Scent of a Gamer

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

PAX AUS comes back

It’s been a tough few years for people who like to go to conventions and similar events – even tougher for those who had jobs running them. After going online … Continue reading

March 10, 2022

The demon is back

After a couple of years hiatus the Golden Demon painting competition is coming back this year. For now we have confirmation of the US version, but I’m sure there will … Continue reading

February 10, 2022

Miniac army charity raffle

There’s a new round of charity raffles open now for some stunning Warhammer 40,000 armies. In case you missed this from a few days ago, here is the announcement video: … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Ludonarracon 2020

Ludonarracon 2020 will open later this week, running from April 24-27 this year. Okay, I’d never heard of this before either, but Ludonarracon is, as the name suggests, a celebration … Continue reading

April 21, 2020

Changes to Magic: the Gathering organised play

Change has been a constant for Magic’s organised play over the past few years, and these changes have not always been well-received. The most recent changes focused on streaming and … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Civ Battle Royale returns

61 civilizations, 1 world map, 1 winner. The Civ Battle Royale turned out to be quite the spectacle, with thousands of people tuning to for recaps for a game of … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

8-bit Symphony

There’s a music concert coming up soon that I’d love to go to, but I’m a little too far from Hull, UK to make it. The 8-bit symphony will present … Continue reading

June 8, 2019

Crystal Brush 2019 winners

The Crystal brush competition is over for another year, and again there have been some fantastic entries which show off the pinnacle of miniatures painting. The overall winner in 2019 … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Games Workshop Vegas previews

Games Workshop have given us a lot of previews in their latest round. Coming from Las Vegas, these have also been profiled on the warhammer-community page so that no one … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

Merry Christmas 2018!!

To all my readers over the year, and especially you fellow bloggers whose work has been so inspiring, have a great Christmas. I hope you receive exactly what you are … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Magic’s new competitive scene

Wizards of the Coast chose an eSports convention to make an announcement about Magic’s organized play system. This choice of event should have been prescient but many were still surprised … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

Games Workshop news from Essen Spiel

If you’ve never been to Essen Spiel, I recommend it. Though in honesty I recommend it as someone who has never been (yet!). 150,000+ people at the largest tabletop game … Continue reading

October 27, 2018

Armies on Parade 2017

The Armies on Parade showcase for 2017 is over, and images are slowly being added to the official website. In case you are wondering, Armies on Parade gives players of … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

The week in inspiration #2

Another week, another set in inspiring pages, posts, and more from around the web: Participate The insane geniuses at Iron Sleet have announced a general participation call for their 2018 … Continue reading

October 15, 2017

Shadespire: ‘ultimate competitive’?

The messaging around Games Workshop’s upcoming Sahdespire game is becoming clearer and it’s apparent that this will not be simply another board game release set in one of their game … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Classic dioramas at Warhammer World

There are thousands of miniatures on display in the Warhammer World exhibitions. From painted examples of everything in the current range, to huge dioramas showcasing epic battles in Games Workshops … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 6 Comments

Crystal Brush 2017 winners

The Crystal Brush miniature painting awards are complete for 2017, with some great winners this time round across a number of different categories including unit, diorama, individual hero, and a … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

How the end may come

I wrote before about the Time of Ending in Warhammer 40,000 and what it could mean. This article is to expand on that and take the foolish position of making … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blitzmania is coming!

Starting on 4 February, 2017 is a global league for Blood Bowl called Blitzmania. Right now there are scant details other than; it’s a global Blood Bowl league, it starts … Continue reading

January 28, 2017

Aether Revolt pre-release report

After my Kaladesh experience I decided to try the midnight pre-release again. “It’s a more efficient use of my time,” I claimed. “Uh-huh” said my wife. A ringing endorsement! Following … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 1 Comment