Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · 26 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 · Leave a comment

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

Darkest Dungeon the boardgame

Darkest Dungeon isn’t a computer game I’ve played, but I have admired its art style and general look and feel. You can see even on the Steam page that the … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 7 Comments

Ice Dice on Kickstarter

Gaming related but a more chill project. Up on Kickstarter now is a project for dice-shaped ice cubes, appropriately named Ice Dice. The project is based around some ice cube … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · 5 Comments

HeroQuest returns… sort of

Hasbro has announced a new boxed game edition of HeroQuest. It looks as good as I could have hoped for, basically a modern update of the original game. The twist … Continue reading

September 24, 2020 · 9 Comments

Combined warband/ blood bowl team project

I checked out the Pestilence Gladiators project on Kickstarter recently, and a couple of things struck me about this project. It’s a miniatures project that is often seen on crowdfunding … Continue reading

June 22, 2020

Squidmar brushes

Squidmar is a YouTube miniatures painting channel. I haven’t featured any videos from there in the blog yet, but they have a paint brush project up on Kickstarter. The case … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · 6 Comments

Frosthaven breaks records

Frosthaven’s Kickstarter project is ended, and the game is now the number 1 tabletop game in terms of dollars raised over the platform. ICv2 has the top 10 list: With … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Frosthaven Kickstarter launches

The creator of Gloomhaven has come back to Kickstarter for the sequel project: Frosthaven. Frosthaven is the stand-alone sequel to Gloomhaven. It doesn’t require the original to play, although you … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · 2 Comments

Secret Weapon HD bases Kickstarter

Secret Weapon are back on Kickstarter with another interesting new project. This one is called HD Bases and offers factory printed decorative bases for miniatures. There’s a mix of SF … Continue reading

March 31, 2020 · 11 Comments

Seb McKinnon’s Kickstarter challenge

Popular Magic artist Seb McKinnon has launched his third Kickstarter, this one with a challenging ultimate goal of $1,000,000. This is an amount needed to fund a film he would … Continue reading

February 29, 2020

John Avon playmats back on Kickstarter

Beloved Magic artist John Avon is back on Kickstarter with a second project to put his card art on playmats. This one is looking good, and looks like being even … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Bones V Kickstarter

The fifth Bones Kickstarter launched in the middle of this week, and it got off to a great start, pulling in over a million dollars in its first 24 hours. … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · 2 Comments