Recommended Web Video Channels
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This page is dedicated to the well-known content creators who create Warhammer, D&D, and/or other tabletop related content, or history-related channels that are good starting places for research. Creators who are interested in but do not regularly create content around these topics are not included.
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- The Warhammer section, at least, is in alphabetical order , except for Official Channels Run By the Publisher, which obviously should Go First.
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- 1 Warhammer Creators
- 1.1 Warhammer
- 1.2 Astartes
- 1.3 Auspex Tactics
- 1.4 Baldermort's Guide to Warhammer
- 1.5 Bruva Alfabusa
- 1.6 Chapter Master Valrak
- 1.7 Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy
- 1.8 Eliphas
- 1.9 Karl the Deranged
- 1.10 KiriothTV
- 1.11 Kitetsu
- 1.12 Lost Legion
- 1.13 Loremaster of Sotek
- 1.14 Luetin09
- 1.15 Mark Louis Spark
- 1.16 MiniWarGaming
- 1.17 NornQueenAlexis
- 1.18 Oculus Imperia
- 1.19 Primaris
- 1.20 Richard Boylan
- 1.21 Snipe and Wib
- 1.22 StrikingScorpion82
- 1.23 StringStorm
- 1.24 TableTopGuard
- 1.25 Tactica Imperialis
- 1.26 ThunderPsyker
- 1.27 Winters SEO
- 1.28 ZoranTheBear
- 1.29 2+ Tough
- 1.30 40K Theories
- 2 D&D Creators
- 2.1 D&D Beyond
- 2.2 Critical Role
- 2.3 Zee Bashew
- 2.4 Puffin Forest
- 2.5 Dingo Doodles
- 2.6 Adan
- 2.7 JoCat
- 2.8 XP to Level 3
- 2.9 Don't Stop Thinking
- 2.10 T the Writer
- 2.11 Blaine Simple
- 2.12 Nerdarchy
- 2.13 Reba Derps
- 2.14 Seth Skorkowsky
- 2.15 Tulok the Barbrarian
- 2.16 MrRhexx
- 2.17 AJ Pickett
- 2.18 Runesmith
- 2.19 the DM Lair
- 2.20 Nerd Immersion
- 2.21 Esper the Bard
- 3 BattleTech Creators
- 4 Call of Cthulhu Creators
- 5 Lancer Creators
- 6 General War-gaming Creators
- 7 Yu-Gi-Oh Creators
- 8 History Channels (The Kind That Don't Show Ancient Aliens 24/7)
- 9 Writing-Related Stuff
- 10 Not Fully Recommended
- 11 Footnotes
The official Games Workshop YouTube channel for Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar. There you can find trailers for new armies, boxes and codexes. But more importantly, you can find tutorials by Duncan Rhodes and Chris Peach on how to paint, kitbash and use tools, which let's face it is the real reason to keep up with the channel. Duncan left GW on the last day of 2019 and has since moved onto his own channel.
"The (unofficial) Warhammer 40k animation." This guy made possibly the best Warhammer 40k animation ever. It shows Space Marines acting like Space Marines, moving ridiculously fast for something their size, utterly overpowering any mortal that tries to stop them and shrugging off damage that would turn a human into a smear on the floor. Go watch it, you won't regret it.
Youtuber focused on the tabletop games rules and tactics. Is very active, uploading consistently, and is up to date with new rules and releases. Does the occasional product review, though has been heavily criticised by anyone who doesn't play Imperium for his lack of uploads on xenos armies. This is either a result of unfamiliarity with the factions requested, or more likely he just hasn't gotten around to it yet. (It's the latter. He has a few xenos armies, and actually does the mathhammer).
He is a rising Warhammer 40k content creator who specialises in beginner level lore and stories for his videos. Notable for his raw vocal talent, self-written audio dramas, high upload rate, and use of audience participation by forging narratives based on in-comment voting.
You know who he is, I know who is, we all know who he is. Chapter Master of the now defunct Alfa Legion and creator of the YouTube phenomenon If the Emperor had a Text-to-Speech Device. Has also created a few other shows like The Upper Hive and has a bunch of Dawn of War 2 voice lines on his channel from years ago... for reasons most would rather forget.
A 40K news channel and Imperial Fists fanboy. Also produces videos on 40K games and gets fairly involved in other projects such as Helsreach. Can come across as incredibly annoying if you're not the type of person to treat GW like they're beneficent overlords who need to be praised for everything they do, or if you play anything other than Space Marines. Seriously, for a while this guy complained about not having "proper Primaris transports" whenever anything new came out until the Impulsor came along. Self-identifies with the Imperium, often using the term "we" whenever he refers to the Imperium winning in a global campaign or story. If you're into that kind of stuff, give him a watch. Otherwise, you might want to stay away. Hilariously, he scored as Perturabo on a “Which Primarch are you?” personality quiz.
