Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. DwD&D#77 – What’s New & SKT Chapter 2 — December 6, 2016
  2. Gnomecast#3 – Resurrecting Your Campaigns — December 1, 2016
  3. MMP#236 – Complexity — November 30, 2016
  4. DwD&D#76 – Speculating on the Future — November 29, 2016
  5. MMP#235 – Playtesting — November 23, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. MMP #111 – Atomic Marvel Dice Masters and Fudging Part 2 — 11 comments
  2. A Rant on House Rules — 6 comments
  3. Episode #85 – Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob — 6 comments
  4. Episode #105 – The New GM and Moving Day — 6 comments
  5. MMP#127 – Chattin with Mappin, Mass Effect RPG, & AMP Year One — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 06 2016

DwD&D#77 – What’s New & SKT Chapter 2

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get running since the giants are a coming. We cover what’s new in D&D and then fight back against the giants attacking all over the world. It’s Storm King’s Thunder chapter 2 and a little on chapters 3 and 4. Get down.

Links

Dec 01 2016

Gnomecast#3 – Resurrecting Your Campaigns

casticon2Welcome to the Gnomecast where we talk with gnomes about gnome things and avoid becoming part of the stew. This might be mandatory to avoid being volunteered as ingredients for the stew. Today we have Ang, John, and myself, Chris. Today we talk about Resurrecting your Campaigns.

Links

Resurrecting your Campaigns

Serial

Criminal

Case File

Detective

Nov 30 2016

MMP#236 – Complexity

minilogo-blackHey folks. This week we’re talking about complexity in games, what complexity in games means, and how you might figure out if games are complex or not complex.

Time Stamps

1:54 – What’s Going On

12:54 – Garage: Complexity in Games

1:28:40 – Social Media Depository

1:52:34 – Super-friends of Podcasting

Nov 29 2016

DwD&D#76 – Speculating on the Future

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets speculate on future D&D story lines with Wayne from Advantage to Insight. Hope you enjoy and sorry about any audio quality issues with the episode.

Links

Labryrinth

Nov 23 2016

MMP#235 – Playtesting

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we talk about playtesting, how you do it, how we go about being better playtesters, and what you might be looking for when playtesting a game.

Time Stamps

0:49 – What’s Going On

6:14 – Workshop: Playtesting

1:20:06 – Social Media Depository

Any Die

Monsterhearts 2 Interview

1:33:00 – Podcast Superfriends

The Orpheus Protocol

Nov 22 2016

DwD&D#75 – Mike Shea on Fantastic Locations and DM Surveys

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with some D&D. It’s all about Mike Shea and his work this week as we talk Fantastic Locations, The Lazy DM, and his DM survey. It’s all inside on this weeks Down with D&D.

Links

Sly Flourish

The Lazy DM

Fantastic Locations

The DM Survey

 

Nov 17 2016

Gnomecast #2 – Gaming as Imaginative Play

casticon2Hello Gnomes and fans of gnomes. It’s episode two of the GNOMECAST, where gnomes talk about gnomes and try to avoid getting thrown in the pot for other gnomes to eat. I, your humble host Chris, has “recruited” fellow gnomes Ang & Avery to join me on this episode. Hopefully we avoid the pot.

Today we’re talking about Gaming as Imaginative Play by Avery Liell-kok. Check out the original by clicking on the link.

The Gnomecast is a joint effort of Misdirected Mark Productions and The Gnome Stew.

@Chanticoa on twitter

www.chanticostudios.com

Nov 16 2016

MMP#234 – Co-op Games

minilogo-blackHey Folks. The show is short. It’s because Phil isn’t here. Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll be around two hours again next week. This episode is all about Co-op games, how they work, and how the ideas within can apply to RPGs.

Time Stamps

1:01 – What’s Going On

8:57 – The Garage: Co-op Games

48:09 – The Social Media Depository

1:02:08 – Podcasting Superfriends

Nov 15 2016

DwD&D#74 – What’s New & UA Barbarians

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with the raging and some of the other places things are happening in D&D. That’s right, we’re expanding our reach of What’s New in D&D to other places and spaces plus we groove on the newest UA on our favorite ragers, the Barbarian.

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Nov 09 2016

MMP#233 – Mashups

MM Mini LogoHey folks. This week we’re gonna smash, crush, and combine things. That’s right. It’s time to do the Gamer Mash. Mashups are where it’s at.

Time Stamps

0:53 – What’s Going On

8:01 – The Workshop – Mashups

1:01:33 – The Social Media Depository

Fantasy Renaissance modules II – Toad God Series

Gaming Paper – Isometric gaming paper rolls

Gamergy Energy Drink

1:32:50 – The Super Friends of Podcasting

Nov 08 2016

DwD&D#73 – GameholeCon Car Edition

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteGetting down in a car on the Gamehole.. That’s me and Shawn this week and the audio is not as good as you’ve come to expect from us but I wanted to get something out rather than nothing. That means the groove is a little more industrial than I prefer. Enjoy and we’ll talk to you next week sounding like our usual selves.

Nov 03 2016

Gnomecast #1 – Approaches to Continuity

casticon2Hello Gnomes and fans of gnomes. This is episode numero uno of the GNOMECAST, where gnomes talk about gnomes and try to avoid getting thrown in the pot for other gnomes to eat. I, your humble host Chris, has “recruited” fellow gnomes Phil & Senda to join me on this inaugural episode. Hopefully we avoid the pot.

Today we’re talking about Approaches to Continuity by John Fredricks. Check out the original link just before you read this.

