Scent of a Gamer

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

Theros: Beyond death art review

The latest Magic: the Gathering set takes us back to the land of Theros, to pick up from the aftermath of of our original visit. Elspeth, having solved the sun … Continue reading

January 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

2019 Magic art review

2019 was a good year for Magic art, driven mainly by the fairy-tale themed Throne of Eldraine set. Other sets provided their visual gems too, as we shall see. Card … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Yongjae Choi

Yongjae Choi has illustrated over 50 Magic cards, beginning with a single card in Aether Revolt. He seems a popular choice with Wizards when it comes to illustrating planeswalkers. Here’s … Continue reading

December 8, 2019 · 13 Comments

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