Our Lord and Savior Duncan Rhodes' personal Youtube channel after parting ways with Geedubs. All of his videos are guides to show his painting prowess, though now he's not bound to only GW materials.
Named after the titular Inheritor. Creates art for TTS and sometimes voices characters. Is more active on Twitter, but uploads some pretty good videos every now and then. Also made the TTS-verse sideshow Behemoth.
Needs very little introduction. Voices characters on TTS like Marneus Calgar and sometimes shows up at the end of episodes just to shout. On his channel you'll find content in a similar vein to TTS, like Ravandil's Quest and the meme-worthy Vindicare Assassin video.
A 40K vlogger and once a member of the Unit Lost Gaming channel before becoming a 40K channel. Always keeps up to date with 40K news and gives his 50 cents on the hobby. Also uploads videos on assorted topics that have taken his fancy.
Like Kirioth, but for Age of Sigmar.
Similar to the Primaris channel, but are making a film/short series about Eldar Exodites instead. The First teaser looks very promising with the Eldar moving so fast and gracefully that they are blurs. Once again GWs official animations are being shown up by fan animations.
A laid back Warhammer Fantasy YouTuber and acolyte of Tehenhauin known for his Legendary Lord and QnA series where he goes in-depth on the various intricacies of the many factions and races in the setting. Excluding his more casual videos, his style is very narrative, like trying to tell a coherent story. Also has several videos for people wishing to get into Age of Sigmar and regularly streams TWW and Vermintide II where he takes questions as well. Most recently, he made a series of Halloween-themed videos that talk about the various monsters and lesser known nightmares of the Warhammer world, while also having an underlying story of his own design.
The true workhorse of the 40k Youtube content creators. The sheer volume and variety of content he presents caters to a wide range of interests. From tactics and tutorials, to lore and hobby tips. Also does gaming overviews for various military themed video games. Be warned that some disagree with his interpretation of 40k lore, that being that he thinks of everything as both canon, and non-canon, which is a skubby topic in and of itself for some fans. Has had an amusing time trying to figure out whether Abbadon is pronounced A-bad-un or Abba-don.
Creates 3D model renders and is currently in the process of making a Horus Heresy movie called "Death of Hope". Judging from what we've seen so far it looks great, and hopefully won't go the same way as Lord Inquisitor.
Unfortunately, as of 08/2020 the worst has indeed happened, and he has decided to only release the second of his three planned major videos, saying that a grueling RL work schedule, combined with the negative responses he got about his animation draining him of his passion for the project, has begun to negatively affect his personal life. He's made a video on his channel that has the full explanation, and while he is now in a better mind set after a few days from the initial announcement he has committed to taking a break after part 2, and part 3's status will be up in the air for the foreseeable future.
A large network of Neckbeards playing a variety of wargames, chief among them the Warhammers. Most of their content is more for entertainment than hardcore gameplay, so expect flubbed rules. Also moulds that make you go to sleep
Makes videos that are great to listen to while making models. She uploads a lot of battle reports, rambling videos, vlogs, and her own podcast "The Emperor's Tarot". She used to be on the podcast with 40K Theories and Tactica Imperialis but left for her own reasons. Also voiced Miriael Sabathiel in TTS.
Makes detailed 40K lore videos narrated from an in-universe point of view as an Imperial scholar. Topics range from histories and tactics of Space Marine Chapters and Titan Legions to individual incidents in Imperial history. Also dabbles in Age of Sigmar lore and actually managed to make it interesting.
After being inspired by the Astartes series, this guy has decided to create his own based on some Black Templars. So far the animation looks a little rougher but still very good production wise.
Creates videos in SFM and the like. Is responsible for turning Helsreach into a YouTube series, and made a live action 40K video that didn't suck (see, it can be done). Is currently in talks with GeeDubs themselves for an official animated special involving the Blood Angels.
A gaming couple with a love for 40K. They create a wide array of content, from vlogs to gameplay videos. Created two videos about Rogue Trader that more or less brought their channel into the light, and done look backs on other famous old 40k rule books. Both are in a band called "Fighting Evil is Cool", and Wib's real name is Matt Ward (no really; he's not that Matt Ward, just shares a name with him). Oh, and both have been in TTS.
Purely 40K gameplay, specializing mostly in longform and technical batreps. Great for learning how to play a faction in a fun but competitive way.
