Scent of a Gamer

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

Rivals of Ixalan art review

The second (and final) set of the Ixalan block sees groups of competing factions and planeswalkers competing to discover and control the golden city of Orazca. The ‘native’ faction are … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Lars Grant-West

Lars Grant-West’s first card illustrated for Magic was the card Toxin Sliver, all the way back in the Legions set. Since then almost 100 cards have appeared with his name … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Ryan Yee

Ryan Yee’s art appeared in earnest in the original Innistrad block in 2011, though a couple of illustrations appeared before then. His cards can always be relied on to provide … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Unstable art review

Unstable is the third “wacky” set for Magic: the Gathering, and by far their best effort in this sphere. The cards have silver borders, meaning they are not usable in … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

ArtStation stop: Igor Sid

If you’ve heard of Igor Sid before, it’s probably from his excellent work over recent years on the art for Games Workshop’s boxed games. Warhammer Quest Shadows over Hammerhal, Warhammer … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Johann Bodin

Johann Bodin’s art first appeared back in the original Zendikar block, with a single card in the Worldwake set. Since then, Johann has illustrated dozens of cards across many different … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Art gallery: Hallowe’en

With October 31 approaching I decided to take a look back through the images I’ve featured on this blog over the years, and pull out some of the spookier, creepier, … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment