Chris Sniezak

Author's details

Name: Christopher Sniezak
Date registered: February 6, 2012

Latest posts

  1. MMP#230 – GMing Style vs. Designer Intent — October 19, 2016
  2. DwD&D#69 – What’s New, UA Encounter Building, and Personal Tips Grab Bag — October 18, 2016
  3. MMP#229 – Short vs Long Campaigns — October 12, 2016
  4. DwD&D#68 – D&D. Tool Kit or Specific Fantasy Game? — October 11, 2016
  5. MMP#228 – GM Advice vs How to Run — October 5, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. MMP #111 – Atomic Marvel Dice Masters and Fudging Part 2 — 11 comments
  2. Episode #85 – Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob — 6 comments
  3. Episode #105 – The New GM and Moving Day — 6 comments
  4. A Rant on House Rules — 6 comments
  5. Episode #106 – Multidimensional Dice and Making Story Happen on the Grid — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

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.


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


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.


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.


Have Spellbook Will Travel website

HSWT email –




Music Copr 2013 by Ménage Quad
CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 international

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.



Age Past Revised Core & Companion book Kickstarter

Sep 28 2016

MMP#227 – Making GM Agendas, Moves & Principals in PbtA

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. On this episode we’re gonna get into the nitty gritty of the GM side of Powered by the Apocalypse games. It’s Agenda, Principals, & Moves before we go to the Social Media Depository and beyond.

Time Stamps

1:08 – What’s Going On

15:33 – The Garage: Making GM Agendas, Moves & Prinicpals in PbtA

59:23 – The Social Media Depository

1:33:22 – Podcast Round Up


Sep 26 2016

DwD&D#66 – What’s New in D&D & The Ranger

DownwithD&DGet Down. It’s new stuff this week with Sage Advice and a few other tid bits and then we dive into the Revised Ranger from Unearthed Arcana and see what this remix is all about. So lets check the animal companion before we wreck the animal companion.


Extra Life Extras

Sage Advice

Melvaunt Core Trilogy

The Revised Ranger


Sep 26 2016

The Lounge – Synthicide with Dustin DePenning

SynthicideHey Folks. This episode we’re talking about killing god king robots and selling them for scrap in Synthicide which is Kickstarting right now. Strap in and enjoy the information upload on this game with its creator Dustin DePenning.


Synthicide Kickstarter

Synthicide AP ep 1

Syththicide AP ep 2

Synthicide Beta

Sep 24 2016

The Bed Episode Art

Thanks to Wayne “The Herald” of Misdirected Mark Productions and Meglish AKA Megan AKA Professional Magical Girl, Amateur Warrior Princess, Animator and Trash Goblin, and Host of  for this lovely rendition of The Bed Episode. Check out more from Megan at


Sep 21 2016

MMP#226 – System and Setting

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we get into another Rob Donoghue thing concerning System and Setting and then talk about system and setting as pertaining to starting games.

Time Stamps

0:58 – What’s Going On

17:20 – Garage: System & Setting

1:14:46 – The Social Media Depository

1:28:28 – Podcast Roundup


Sep 19 2016

DwD&D#65 – Hacking & Running Curse of Strahd

DownwithD&DLet’s get down in Barovia. It’s all Ravenloft today as we talk about running and then hacking the Curse of Strahd. So lets get down with the hammers and stakes.

Sep 16 2016

Rockalypse with Eric Simon

rockalypse-coverAre you ready to rock!?! Eric Simon is powering up his amps and ready to blow our minds with Rockalypse, the game of apocalyptic musical conflict. Within this episode you get the all the inside info on how this game works and what makes it different from other versions of Fate. Rock on.


Rockalypse Kickstarter

Four in Hand Games

The Rockalypse Public Beta


Sep 14 2016

MMP#225 – QCC Recap & Safety Redux

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we recap our experiences of the QCC and get into a chunky discussion about safety since we have a safety fail at the table. Then there’s social media and a little podcast action.

