Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. DwD&D#66 – What’s New in D&D & The Ranger — September 26, 2016
  2. The Lounge – Synthicide with Dustin DePenning — September 26, 2016
  3. The Bed Episode Art — September 24, 2016
  4. MMP#226 – System and Setting — September 21, 2016
  5. DwD&D#65 – Hacking & Running Curse of Strahd — September 19, 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 #105 – The New GM and Moving Day — 6 comments
  4. Episode #85 – Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob — 6 comments
  5. Introductions to Words from Chris — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

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.

Links

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.

Links

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 http://www.meglish.com/

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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.

Links

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?

Links

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.

Links

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

Links

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

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/faithful

Topic 2 – MIKE MEARLS ON THE ROLE OF ACTUAL PLAY ON GAME DESIGN

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

Aug 20 2016

The Lounge: Monte Cook on Invisible Sun

Invisible SunSome game designers have epic stories of their own. Odyssey’s which range decades and cross many games, genre’s and companies. Today we have one such person. From Iron Crown Enterprises to TSR, then WotC, then his own Malhavoc Press, back to WotC, then a brief stint creating video content with geek seekers, before taking Kickstarter and the Gameosphere by storm with Numenera, then the Strange, No Thank You Evil, the Worlds of the Cypher System, and now Invisible Sun. He even managed to fit in a faux feud with the Dungeon Bastard. This man, who has lived the story which I’ve only barely hinted at, is Monte Cook. Enjoy an hour with Monte in this episode of the Lounge.

Links

Path of Suns

Invisible Sun

The Invisible Sun Kickstarter

Monte Cook Games

Aug 17 2016

Gen Con 2016 – Mark Richardson on Headspace

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. Here’s Mark Richardson waxing poetically on Headspace, his game of shared consciousness Cyberpunk or Sense 8 plus Cyberpunk.

Links

Headspace

 

Aug 17 2016

MMP#221 – Changing Games

MM Mini LogoHey folks. It’s about migrating from Game X to Game Y and all the trials and tribulations that come with it. Then we follow that up by trying to provide some advice to help you make the change. There is also a large discussion about MCGs Invisible Sun. Thanks for listening.

Time Stamps

1:56 – What’s Going On

11:31 – The Workshop: Changing Games

1:04:52 – The Social Media Depository

1:40:36 – Podcast Round Up

http://kieranstrange.bandcamp.com/album/adamantine-heart

Aug 16 2016

Gen Con 2016 – Emily Care Boss & Sarah Richardson

MM Mini LogoHere’s the first in a series of Interviews from Gen Con 2016 and I’m starting with Emily Care Boss and Sarah Richarson. I hope you enjoy and more are on the way.

Links

Bubblegumshoe

The Romance Trilogy

SpyFi

Bluebeard’s Bride

Velvet Glove

Aug 16 2016

The Lounge with Corey Russell

MM Mini LogoOn this edition of the Lounge we have Corey Russell the Con Director and leader of the staff of folks behind Fan World, a convention located in Niagara Falls on both sides of the border. During our chat we talk about the guests, some of the issues with running a show on both sides of the border, and hear a bit about Corey’s history working on conventions and events like this.

Link

Fan World Website

 

Aug 13 2016

DwD&D#60 – Gen Con 2016 & What’s New

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down. Shawn and I recap a little from Gen Con 2016 but then we get into all the theater that surrounds D&D plus the new things that are on the horizon. So get let us get down.

 

Aug 13 2016

Cypher Speak Episode 0: Weird Beginnings

CS-credits-250x250-webWelcome to episode zero of Cypher Speak. Darcy and Troy begin their quest to delve into all things related to Monte Cook Games: creators of the Cypher System, Numenera, the Strange, No Thank You Evil, and the upcoming Invisible Sun RPG. Every show will have an Artifact, which will be our major topic or question for that episode. Darcy and Troy will then throw Cyphers at that particular Artifact. These will be different perspectives or points of view that will be useful for unpacking or exploring the episode’s Artifact. Lastly will be the Poddities; these will be little shoutouts about something cool that Darcy and Troy have seen recently and want to share.

In this introduction episode, Darcy and Troy talk about the format of the podcast, and why they love the Cypher System so much.

Time Stamps

0:30 Artifacts: Introduction to Cypher Speak, Why We Love the Cypher System

2:03 Cyphers: Darcy & Troy’s favorite aspects of the Cypher System

11:22 Poddities

Aug 10 2016

MMP#220 – Obligatory Gen Con 2016 Episode

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. It’s time for the Obligatory Gen Con 2016 episode where we regale you and those members of our chatroom4life’s Gen Con experiences.

Aug 02 2016

MMP#219 – Interesting Combats

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we’re talking about making the fight more engaging for your game. It’s interesting combats in this pre Gen Con episode and we’re…what? We’re recording in bed together. Ok. It’s not awkward…it’s awkward.

Links

Jul 29 2016

DwD&D#59 – What Does D&D Mean to You

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets get down with some more sentiment. It’s what does D&D mean to you this time as we go to the community with Randy Farmer among others, and outside of it to some others who work on and around D&D. We have audio from James Intercaso, Phil Vecchione, and Greg Marks. We have words from Mike Mearls and Chris Sims, and we hear Shawn Merwin’s thoughts on D&D and what it means to him. Get Down.

Links

Randy Farmer link

The World Builder Blog

The Round Table

 

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