Scent of a Gamer

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

Cursed City coming…soon

Games Workshop have revealed that the highly anticipated Warhammer Quest: Cursed City set will be going up for pre-order on 3 April. Here’s a reminder of the contents: Along with … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

The Smells of Our Hobby — No Rerolls

Feeling a bit whimsical at the moment, I suppose. Let’s talk about smells. Our hobby is not the smelliest of hobbies, but there are a number of smells that I … Continue reading

March 30, 2021 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: Serra Angel

Serra Angel was considered a powerful creature in Magic’s early days. This is mainly because it was one of the few creatures which wasn’t awful. These days Serra Angel is … Continue reading

March 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

ICv2: retail steady through the pandemic

ICv2 have released their sales charts for fall of 2020. If you subscribe to their Internal Correspondence magazine then you’ve had this data for months. If you’re a website reader … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

A pleasant vortex

My vortex mixer arrived from Amazon in about 3 days rather than the 15 days Amazon said. Honestly, if I had noticed Amazon’s shipping estimate before buying I would have … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · 8 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Donato Giancola

Donato Giancola creates fantastic oil paintings for fantasy settings including Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. He does more besides, including what is probably my favourite Magic: the … Continue reading

March 27, 2021 · 2 Comments

Plague Marine heroes complete

With these last two plague marine heroes completed, the full set is done. Here’s the last tow, the champion and heavy weapon marine: Once again I stuck closely to my … Continue reading

March 27, 2021 · 9 Comments

Goobertown recreates Slambo

The latest Goobertown video sees Brent using a new chaos warrior set to recreate a classic old Games Workshop figure. ‘Slambo’ was an old metal chaos warrior one-piece who was … Continue reading

March 26, 2021 · 2 Comments

Adventures in Comic Style — Pewter, Resin, and Magic

Hey y’all!!! Hope you’re doing well! We’ve been dabbling in exciting things, but that does mean less painting time (like I had a lot before.. lol). Hopefully we’ll have some … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

Pile of Potential

Thanks to Jake I have discovered a new website to help hobbyists track their progress through their pile of miniatures. Pile of Potential is a website that lets you register … Continue reading

March 24, 2021 · 6 Comments

New plastic zombies (and other stuff)

Games Workshop’s existing plastic zombie set is one of their oldest. It dates from the 1990s and if I recall correctly it was one of their first plastic regiment sets … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · 11 Comments

Arta Monday: Annabel

Fantasy character portraits come in many types. There’s the ‘action shot’ of a warrior or wizard swinging a sword or flinging a spell at an out of frame enemy. There’s … Continue reading

March 22, 2021 · 4 Comments

Bard’s Tale II walkthrough: Saradon’s Home

After the grim darkness of Dargoth’s Tower, Saradon’s home provides a refreshing change. It’s located in the same city of Philippi to the north of the Tower. Before visiting you … Continue reading

March 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Slaves to Darkness chaos knights

I’ve finished the second two chaos knights for my Slaves to Darkness force: These were painted similarly to the first three, with the main difference here being that I used … Continue reading

March 21, 2021 · 5 Comments

3D printing, piracy, and Games Workshop

Midwinter Minis posted an interesting and provocative video a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t respond right away, because I wanted to take my time and think about it. I … Continue reading

March 20, 2021 · 24 Comments

Plague Marine heroes 2

I have painted the second pair of plague marine heroes: Each model comes with your choice of closed helm or face, and I went with the face for these two. … Continue reading

March 20, 2021 · 8 Comments

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

The End of Drazhar’s Dark Eldar Rainbow — Kuribo’s Painting

Drazhar is done! It took quite a while but honestly, it was a pretty enjoyable road to go down and the results hopefully speak for themselves. Here’s a look at … Continue reading

March 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

Arta Monday: Plains

When Magic: the Gathering visited the cityscape of Ravnica, a different concept for the lands needed to be introduced. For plains, they decided on the roofscape of a city, receding … Continue reading

March 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Civ Battle Royale starts again

Season 2 of the Civ Battle Royale has now launched. For those who aren’t aware, the Civ Battle Royale is a spectator game of Civilization V where 61 civs battle … Continue reading

March 14, 2021 · 1 Comment