Chris Sniezak

Author's details

Name: Christopher Sniezak
Date registered: February 6, 2012
URL: http://misdirectedmark.com

Latest posts

  1. MMP#134 – Ken Hite on Espionage and Eldritch Horror — October 24, 2014
  2. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft — October 17, 2014
  3. MMP#133 – The Magic Circle — October 17, 2014
  4. MMP#132 – Doom Tracks & The Gameroom on DSJ — October 11, 2014
  5. DwD&D#7 – Robert Adducci on AL and OP and The Rogue — October 8, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. MMP #111 – Atomic Marvel Dice Masters and Fudging Part 2 — 11 comments
  2. Episode #105 – The New GM and Moving Day — 6 comments
  3. Episode #85 – Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob — 6 comments
  4. A Rant on House Rules — 6 comments
  5. Introductions to Words from Chris — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 24 2014

MMP#134 – Ken Hite on Espionage and Eldritch Horror

Espionage with Ken Hite and Eldritch Horror

Hey Folks. This week I give you the Ken Hite Espionage panel from the Queen City Conquest and Phil and I take an In Depth look at Eldritch Horror while the show is bookended by the News on the front and the Geekery on the back. We also take another step closer to killing off the fiction.

The Bar

Class Warfare

Dynamite Licenses ‘Mage Wars’

Beta version of Delta Green v3 has been released for review.

Chill Kickstarter

Pro Level Gaming and Extra Life

The Workshop – Ken Hite on Espionage

In Depth – Eldritch Horror 

The Geekery

The Peripheral by William Gibson

Oct 17 2014

Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft

Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This year as a little All Hallows Eve present I share one of my favorite H.P. Lovecraft stories, Pickman’s Model. I hope you enjoy this presentation and may all your fall activities be safe and horrific.

Oct 17 2014

MMP#133 – The Magic Circle

 

The Magic Circle

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. Chris here and this week Phil and I sit down and talk about the Magic Circle, an idea brought to us by the listeners from a web series that talks about video games. We take the idea and talk about how it’s relevant to RPGs. Hope you enjoy.

This episode is sponsored by HyperSwarm, NCCF, and Collectors Inn.

News

Crowdfunding

Local

Rapid Fires

Workshop – The Magic Circle

The Geekery

Oct 11 2014

MMP#132 – Doom Tracks & The Gameroom on DSJ

Doom Tracks and The Gameroom on DSJ

Hey Folks, Chris here. This week were in Dangerous Space Jail to see what’s wrong with me but while were here we go to the gameroom and then to the Garage to talk about Doom Tracks.

This episode is sponsored by HyperSwarm, Dungeoncast, and Collectors Inn.

Bar

News

Network Stuff – DwD&D and Patreon and working along on PtG of Fate
FFG Announces Second Expansion for Elder Sign
Soldiers of Pen and Ink: Trail Campaign in SPanish Civil War.
Two Things That Bear Repeating About GUMSHOE Scenarios
Sentinels of the Multiverse coming for Android and iPad Oct 16
Eldritch Horror: Mounts of Madness
Apocalypse Prevention Inc (v1) is PWYW for October.

Crowdfunding

Chill 3rd Edition
API version 2 KS Launched
Fung Shui 2 is going strong
One Shot Podcast

Local

Collectors Inn

Rapid Fires

Rob D’s Random Damage in Fate
Pokemon Card game on iOS

Gameroom

DSJ (QCC)
The Harvest (QCC)
Pandemic (iOS)
Star Realms (online, G+ Community)
Galaxy Trucker
Airy Peaks
Plunder Dice
Dead of Winter
13th Age

The Garage – The Doom Track (Countdowns)

Geekery

ERH season 4 coming in November
First few episodes of Agents of Shield
Starting a Board Game day at work
Superior Spiderman

 

Oct 08 2014

DwD&D#7 – Robert Adducci on AL and OP and The Rogue

Robert Adducci and The Rouge

Hey Folks. This week were gonna take a look at Organizaed Play with Robert Adducci, the D&D OP community manager and then get into looking at the rouge from a class point of view and then through the lens of ways to make the rouge work at the table from the GM and Player side.

