Scent of a Gamer

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

Early reviews of Two Thin Coats

The most recent update indicates the Two Thin Coats range will ship to Kickstarter backers starting at the end of March, so I’m expecting to be able to review them … Continue reading

March 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Who is this product for?

I have long been a fan of hard plastic miniatures, to the extent where these days it’s my favourite material to work with by far. This means I am usually … Continue reading

March 15, 2022 · 4 Comments

Explanations are needed

Army Painter’s Speed Paints range entered the hobby recently with a host of glowing previews talking about how speedy the product is, and how much better it is than other … Continue reading

March 1, 2022 · 19 Comments

Early views on Army Painter speed paints

The release date is getting closer, and content creators have put in their early thoughts on the range versus Contrast Paints, their most obvious competitor. Pete the Wargamer paints a … Continue reading

January 25, 2022 · 9 Comments

Dungeonbowl team review: Heavens

The College of Heavens has the the fewest available players of any college. It is listed last in the Dungeonbowl book and feels like an afterthought. If you own a … Continue reading

January 20, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Beasts

The College of Beasts is where you will find most of the big guys from various Blood Bowl teams. The end result is a Chaos Chosen team with different big … Continue reading

January 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Life

The College of Life provides a broad and deep roster, with the most player options of any college along with a variety in the types of player available to their … Continue reading

January 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Death

The College of Death consists of the two undead teams from Blood Bowl. In this roster you will find the entire Shambling Undead list along with most of the Necromantic … Continue reading

January 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Light

The College of Light provides you with a complete Elven Union roster with some additional human options. For coaches who already have an Elven Union Blood Bowl team, this college … Continue reading

January 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Fire

The College of Fire provides an interesting mix of Dwarfs and Ogres to produce a team that can pack a punch, but won’t be the fastest in the dungeon. Complete … Continue reading

January 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Metal

Owners of the Blood Bowl 2016 or 2020 boxed sets will gravitate to the College of Metal, as many of the players are present in this roster. This result is … Continue reading

January 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Shadow

The College of Shadow allows you to blend the Dark Elf and Skaven teams together without having to worry about pesky Animosity rules like you do in regular Blood Bowl. … Continue reading

January 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dungeonbowl rules: first impressions

Games Workshop have released their first boxed Dungeonbowl game since the 1980s, but how does it play compared with the games of today? After taking a read through the rulebook … Continue reading

December 23, 2021 · 6 Comments

A good start: a review of the Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time opened on Amazon Prime last week, and I have now watched all three episodes available so far. I wanted to share my thoughts on this show that … Continue reading

November 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

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 · 8 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