Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. DwD&D#58 – What D&D Means to Me — July 23, 2016
  2. MMP#217 – Cultures — July 21, 2016
  3. MMP#216 – Damage — July 12, 2016
  4. DwD&D#57 – Teos Part 2 — July 8, 2016
  5. MMP#215 – Monsters and Adversaries — July 6, 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. Introductions to Words from Chris — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 23 2016

DwD&D#58 – What D&D Means to Me

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down and we’re doing it without the Mad Wizard Merwin. That’s right. I went to my very deep bench to grab some friends to talk about what D&D means to them. I have Mark, Tom, and Brett to help me out, get down, and spin some wonderful tales about family and gaming. So get in and get down and lets go kill some monsters.

Links

The Queen City Conquest

Evercon

Gamehole Con

Knights of the Night

Erin Flanagan’s Patreon

Jul 21 2016

MMP#217 – Cultures

MM Mini LogoWhat is going on? Chris isn’t here. Bob’s down for the count. What’s Phil to do? Call in PK Sullivan of course since he also just got back from being on vacation in a foreign country so he and Phil can talk about Culture’s in RPGs. Strap in and thanks PK for filling in. Also. Three Rocketters. BINGO!!!

Time Stamps

3:32 – Meeting PK

17:49 – The Workshop – Culture’s in RPGs

1:19:46 – The Social Media Depository

1:34:15 – Podcast Round Up

Jul 12 2016

MMP#216 – Damage

ItunesMMpodcast_WhiteHey Folks. This week we take some hits and let the pain settle into our bones. That’s right, we’re talking about damage. We also get into the Ennies and the Diana Jones Awards in the social media depository. Hope you enjoy and thanks for helping us become a 2016 Ennie nominee for Best Podcast.

Time Stamps

1:34 – What’s Going On

8:52 – The Garage: Damage

1:16:24 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

The Diana Jones Awards

1:40:34 – Podcast Round Up

Adamantine Heart

 

 

Jul 08 2016

DwD&D#57 – Teos Part 2

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets get down. It’s part two with Teos Abadia and we continue the conversation.

Jul 06 2016

MMP#215 – Monsters and Adversaries

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. We’re talking about monsters this week. Where they fit in RPGs, how they’re perceived and used, why they’re monsters in the first place, and what a monster even is. So strap in and lets get to it.

Time Stamps

1:07 – What’s Going On

8:18 – The Workshop: Monsters and Adversaries

1:04:26 – The Social Media Depository

1:43:29 – Podcast Round Up

Jul 04 2016

Talking Games Eighteen: Recruit

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me watcha got when it comes to getting players to fill out your games. That’s what Senda and Phil are chatting about on this installment of TG AKA Panda. So strap in and enjoy and feel free to send us your #tableselfies and topics you’d like to hear talked about on one shots and campaigns.

Odyssey: The Complete Gamemaster’s guide to Campaign Management 

Jul 01 2016

DwD&D#56 – Teos “Alphastream” Abadia

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteGetting down with the Alpha himself about the D&D open, Origins, and What products should cost in the first episode with Teos. Get Down.

 

Jun 29 2016

MMP#214 – Tech for Gateway RPGs

MM Mini LogoHey folks. This week we’re talking about tech you might want to look for in games that are good on ramps for people to get them into RPGs. Enjoy and let us know what games you think are good as gateway games for RPGs and why?

Time Stamps

0:39 – What’s Going On

7:56 – The Workshop: Tech for Gateway RPGs

1:04:05 – The Social Media Depository

1:24:12 – Podcast Round Up

Jun 27 2016

Talking Games Seventeen: Short Form Games

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got when it comes to playing games in brief. Senda and Phil have the answers on this weeks Talking Games. One Last Job. One Last Job. One Last Job. One Last Job. One Last Job. Listen to the show and you’ll get the joke.

Links

It’s Not My Fault

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

Advantage to Insight – Episode 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)

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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

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