Scent of a Gamer

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

Elf archer revealed for Cursed City

The female elf archer seems inevitable in dungeon games these days. The Bard correctly predicted we would see one in the new Heroquest, and here is the same character for … Continue reading

February 12, 2021 · 8 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

Talisman RPG available

The Talisman board game has a special place in my heart. It’s not the greatest of games, not by a long way. Calling it ‘fantasy Monopoly’ would be too harsh, … Continue reading

November 27, 2020

Blood Bowl 2020 tiers and teams

In what I promise will be last Blood Bowl update before I have the Blood Bowl 2020 rulebook in my hands* there’s a new update covering the concept of tiers. … Continue reading

November 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020: the time of the Zoat

Some more details have been added about the forthcoming release of Blood Bowl’s 2020 edition. I’ll start with the bit no one expected or asked for: Yes, Zoats are in … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · 6 Comments

Darkest Dungeon the boardgame

Darkest Dungeon isn’t a computer game I’ve played, but I have admired its art style and general look and feel. You can see even on the Steam page that the … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 7 Comments

Warhammer Quest: pink horrors

I have completed the last and largest horror figures from the Silver Tower boxed set: the pink horrors: There’s a lot of detail on these models, so it wasn’t just … Continue reading

October 24, 2020 · 13 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020 contents

Games Workshop revealed the contents for the 2020 edition of Blood Bowl on stream over the week-end. If you missed it, the recap is… there’s a lot in this box: … Continue reading

October 19, 2020 · 10 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Knight-Questor

What name is more fitting for Warhammer Quest than the Knight-Questor? I painted him up in a fairly typical gold: To keep a degree of contrast between him and the … Continue reading

October 18, 2020 · 8 Comments

Blood Rage complete

With the Fire Giant done, I have now completed the Blood Rage board game and its 49 models. Here they all are: They are looking nice together. My painting on … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · 6 Comments

Blood Rage Fire Giant

I’ve completed the last large monster and also the last miniature for this game: If I’d supported this game back during its original Kickstarter project I might have more monsters … Continue reading

October 4, 2020

Blood Rage minions

As well as the large monsters, Blood Rage has a set of neutral (in that any faction can have them) figures. These are also quite powerful in their own way. … Continue reading

September 27, 2020

HeroQuest returns… sort of

Hasbro has announced a new boxed game edition of HeroQuest. It looks as good as I could have hoped for, basically a modern update of the original game. The twist … Continue reading

September 24, 2020 · 9 Comments

Heroquest to return?

A website countdown prompted tis entertaining video from Bardic Broadcasts: While I never watched a Bard video I didn’t like, this one got me thinking a bit more. What would … Continue reading

September 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

Blood Rage sea serpent

I painted the sea serpent in the same grey/gold scheme as the other monsters. There was one problem though – the sea serpent has no gold! To avoid a simple … Continue reading

September 19, 2020 · 4 Comments

Blood Rage troll

My latest Blood Rage monster figure is the troll: Taking the same grey-gold scheme that I used before, this time it involved picking out a lot of gold bits – … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · 5 Comments

Blood Rage Ice troll

I took a ‘similar but different’ approach to the first of the Blood Rage monsters. Similar to the clans in that there’s one dominant shade – in this case grey. … Continue reading

September 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Warhammer Quest goblins

The look of these goblins from Warhammer Quest Silver Tower were quite divisive when they first appeared. Their spideresque forms were not especially popular, and ultimately when the goblin range … Continue reading

August 29, 2020 · 11 Comments

Blood Rage wolf clan

I’ve completed the fourth and final set of clan pieces for Blood Rage. Behold the Wolf Clan: The red was more of a challenge that the brown, yellow, and blue … Continue reading

August 23, 2020

Warhammer Quest skaven

The current tray has me completing the Warhammer Quest Silver Tower boxed set that I bought in 2016 and played precisely once. It probably says a lot about my relationship … Continue reading

August 22, 2020 · 12 Comments