Ork/Necron specialist who has been putting out a lot of content in the lead up to 9th Edition. Pretty nicely written, in-depth videos on tactics that don't beat around the bush.
Creates lore videos on 40K and gives his thoughts on the tabletop game. He also does a podcast with 40K Theories.
A 40k wargamer from England. He plays a plethora of armies. Generally a decent guy and one of the first Youtube batrep guys. Really LOATHES Chapter Master Valrak for reasons similar to what we have stated above. Good for watching while building, painting, or just to see a nice game.
Voices - you guessed it - TTS characters, in particular Leman Russ, but also has a YouTube channel he would upload games to, usually with a 40K twist to it. However, he's abandoned the channel in favor of Twitch. Besides gaming he also does some 40k army building and roleplaying on the side. Most recently Zoran and other members of the TTS cast have started a Wrath and Glory livestream series called WarHams, which he uploads to his channel.
Primarily an Age of Sigmar lore channel, with some 40K, Necromunda and other games occasionally being covered. Doug is the host, and he focuses on short and easily digested lore videos, all with a laid back and down to earth presentation. Also hosts painting livestreams, where he answers lore questions and interacts with other Warhammer Youtubers. Works together/shares a Discord server with Rerolling Ones, who generally provide 40K and AoS battle reports.
Starring Remleiz and Naerina, 40K Theories makes general lore videos, videos theorizing reasons for the unexplained in 40K, and videos spotlighting fan-made factions. Unsurprisingly, both Remleiz and Naerina occasionally lend their voices to TTS.
An official channel for D&D that includes interviews with the creators of D&D and with famous D&D players and dungeon masters.
The show where a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons and Dragons. A Twitch live-show (episodes are later uploaded on YouTube) where DM Matthew Mercer guides fellow voice-actors in adventures in the land of Exandria. Their 1st campaign is being turned on an animation that'll air on Amazon Prime. For more details (and skub) they have their own page
An animator who makes D&D-related animations on how to use spells, run games, and just general D&D things. It's fun and worth a look if you're new to D&D.
Probably the number 1 most popular D&D animator on youtube. While his animation is far from being the best (his art style is worse than Order of the Stick), he more than makes up for it with his great sense of humor and amount of content. He mostly talks about D&D, but he occasionally does videos about Call of Cthulhu and other games. Most of his videos tell funny stories about stuff that happened to him during tabletop games (both as a player and a game master). In others he reviews tabletop games and gives advice to players and game masters. He also has started doing longer video series where he retells entire campaigns in more detail but with without animation, starting with a (relatively) serious Curse of Strahd campaign. Because of how popular he is, he frequently has crossovers with other D&D youtubers including Zee Bashew and Dingo Doodles.
He is a source of much RAGE on /tg/, because many people find his funny stories hard to believe or think that if they are true, would make him a terrible GM, player, and person. Though he is capable of playing seriously, he usually is the Loonie (and when he isn't, he is playing with somebody else who is half the time), so if be warned if you can't stand that type of player.
Another animator who rivals Puffin Forest in popularity. Mostly makes videos telling funny stories about her life and D&D. Her main campaign story is Fool's Gold, an epic and extremely wacky adventure staring her character Sips, a badass chaotic good uplifted monkey wild magic sorcerer full of RAGE, who constantly is breaking the campaign, much to the frustration of her boyfriend Felix the DM.
A less popular but still worth checking out animator who does D&D videos, both based on his campaigns and short skits that make fun of the typical players and events you will likely encounter while playing D&D. Also makes a few songs about D&D.
An animator who makes crap guides to D&D in the style of Zero Punctuation
A good non-animated channel that does videos on D&D, telling interesting stories and giving useful tips on playing the game. And also video sketches on the shenanigans of a certain Wizard.
Another great animated channel that does videos discussing D&D and other RPGs, as well as telling D&D stories.
Unlike most channels that tell D&D stories, this guy does longer videos telling about his campaigns in detail.
Another less popular but worth checking out animator who does D&D stories and videos on how to make character builds based on popular anime characters.
Has a massive number of videos on playing D&D with everything from suggestions on what monsters to use in a campaign, to what the best character builds are for different races, and more.
Another D&D animator with a style similar to Dingo Doodles.
Does reviews of RPGs and RPG modules and gives advice on running games. Has several great videos giving reviews of older AD&D modules.
Makes videos on how to make Dungeons & Dragons characters based on popular movie, anime, video game, and comic book characters.
Does lore videos on D&D and other games.
Another guy who does videos on D&D lore.
Yet another guy who does D&D lore videos.
Makes videos on running the game for DMs.
