Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Too soon to tell: A post-NDA review of Magic: the Gathering Arena

Overview I received my beta invitation to Magic: the Gathering Arena (MTGA) in February of 2018 and have been playing on and off since then. With the Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 5 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