Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: James Ryman

James Ryman has quietly illustrated almost 100 Magic cards over the last few years. By the time you read this article, he may well have passed that milestone. You may … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Lars Grant-West

Lars Grant-West’s first card illustrated for Magic was the card Toxin Sliver, all the way back in the Legions set. Since then almost 100 cards have appeared with his name … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Ryan Yee

Ryan Yee’s art appeared in earnest in the original Innistrad block in 2011, though a couple of illustrations appeared before then. His cards can always be relied on to provide … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Unstable art review

Unstable is the third “wacky” set for Magic: the Gathering, and by far their best effort in this sphere. The cards have silver borders, meaning they are not usable in … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Johann Bodin

Johann Bodin’s art first appeared back in the original Zendikar block, with a single card in the Worldwake set. Since then, Johann has illustrated dozens of cards across many different … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Johannes Voss

Johannes Voss has provided me with some of my favourite illustrations on Magic cards, especially the fantastic Restoration Angel. His art is usually bright and focused on a single figure, … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

Magic art gallery: dragons

Dragons feature heavily in myth and fantasy. Magic is no exception. In this game dragons run the gamut from fire-breathing monsters to intelligent schemers. This gallery shows a few of … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · 3 Comments