Scent of a Gamer

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

Book review: Deathfire (Horus Heresy XXXII)

This book picks up the story of the Salamanders and their Primarch, who is at once dead, dying, and alive. Struck down by an immortal weapon, Vulkan lies dead… or … Continue reading

February 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

A reward 20 years in the making

The recent release of Dwarf Fortress after a 20-year development cycle has had a transformative effect on the two brothers behind the game. Now that people have had the chance … Continue reading

February 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

My top Commodore 64 games, 11-20

Welcome back to my look at my top 40 Commodore 64 games, to celebrate 40+ years of this system, the one that cemented my lifelong love of videogames. 11 Parallax … Continue reading

February 4, 2023 · 6 Comments

Book review: Legacies of Betrayal (Horus Heresy XXXI)

Legacies of Betrayal contains a mammoth 19 short stories. Brotherhood of the Storm by Chris Wraight covers characters of the White Scars legion Serpent by John French is a short … Continue reading

February 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Damnation of Pythos (Horus Heresy XXX)

This book has received plenty of criticism, some of it fair, some not so much. Is Damnation of Pythos a poorly-written book, or a dull story? Negative on both counts. … Continue reading

January 29, 2023 · Leave a comment

My top Commodore 64 games, 21-30

This continues the journey through some of my favourites games for the Commodore 64, chosen from among those games I played on the platform. 21 Elite A version of this … Continue reading

January 28, 2023 · 15 Comments

Vegas Open 2023 Games Workshop previews

As part of the 2023 Las Vegas Open, Games Workshop showed a numbers of previews, and due to time differences and a day off work, I was able to watch … Continue reading

January 28, 2023 · 10 Comments

A second helping of Two Thin Coats

The Two Thin Coats range is expanding, with a new range of paints now available on Kickstarter. As with the first release, this one is focused around their painting triads. … Continue reading

January 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Book review: Vengeful Spirit (Horus Heresy XXIX)

If you have been reading the books in numbered order (not recommended) it has been a while since we checked in on Horus. Books since Galaxy in Flames have shown … Continue reading

January 22, 2023 · Leave a comment

My top Commodore 64 games, 31-40

The Commodore 64 turned 40 years old in 2022, and to celebrate that achievement I am going to list my favourite 40 games on the platform. This was my first … Continue reading

January 21, 2023 · 12 Comments

Horus Heresy: they fly now

Jet Bikes are the latest plastic release announced for the Horus Heresy range: The new plastic kit will come with a variety of front weapon options. This is the latest … Continue reading

January 21, 2023 · 2 Comments

Book review: Scars (Horus Heresy XVIII)

It’s book 28 of the series, and we have seen all 18 Space Marine legions… with one exception. That exception is the White Scars legion, and this book brings them … Continue reading

January 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Empire in The Old World

The Empire was central to the old Warhammer game and lore, and a new article at Warhammer Community is giving us an advance look on how the Empire will appear … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Deep Space Nine in 2023

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ran from 1993 to 1999, but it’s still available to watch thanks to the wonders of the internet, plus DVDs, if you’re into that. I … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · 5 Comments

The problem with the algorithm

I was watching the latest Midwinter Minis video yesterday. It’s a fun change of pace where guy paints up a piece from an old arcade machine for a friend of … Continue reading

January 12, 2023 · 10 Comments

10 years, 10 articles

I started Scent of a Gamer in January of 2013, so the blog is now in its eleventh year. This articles takes a look and one post from each of … Continue reading

January 8, 2023 · 16 Comments

Two Thin Coats paints: the review

Two Thin Coats in a new range of acrylic paints manufactured in the United Kingdom. The paints are supplied in 15mL dropper bottles, and there are currently 60 paints in … Continue reading

January 7, 2023 · 9 Comments

2022 blog review: the content

Yesterday I posted a review of the blog stats, today I want to take a closer look at some of the content I posted in 2022. In terms of most … Continue reading

January 2, 2023 · 5 Comments

2022 blog review: the stats

Fewer views, more engagements; this was the story of 2022 for Scent of a Gamer. Obviously no one wants to see their headline figures reduce (and for the second year … Continue reading

January 1, 2023 · 10 Comments

Army builder for SAGA: Age of Magic

Age of Magic is my favourite tabletop game to play at this time. For me it has the right mix of accessibility, playability, and solid rules that keep things moving. … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · 2 Comments