Scent of a Gamer

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

Zendikar Rising expeditions art review

Expedition lands appeared in the second Zendikar set, and they return again for Zendikar Rising. The expedition lands are 30 sought-after lands from across the game. They are very difficult … Continue reading

September 27, 2020 · 4 Comments

Zendikar Rising art review

Zendikar Rising marks the third visit to Magic: the gathering’s ‘adventure world’. In previous years Zendikar has been the closest thing magic can come to Dungeons & Dragons. However with … Continue reading

September 20, 2020

Explore MtG art: Howard Lyon

Howard Lyon’s art first appeared in the Lorwyn set and since then he has illustrated over 100 cards. His art has brought to life settings from the enchanted world to … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

Explore MtG art: Scott M. Fischer

Scott M. Fischer’s art first appeared in the 1996 set Mirage. His work appears more sporadically today, but to judge from his website and other internet presence, he is busier … Continue reading

August 9, 2020 · 4 Comments

Double Masters art review

The latest in a line of magic sets has caused a degree of consternation in the Magic community. For every player looking forward to it, there seem to be many … Continue reading

August 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Explore MtG art: Rob Alexander

Rob Alexander’s face might not be familiar but his art is known by many Magic players around the world. His Magi art debut came with magic’s first set back in … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jumpstart art review

Jumpstart is a new magic: the Gathering set, and it’s made differently to the others. each Jumpstart pack is themes, and includes 8 lands. The idea is that you shuffle … Continue reading

July 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Core Set 2021 art review

Magic’s latest core set is out now, and it’s very much in the vein of Core Set 2020. In years past, core sets have been criticised (and generally ignored by … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 3 Comments

Explore MtG art: Michael Komarck

Michael Komarck’s debut set was 2007’s Future Sight. With just over 50 cards illustrated in total, and the most recent new card illustration being from 2015, many magic players may … Continue reading

June 14, 2020 · 9 Comments

Explore MtG art: Nils Hamm

Nils Hamm’s debut came in the 2007 set Future Sight. This set deliberately included ‘futureshifted’ features, which hinted at cards, mechanics, and yes artists we would be seeing in the … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

Creating Yidaro with Jesper Ejsing

Over on Muddy Colors, artist Jesper Ejsing shares the process he used to create the art for Yidaro, Wandering Monster. I featured this card in my Ikoria art review. Here’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Ikoria art review

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is Magic’ newest set. Due to COVID-19 it’s experiencing a staggered rather than simultaneous global release. Asia is receiving the set as originally scheduled, while the … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · 7 Comments

Explore MtG art: Cynthia Sheppard

Cynthis Sheppard debuted in Magic with a single card in 2011’s Innistrad set. Since then she has gone on not only to illustrate other magic cards, she has also worked … Continue reading

April 12, 2020 · 3 Comments

Explore MtG art: Chris Rahn

Chris Rahn started illustrating for Magic: the Gathering with the 2008 Shards of Alara set. He has since gone on to become one of the game’s most popular current illustrators. … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · 5 Comments

Explore MtG art: John Avon

John Avon is without doubt one of the most well-known and well-loved of Magic’s artists. He has been illustrating cards for over 20 years and has produced many fan favourites … Continue reading

February 9, 2020 · 5 Comments

Explore MtG art: Greg Staples

Welcome to the first in a new art series, exploring the Magic art of individual artists. First up is UK artist Greg Staples, who has illustrated well over 200 cards … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · 7 Comments