Scent of a Gamer

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

Indomitus release date revealed

The ninth edition boxed set for Warhammer 40,000 will release on 25 July, following a two-week pre-order window. Hopefully Games Workshop will have enough as I am thinking demand will … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · 2 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 9th edition announced

Games Workshop were teasing a massive reveal for the week-end. I think it shows my interest is more in their models than their games, as I was disappointed that the … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · 6 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 · Leave a comment

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy goes live

I received the email at the week-end: the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy website is now live. The Academy is selling memberships at £3.99 per month. As a non-member I’m not … Continue reading

March 30, 2020 · 3 Comments

Hobby games grew again in 2019

I almost missed ICv2’s March industry update, which was news of an overall positive 2019. The events of 2020 means this certainly can’t be repeated. However the hobby market grew … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · 8 Comments

Supporting games stores

note; I had originally scheduled this for the week-end, but things are moving so quickly I decided to post it now; for many of you it may already be too … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · 12 Comments

Duncan’s Back

This video popped up on YouTube very recently and caused much rejoicing among fans of Duncan Rhodes, recently of Games Workshop. Notice the logo on Duncan’s t-shirt? This speaks of … Continue reading

March 5, 2020 · 7 Comments

28 Magazine vol 2 available

Ezine 28 has launched its second issue, a full year in the making. As you leaf through the virtual pages you’ll soon see why. The magazine is a veritable shrine … Continue reading

February 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Duncan Rhodes

Some news broke over Christmas; Duncan Rhodes has left Games Workshop. Duncan has become something of a celebrity in this era of the ‘new’ Games Workshop. As the company entered … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · 22 Comments

The blog in 2019

Last year I was looking at a blog which had declined in views over the year, and feeling satisfied with that. I had decided to focus on interaction over views. … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 17 Comments

The Old World returns… soon

Games Workshop have put up advanced notice of a new product line. very advanced notice. For a company that typically reveals things within 2-3 months of release, this time they … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Necromunda: Dark Rising announced

Essen Spiel is on, and Games Workshop are at the world’s largest board game convention with their own announcements. The one that caught my eye is the new boxed set … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · 4 Comments

Age of Sigmar: the right decision

In my opinion, the verdict is now in: Games Workshop were right to kill off Warhammer and replace it with the Age of Sigmar. Warhammer at the time was a … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · 4 Comments

Comrades in arms: an open Black Library writing challenge

If you’ve ever wanted to write for Black Library, now is a good chance to start. From 26 August to 23 September, the Black Library will be open to short … Continue reading

August 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Right content, wrong product: a SAGA Book of Battles review

The SAGA Book of Battles is a supplement of over 50 pages dealing with how to organise and fight battles across the various SAGA settings. The book is organised into … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 6 Comments

Industry update: Warhammer 40,000 and Magic continue their rule

Icv2 have updated their industry sales charts again, and the two top games continue their dominance. These charts are based on sales through the hobby retail channel in North America. … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

SAGA Age of Magic review

Age of Magic is the long-awaited fantasy supplement for the SAGA game system. I had to wait a bit longer for mine, as the faction dice sold out almost immediately … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · 9 Comments

Games Workshop previews

At this week-end’s Warhammer Championships in Australia, Games Workshop treated us to some previews of upcoming miniatures. No Sisters of Battle, let’s tear that plaster off now. However we get … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · 2 Comments

Warhammer 40,000: Conquest comes to Australia

Conquest was a collectable series for Warhammer 40,000, where each month you would receive a clutch of issues that let you build armies of Primaris and Plague Marines. If you … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · 5 Comments