Scent of a Gamer

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

2023 round of Black Library open submissions

Each year Black Library, Games Workshop’s publishing arms, runs themed open submissions. As the same suggests anyone with aspirations to write in the universes of Games Workshop are welcome to … Continue reading

December 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

5 board game gifts for Christmas 2022

It’s that time of year again – the time to panic buy a present for yourself or another gamer in your life. But what to get? Just ‘any’ board game … Continue reading

December 4, 2022 · 6 Comments

Turnip 28 Kickstarter

My involvement with Turnip 28 so far has been to enjoy the images of people posting thier work. The project has now made its way to Kickstarter. You can back … Continue reading

December 3, 2022 · 5 Comments

Dungeonbowl expansion

This one came as a surprise to me. Dungeonbowl was released last year, to little fanfare, and soon disappeared. The Norse team release for Blood Bowl earlier this year had … Continue reading

November 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

Video reviews of Two Thin Coats paints

My test of the Two Thin Coats range is going slowly, mainly through being distracted by other things. I found two recent video reviews on YouTube which do a good … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

40k: more space hulks to come

Games Workshop unveiled a bunch of forthcoming releases a few hours ago, and among these was news that there will be more space hulk action for Warhammer 40,000. Firstly, three … Continue reading

November 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Leftover terrain = zone mortalis

Arbitor Ian has taken a break from his usual lore videos to show us how he created a space hulk/ zone mortalis board for skirmishes in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. … Continue reading

November 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Building vogen City – 02 —

Of the land-dwelling inhabitants of Khai-Zhan, most serve as menials in the massive industrial districts of Vogen and Ashshore, working for one of the powerful family cartels. The life of … Continue reading

November 16, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dwarf Fortress release date and play video

Dwarf Fortress has a release date – and that date is 7 December this year. It’s a complex game, that tells a grant saga from the world generated around you, … Continue reading

November 13, 2022 · 4 Comments

Kev O’Neill (artist), RIP

I was saddened to recover from a virus that knocked me down this week (not that one!) to the news of Kev O’Neill’s death earlier in the week. Kev was … Continue reading

November 12, 2022 · 4 Comments

Contrast + Vallejo = Xpress Color

Vallejo are getting in on the Contrast paint game, with new range called Xpress Color. The initial range will consist of 23 paints, so they are starting well behind the … Continue reading

November 8, 2022 · 11 Comments

US Open army showcase

The 2022 US Open is over, but Games Workshop have treated us to a selection of their favourite armies from among those on display at the events. I have to … Continue reading

November 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dark City: my first Night Cafe creation

I have been playing with Night Cafe, with my main aim being to get a couple of printable background for future miniature photography. I started dark, and from the prompts … Continue reading

November 3, 2022 · 4 Comments

5 AI art creators to use

AI art creators are being talked about a lot right now. For the curious, there are many sites to choose from, but some are easier to use than others. Here … Continue reading

October 29, 2022 · 5 Comments

New look for chaos cultists

There’s another new Warcry box set on the way – honestly I thought we had a new one last month. You know, the Prime Minister before last. The interesting thing … Continue reading

October 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

Two thin coats: first model finished

I have completed the first model using the new Two Thin Coats range: Sir Coates! As one of the free metal models which arrived with the paints, this one provided … Continue reading

October 23, 2022 · 17 Comments

The Guild is back!

If you have never seen The Guild before, then I envy you, because you get to watch it for the first time. The show follows Syd, a gamer under instruction … Continue reading

October 22, 2022 · 7 Comments

The Old World – artwork and new map

The latest Old World project update appeared on Warhammer Community a few days ago. It look like we’ll be seeing a 2023 release for this game. The update didn’t include … Continue reading

October 18, 2022 · 3 Comments

Wolf Bristle Brushes Kickstarter

As I got towards the last of my miniatures, I started to paint with contrast paints far more. I ended up buying a set of brushes to use just with … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · 2 Comments

Dwarf Fortress tutorial available

It has only taken 20 years since the game’s inception, but Dwarf Fortress now has a tutorial. The famously difficult game of building and maintaining your fortress of dwarfs has … Continue reading

October 16, 2022 · 4 Comments