Scent of a Gamer

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

Magic finance 103: Standard

In 101 I talked about the basics, and in 102 I looked at price drivers in an holistic way. Magic’s formats are diverse, and it’s worth looking at the more … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Tabletop games earn $137 million on Kickstarter in 2017

Polygon has the article, but tabletop games are storming through the Kickstarter dollars right now. Polygon has chosen to compare tabletop with videogames. Clearly the tabletop hobby is not 10 … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rivals of Ixalan art review

The second (and final) set of the Ixalan block sees groups of competing factions and planeswalkers competing to discover and control the golden city of Orazca. The ‘native’ faction are … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Fellowship of the Ring

Around 2003 I painted the Fellowship of the Ring for my mother, a huge Lord of the Rings fan. I decided it’s time for an upgrade, a decision I made … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 6 Comments

Decembruary update: Goremaw complete

I’ve completed the biggest model I’ve painted for a while – the Goremaw model from my Bones 3. It’s all thanks to Azazel’s Decembruary idea – painting something big over … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 7 Comments

2018: the year of the tray

After meeting 2017’s target of 100 models painted, I started to rethink the notion of having a numerical target. Instead my 2018 target is simply to paint as often as … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 9 Comments

Terrain update: treasure!

I received a couple of packs of Wizkids’ pre-undercoated model line. My dungeons need treasure, and these two packs provided! One pack contained the four chests, which are really two … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · 6 Comments