Tuesday, December 10, 2013

GameTime - Episode 1: Dead Man's Hand

Hello all,

I know I promised a post or two in the last couple of weeks, but I have some news to share.  I'll of course still be posting on this blog as I complete projects and play games, but my group and I have also decided to do some web videos about miniature and board gaming.  I'll be posting the episode links as they become available on this blog.  We are planning to do a few episodes for now and we'll see if anyone actually wants to watch.  If so we'll continue producing new videos.  I'm by no means an expert video producer but I think what we've created is definitely watchable.

So here you go, episode 1!

Episode 1: Dead Man's Hand

In this episode we talk about the Viking Horde Papercraft Kickstarter, take a look inside the massive Ogre boardgame box, and play a couple of games of Dead Man's Hand.  Please find the links below to the videos that are posted to YouTube:

Episode 1, Part 1 (of 4): Introduction (10 minutes) - in this part we talk about the Viking Horde Papercraft Kickstarter and take a look at the Ogre boardgame box.

Episode 1, Part 2 (of 4): Dead Man's Hand Overview (15 minutes) - in this part I take you through a look at the terrain, counters, and miniatures I use in my Dead Man's Hand collection and also we walk through a typical game turn as an example of how to play Dead Man's Hand.

Episode 1, Part 3 (of 4): Scene 1, The Stranger (7 minutes) - In this part we play out the first scene of The Good, The Lead And The Ugly which is called "The Stranger."

Episode 1, Part 4 (of 4): Scene 2, This Town Ain't Big Enough (19 minutes) - In this part we play out the second scene of The Good, The Lead And The Ugly which is called "This Town Ain't Big Enough."

The plan for episode 2 is the play a game of Ogre (alternating between miniature and board games).  We'll are looking to do SAGA, Muskets & Tomahawks and Bolt Action on the miniatures front and Game of Thrones, Zombicide, and Kingsburg on the boardgame front (plans subject to change of course).

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the episode so we can keep making more :-)

Some pictures from the game and setup are below.

If you do take the time to watch, please let me know if you think this is a worthy endeavor or if I'm just wasting my time.  Cheers and merry Christmas (or whichever holiday you observe, if any) everyone!


  1. Greate looking western game Jay !!!

    I´ll try to get the time to see your videos and get back with a "judgement" but from the first picture with a bar it should be very possitive;)

    Best regards Michael

    1. Thanks Michael ... happy to hear any feedback if you do get a chance to watch :-)

    2. Hi Jay !

      I had a look at the 4 films, realy nice work you done ! Might even have convinced me to try out dead mans hand even there are alot of markers/cards on the gaming table, It indeed looked like a very fun game !

      I´m very impressed by your gaming table, wild west town and home bar, sure got the tasete for a cold beer.

      Stunning work !!!

      Best regards Michael

    3. Thanks Michael! I'll be having a cold beer this evening ... can't wait :-) I have to say that building out my DMH collection was one of the fastest projects I've ever done (and I'm insanely slow at this stuff) ... a big part of that is the pre-paints from 4Ground ... great stuff they've got. I've been really enjoying the AAR's and progress you've been making on your Scanian war project!

  2. great stuff Jay - makes my Shed Wars TV look positively awful !

    All the best over Xmas to you and your family

    PS - Love the bar !!

    1. Eric! Thanks for watching sir. I've been absolutely jealous of all the progress you've made on all your projects!! Merry xmas and happy new year to you and your family as well. I hope 2014 is a great year for the Shed! :-)

  3. Great videos, guys, they were really entertaining. I've just picked up some great Wild West buildings from an Indiegogo campaign and am looking round for a rules set. These vids helped me decide and I reckon I'll be going for Dead Man's Hand. Love the card system and it seems to play really fast.

    SO: fun and informative, looking forward to all future vids as and when you get time to set them up.


    1. Excellent! Thanks for watching ... at this point we'll definitely be continuing to make the planned episodes ... hoping to get the next one up over the xmas downtime. I hope you enjoy playing Dead Man's Hand in the future! :-)