Does reviews of D&D products and DM's Guild modules, top 10 lists, advice on playing the game, updates on D&D news, and more.
Most famous for his videos where he does rankings of D&D monsters and classes but also has campaign videos, tutorials on how to draw maps, original stories, and more.
A miscellaneous, mostly SS13 content, in which a guy named Tex makes a series called Tex Talks Battletech, which goes into detailed, sometimes embellished (due to being an Inner Sphere supporter) accounts of mechs and history of Battletech universe.
A Battletech fan channel, Critical Rocket makes a series of lore videos called Lorewarrior.
Call of Cthulhu Creators
One part memer, one part guidebook, DragonKid discusses quite a lot about each of the various officially available frames, rules, lore and even a couple fan-made homebrews as well. He also did some Battletech stuff as well, but kinda discontinued it when he saw just how much more he got out of the Lancer stuff.
General War-gaming Creators
If you are interested in any particular miniature game (Both new and old), it is likely that he has at least 2 or 3 videos covering it. Also covers the larger games like 40K, AOS, Infinity etc... Is a war-game designer himself [Made Last Days: Zombies Apocalypse] and a fairly skilled painter. Overall his channel takes a holistic approach to the hobby and is also fairly chill in his videos, also is not afraid to admit when he dislikes a game or mechanic and doesn't put on act for the videos.
Possibly the historical war-gaming channel with a great variety of historical wargames played, showcased, and reviewed on this channel, with some fictional wargames (mostly mainstream-public, like Star Wars) also featured here. These guys are a hardcore, dedicated but also easy-going historical group based in the US and will play almost any historical system, and will often dress up for the occasion as well. Highly recommended if you're looking at those Napoleonic Wars or other historical models and wondering if they'll be as worth it as that 40k battalion box on the next shelf.
A Johnny who makes gimmick deck replays. He has relatively recently made a lot of top 10s, which would be clickbaity if he wasn’t using it as an excuse to talk about weird card interaction and the game’s history. In particular, his “10 worst” videos are great because rather than say the card is shit while spewing profanity, he suggests ways the card can be used, even if they're suboptimal, that make it better than the cards ranked worse than it while being perfectly willing to admit that some categories are so strong even their worst instances are still decent. Makes an effort to explain cards and why they're good/bad very well (in response to disdain for a lot of MTG channels not doing so), so he’s accessible with minimal experience and/or audio only.
A Montenegrin Serb who does in depth overviews of various archetypes (and some other stuff). As befitting of someone whose childhood involved living through the Yugoslav wars, he’s very cynical on Konami’s competence and doesn’t hold back when card design is lackluster, yet actually quite enthusiastic when something does meet his standards. Now a doctor of psychology.
History Channels (The Kind That Don't Show Ancient Aliens 24/7)
Because "realism" is something of a debate, actual Wargaming is a thing, and the general assuming a setting should be "Like Reality Unless Noted", we'll list some good "realism argument" and "actual military history" channels.
Very much a nerd's nerd, and easily mistaken for a crazy homeless man living under a bridge, but he's covered a lot of stuff that's of interest to /tg/. Some topics include discussions on medieval arms and armor, tanks, castles, historical battles, etc. If you want the /tg/ stuff, the "Weapons and Armor" "History" and "Warfare" playlists are of interest. Though take his info with a grain of salt as a lot of his videos contain badhistory and he is very biased towards England when it pops up (like saying the Bren Gun is better than the MG-34/42 using a lot of inaccurate information and claiming Napoleon was as bad as Hitler) the playlists mentioned above are mostly fine though. He even covers some tabletop-specific gaming material in his various discussions, ranging from scenery creation to fantasy weapon design, to complaints about 4th edition, and even a contest for the creation of a "Surprise Elemental."
The guys best known for running a "World War II: Week by week", a channel that covers World War II, week by week, in real time, and, with a different presenter, The Great War, which is more or less the same thing for WWI. Indiana Neidell, the primary presenter did the week by week coverage on the Great War channel and has moved on with some of the crew to the World War 2 and Time Ghost channels. The Great War channel continues with the post war events.
Mainly Roman history, told from a top down perspective with colored squares.
Like the above, but with better art and more of a Roman focus.
A series focused on the day to day life of 18th and early 19th Century America. This means it covers a wide variety of topics including construction, clothing, music, laundry, writing, brewing, and (especially) cooking instead of the military campaigns typical of history lessons. Despite the late focus, most of what it covers is applicable to pre-industrial society in general and it often talks of how things were done before this, giving you an idea of the day-to-day life of a pre-modern commoner. Be sure to be well-stocked on nutmeg.
