Tabletop Minions started as a tabletop wargaming club. The first meeting of the Tabletop Minions was held at House of Heroes in the middle of Wisconsin on a snowy December night in 2009. The club never really caught on, and didn’t last even through the end of 2010.
Around that same time, Atom (the founder of the club) started travelling to gaming conventions as the U.S. Correspondent for Beasts of War. He covered Gen Con and AdeptiCon for several years, interviewing game companies about new releases and such, and then decided to part ways in 2013 to start his own YouTube channel. Atom decided to use the name, logo, and YouTube account he’d already set up for his failed wargaming club, and Tabletop Minions was born.