Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Rafiq of the Many

The knight-exemplar of Bant, a land in one of Magic: the Gathering’s many worlds. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Komarck.

September 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Johan Egerkrans

I’ve always been a fan of bold colours and so when I came across the art of Johan Egerkrans I knew I would be sharing it here. A great picture … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 6 Comments

Arta Monday: Harpy Dragon

Looks more like a dragon than a harpy to me. Here’s a great monster piece from Lucas Staniec:

September 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

The complete (for now) Nils Hamm collection

My collection of one of each Magic: the Gathering card illustrated by Nils Hamm is once again complete. My last update as almost 5 years ago, in November 2016. Since … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · 9 Comments

Arta Monday: Oona, Queen of the Fae

This piece by Adam Rex shows the faerie Queen Oona in all her ethereal glory: While this art speaks for itself, I have to say that I noticed this art … Continue reading

August 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Jesper Ejsing

Jesper Ejsing (pronounced like ‘icing’) has been producing art for a number of fantasy worlds for years now. His work has featured in Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, World … Continue reading

August 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Knight-Captain of Eos

Magic: the Gathering features many notable images. Some are of named heroes with a large amount of words written about them. Others, like this illustration form Chris Rahn, give us … Continue reading

August 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Ophelia

Dead? Or merely sleeping? This illustration by Amber Ye invites you to ponder the question.

August 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Jakub Rozalski

The cover art of the board game Scythe is probably most people’s main encounter with Jakub Rozalski’s art, but there’s plenty more than that! Rozalksi manages to create some everyday … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 11 Comments

Arta Monday: Empyrial Archangel

This isn’t the first awesome angel art from Greg Staples to be featured in this series, and it probably won’t be the last either. For now, feast your eyes on … Continue reading

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Elspeth, Knight-Errant

This magic art by Volkan Baga introduced us to the character Elspeth: My theory is that a lot of this character’s popularity is due to this awesome introductory image.

August 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

Arta Monday: Eisenhorn

There are no heroes in the grim darkness of the far future; just villains you haven’t yet grown to hate. The Eisenhorn series is a great exemplar of this, and … Continue reading

July 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Keith Parkinson

Keith Parkinson produced many iconic illustrations in the 1980s and 1990s, from book covers, to Dungeons & Dragons art, and more besides. While he sadly passed away in 2005 he … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 7 Comments

Arta Monday: Bloom Tender

This art comes from Magic: the Gathering, but I like it as a fantasy piece. There’s nothing here especially unique to the setting in question. We have an elf in … Continue reading

July 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Arta Monday: Bant Battlemage

The Alara block of Magic featured a battlemage for each of that world’s five factions. My favourite in terms of art was always the Bant battlemage, by Donato Giancola. Bant … Continue reading

July 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Brom

Brom’s art tends towards the darker end of fantasy, but that’s no bad thing. He’s illustrated a number of classic fantasy characters including Conaman and Morgana le Fey, but I … Continue reading

July 10, 2021 · 10 Comments

Arta Monday: Dragonspell

This art was everywhere in the 1980s. I am fairly sure I had a poster of this, that I was able to walk into a high street store (remember those?) … Continue reading

July 5, 2021 · 10 Comments

Arta Monday: Imperious Perfect

Yes, that does say perfect and not prefect. The perfects are the upper class of elves in Magic’s Lorwyn setting. In this art with see a perfect standing tall. She … Continue reading

June 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Antonio Jose Manzanedo

Antonio Jose Manzanedo produces some visually stunning art featuring dragons, demons, and more besides. His art varies between dark and light, and always has details to catch the eye. This … Continue reading

June 26, 2021 · 9 Comments

Arta Monday: Garruk Wildspeaker

Planeswalker cards first appeared in the Lorwyn expansion for Magic. In some ways it was curious this had taken so long, since planeswalkers themselves had been central drivers of magic’s … Continue reading

June 21, 2021 · Leave a comment