Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Jason Rainville

Jason Rainville’s first cards appeared in 2014, and since then he has illustrated over 50 cards. What follows are some of my favourites. Heir of Falkenrath This is one of … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Josu Hernaiz

Josu Hernaiz hails from Chile and has been illustrating Magic cards for a few years now. He has produced a clutch of great card illustrations. Ishra Shidiqi, the Usurper This … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Commander 2018 art review

The Commander sets are an annual release and so far have not been tied to one setting in particular. Sometimes we see overarching themes, but usually these are from the … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Nils Hamm (second look)

Nils Hamm was among the first Magic artists I profiled in this series, all the way back in 2013, the first year of this blog. Definitely time for an update! … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Rob Alexander (second look)

My series of Magic: the Gathering articles continues. As it’s been going on for a few years now, some artists have new favourite cards (in my eyes, anyway) or I’ve … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Magic 2019 art review

Core sets are returning to Magic: the Gathering. A few years ago, they were discontinued on the basis that they weren’t “exciting” enough, and replaced with two two-set blocks each … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · 6 Comments

2018 SDCC Planeswalkers by Terese Nielsen

For the last few years, Wizards of the Coast has released a special set of five planeswalker cards at San Diego Comic Con. Initially available only at the convention, the … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · 1 Comment