Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. DwD&D#55 – Origins 2016 — June 24, 2016
  2. MMP#213 – Heists — June 22, 2016
  3. AtI#1 – Prep — June 21, 2016
  4. Talking Games Sixteen – Locations — June 20, 2016
  5. DwD&D#54 – Session 0 — June 17, 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

Jun 24 2016

DwD&D#55 – Origins 2016

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets get down in Columbus, Ohio for Origins 2016 with the Mad Wizard, Rob Schwalb, the Baldman Dave Christ, and Sean Molley. That’s what’s on the playlist for this interview heavy episode from the D&D room at Origins.

Links

Baldman Games

Shadow of the Demon Lord

Forge in Magic from Paradim concepts

Jun 22 2016

MMP#213 – Heists

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we steal a podcast. We’re talking about heists in the workshop as Phil is back for the fun, frivolity, and thievery of the Misdirected Mark Podcast.

Time Stamps

0:52 – What’s Going On

9:07 – The Workshop: Heists

1:08:10- The Extradimentional Social Media Depository

1:44:22 – The Podcast Round Up

Jun 21 2016

AtI#1 – Prep

eyeHey Folks. This is the first episode of Advantage to Insight, a D&D podcast by @Visionary. You can find more of their content by following this web link. Feel free to let us know what you think of the show.

Pre-Production Notes

“This is Advantage to Insight! Where we roll two d20s and…”

“…we immediately forget our Wisdom modifier!

“Welcome to the show where we talk about Dungeons & Dragons until we get completely off topic!”

“My name’s Wayne.”

“And I’m Alex.”

Why?: hard to find the right balance of prep and unused prep

Alex’s notes:

DM prep

  • module or open world?
  • if module, repercussion ready for straying too far.
  • Some NPCs sketched out
  • Where are they likely to go
  • Ideas for maps, but we both tend to map as we go
  • will they ever go back?

Wayne’s notes:

What are you preparing?

Prep which layer of game

  • Setting (home brew or established)
  • Campaign (module or no)
  • Story Arc (chapter)
  • Session
  • How comfortable are you with prep

Prep vs improv

Thank you Chris of Misdirected Mark
Hall of the Mountain King Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Jun 20 2016

Talking Games Sixteen – Locations

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me where you got because it’s about the place this week on Talking Games starring Senda & Phil as they get into locations and their importance to the game. If you’d like to help out you can back us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/mmp

 

Jun 17 2016

DwD&D#54 – Session 0

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteAre you ready to get Down. I know I am, and so is Keith Byers, the studious Sage, who’s droppin some knowledge from his Scrolls on session zero. So lets see how it plays.

What is a “Session 0?”, Part 1

 

Jun 15 2016

Misdirected Mark Podcast Bears

Podcast Bears Whole Text

Jun 15 2016

MMP#212 – Player vs GM Perceptions

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. It’s time to talk about how a consummate player, Bob – AKA Old Man Logan, and a consummate GM, Chris, views a number of gaming topics. So strap in for something a little new from the Misdirected Mark Podcast and let us know if you like it so we can do it again in the future.

Time Stamps

0:57 – What’s Going On

4:17 – The Workshop: Player vs GM Perceptions

1:03:36 – The EDSMD

1:16:54 – Podcast Round Up

Jun 13 2016

Talking Games Fifteen: In Media Res

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got when you start in the middle of the action. It’s all about In Media Res on this installment of Talking Games starring Senda and Phil.

Jun 11 2016

DwD&D#53 – What’s new in D&D Giants

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down. Ok. We’re small but there be giants and when they get down everything shakes. It’s all about the groove this week as things have melted down and there are even some new feats.

 

Jun 08 2016

MMP#211 – The Salon with Bob

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. On this episode we reopen the salon and talk about the geeky books, TV shows, and movies we’re into and how we can relate them to games. Also it’s only me, myself, and Bob as Phil is out of town for the first of two Philess weeks. Enjoy and let us know what you think of the Salon.

Time Stamps

1:14 – Have you met Bob

3:50 – What’s Going On

7:28 – The Salon

54:24 – The Social Media Depository

1:10:46 – Podcast Round Up

Jun 06 2016

Talking Games fourteen: Accomplishment

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got when it comes to feeling like you did a thing. That’s what Senda and Phil are showing us on this installment of Talking Games. I love feeling accomplished. Don’t you?

Links

Headspace

She’s a Super Geek Headspace

Jun 03 2016

DwD&D#52 – The Grid and Theater of the Mind

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteIt’s time to get down with some D&D. Let’s get moving and rocking and rolling with the tactical and the narrative. It’s the Grid and the Theater of the Mind in this installment of getting down with D&D.

 

Jun 03 2016

Red Markets with Caleb Stokes

Wred-markets-posterelcome to the Lounge. It’s Caleb Stokes to talk about his game of economic horror on this edition of the lounge. Delve into the mind of the man who’s come up with a zombie game that is actually a poverty simulator. Hear about Bounty, the Profit System, the Loss, and the recession in this fascinating game.