Propmaker and engineer Tod Todeschini covering various replicas of antique arms he has made. While many channels talk about the history of the weapons, Tod's Workshop uniquely focuses on their construction and the physics reasons they are the way they are. Of particular note is his crossbow series, where he covers the history, power and mechanical design of many, many types of crossbows, and his ongoing "Lockdown Longbow" series where he uses a crossbow capable of firing arrows at the same speed as a longbow to test how different types of armor fare against a variety of arrows.
This channel focuses on blockbuster films based on history; not only are you given a detailed summary for the historical context of the film, but also notes where the film may deviate from historical accounts; very useful if you were ever shown such a film in history class and developed an inaccurate understanding of the events shown. Film selection includes such classics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Waterloo, Tombstone, etc... as well as some genuine stinkers like Kingdom of Heaven and Timeline. He’s not afraid to say when a movie is garbage as a film even though it’s historically accurate (Alexander), good despite being totally inaccurate (The Untouchables), or has a good reason to be less than accurate (300’s framing device of propagandized oral history). Most will be war films or other genres of action-based historical dramas, like Westerns and Gangster films.
A historian and fantasy writer who discuses things about the middle ages you probably didn't know, common misconceptions about the middle ages seen in fiction, how to make fantasy more realistic (for example designing a back scabbard that actually works), reviews of fantasy movies and tv shows, and more. He tends to ramble a lot though, so be ready to do a lot of time-skipping or go look somewhere else if you want a straightforward answer
A HEMA instructor and antique sword seller who discusses the details how weapons were actually used and the distinctions between types of swords. Prone to rambling about context.
A tank commander and tank historian does examinations and explanations of old tanks (The guy happens to be World of Tanks' in-house historian, and has done multiple talks at the Tank Museum at Bovington). Also some model tanks. He's also a contributor to the channel World War Two week by week.
The historical gun guy. He's fairly good at covering the plusses and minuses of the weapons he covers, and he covers a lot of different kinds of gun, from the world's smallest pistol to actual, full on machine guns, to very famous weapons to historical oddities. The man is largely an academic and historian, which sets him apart from most gun channels, but he's still got his fair share of goofy moments and memes. When his fans started calling him "Gun Jesus," he fully adopted the meme. If you want to have painfully obscure weapons in your campaign, he's a good place to start looking for such.
Dramatic readings of primary sources from history, with some annotations on things like conversions for historical units and present day locations. The words of sources like Marco Polo on anything, Aztecs on Conquistadors, Europeans on Japan, Japan on America/Europe, Rome on China and China on Rome provide excellent fuel for describing alien cultures and strange lands. The accounts of conquistadors slaughtering and looting Aztecs in response to learning of their widespread practice of human sacrifice reads much like the chronicles of a group of Adventurers.
For people writing their own campaigns, settings, or other stuff.
An Author who breaks down various fictional universes and explains how components of them work. He discusses Imperialism, war, worldbuilding, fallen characters, and even mentor figures in great depth. Has a tendency to heavily reference the Lord of the Rings movies or ATLA for very good reason. Is generally a decent channel if you want to get better at writing, and a nice enough fella who manages to avoid drama like some of our other...*ahem*...inclusions in other sections.
Pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: Awful, awful writing advice, delivered sarcastically. Hilarious as all hell, though. Includes references from everything and anything form Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, 40k, DnD, and even Doctor Who. Is also an author himself, but that much should be obvious.
Not Fully Recommended
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We have an article on him already. Go read that for the details.
- Although sorted purely by channel name, so if "C.S. Goto" had a channel under that name, would go under "C", not "G"
- For example, America officially signed the treaty officially ending the war 3 years after the war ended--and the debate involved is significant to understanding why isolationism was such a big thing in America in the lead up to WWII.
- It fires 2.7 mm rounds, for the record
- As in, require an emplacement and set up and a spare man just to hold the ammo.
- One of his most popular videos covers the single worst assault rifle ever made, the SA80--and before you ask "how does that tie into the 'Forgotten' part of the name?", he was covering the developmental history of the SA80, which features plenty of not-very-well-known prototypes.
- Such as the Nazi Belt-buckle gun or the "Krummlauf" curved barrel, which is almost as crazy as it sounds.
- One of the main causes of his popularity is that he avoids the politics of guns, except as it affects the weapon in question (and usually sticks to either the law in question, or military procurement arguments, both of which are at least specific enough that a given argument is directly falsifiable, unlike in gun control debates). If this sounds odd, realize that the arguments around gun control are frequently so polarized that it's fairly easy to get massively annoyed at people who you (theoretically) agree with because they're too preachy or using bad debating tactics.