Scent of a Gamer

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

The breadth of Kaladesh Draft

It’s a couple of months after the release of Magic’s Kaladesh set. With sets of recent years, by this time draft enthusiasm is winding down and people are looking forward … Continue reading

December 4, 2016

Draft of a Gamer: aye aye, chief

  Pack 1, pick 1: Ovalchase Dragster The first pack had no ‘wow’ factor at all. A few smiles from other players around the table told of more impressive cards … Continue reading

October 15, 2016

Draft of a Gamer: losing energy

While the second Kaladesh draft was less successful than the first, the lessons were more apparent. This format is fast. Vehicles are good – but in the right deck at … Continue reading

October 8, 2016

Draft of a Gamer: the curve

In my first Kaladesh draft I built an unexceptional deck with a good mana curve, and I think this was the key advantage of my deck over others at the … Continue reading

October 1, 2016

Kaladesh pre-release report

Kaladesh encouraged me to attend a midnight pre-release, which is something I haven’t done before. I had little idea of what to expect in terms of games or number of … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Kaladesh art review

Kaladesh is a Magic: the Gathering world filled with bright skies and bright artisans working on magical inventions. Magical aether flows through the world, and though strictly regulated, is made … Continue reading

September 24, 2016

A plethora of Magic

Wizards of the Coast have changed their approach to announcing new Magic products. It used to be that each products would be announced 3-6 months before release. Now they intend … Continue reading

May 22, 2016