Scent of a Gamer

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

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

MtG artists: Christine Choi

Christine Choi’s art first featured on Magic: the Gathering cards during the Return to Revnica block. Since then most sets have featured at least one or two of her illustrations. … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Masters 25 art review

Masters 25 is Magic: the Gathering’s latest all-reprint set. This one comes with (by my count) 41 cards where the art is either new, or new to physical cards, having … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 5 Comments

MtG artists: James Ryman

James Ryman has quietly illustrated almost 100 Magic cards over the last few years. By the time you read this article, he may well have passed that milestone. You may … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

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