Finding Robert Adducci

D&D Adventurers League: www.DnDAdventurersLeague.org
Twitter: @DND_AdvLeague
Robert: Twitter @Raddu76

Oct 03 2014

MMP#131 – Scene Framing and Escape In Depth with Garrett Crowe

 

Scene Framing and Escape In Depth with Garrett Crowe

Hey Folks. This week we end our romp through time and space as we save Garrett from the Vogons and then save Phil but while doing so we talk about Scene Framing in the Workshop and do an in depth on Escape in the game room. Hope you enjoy our shenanigans and we’ll talk to you soon.

Sponsors for this episode are Collectors Inn, Swarmcore, and Dungeoncast.

Show Notes

2:52 – Bar

Cthulhu Wars’ Comes to Trade
Marvel Settles with Kirby Heirs
‘Star Realms’ Passes 50,000 Units
Galaxy Trucker on iPAD
Rivendale book for One Ring
The Last Parsec Kickstarter
The Dark Spiral is out
Boiling Point: A Super Heroic Adventure
Steamscapes: Asia Kickstarter
Dracula Dossier KS coming in Oct
Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder RPG
Feng Shui Kickstarter going strong
Island Dice Kickstarter

30:08 – Workshop – Scene Framing

1:01:55 – In Depth – Escape

1:20:28Geekery

Oct 01 2014

102.X – Boiling Point & Base Raiders with Ross Payton and Peter Neilsen

Boiling Point & Base Raiders

Hey Folks. This time on the lounge we have Ross Payton and Peter Neilsen on to talk about Boiling Point, a superhero mini campaign for the Base Raiders RPG. As this is the lounge I also ask them some other questions about publishing, writing, being a lead designer, and what’s up with the new version of Delta Green. Hope you enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Zombies of the World

Road Trip

Pasty McDowel’s Tumbler

Heroes.zone

Delta Green Seminar from GenCon

Lovecraft meets Tradecraft from GenCon

Sep 29 2014

102.X – Steamscapes: Asia with Eric Simon

Steamscapes Asia with Eric Simon

Hey Folks. This week in the lounge we have Eric Simon of Four in Hand games to talk about his Steamscapes: Asia kickstarter, Steampunk, the best gamer wedding I’ve ever heard of, and some dodgy hints at upcoming products from Four in Hand games. I hope you enjoy and go take a look at Steamscapes: Asia. It’s a very cool look at Alt history.

Show Notes

Steamscapes: Asia

Kronocalypse: Savage Worlds Time Travel

The House on the Rock

The Widening Gyre

The Last Parsec

Sawbones

My Brother, My Brother and Me

Sep 27 2014

MMP130 – Ken Hite, Garrett Crowe, & AMP Year One

Ken Hite, Garret Crowe, & AMP Year one

Hey Folks. This week we have Garrett Crowe on to talk about his shows which are coming or already on Misdirected Mark Prodcutions, Threat Detected and Threats from Galifrey. We also have Ken Hite’s Horror in Gaming panel from the Queen City Conquest, and the last part of the AMP Year one review.

Sponsors of this episode: Swarm Core, Seeley & Kane’s, and Dungeoncast

Show Notes

3:16 – News

Lords of Nal Hutta
5th Doctor source book
One Ring: New Edition
Feng Shui 2
Paranoia
Dracula Dossier
What happened at the Queen City Conquest

23:03 – Gameroom

45:14 – Workshop – Horror in Gaming with Ken Hite

1:32:40 – RPG Review: AMP Year one GM Side

1:43:15 – Geekery

Sep 25 2014

DwD&D #6 – Fighter Finished, QCC & AL update, Classed up Storytelling


Fighter finished, QCC & AL update, Storytelling from Class

What is up. We’re back with another episode of Down with D&D and this time we have the Mad Wizard back with us to chat about the rest of the Fighter along with what is up in Adventure League play and how D&D worked out at the Queen City Conquest. The Mad Wizard had to bail on us after that but fear not, we carry on to chat about how a class can inform what your character knows about the world and how you can bring that to the game table. Enjoy and we’ll be back in a fortnight.

