Scent of a Gamer

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

Magic 2019 art review

Core sets are returning to Magic: the Gathering. A few years ago, they were discontinued on the basis that they weren’t “exciting” enough, and replaced with two two-set blocks each … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · 6 Comments

MtG artists: Brandon Kitkouski

Brandon Kitkouski has illustrated over 30 Magic cards, most notably in the original Ravnica block and for the Lorwyn and Shadowmoor sets. His illustrations have been reprinted several times since … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

MtG artists: Craig J Spearing

Craig J Spearing has illustrated almost 50 Magic cards over the last few years. Of all the art he has produced, it’s probably a certain token that is most well-known. … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Battlebond art review

Battlebond is the latest non-Standard legal expansion set for Magic: the Gathering. The set is focused around a style of play called Two-Headed Giant, where two teams of two players … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 3 Comments

Reservations about the Reserved List

Right now the Reserved List is a dead weight on the game of Magic: the Gathering. I don’t believe it should be discarded, but it could be changed to become … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Wesley Burt

Wesley Burt has quietly illustrated over 50 Magic cards in recent years. He illustrated all the recent ‘oath’ cards featuring planeswalker joining the Gatewatch. He has also illustrated quite a … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 6 Comments

Scott M. Fischer on illustrating for Magic: the Gathering

Scott M. Fischer was illustrating Magic cards years before I started playing the game. He’s written an insightful and amusing piece on Muddy Colors talking about the experience. Wherever possible … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 3 Comments