Chris Sniezak

Author's details

Name: Christopher Sniezak
Date registered: February 6, 2012

Latest posts

  1. DwD&D#22 – Magic & Dragon+ — August 26, 2015
  2. MMP#170 – Never Design Alone and RPG a Day Lightning Round — August 26, 2015
  3. MMP#169 – Bringing down your Latency — August 19, 2015
  4. The Lounge with PK Sullivan on the Three Rocketeers — August 16, 2015
  5. MMP#168 – Latency — August 12, 2015

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. A Rant on House Rules — 6 comments
  4. Episode #85 – Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob — 6 comments
  5. Episode #106 – Multidimensional Dice and Making Story Happen on the Grid — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 26 2015

DwD&D#22 – Magic & Dragon+

DownwithD&DAre you ready to get down with some spell slinging sorcery and a bit of the Dragon or in this case Dragon+. Well I am and you should be too. Join us on this episode as we get advice from the swing to not drink the apple cider in the underdark and be aware of the Demons as they Rage through out the caverns.

Aug 26 2015

MMP#170 – Never Design Alone and RPG a Day Lightning Round

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark podcast we cover all of the RPG a Day in one episode and we talk about our never design alone philosophy and a few of the projects we’re working on for Encoded Designs. Hope you enjoy and looking forward to hearing what you think. Also a big congrats to Gaming & BS for their 50th episode and thank you to everyone who participated in the chatroom for this episode. It was awesome to have so many of you there.

Time Stamps

1:19 – What’s Going On

5:41 – Lightning Round 1-10

9:37 – Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

29:33 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

35:27 – Lightning Round 11-20

39:28 – The Lab : Never Design Alone

1:22:38 – Lightning Round 21-31

Aug 19 2015

MMP#169 – Bringing down your Latency

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On episode 169 of the misdirected mark podcast we’re talking about Latency at the table and how to manage it. We also get extradimentional in the media depository with our topic for chatter this week, why don’t you or do you like mechanics in games, plus a few other things.

This episode is unofficially sponsored by Nihilistic Arby’s, where life as no meaning.

Time Stamps

1:19 – What’s Going On

10:57 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

The Things We Leave Behind for Call of Cthulhu

39:19 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

48:49 – The Workshop: Latency at the Table

Aug 16 2015

The Lounge with PK Sullivan on the Three Rocketeers

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the lounge I have PK Sullivan on to chat about The Three Rocketeers along with a bit about freelancing, and Star Wars. Come for the Star Wars and stay for the Rocketeers.


Aug 12 2015

MMP#168 – Latency

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this, the 168th episode of the Misdirected Mark podcast we talk about Latency, what that means, and how understanding it can help you better determine the kind of game experience you’re looking for. We also delve into the extradimentional social media depository, enjoy a moment of Gaming & BS, and finish up our GenCon wrap up.

Time Stamps

2:11 – What’s Going On

17:14 – The Extradimentional Social Media Depository

41:33 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

46:16 – The Garage: Latency

1:18:42 – GenCon Game Spotlight

Apocalypse Chaos

Aug 11 2015

DwD&D#21 – GenCon and Saltmarsh

DownwithD&DYou ready to get down with some D&D. I know I am and we’re back from GenCon to talk about everything that we could find from there and a bunch of stuff that is going on outside of the best four days in gaming. We also take a trip into the way back machine to talk about U1 The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh.

The Tome Show Mike Mearls

The Tome Show Wolfgang Baur on 5e products

D&D Rage of Demons T-Shirt Contest

The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

Aug 05 2015

MMP#167 – GenCon 2015 Recap

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This time we talk about the majority of our GenCon experience and Phil pummels Chris in the Gameroom this time around. Hope you enjoy and we’ll hopefully see you next year at GenCon.

Time Stamps

1:31 – What’s Going On

9:19 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

Papercuts competition 2015

16:58 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

24:17 – The GenCon 2015 Recap

1:19:37 – The Gameroom

Aug 03 2015

Play Better Games Damn it!!! GenCon 2015

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. The Audio on this one is a little sketchy but here’s the Play Better Games Damn it!!! from GenCon 2015. Hope you enjoy and we’ll talk to you soon.

Jul 31 2015

MMP#GenConSp1 – Thursday Floor Audio

Hey Folks. This is the audio I got from the floor on GenCon on Thursday morning. I’ll update this post with links later but I wanted to make sure I got it to you no later than today so enjoy and Brett. Here’s my audio proof.