Sep 18 2014

Things Coming in the Future – September 2014 edition

Hey Folks. Chris here from the Misdirected Mark Productions. I just wanted to throw info your way on what the next couple of months has in store for the network.

The Misdirected Mark Podcast has been going through some changes. Phil is now in charge of more of the shows operation allowing me to focus on things like growing the audience, advertising, and managing things like the Patreon project and to that we’ve already had our patreon’s who are at certain levels respond with what they’d like to see in the future of the show. There will be a Workshop Segment in October about something called The Magic Circle which if you’d like a preview of that you can watch it right here.

The RPG Review

In October the RPG review will continue as I go through Tremulus from Reality Blurs, an Ax inspired game using the idea’s from the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Sean Preston wanted to get away from the Cthulhu mythos a bit and go for a more traditional Lovecraft feel with this one.

In November the RPG review will be looking at 13th Age. Rob Dorgan has been asking for a while for me to talk about 13th Age and I can finally say November is the month I can get to it. I’ll also be looking into getting Rob Heinsoo, Johnathan Tweet, or both on the show then. Right now there is a kickstarter going on for 13th Age in Glorantha by Rob Heinsoo Games. Check that out here.

In October we will be looking at a bunch of scary things. In the Garage we’ll be taking a look at Doom Tracks and Sanity as as a mechanic. In the Workshop there will be a discussion of the Magic Circle but we’ll also be talking about how to deal with the idea’s of insanity and horror at the game table. We’ll also hit an In-Depth on Eldritch Horror, the board game from Fantasy Flight.

Down with D&D & The TKV Team

Both of these shows will continue to put out episodes bi-weekly of both D&D goodness and dropping Video Game knowledge. The D&D crew will continue it’s adventures and to pour through the players handbook. The format will stay the same with three segments a show and keep to around a 45 minute long show. The TKV Team has informed me they plan on just keepin on with their conversation based format covering their backlogs of games played, news in the industry segments, and opinions on games from a variety of angles from game play to visual aesthetics.

I’d love to hear from you about how we’re doing with our shows and what we might be able to do better to inform and entertain you.

Chris Sniezak
Head of Operations at Misdirected Mark Productions

Sep 18 2014

MMP #129 – Eloy Lasanta, Supers, & Amp Year One

Eloy Lasanta, Supers, & Amp Year One

Hey Folks. This week we’re hurling through time and space to save Garrett Crowe from being Podfaded by Vogons. Unfortunately we run into a complication and end up in Tampa Bay. Fortunately Eloy Lasanta, the sage of the games of the 3rd eye, is there and we get to hang out with him, talk about what’s up with Third Eye Games, announce that Encoded Designs is working on a huge project for Third Eye Games, talk about Supers as a gaming Genre, and I dish on the character side and super powers for AMP Year One. Hope you enjoy. Don’t forget the survey which is closing soon, and game on.

This episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast is Sponsored by Collectors Inn,  DungeonCast, and Swarm Core.

Note: There was an audio Mix up on my end and some sound effects were not quite where they were supposed to be and I couldn’t go back far enough with ctrl z to fix it. Apologies.

3:20 – Intro

Network

This week on Down with D&D…

Survey Continues

G+ Community needs members

7:26 – Bar

News

Eloy’s Veelog & Part-Time Gods of Fate

Con on the Cob

API Kickstarter coming soon

Dice Master info

‘The End of the World’ RPG

Sentinels of the Multiverse coming to iOS and Android

Crowdfunding

Veranthea Codex

13th Age in Glorantha

Local

The Queen City Conquest

30:07 – Gameroom

  1. Sentinels of the Multiverse
  2. Peggle 2
  3. Star Realms
  4. Eldritch Horror
  5. Minecraft
  6. Savage Elhal
  7. D&D 5e – Spelljammed
  8. A!C – Missed opportunity

