Scent of a Gamer

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

Want to write Warhammer horror fiction?

There’s a new opportunity to submit short stories to Games Workshop for their consideration. This time they are giving plenty of notice, as the submission window opens in October. If … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

Storybook time for Magic: the Gathering

The upcoming set for Magic, Throne of Eldraine, features the game’s take on fairy tales. One benefit of this approach is the amazing art being revealed as the set’s release … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 4 Comments

War of the Spark art review

Recent Magic sets have tied the art to the story quite closely. War of the Spark takes this up to a new level, with effectively the entire story told through … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 2 Comments

Lorehammer: the Great War Against Chaos

The Great War Against Chaos These events happened roughly 200 years before Warhammer’s present day. However the events of this war still loom large over many of the factions, and … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Japan the Liberator, part 6 of 7

[previous part] [first part] Part 6: Get Liberated! The liberation has begun… almost. A couple of city states are allowed to breathe free once more, while the Japanese army trudges … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Japan the Liberator, part 5 of 7

Part 5: The world that fell [previous part] [first part] At the end of part 4, just three out of twenty-two civilizations remained in the game. Along with Japan, the … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Japan the Liberator, part 4 of 7

[previous part] [first part] Polynesia will have to go. That was the conclusion from their behaviour so far. They aren’t going to stop their pesky settling ways, so we’ll have … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Japan the Liberator, part 3 of 7

View part 1 if you haven’t read earlier episodes. Part 3: Overland expansion Kamehameha lost the city of Samoa once again, and once again Japan captures it from the barbarians … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 1 Comment