Links

Red Markets Kickstarter

Game Designer’s Workshop

 

Jun 01 2016

MMP#210 – GMPC. It’s not as terrible as you think

MM Mini LogoHey folks. On this episode we talk about how the GM can bring a character into the fold and have it not suck. Decide if we’re right or wrong for yourself and enjoy the show.

Time Stamps

3:17 – What’s Going On

10:12 – The Workshop: GMPC

52:30 – The Social Media Depository

Ted Talk: Why D&D is good for you

Red Markets

Threadbare

 

1:17:03 – Podcast Round Up

Swallows of the South

Rock n’ Roll Play Baby is by Kieran Strange on the album Adamantine Heart

 

May 30 2016

Talking Games thirteen: Genre Bending

 

Talking Games Logo 200x200It’s time to show us whatcha got when it comes to smooshing genre’s together and Senda and Phil are the pair who’s gonna show us on this weeks Talking Games.

Links

Three Rocketeers Worlds of Fate

Cyberpunk 2020

One Last Job

Magical Girls One Last Job She’s a Super Geek

 

May 27 2016

DwD&D#51 – What’s New and Curse of Strahd 2: Barovia

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteAre you ready to get down. Lets do this thing with Curses of Strahd and Merric Blackman and the News and all the good stuff you love to get down with. Alright, you’ve been primed. Now dance and dice on.

Links

LiveStream from Meltdown Comics

Could Season 5 be Giant Themed?

AL Writing Switches to Royalty Only

May Sage Advice

New Version of the System Reference Document Released

Third Party Spotlight: Death in the Cornfields by Merric Blackman

May 25 2016

The Lounge – The Dark Eye

MM Mini LogoTim Brown tells us about Aventurea, the storied world of The Dark Eye

The Dark Eye Kickstarter

 

May 25 2016

MMP#209 – Layer’s of the Game

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. We’re delving into the cake that is known as Table Top Role Playing Games and looking at all the lovely and squishy layers within. We hope you enjoy. #chatroom4life. Hail Queen Senda. Mic Drop. We Out.

Time Stamps

0:50 – What’s Going On

7:54 – The Workshop: Layer’s of the Game

1:15:35 – The Social Media Depository

1:31:52 – Podcast Round Up

 

May 23 2016

Talking Games Twelve: Engagement

Talking Games Logo 200x200How do you get your players engaged in a one shot or a campaign? Senda and Phil have all the answers on this weeks Talking Games Starring (I got it right this time) Senda and Phil.

 

May 20 2016

DwD&D#50 – Community Topics

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets Get Down for the 50th time. To celebrate or mail it in we take the community topics we’ve been collecting and go through each of them. So this time it’s all about getting down with the community. Go D&D.

 

May 18 2016

MMP#208 – How we Run

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we get a little personal and a little episode zero as we talk about why we play games the way we play them and hit a lot of the GMing advice in brief we’ve talked about over the last couple years. We know there are a bunch of new people listening so here’s a little episode zero action for you folks new and a bit of a nostalgia trip for those who’ve been around for a while.

Time Stamps

3:38 – What’s Going On

11:50 – The Workshop: How we Run

1:28:42 – Social Media Depository

Link to Powered by the Apocalypse Games List

Modiphius Frontiers

Sort of IGDN Spotlight The Veil Kickstarter

Adamantine Heart

1:48:39 – Podcast Round Up

 

May 16 2016

Talking Games Eleven: Gateway Games

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got about games to bring new people into the hobby. It’s gateway games staring Senda and Phil.

May 13 2016

DwD&D#49 – Getting Noticed

DownwithD&DIt’s time to get down. Ok, we’re treading into some new territory lately with new segments we’re trying out. This time we’re talking about getting noticed by the industry so you can get paid for your writing. Shawn lays down some mad knowledge within this episode so get ready to get down.

May 11 2016

MMP#207 – Adventure Design

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. We have Shawn Merwin in the house to talk about adventure design and then we get into the Social Media Depository and the Podcast Round Up. Enjoy and thank you to the Patron’s.

Time Stamps

1:36 – What’s Going On

15:22 – The Lab: Adventure Design

1:36:07 – The Social Media Depository

Savage Rift’s Kickstarter Update 303K

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/rifts-for-savage-worlds?ref=nav_search

AcadeCon Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therpgacademy/acadecon-2016-leveling-up

IGDN Spotlight – Threadbear RPG – A Stichpunk game

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mortaine/threadbare-rpg-a-stitchpunk-tabletop-role-playing?ref=card

1:46:06 – Podcast Round Up

One Shot Evil Campaign

 

May 09 2016

Talking Games ten: Emergent Backgrounds

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me watcha got on how characters fill out and flesh out during play. That’s what we get to hear about on this weeks Talking Games staring Senda and Phil.

Links

Headspace

She’s a Super Geek Headspace Episodes

One Last Job

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