43:33 – Workshop: Bringing out Genre: Supers

1:20:28 – RPG Review: AMP Year 1, Week 3, Character/Player

1:29:44 – Geekery

Garfunkle & Oates have a TV show
Dr. Who
Reading Mindjammers the Novel - enjoying it very much
Legend of Kora

 

Sep 13 2014

MMP#128 – IP’s, Star Realms, & AMP Year One

IP’s, Star Realms, and AMP Year One

Hey Folks. This time on the Misdirected Mark Podcast we get in deep on Star Realms, the Ascension meets MtG deck builder, beam captain Mappin aboard for some discussion on IP games, and continue the AMP Year One review. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget about the G+ community and our “Kind of a Big Deal” contest.

1:02 – Intro

Network News

The Survey Link

12:20 – News

Asmodee and Days of Wonder merging
Game Trayz – http://www.gametrayz.com/
Double Exposure Envoy system

Crowdfunding

Fate Codex issue 4 is out
Oddmall by Andy Hopp
Orc Hospital by Postworld Games
d20Pro Unlimited Virtual Tabletop
Spirit of 77 – Ax game of 70’s adventure
The Sprawl – Ax Cyberpunk!

Local

The Queen City Conquest

Rapid Fires

Robin Laws Feng Shui KS coming Sept 17th
The No Response Response at pelgrane press through Drama System
3EGs is coming out with their 2nd edition of Apocalypse Prevention Inc 
Achtung! Cthulhu the Movie

33:17 – In-Depth – Star Realms

1:06:58 – RPG Review – AMP Year One

1:16:33 – Workshop – IPs with Captain Mappin

2:05:31 – Geekery – Fall TV is coming

Sep 11 2014

DwD&D #5 – Monsters, AL, QCC, Bards, & Eldritch Knights

Monsters, AL, QCC, Bards, & Eldritch Knights

Hey Everyone. We’re back with another episode of Down With D&D for your listening enjoyment and this week we have Alex Swingle back in the house and we also bring in the Mad Wizard Merwin to lay the smack down on us and some knowledge down about Monsters and other things. Hope you enjoy and get down with some D&D.

Sep 04 2014

MMP#127 – Chattin with Mappin, Mass Effect RPG, & AMP Year One

Chattin with Mappin, Mass Effect RPG, and AMP Year One

Hey Folks. We’re here at the house to chat with Captain Mappin who is suited up in his best TNG uniform, ready to tell us all about his very free Mass Effect RPG powered by Fate, and give us some inside stories from the olden days of the gaming industry. We also have our first part of our AMP Year One RPG review covering the setting of the game.

1:36 – Intro: Chatting with Mappin

30:55 – Gameroom

47:25 – Mass Effect RPG

1:25:15 – AMP Year One Review: Setting

1:38:44 – The Geekery

Sep 01 2014

102.X The Lounge – Rob Trimarco, Fortunes Fool, & Pantheon Press

Rob Trimarco, Fortunes Fool & Pantheon Press

Hey Folks. We’re back in the lounge with Rob Trimarco of Pantheon Press to talk about Fortunes Fool, an RPG that uses a Tarot deck for conflict resolution. Check out the kickstarter and if you want a physical copy of Fortunes Fool you can pick on up here.

Pantheon Press on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pantheonpress
twitter: @pantheonpress
The Pantheon Press website: http://www.pantheonpress.com

Aug 30 2014

GenCon Interviews part 2

GenCon interviews 2nd Set

Hey Folks. Sorry it took so long but here’s the second set of interviews from GenCon.

Aug 30 2014

MMP#126: D20 and The War Room

D20 and the War Room

Hey Folks. This time on the Misdirected Mark Podcast Phil is starting to get suspicious of Chris and asking questions Chris doesn’t really have answers for. We also talk about the D20 mechanic in the garage and talk with Lieutenant Dan and Captain Ron in the War Room. I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to take the listener survey. It’s our first one and your chance to help us make the show better.

