Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Blog stats and behaviour

This article is a follow on from my blog stats and decisions article from March of this year. I made a number of choices and followed through over the past … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · 9 Comments

Connecting articles

Most articles on this blog are part of a series in some way. For most articles, you wouldn’t know it by reading them. Yesterday’s article on my painted Numinous Occulum … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 7 Comments

An elite position

Yesterday’s post prompted an unexpected message from WordPress: I suspect this is a relic from earlier days and the number won’t mean much to many people these days. The position … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · 14 Comments