Time Stamps

2:21 – What’s Going On

10:54 – The Salon: QCC Recap

1:29:07 – The Social Media Depository

IGDN spotlight Synthicide Kickstarter

Kickstarter: Deadlands – Good Intentions

Kickstarter: Rockalypse

1:55:14 – Podcast Round Up


Sep 12 2016

DwD&D#64 – What’s New & Cloud Giant’s Bargain

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteHey folks. It’s time to get down with Acquisitions Incorporated and the GIANTS in the sky…or at least on the clouds. We also touch on what’s new in D&D. Get down and feel the bass, or is that the approaching of giants?


DDAL 5-1 Treasure of the Broken Hoard

Sep 07 2016

MMP#224 – PbtA Moves inspired by 2d6 and 3 out of 5

HItunesMMpodcast_Whiteey folks. This week we’re talking about Powered by the Apocalypse moves and how they’re built. We take a lot of inspiration from Rob Donoghue’s blog post 2d6 and 3 out of 5 from the Walking Mind. We also social media up and have some fun with podcatchers and feedback from last weeks episode in the social media depository.

Time Stamps

0:47 – What’s Going On

17:51 – The Garage: PbtA Moves 2d6 and 3 out of 5

1:12:40 – The Social Media Depository


1:53:57 – Podcast Round Up

Sep 05 2016

DwD&D#63 – What’s New and Inspiration

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteCan you feel the rumble of the giants as they stumble and the little folk they fumble as their world starts to crumble.

The Giants come.

Will you get down and disappear beneath their thunder or rise to the occasion and gain and give the inspiration to fight them?

It’s Down with D&D.

Topic 1 – What’s New?

Topic 2 – D&D’s Inspiration Rule



Aug 31 2016

MMP#223 – Five Important Games

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. Today we’re talking about games that we believe matter to game design and have influenced the gameosphere as a whole. We also social media up and there was a lot of it this week. The G+ community was rocking. Thanks everyone.

Time Stamps

0:58 – What’s Going On

18:16 – The Workshop: Five Important Games

1:15:07 – The Social Media Depository

1:30:49 – Podcast Round Up

Aug 29 2016

DwD&D#62 – Greg Marks on Organized Play and thee Adventures League

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteToday we feature the Skerrit himself on playing with the group, how it works, and how to keep it organized. It’s Greg Marks getting down with D&D this time around and we’re gonna take a run at the most recent remix on the League of Adventurers as it pertains to D&D. Get Down.

Aug 25 2016

Joel Sparks on Call of Cathulhu from GenCon 2016

      1. Joel Sparks - Misdirected Mark Productions

01-Cover-NEKONOMIKON-sm1What do you get when you mix cats and Cthulhu? Call of Cathulhu. That’s what Joel Sparks did and now he’s here to tell you all about it. You can also listen to Senda and Emily along with the Chief Gnome, John Arcadian, play Call of Cathulhu over on She’s a Super Geek.


Aug 23 2016

MMP#222 – Playing to Type

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we’re gonna talk about why players play to type, why you might want to play against type, and some tips to help you play against type so you can add more types to your repertoire if you’d like.

Time Stamps

0:55 – What’s Going On

27:39 – Workshop: Playing to Type

1:10:38 – Social Media Depository

1:33:58 – Podcast Round Up


The Bite

Adamantine Heart

Aug 22 2016

DwD&D#61 – The Faithful & Actual Plays Influence on Game Design

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteAre you ready to get down. It’s Chris and Shawn talking about the Unearthed Arcana on the Faithful and then delving into an article posted on ENWorld on Mike Mearls talking about actual plays influence on game design and then giving a few opinions of our own. Break it down for D&D.

Topic 1 – Unearthed Arcana: The Faithful


WotC’s Mike Mearls on the History/Future of RPG Discusion & Design

We don’t learn sports by reading the rules

The Future of D&D, or How the Internet Changed a Game

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