Scent of a Gamer

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

A different kind of RPG

A different kind of RPG appeared on Kickstarter recently, and it already has a fair number of backers. Good Society is an RPG setting where you are placed in a … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Freyja’s Wrath Kickstarter

Bad Squiddo Games has a new Kickstarter up for some great viking age miniatures. Annie Norman started her miniatures business when as a wargamer she found her choice of female … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fun with playmats

Playmats are a non-essential accessory for card game players. Despite playing Magic since 2001, I’ve never found the need to own one. After the arrival of this package, I won’t … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · 4 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

Warlayer 3D tabletop terrain

The 3D printer continues its quiet revolutionising of the tabletop. While you won’t see sharply detailed plastic figures emerge form those devices this decade, what we are seeing is a … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Early Games Workshop: a history

Over on Unbound (that’s yet another crowdfunding website to you and me) there’s a book covering Games Workshop’s early years history. This books takes the reader from the company’s 1975 … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Magic creator’s Kickstarter carnival

Magic creator Richard Garfield has a new game on Kickstarter. Carnival of Monsters is a card game for 2 or more players, which promises to be illustrated by well-known artists … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · Leave a comment