2:10 – Intro

4:55 – The Bar

News
Crowdfunding
Local
Quick Hits

22:08 – The Garage – The D20 mechanic

55:05 – The War Room – Dipping, News, and Terrain

1:34:29 – The Geekery

ALS Icebucket Challenge
Plant a Tree for Groot
New Doctor Who

Aug 27 2014

DwD&D #4 – GenCon, Factions, and Magical Classes


GenCon, Factions, and Magical Classes
What is up. We’re back at the game table for another round of Down with D&D. This time we talk about D&D at GenCon, the factions that are used in Adventure’s League play, and the Wizard, Sorcerer, and Warlock. We’re sans the Unstoppable Force, Alex Swingle, due to the internet, pesky tubes and clouds but that’s ok because our very own Regional Admin for the Adventurers League, Cindy Moore, helps me in filling the hole as best as we can. Hope you enjoy.

Aug 22 2014

MMP #125 – The GenCon 2014 Recap show

125 – GenCon2014 Recap

Hey folks. That’s right. I many be a day late but here it is. This weeks show and it’s our GenCon recap. We hang out in the gameroom and talk all about our GenCon experiences over the course of the four days, what we saw that was hot, what was really cool, and how Chris sort of dissed Wil Wheaton on accident. It was totally on accident. He swears.

 

Aug 16 2014

GenCon Panel: Media Tie-In: Story to Game with Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Steve Long, and Fred Hicks

Media Tie in Story to Game with Correia, Butcher, Hicks, and Long

Aug 15 2014

GenCon 2014 – Evil Hat’s Under the Hat Panel

Evil Hat Panel edited

Because this isn’t as hard as it used to be here’s the Under the Hat panel from Evil Hat where they talk about how Evil Hat does business behind the scenes.

Aug 14 2014

GenCon Day 1 Audio Interviews

Here’s the four brief chats I had with Ken Hite and Robin Laws of Pelgrane Press, Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games, and Bard Talton of Level 99 Games. Enjoy.

GenCon Day 1

Aug 13 2014

MMP #124 – MMP gets ready for GenCon

MMP gets ready for GenCon

Hey Folks. This week we’re packing for GenCon and are looking forward to seeing you or telling you all about the best four days in gaming. I’d write more but gotta get packed. Talk to you all from Indy and beyond.

Bar

News

Players Handbook is out there
The Strange RPG is being delivered and will be for sale soon from MCG.
Evil Hat’s Guide to GenCon
3EG GenCon Schedule
Finding Phil and Chris at GenCon:

GenCon Events: PM Talk, Play Better Games, Dammit, The Harvest, ENnies
Hanging out at the Westin
Phil will be posting on G+
Facebook Group

RPG Podcaster Awards…its a Thing
Fate Mass Effect is out
Tenkar and the Badger

Crowdfunding

Agents of Smerch
Tact-Tiles are backGnome Stew Review
Designers & Dragons

Local

Queen City Games is under construction.
RonCon

Rapid Fires

Ryan Macklin – Success at a cost with Defend
Greater Than Games looking for a Graphic Designer

Gameroom

Phil

  • D&D 5e-  TPK
  • Hillfolk
  • Star Realms
  • Blood Bowl
  • Minecraft

Chris

  • A!C Character Creation and session 1
  • Hillfolk
  • D&D Character Creation session
  • D&D TPK x2
  • Dungeon World didn’t happen but Tony Had a baby. Welcome Lincoln.

Geekery

Guardians of the Galaxy – Just go see it.

 

Aug 13 2014

DwD&D#3 – Inspiration, OP Frequence of Play, & GenCon

DwDnD3 – Inspiration, OP Frequency of Play, and GenCon

Hey Folks. This time on Down with D&D we’re talking about the D&D events going on at GenCon, chat up the Inspiration mechanic, and talk about the structure of the organized play programs, how they seem to be built, and what it means for players and hopefully out in time for your Wednesday GenCon trips.

 Show Notes

Coming soon

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