Scent of a Gamer

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

Masters 25 art review

Masters 25 is Magic: the Gathering’s latest all-reprint set. This one comes with (by my count) 41 cards where the art is either new, or new to physical cards, having … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 5 Comments

Challenger decks to re-start Standard?

Wizards of the Coast recently announced that they would introduce something called a Challenger deck to help new players play Standard at Friday Night Magic or other store events. Challenger … Continue reading

February 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Magic finance 103: Standard

In 101 I talked about the basics, and in 102 I looked at price drivers in an holistic way. Magic’s formats are diverse, and it’s worth looking at the more … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · 3 Comments

Magic finance 102: price drivers

  Prices for individual Magic cards rise and fall over time, creating opportunities for profit – or loss. Here we’ll look at the important drivers of price. Demand for cards … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ixalan art review

  The world Ixalan is a world of dinosaurs and pirates. I know you’re sold already, but Ixalan is also a world of lost lands, hidden cities, and vampiric conquistadors. … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

More details emerge on Magic the Gathering Arena

Since the reveal of Magic: the Gathering at HasCon earlier this month, I have been keeping a lazy eye on any other details to emerge. I’ve made a list below. … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

Your new chase cards for Magic: the Gathering

Back in 2004, the Unhinged set was released for Magic: the Gathering. Most of the cards in this set were silver-bordered, meaning not legal for tournament play. ┬áThese cards were … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 1 Comment