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Thank you very much for watching, and have a lovely day.

―Dicebreaker's outro

Dicebreaker is a English YouTube channel devoted to tabletop gaming hosted by Johnny Chiodini and Michael Whelan which is part of the Gamer Network.


Johnny Chiodini had spent over a decade as a video games journalist beginning in the industry in 2008,[1] most notably working for Eurogamer between early 2014 and June 2019 when he announced he was leaving the channel,[2] and is also well known for being the DM for Outsidexbox's Dungeons & Dragons videos.

Michael Whelan, also known as Wheels, began working at the Gamer Network in July 2019,[3] having previously worked in the video games industry, most recently as a community manager at Creative Assembly and a host for their livestreams as well as the Total War: Live channel.[4] [5]

The channel also received a leg-up prior to its official launch courtesy of Outside Xtra, who posted a video on August 20th 2019 hosted by Johnny discussing how D&D players can derail their DM's plans, citing examples that have happened throughout the Oxventures, with Johnny promoting the channel in the video's outro,[6] with the first videos being posted to Dicebreaker's channel on August 21st 2019.[7]


Dicebreaker's content so far breaks down into three types of videos: reviews of recently-released games, let's plays of recently-released games, and videos where previously-released games that viewers may not have played are discussed in length

Games played

  • Blades in the Dark
  • Blood on the Clock Tower
  • Brawl
  • Cash n Guns
  • Codenames
  • Curios
  • Cyberpunk Red
  • Dice Academy
  • Dread
  • ERA: Medieval Age
  • Horrified
  • House Flippers
  • Icarus
  • Mysterium
  • Paranormal Detectives
  • Point Salad
  • Reverse BeastMaster
  • Skulk Hollow
  • Sushi Roll
  • Tuki
  • Ultimate Werewolf
  • Uxmal
  • Villagers
  • War with the Evil Power Master
  • Watergate

Games reviewed

  • Atellier: The Painter's Studio
  • Bad Bones
  • Band of Blades
  • Black Angel
  • Blood on the Clock Tower
  • Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms
  • ERA: Medieval Age
  • Icarus
  • Kapow!
  • Letter Jam
  • Parks
  • Passtally
  • Set a Watch
  • Skulk Hollow
  • Tapestry
  • The Great Wall
  • Valley of the Vikings
  • Villagers

Why you should play...

  • Blades in the Dark
  • Keyforge
  • Scythe

The Team

In order to balance the aims of being both a YouTube channel and a website the Dicebreaker team began to grow in early October 2019, with the new members of the team beginning to appear in the channel's videos and livestreams to introduce them to the audience. So far the expanded team consists of:

  • Matt Jarvis - Editor in Chief[8]
  • Alex Lolies - Video Producer[9]
  • Alex Meehan - Staff Writer[10]
  • Sasa Elsam - Staff Writer[11]


  • Johnny has his own YouTube channel, albeit one which is rarely used.[12]
  • Wheels courted a small amount of controversy on his departure from Creative Assembly, signing off from his final livestream by calling YouTuber Arch-Warhammer a "dickhead."[13][14]



  1. YouTube: Can a video game save a life? | Johnny Chiodini | TEDxOldham
  2. Eurogamer: Goodbye to Johnny, and congratulations to Aoife!
  3. Twitter: @johnneh Absolutely delighted to say that it is @KubeWhelan's first day at Gamer Network, joining me on the (yet to be revealed) tabletop project! Please follow him on twitter as you'll be seeing him quite a bit in the future!
  4. YouTube: We tried traditional Japanese desserts! || Total War Bake Off
  5. Gamespot: Total War Dev Assures Fans It's Working On New Historical Title As Well As Warhammer
  6. Youtube: 7 Ways D&D Players Destroy Their DM's Plans
  7. Youtube: Let's Play Tuki by Next Move Games - WE GOT OURSELVES A CROWDOWN
  8. YouTube: Meet Matt - Dicebreaker Editor in Chief
  9. YouTube: Meet Alex Lolies - Dicebreaker Video Producer
  10. YouTube: Let's Play Icarus Live! - With Wheels, Matt and Alex M
  11. YouTube: Meet Sara Elsam - Staff Writer
  12. YouTube: Johnny Chiodini's channel
  13. PC Gamer: Total War community manager ends final stream by calling YouTuber a 'dickhead'
  14. Total War Center: Wheels Controversy
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