The Gnomecast is a joint effort of Misdirected Mark Productions and The Gnome Stew.

Nov 02 2016

MMP#232 – Reskinning

minilogo-blackHey folks. This week we’re talking about Reskinning games both from a mechanical and narrative point of view, how you do it, and some tools to help you do it. Also, there’s a lot of Kickstarters going on right now and other stuff going on in the mmp community.

Time Stamps

1:37 – What’s Going On

19:09 – The Workshop – Reskinning

1:03:38 – The Social Media Depository

1:44:10 – Podcast Round Up

Nov 01 2016

DwD&D#71 – Phoenix Dawn Command & D&D

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with some Alphastream and Phoenix Dawn Command. Teos wrote this article about how PDC relates to D&D, read it here. Shawn and I talk about it on this episode and bring some of our own ideas to the table too. Let it spin mix master. Let it spin.

Links

Phoenix Dawn Command

Oct 26 2016

MMP#231 – What is a Setting

minilogo-blackHey Folks. This week we start with some stuff about us and the network, break down what a setting is from our perspective in the Workshop, go into the social media of it all and hear some interesting things done with WoD games, and finish up with some podcasts and silliness.

Time Stamps

1:46 – What’s Going On

18:41 – Workshop: What is a Setting

1:24:32 – Social Media Depository

1:47:34 – Podcast Round Up

Oct 25 2016

DwD&D#70 – What’s New & Interesting Combats

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet get down with some fisticuffs. It’s about making the fight as fun as possible today. We also hit what’s new in D&D briefly. Let’s rock n roll.

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Oct 19 2016

MMP#230 – GMing Style vs. Designer Intent

minilogo-blackHey Folks. This week we’re talking about the difference between when you run a game as written and a game as the designer intended. We also cover as many of the permutations surrounding that space as we can figure out.

Time Stamps

0:54 – What’s Going On

18:45 – The Workshop: GMing Style vs. Designer Intent

1:30:16 – The Social Media Depository

1:55:41 – Podcast Round Up

 

Oct 18 2016

DwD&D#69 – What’s New, UA Encounter Building, and Personal Tips Grab Bag

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with what the WotC folks think is the new way to make situations to mess up your players and get down with some monsters and foes. We also hit up a little of what’s new and then get into our personal Grab Bag tips for things we do in games.

Links

Unearthed Arcana: Encounter Building

Oct 12 2016

MMP#229 – Short vs Long Campaigns

minilogo-blackHey Folks. This week we’re looking at Campaigns and how they shape up in the short and long term. Phil also pours his heart out in the What’s Going On segment and we look at a couple of interesting games in the Social Media Depository.

Time Stamps

0:43 – What’s Going On

23:35 – Workshop: Short vs Long Campaigns

1:40:45 – Social Media Depository

1:55:18 – Podcast Round Up

Oct 11 2016

DwD&D#68 – D&D. Tool Kit or Specific Fantasy Game?

DownwithD&DOMG. We gots a PK this week to talk D&D with us and chat about the age old question concerning D&D and how people use it and view it. Tool kit or specific game as it relates to fantasy. Get down with us to get some knowledge dropped on you.

Download the Audio File: D&D Toolkit or Specific Game

Couple Gnome Stew Articles

An Outsiders Look at What D&D is Doing as a Brand

Troy’s Crock pot Tinkering with the Ranger

 

Oct 05 2016

MMP#228 – GM Advice vs How to Run

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we chat about what’s in the GM section of books and what we think should be in the GM section of books. Of course we do the social media depository and podcast round up on the back end so lets pick up those pod catchers and get on with this thing.

Time Stamps

0:55 – What’s Going On

Character Cache

21:38 – The Workshop: GM Advice vs How to Run

Robin’s Laws to Good GMing

1:03:27 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

Weight loss challenge

Gnome Stew Spotlight – Reconsidering Rifts by Angela Murray

Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook 3rd Printing

Grid-it

IGDN Spotlight – Age Past by Jeff Meklinski

1:41:12 – The Podcast Round Up

Rock n’ Roll Play Baby by Kieran Strange

Oct 03 2016

DwD&D – Dragon + and A Great Upheaval

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteGet Down, or maybe it’s get up. Anyway things are looking up for the giants as we raise the rocks on a Great Upheaval and see what’s inside chapter one of Storm Kings Thunder. We also look at what was lurking inside the most recent issue of Dragon +. Hope you enjoy and keep on getting down with D&D.

Links

A Great Upheaval

The Character Cache

Oct 03 2016

The Lounge – Have Spellbook Will Travel

hswt-imageHey Folks. Today I have Rudy Basso and James Intercaso to chat about the best damn radio play drama comedy I did an interview on for this particular episode, Have Spellbook, Will Travel. Tune into to hear about this D&D inspired and exceptionally well produced audio drama comedy.

LINKS

Have Spellbook Will Travel website

HSWT email – havespellbookwilltravel@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Oct 02 2016

PSA – ITunes modifications

MM Mini LogoWe have two ITunes feeds for the Misdirected Mark Productions Mega Feed. We’re shutting the one down which has more reviews. If you get the show via ITunes, or your podcatcher is referring from ITunes, just go pick up the other feed. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Chris Sniezak

Oct 02 2016

GenCon2016 – Age Past with Jeff Meklinksi

age-past-imageHey Folks. Here’s some more GenCon 2016 audio and I still have some in the hopper that needs to come out. This is with Jeff Meklinski and we’re talking about his game Age Past which is currently kickstarting. Take a listen and see if it’s up your alley.

 

Link

Age Past Revised Core & Companion book Kickstarter

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