Scent of a Gamer

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

Diablo II resurrected

In many ways it’s for the best that I can’t play Diablo II on Steam. That platform would happily show me all the hours of my life I have wasted … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · 5 Comments

100 hours of hobby revisited

In January I posted about a Goobertown video showing Brent completing 100 hours of hobby painting, and decided to do something similar. Rather than look only at painting I decided … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · 6 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Igor Sid

Games Workshop aren’t the best when it comes to crediting their artists, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover that a lot of the newer art I enjoy is the … Continue reading

February 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Easterling standard bearer

I like this model, but I found it tricky to paint. It’s a metal model with so many ridges and troughs that even a spray undercoat followed by a brush … Continue reading

February 27, 2021 · 14 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Cursed City contents revealed

It was a good week-end for those of us looking forward to the contents of the new Warhammer Quest box. As I type this there is no release date confirmed … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · 5 Comments

Arta Monday: Hell’s Caretaker

Does Hell require a caretaker? Apparently so to judge from this art by Greg Staples This figure remains enigmatic beneath its hood. In the blood on its left side we … Continue reading

February 22, 2021

Seb McKinnon’s latest Kickstarter

Coming just before his Secret Lair is shipped, Seb McKinnon has returned to Kickstarter for another playmat and print sale. One thing that has held true across his Kickstarter projects … Continue reading

February 21, 2021

Easterling champion

I have completed the first of two metal Lord of Rings models that I put on the current tray. I think this model is called a Dragon Knight, but I … Continue reading

February 21, 2021 · 8 Comments

The incredible story of Sagas

Sagas are fast becoming my favourite card type in Magic: the Gathering. They seem to hit the sweet spot between a card that can provide plenty of flavour and backstory, … Continue reading

February 20, 2021

SAGA Revenant army complete

The SAGA revenant army is now complete. All I have to do is keep my fingers crossed that this army will receive an update for the second edition. If not, … Continue reading

February 20, 2021 · 13 Comments

Kotaku’s classic PC Games list

When I see an article with ‘best of’ in the title I expect to either be disinterested or annoyed by the list, and so it was that I clicked on … Continue reading

February 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

Terrain from packaging

This video on making terrain from packaging material pooped up in my feed the other day. Obviously this isn’t a new concept and YouTube has plenty of videos on this … Continue reading

February 17, 2021 · 2 Comments

2021 Challenger decks revealed

When I decided to take a long break from buying Magic products back in October 2020, the Challenger decks were one product I thought would be an exception. These have … Continue reading

February 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Blazing Archon

In the original Ravnica block, a pair of artists debuted with a series of card arts which represented a marked shift in the appearance of cards in the game. Their … Continue reading

February 15, 2021

Time for a vortex mixer?

I have been looking at vortex mixer off and on for a couple of months. Usually I look away fairly quickly, since the price for a vortex mixer as opposed … Continue reading

February 14, 2021 · 11 Comments

SAGA Revenants: zombie swarms

The SAGA Revenant army also comes with two zombie swarm piles, in addition to the 48 individual models. These models move as individuals and count as 12 levy, if I … Continue reading

February 14, 2021 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Larry Elmore

Larry Elmore’s fame came in the 1980s and a series of illustrations and book covers for Dungeons & Dragons, including the very well-known Dragonlance series. These days his work is … Continue reading

February 13, 2021 · 16 Comments

Blood Bowl dark elves update 1

A long time ago, I picked up a sprue of dark elf Back Ark corsairs. My plan was to turn them into a Blood Bowl team… someday. Once I could … Continue reading

February 13, 2021 · 5 Comments

Elf archer revealed for Cursed City

The female elf archer seems inevitable in dungeon games these days. The Bard correctly predicted we would see one in the new Heroquest, and here is the same character for … Continue reading

February 12, 2021 · 8 Comments

10 minutes talking about Dragonlance

This YouTube video is fairly straightforward; two guys talking about the significance of the original Dragonlance books – the first and second trilogies, both written by Weis and Hickman. The … Continue reading

February 11, 2021 · 2 Comments