Scent of a Gamer

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

The blog in 2019

Last year I was looking at a blog which had declined in views over the year, and feeling satisfied with that. I had decided to focus on interaction over views. … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 17 Comments

My top 5 computer games, 2010-2019

The most recent decade has been an interesting one for me in terms of gaming. In some ways I’ve spent a lot of gaming time looking backwards at older games … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

2019 Magic art review

2019 was a good year for Magic art, driven mainly by the fairy-tale themed Throne of Eldraine set. Other sets provided their visual gems too, as we shall see. Card … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

2019 in miniature painting

270. That is the number of miniatures I completed this year. By contrast, in 2017 I was celebrating at having achieved an annual target of 100, and last year I … Continue reading

December 28, 2019 · 20 Comments

New chaos knights and warriors

Games Workshop recently previewed new chaos knights and warriors to replace what must be some of their older plastics still in circulation. Not quite as old as those zombies, but … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

Industry update: Warhammer 40,000 and Magic continue their rule

Icv2 have updated their industry sales charts again, and the two top games continue their dominance. These charts are based on sales through the hobby retail channel in North America. … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

Crystal Brush 2019 winners

The Crystal brush competition is over for another year, and again there have been some fantastic entries which show off the pinnacle of miniatures painting. The overall winner in 2019 … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Magic’s new competitive scene

Wizards of the Coast chose an eSports convention to make an announcement about Magic’s organized play system. This choice of event should have been prescient but many were still surprised … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 4 Comments