Scent of a Gamer

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

Advice for new DMs

Becoming a Dungeon Master is easy enough. Becoming a good Dungeon Master is not so easy. In this video, YouTube regular Merchant provides some advice for starting DMs or established … Continue reading

March 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Duncan visits Heroforge

I haven’t visited Heroforge in well over a year, so I was pleasantly surprised by how the website has come along in recent times. In tis video, Duncan visits the … Continue reading

March 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

Dungeons & Dragons & Magic

Magic the Gathering’s set release schedule for 2021 was released recently. here’s the whole thing: The part that interests me most is the Dungeons & Dragons set. I will probably … Continue reading

September 5, 2020 · 3 Comments

World building across systems

A long time ago some friends of mine developed thier own world for playing games of Dungeons & Dragons – Eldoria. Decades later they are still going, and in a … Continue reading

May 23, 2020

Writing weird: tips from Failbetter Games

Failbetter Games, the creators of computer game Sunless Skies and also the browser game Fallen London, have teamed up with PC Gamer to provide tips on people looking to write. … Continue reading

January 16, 2020

Future World Creator on Kickstarter

For those who prefer their role-playing games to be science fiction rather than fantasy comes the future world creator project. The creators have put together a good looking collection of … Continue reading

September 14, 2019

A different kind of RPG

A different kind of RPG appeared on Kickstarter recently, and it already has a fair number of backers. Good Society is an RPG setting where you are placed in a … Continue reading

February 17, 2018

Irregular Magazine returns

I’m late with this news. Irregular Magazine was one I wrote for many years ago, but as the issues became increasingly… irregular, I stopped contributing or even checking the webpage. … Continue reading

March 25, 2017

Hex Kit mapbuilder program on Kickstarter

This is a useful Kickstarter for anyone into running or designing RPG campaigns, or simply anyone who enjoys making up their own maps (guilty!). Hex Kit is a mapmaking program … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Conan RPG on Kickstarter

A RPG based on the world of Conan is currently up on Kickstarter and doing rather well. There are two things that mark this out from other similar titles. The … Continue reading

March 6, 2016

Create digital D&D content

The Dungeon Master’s Guild website now allows players to create and share (or sell) content for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. If you’re a creative types with adventures to share, … Continue reading

February 7, 2016

Best. Dice. Ever.

These came up on my Tumblr the other day: A simple set of four dice: two D6s for the alignment, a D8 for your race, and a D12 to determine … Continue reading

January 10, 2016

Paranoia returns

Not a statement on my mental health, but rather a new Kickstarter that is sure to spread fun and joy (for given values of “fun” and “joy”) wherever the game … Continue reading

November 29, 2014

New Dungeons & Dragons

Release dates for the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons have been announced, with the starter set due in the middle of July 2014. The aren’t calling it 5th edition, … Continue reading

May 24, 2014