Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Zezhou Chen

Zezhou Chen’s art first appeared on Magic cards in 2016’s Shadows Over Innistrad set, with a single card featured. Fortunately more commissions followed and there are now several dozen cards … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

MtG artists: Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy has produced a series of illustrations for Magic: the Gathering, starting with the original Theros block, and is still illustrating cards today. Here are five of my favourites … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Throne of Eldraine art review

Throne of Eldraine is Magic’s set of fairy tales run through the Magic: the Gathering washing machine. Both in appearance and in function, the cards leaned in to the fairy … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · 6 Comments

Storybook time for Magic: the Gathering

The upcoming set for Magic, Throne of Eldraine, features the game’s take on fairy tales. One benefit of this approach is the amazing art being revealed as the set’s release … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 4 Comments

MtG artists: Scott Chou

Scott Chou’s art appeared on over 50 Magic cards between 2009 and 2013. Since then we haven’t seen his art on cards, other than reprints of those appearing during this … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · 4 Comments

Commander 2019 art review

The 2019 Commander set releases August 23 for Magic: the Gathering players. As always this set is a mix of old and new cards. All the new cards have new … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · 8 Comments