Scent of a Gamer

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

Looking ahead to 2022

You will (I hope!) be happy to know that Scent of a Gamer will continue in 2022. I shared my overall thoughts on the blog’s 2021 performance yesterday and today … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Hobby favourites of 2021

This article is heavily influenced by Dana Howl’s recent video on the same subject. As with Dana’s approach, this isn’t an attempt to name the ‘best’ of anything, but to … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · 4 Comments

The blog in 2021

2021 was the second year in this blog’s history that overall views were lower than the year before: But I don’t consider this to be bad news as such. The … Continue reading

January 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Back in 2022

With holiday traveling I won’t be updating the blog for the rest of this week, articles will resume in 2022 – next weekend! Hope you all have a great break … Continue reading

December 28, 2021 · 10 Comments

The November experiment

Last month I decided to experiment with increasing the volume of posts I was making to the blog. I have no ambition to increase this permanently, but I wanted to … Continue reading

December 1, 2021 · 7 Comments

Orktober 2021 – Da Big Round Up — Convert or Die

So having announced just yesterday that I’m embarking on another painting challenge I thought it was high time I padded my post count took a look back at the last … Continue reading

November 12, 2021 · 5 Comments

From the painting desk #78 – A ship of sorts — Dawn of the Lead

Yes, that is a very big crab. From the painting desk #78 – A ship of sorts — Dawn of the Lead Mikko over at Dawn of the Lead just posted … Continue reading

August 17, 2021 · 3 Comments

Welcome to Blaugust 2021 — The Ancient Gaming Noob

The time has come again, the annual neighborhood blogging event has arrived. As I mentioned previous, back in the day this was a bit of a hardcore event, an attempt … Continue reading

August 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Well, I’m back

You can be forgiven if you didn’t even realise I was away. At the time I announced I was cutting back on the blog for a month, I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

July 10, 2021 · 22 Comments

Taking a break

After much consideration, I have decided to take a short break from this blog. Just for a month, mind you. I need to take a break, recharge, get some models … Continue reading

June 12, 2021 · 13 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

The blog in 2020

You’ve no doubt seen my shorter review of the blog in 2020, this article is more to look a bit deeper at the stats, what they might mean, and more … Continue reading

January 9, 2021 · 17 Comments

2020 blog review

Purely looking at the number of page views, 2020 was a great year for this blog. 2019 was the first year I managed to break through 100,000 views, this year … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · 8 Comments

No resolutions, just plans

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. They tend to peter out within a month, due to factors including a lack of planning, being made on impulse rather … Continue reading

December 31, 2020 · 10 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: endings

It’s the end of the year, and the end of the road for this Once Upon a Wednesday series. I started this series in March, taking inspiration from another Dave, … Continue reading

December 30, 2020 · 6 Comments

1 Hour Q&A with Midwinter Minis

There’s an extended Midwinter Minis video up on YouTube now, which features over an hour of Guy answering questions from his Patreon supporters. Some of these questions are repeats of … Continue reading

December 18, 2020

Making your break creative

This video from Midwinter Minis popped up recently: It’s a nice conversational video, as long as you like that sort of thing. In this case, I liked it a lot. … Continue reading

December 12, 2020 · 15 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: golden age

I wrote this rather long article early in the life of this blog. Way back in 2013 I was questioning whether miniatures were on the cusp of a golden age. … Continue reading

November 25, 2020

The way of the tray

Hi there. Are you a miniatures painter? Do you have more unpainted miniatures than you care to count? Would you like this to change? I want you to join me … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · 20 Comments

Without internet

A few weeks ago, our internet went down, and it was a week before we got it back up and running. If you’d told me a month before that I … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · 10 Comments