Scent of a Gamer

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

Cursed City miniatures review

After the unboxing article last week, I couldn’t help myself and assembled all the models in one session. Here they all are: For a closer look check out these two … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

Lessons of 2020 with Dana Howl

Dana Howl put up an very interesting video, reviewing her channel’s performance in 2020, and sharing some things she wishes she knew before starting. I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

January 16, 2021 · 3 Comments

The best and worst of Magic in 2020

Tolarian Community College has a good pair of videos up now, as a review of Magic: the Gathering in 2020. The second video was difficult to watch for me. 2020 … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

2020 blog review

Purely looking at the number of page views, 2020 was a great year for this blog. 2019 was the first year I managed to break through 100,000 views, this year … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · 8 Comments

Crusader Kings III 10-hour review

It’s the year 1121AD and England lies under the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the Dane. There are a few holdouts in the Welsh hills but … Continue reading

December 6, 2020 · 3 Comments

Blood Bowl Season 2 rules review

The latest edition of Blood Bowl is out, and my verdict is that this is the best edition yet. The crown of most significant must go to either the first … Continue reading

December 5, 2020 · 15 Comments

Zendikar Rising expeditions art review

Expedition lands appeared in the second Zendikar set, and they return again for Zendikar Rising. The expedition lands are 30 sought-after lands from across the game. They are very difficult … Continue reading

September 27, 2020 · 4 Comments

Zendikar Rising art review

Zendikar Rising marks the third visit to Magic: the gathering’s ‘adventure world’. In previous years Zendikar has been the closest thing magic can come to Dungeons & Dragons. However with … Continue reading

September 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Double Masters art review

The latest in a line of magic sets has caused a degree of consternation in the Magic community. For every player looking forward to it, there seem to be many … Continue reading

August 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Jumpstart art review

Jumpstart is a new magic: the Gathering set, and it’s made differently to the others. each Jumpstart pack is themes, and includes 8 lands. The idea is that you shuffle … Continue reading

July 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Core Set 2021 art review

Magic’s latest core set is out now, and it’s very much in the vein of Core Set 2020. In years past, core sets have been criticised (and generally ignored by … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 3 Comments

Commander 2020 art review

The 2020 Commander release features five decks, a return to the number of decks in the initial Commander releases. In recent years, 4 decks have been offered. This set is … Continue reading

April 26, 2020

Ikoria art review

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is Magic’ newest set. Due to COVID-19 it’s experiencing a staggered rather than simultaneous global release. Asia is receiving the set as originally scheduled, while the … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · 7 Comments

Theros: Beyond death art review

The latest Magic: the Gathering set takes us back to the land of Theros, to pick up from the aftermath of of our original visit. Elspeth, having solved the sun … Continue reading

January 19, 2020

2019 Magic art review

2019 was a good year for Magic art, driven mainly by the fairy-tale themed Throne of Eldraine set. Other sets provided their visual gems too, as we shall see. Card … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

Enjoy with care: a Magic Arena review

Wizard’s latest digital offering has now been officially released. After years of stumbling in the digital sphere, the company has finally come up with a game which is engaging and … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

Throne of Eldraine art review

Throne of Eldraine is Magic’s set of fairy tales run through the Magic: the Gathering washing machine. Both in appearance and in function, the cards leaned in to the fairy … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · 7 Comments

Commander 2019 art review

The 2019 Commander set releases August 23 for Magic: the Gathering players. As always this set is a mix of old and new cards. All the new cards have new … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · 8 Comments

Right content, wrong product: a SAGA Book of Battles review

The SAGA Book of Battles is a supplement of over 50 pages dealing with how to organise and fight battles across the various SAGA settings. The book is organised into … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 6 Comments

Age of Magic faction review: Undead Legions

The Archetype More than any other list, this one is straightforward. Whether skeletons or zombies, this list is for you. Vampires their human slaves and swarms of bats or insects … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · 5 Comments