Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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

A close look at Kickstarter in 2020

An informative article recently went up on Medium, which takes an in depth look at Kickstarter in 2020, with a particular focus on tabletop games. The headline feature is that … Continue reading

January 30, 2021

Tinkerturf returns to Kickstarter

Tinkerturf make some impressive looking tabletop terrain, and they have returned for a second Kickstarter. This new project broadens the range established by their first project. If you’re interested in … Continue reading

January 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

I should probably get a 3D printer

It had to happen sometime. I have been keeping a keen eye on developments in the world of 3D printing for many years now. I’m not an early adopter by … Continue reading

January 5, 2021 · 27 Comments

Rebecca Guay’s latest Kickstarter

Rebecca Guay was a much-loved Magic artist especially in the game’s early years. She’s been commissioned very few times recently, although that hasn’t stopped her art career from moving from … Continue reading

November 16, 2020

Children’s book technology comes to wargaming

Okay so the title is a little tongue-in-cheek but Upzone is a new product range of literal pop-up terrain: The project page makes it clear that this is simply fold-out … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · 8 Comments

Dungenerator cards on Kickstarter

From a first-time creator comes this interesting new project, which delivers a set of playing cards with dungeon rooms drawn on them. These can be laid out however you like … Continue reading

November 12, 2020 · 5 Comments