Jul 29 2015


iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast we’re doing our GenCon preshow and it’s got the Bob Head, Jim the Greenshirt, Index Cards, Greyed Out Bags, writing in books vs not writing in books, and so much more. So strap in and let us take you for a ride.

Time Stamps

1:17 – What’s Going On

9:03 – The Extradimentional Social Media Depository

10:14 – A Moment of Gaming and BS

36:12 – GenCon Preview

1:20:12 – Game Spotlight

The Warren


Fate Acompli

Greyed Out Dice

Jul 28 2015

DwD&D#20 – Madness and Alex Has IT!!!

DownwithD&DAre. You. Ready!!! To get down with some D&D. Cause we are and GENCON is almost upon us.  So with that, the Rage of Demons,and the Sword Coast Handbook announced, the podcast madness is palpable. Also Beholder body shaming.


The Sword Coast Handbook

Extra Sword Coast Handbook information

Madness Comes to Adventurers League

Mom’s Basement Podcast

Jul 22 2015

MMP#165 – Creating Advanatges

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week in the house Misdirected we talk about the Create an Advantage action in the garage and then expound on the idea and how it appears in other games. We also deal with the coins and gems of the Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository and finish up in the Gameroom. We hope you enjoy the show.

Time Stamps

0:33 – What’s Going On

8:22 – The Extradimentional Social Media Depository

22:20 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

37:42 – The Garage: Creating Advantages

1:10:41 – The Gameroom

Jul 20 2015

GO – Comicon and Beyond

The geek bus has come and gone and in it’s wake is everything from comicon. That’s right, My Girl Friday, Jessie, has gathered up some of the most interesting bits from San Diego comicon and we mull them over and geek out all over the place. So let us geek in an outward direction.


Agent Carter vs Agents of Sheild dubsmash war

The Geekin’ Out Facebook Group

Ash vs the Evil Dead

Jul 15 2015

MMP#164 – Con Comfort or What and Why you Preparing for Con Games

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast we talk about how to get comfortable running your con games which is some combination of confidence and presentation. We’ll explain ourselves, don’t worry. Also a little comicon trailer talk for the cool stuff that’s coming up.

Time Stamps

1:08 – What’s Going On

10:28 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

22:02 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

26:42 – The Workshop: Con Comfort

Phil’s Gnome Stew Hand Out Article

1:12:53 – The Geekery: Comicon Trailers

Jul 14 2015

DwD&D#19 – The Psionics of it all

DownwithD&DYou ready to get down with some D&D. This time we’re talking about head games, or mystics, or Psionics since the latest unearthed arcana bring this to the game. We also cover what’s new in D&D including D&D pint glasses and Physics in D&D. Not really, it’s more of a joke.


D&D Pint Glasses

Baulder’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear

Unearthed Arcana: Waterborne Adventures

D&D Physics based Q&A

Unearthed Arcana: The Awakened Mystic

Swingle’s YouTube Channel

Jul 12 2015

The Lounge: Legendary Planets & Games

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week on the lounge I have Jason Nelson and Neil Spicer from Legendary Games on to talk about themselves, Legendary Games, and the Legendary Planet Kickstarter. What is the Legendary Planet Kickstarter you ask? Well here’s a little taste:

Interplanetary Adventure, New Worlds, Ancient Civilizations, Alien Species, and more, with a delightful mix of magic and technology, with a dash of psionics and mythic challenges! Legendary Games brings you an eight-part, sword-and-planet adventure path; authored by some of the biggest names in the RPG business. Legendary Planet will take your characters across the multiverse, traveling alien gateways created by ancient, god-like beings to exotic worlds and back again in an incredible campaign like none other. Sword-swingers and spell-slingers stand alongside scoundrels and seekers for cosmic enlightenment as they  unravel conspiracies and cryptic alliances bent on universal domination… or annihilation!

If that caught your attention you can check out the kickstarter by clicking the link below or listen in to hear right from the martian’s mouth.

Legendary Planet Kickstarter

Jul 08 2015

RB&VM#1 (MMP#163) – Rockerboys and Vending Machines present the CON GAME

iIPNV9aqUYrGsARE YOU READY TO ROOOOOCCCCCKKKKK! On this, this first, and possibly only, episode of ROCKER BOYS AND VENDING MACHINES your hosts Phil ROCKER BOY Vecchione and Chris THE VENDOR Sniezak will provide you with all the gaming goodness for a con game you can fit into one episode!!!!! So strap in and get ready to have diamonds spat at you left and right on ROCKER BOYS and VENDING MACHINES!!!!



