ludonarracon 2020 will open later this week, running from April 24-27 this year. Okay, I’d never heard of this before either, but Ludonarracon is, as the name suggests, a celebration … Continue reading

April 21, 2020

Creating Yidaro with Jesper Ejsing

Over on Muddy Colors, artist Jesper Ejsing shares the process he used to create the art for Yidaro, Wandering Monster. I featured this card in my Ikoria art review. Here’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Ikoria art review

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is Magic’ newest set. Due to COVID-19 it’s experiencing a staggered rather than simultaneous global release. Asia is receiving the set as originally scheduled, while the … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · 7 Comments

Bones: 4 lizards and a snake

“Day 37: they still haven’t worked out I’m a snake, but they are starting to wonder where all the eggs are going” The Bones I lizardmen figures are… okay I … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · 3 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 9: Needles

If you missed it, go back to part 8 and clean up Quartz. The jeep drops you in a garage in Needles, before breaking down. The garage attendant informs you … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · 6 Comments

Flamers complete

It took some time, but I have now finished the bases for the 12 flamers, and so now they are truly complete: I took some inspiration from Louise Sugden in … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · 13 Comments

A mechanically different Civilization

Board game mechanics are impacting the development of Old World in a positive way. No, this is not a reference to the return to the Old World of Warhammer. In … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Deadzone Battlezone: Outpost 31 — The Other One’s Vault of the Undead

With some extra time on my hands over the Easter weekend, I was able to lay out all my painted Deadzone terrain for the first time; my six by four … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · 4 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Cynthia Sheppard

This article dates back to 2014. My first artist profile of Cynthia Sheppard. The MtG artists series was once of the first series I came up with for the blog. … Continue reading

April 15, 2020

Project Eclipse: Paint Your Minis — Fingers Left The Model

Thank you all for gathering here today. I have brought you all together in the hope that by sharing an issue with you that I may start to recover from … Continue reading

April 14, 2020 · 2 Comments