Scent of a Gamer

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

Battletech: Mercenaries Kickstarter

Battletech is a venerable tabletop game that has been around for decades, in various iterations. The current version of the game has been in stores for a while. Recently the … Continue reading

March 29, 2023 · 4 Comments

Nils Hamm art on Kickstarter

There’s a Kickstarter ongoing for tokens, playmats and prints from artist Nils Hamm. Full disclosure – I am backer number 45 on this one. I have long since given up … Continue reading

February 11, 2023 · 1 Comment

A second helping of Two Thin Coats

The Two Thin Coats range is expanding, with a new range of paints now available on Kickstarter. As with the first release, this one is focused around their painting triads. … Continue reading

January 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Turnip 28 Kickstarter

My involvement with Turnip 28 so far has been to enjoy the images of people posting thier work. The project has now made its way to Kickstarter. You can back … Continue reading

December 3, 2022 · 5 Comments

Wolf Bristle Brushes Kickstarter

As I got towards the last of my miniatures, I started to paint with contrast paints far more. I ended up buying a set of brushes to use just with … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · 2 Comments

Two Thin Coats: the arrival

Better late than never? I backed the Two Thin Coats line of paints Kickstarter, thinking they might miss their stated January delivery date by 2 or 3 months. Not to … Continue reading

October 1, 2022 · 13 Comments

Bones 6 launches

People unable to stop their impulse purchasing of miniatures can rejoice. Bones 6 is here, and offers a cheap way of acquiring a couple of hundred miniatures you may or … Continue reading

April 6, 2022 · 5 Comments

League of Dungeoneers on Kickstarter

I have been following this project via a Facebook group for some time, but somehow I didn’t hear about this project until it’s almost finished. Thanks, Facebook. If you enjoyed … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · 2 Comments

Aleksi Briclot playmats

Aleksi Briclot illustrated the first planeswalker cards for Magic: the Gathering, and the characters and the card type have gone on to become central to the game. The artist now … Continue reading

March 29, 2022

Early reviews of Two Thin Coats

The most recent update indicates the Two Thin Coats range will ship to Kickstarter backers starting at the end of March, so I’m expecting to be able to review them … Continue reading

March 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

The million-dollar deck box

The deck box designed by Tolarian Community College has drawn in over $1 million in pledges in its first 24 hours. The early bird special was so popular that people … Continue reading

March 17, 2022

Miniac Kickstarter

Is it the season for crowdfunding projects? It is starting to feel like it. The latest one to catch my eye comes from Miniac. Scott’s first Kickstarter consists of a … Continue reading

March 4, 2022

Tolarian Community Collage Kickstarter

Tolarian Community College has reviewed a number of accessories for magic players over the years. A recent interview with ‘The Prof’ who runs the channel revealed that making review videos … Continue reading

March 2, 2022

Another record year for tabletop games on Kickstarter

Kickstarter had another record year for tabletop games funding, as reported on Medium. The appearance of Gamefound (which I only discovered via the recent Ravaged Star project) didn’t stop 2021 … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · 4 Comments

Ravaged Star miniatures

The Ravaged Star line of miniatures caught my eye at Gamefound, thanks to a Dana Howl video I was watching for unrelated purposes – I will post about the video … Continue reading

February 1, 2022 · 5 Comments

Chaos Dwarfs from Greebo

Greebo Games, creators of great fantasy football teams for games such as Blood Bowl and… all the other one out there, have now turned their attention to the Chaos Dwarfs. … Continue reading

November 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

Million dollar Duncan

The Duncan Rhodes paints line Kickstarter has just finished, raising well over a million dollars from over 7,500 backers. I am one of those backers, but I was surprised by … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 3 Comments

Two Thin Coats Kickstarter

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy has a Kickstarter up, for their own forthcoming range of 60 paints: The starting range consists of 54 paints and 6 washes, organised into groups of … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Witcher board game on Kickstarter

This board game looks to be based on the books rather than the computer game or TV show: This looks like a good interpretation of the world – although I’m … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 7 Comments

Seb McKinnon’s latest Kickstarter

Coming just before his Secret Lair is shipped, Seb McKinnon has returned to Kickstarter for another playmat and print sale. One thing that has held true across his Kickstarter projects … Continue reading

February 21, 2021