Focal Point Preorder


Legendary Planet Kickstarter

World War Cthulhu Kickstarter

10:59 – MAIL BAG


Bonus BS where Chris Crashes Phil’s Interview


Phil’s Gnome Stew Handout Article

Jul 01 2015

MMP#162 – Focal Point

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week we’re not together. Phil is out in the field this week but we’re still bringing you the show and we’re gonna focus down to a point on Focal Point, the newest offering from Engine Publishing. We also have the Lounge, the Gameroom, a moment of Gaming & BS, and our Cybertek update. Hope you enjoy.

Time Stamps

Not Really Our Sponsors

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
Engine Publishing

7:24 – Game Spotlight

PTGoF Kickstarter

Undying KS

Blue Rose KS

18:15 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

Nathans Thread

29:00 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

33:25 – The Gameroom

Heat by Dave Chalker

Specter Ops Board Game

The Wandering Dragon Virtual Store Tour

57:17 – The Workshop: Focal Point

1:29:55 – Cybertek Update

Note: Vending Machines are deadly

1:39:35 – Project World

Jun 30 2015

DwD&D#18 – The Baldman

DownwithD&DWe get down this time with the Baldman from Baldman games, Dave Christ. He regales us with lore on how conventions work, we get some insider info on organized play from him and Shawn, find out about a lot of the D&D stuff going on at GenCon, and there’s still that what’s new in D&D section that covers Dragon+ and a few articles to come off D&D web site. So turn up your boom box and lets get down.

Jun 29 2015

Geekin Out#4 – Rebels and Magic Duels

Geekin OutOh Emm Gee. We’re back already with the fourth episode of Geekin’ Out and this time we’re chatting up news and there was a spider man announcement, then we take a look at Star Wars Rebels and the Clone Wars cartoon, and finish up with another of Dave’s top ten lists on Magic Duels.

0:39 – The Geekin Out News

15:11 – Rebels and Clone Wars

Clone Wars chronology list

27:47 – Dave’s Highly Subjective Top Ten List: Magic Duels

Jun 28 2015

Geekin Out#3 – Blockbusters or Nothing

Geekin OutOn this episode of Geekin’ Out we talk up a bunch of news and then get into a new segment, Dave’s highly subjective top ten list. Take a listen and let us know what we could do to improve.

0:40 – Geekin’ Out News

28:42 – Dave’s Highly Subjective Top Ten: Creepy Old Men


Jun 24 2015

MMP#161 – Religion

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week on the Misdirected Mark Podcast Phil pulls out his soap box as we talk about religion in games. But before all the holy rollin’ there will be the Lobby with all the usual suspects, and a cybertek update, before we get to geekin out a bit in the geekery.

Time Stamps


3:38 – Network Announcements

8:27 – What’s Going On

15:14 – Game Spotlight

PTGoF Kickstarter

BigBad Con

Sharp Mountain Games

20:07 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

25:34 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

36:53 – The Workshop: Religion in RPGs

1:26:40 – Cybertek Update

1:36:19 – The Geekery

Jun 17 2015

DwD&D#17 – Unearthed Arcana & Errata

DownwithD&DAre you ready to get down with some D&D. We are as we try and groove on the new errata for the PHB and chat up the newest Unearthed Arcana. We hope you enjoy the show and get down with some D&D. Go kill some monsters.


Jun 17 2015

MMP#160 – Modern Fantasy with Special Guest Host Eloy Lasanta

iIPNV9aqUYrGs3eglogo1Hey Folks. This week we’re joined at the House Misdirected by the sage of the 3rd Eye, Eloy Lasanta, who will help us break down Modern Fantasy. We also spend some time in the Lounge and over in the game room. So I hope you enjoy this Philess episode and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Episode 160 is sponsored by Third Eye Games

Time Stamps

3:26 – What’s Going On

Indie Syndicate

Apocalypse Prevention Inc. 2

9:37 – Game Spotlight

Part-Time Gods of Fate Kickstarter

Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana

Character Folio from

16:41 – Extradimentional Media Depository

34:43 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

37:37 – The Gameroom

53:45 – Cybertek Update

59:25 – The Workshop: Modern Fantasy


Jun 14 2015

Geeking Out #2 – DC, Marvel, and Other Things

Geekin OutHey Folks. On this episode of Geekin Out it’s Chris and Jessie talking about a variety of DC and Marvel items and a few other entertainment news items.  Hope you enjoy and let us know what you’d like to hear about.

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