Scent of a Gamer

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

Cursed City miniatures review

After the unboxing article last week, I couldn’t help myself and assembled all the models in one session. Here they all are: For a closer look check out these two … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

My Cursed City unboxing

My set of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City turned up on time, but not quite in time to make it onto the latest tray. However I thought it would be nice … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

The best and worst of Magic in 2020

Tolarian Community College has a good pair of videos up now, as a review of Magic: the Gathering in 2020. The second video was difficult to watch for me. 2020 … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

Crusader Kings III 10-hour review

It’s the year 1121AD and England lies under the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the Dane. There are a few holdouts in the Welsh hills but … Continue reading

December 6, 2020 · 3 Comments

Blood Bowl Season 2 rules review

The latest edition of Blood Bowl is out, and my verdict is that this is the best edition yet. The crown of most significant must go to either the first … Continue reading

December 5, 2020 · 15 Comments

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

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

Commander 2020 art review

The 2020 Commander release features five decks, a return to the number of decks in the initial Commander releases. In recent years, 4 decks have been offered. This set is … Continue reading

April 26, 2020

Blog stats and decisions

I’ve already spoken about the overall performance of this blog in 2019. However stats are little more than wallpaper unless you use them to inform your own decisions. After taking … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 20 Comments

Miniature painting with Dana Howl

A couple of new miniature painting videos popped up in my YouTube suggestions recently. Unlike other such suggestions, this one was useful and welcome! Dana Howl goes through some intermediate … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 6 Comments

Enjoy with care: a Magic Arena review

Wizard’s latest digital offering has now been officially released. After years of stumbling in the digital sphere, the company has finally come up with a game which is engaging and … Continue reading

October 6, 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

Core Set 2020 art review

Core sets tend not to have a theme or specific setting, though in the case of Core Set 2020 I get a distinct impression that the realm of Theros is … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · 4 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: The Horde

The Archetype SAGA Age of Magic doesn’t define your armies for you, but gives you a theme to follow. The Horde lets you put down lots of models on the … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · 7 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: the Great Kingdoms

The archtype The Great Kingdoms faction lets you represent an organised army from a nation state, knightly order, great empire, or something similar to that. From a human kingdom, to … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 5 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

Atmosphere: a review of Sunless Skies

Sunless Skies is a new game from Failbetter Games, which puts you in the position of captain of a flying steam engine in a Victorian-esque world of wonders and terrors. … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · 5 Comments

People just liked it better that way: a review of Istanbul (the board game)

Istanbul is board game which places the player in the role of a trader. The game is a race to trade into the required number of rubies before anyone else. … Continue reading

February 24, 2019

Size matters: a review of The Big Kopinski

What compels the visual artist to draw? Editions Caurette have a new art book: the Big Kopinski. This book is mainly a collection of sketches from artist Karl Kopinski, and … Continue reading

February 16, 2019