Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Bonus: Synthicide Part 2 — April 29, 2016
  2. MMP#205 – A Culture of Questions — April 27, 2016
  3. Bonus Lounge: GGG with Jason Cordova — April 26, 2016
  4. Talking Games eight: Crazy Games — April 25, 2016
  5. The Lounge – Noisy Person Cards with Kat and James — April 23, 2016

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. Episode #85 – Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob — 6 comments
  4. A Rant on House Rules — 6 comments
  5. MMP#127 – Chattin with Mappin, Mass Effect RPG, & AMP Year One — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 29 2016

Bonus: Synthicide Part 2

We’re back again with Part 2 of the Synthicide AP from Dustin DePenning. Part of an initiative to help shed some light on the creators within the Indy Game Developers Network.

IGDN

Synthicide

Apr 27 2016

MMP#205 – A Culture of Questions

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. We’re getting into something a little less heavy this week. We’re gonna talk about what it means to play games with a culture of questions and how to create that culture at your table. Hope you enjoy and lets get on with this thing. This episode inspired by Phil’s chat with Jason Cordova of the Gauntlet. I promise next weeks show will be shorter.

Time Stamps

1:31 – What’s Going On

Queen City Conquest Kickstarter

14:25 – The Workshop: A Culture of Questions

The Gauntlet Community 

1:11:21 – The Social Media Depository

Scalzi’s Article: Strait While Male – The Lowest Difficulty Setting there is.

Savage Rifts Kickstarter

1:46:51 – Podcast Round Up

Acadecon Kickstarter

 

 

Apr 26 2016

Bonus Lounge: GGG with Jason Cordova

gauntletHey Folks. This week in the Lounge it’s Phil with Jason Cordova from the Gauntlet talking about GGG which is being Geared, Giving, and Game. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did editing it. There’s a lot of great stuff.

The Gauntlet Community

Apr 25 2016

Talking Games eight: Crazy Games

Talking Games Logo 200x200Things be wild, wacky, and insane with these games. Senda and Phil get into the ludicrosity, new word, of crazy games in one shots and campaigns this week.

Apr 23 2016

The Lounge – Noisy Person Cards with Kat and James

NPC KoboldHey Folks. In this edition of the Lounge I’m joined by Kat Khul and James D’Amato of Paracosm Press and the One Shot Network. We chat about the dynamic duo, Paracosm and The One Shot Network, and Noisy Person Cards which is Kickstarting as of the publication of this episode. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

Links

Paracosm Press

One Shot Network

Noisy Person Cards Kickstarter

Apr 22 2016

DwD&D#46 – Pop Culture D&D and OotA Final

DownwithD&DAre you ready to get down. I am. I am. It’s pop culture in D&D inspired by Michael Bedensky and then we finish up with the Underdark and finally emerge from the Abyss, a little crazier but still sorta there. Now for the bad news. My audio got messed up bad so I had to go to the back up recording. It’s not as good as our normal fare but next time I promise it’ll be solid. Get Down. Be Solid. Wave your tentacle arms in the air like you just don’t care. Peace.

Apr 21 2016

Bonus Episode – IGDN AP Synthicide

Hey Folks. Something a little different this week. I’m a member of the IGDN and I want to help the members get their games out in the world. This is an effort to help do that. Dustin DePenning, the creator of Synthicide, has put together an AP which I think is well done. Within is a brief description of the game and then the AP. Hope you enjoy this bonus content.

Links

SynthicideIGDN

 

 

Apr 20 2016

MMP#204 – Keeping People Safe and We Can Do Better

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This is the most difficult episode I’ve ever produced and recorded of the Misdirected Mark Podcast. We delve into the problems that still trouble the gaming community, relate some stories that are heinous in many ways, and do our best to provide a little bit of education and insight on how you can be more inclusive and a better gamer and human being. Many thanks to Florence for sitting in with us to give those stories the voice they need.

Time Stamps

0:00 – Main Topic: Keeping People Safe and We Can Do Better

1:15:05 – What’s Going On

1:33:16 – Podcast Round Up

Links

Apr 18 2016

Talking Games seven: Rules

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got. It’s Rules our stars Senda and Phil are showing us this week and how they handle them in one shots and campaigns this week. So tune in and be square or round or a dodechahedron.

Apr 14 2016

DwD&D#45 – What’s New and Gothic Heroes

DownwithD&DIt’s time to get down. Shawn and Chris bring you a bunch of the new things that are going on in D&D the past two weeks and go Gothic with the newest Unearthed Arcana and the vague casting becomes more clearly defined as if it’s emerged from the mists.

Links

King’s Road Publishing

New Miniatures from Wiz Kids

The D&D April Fools Joke of Everything is Green

3rd Party Product Spotlight: Trail of the Apprentice from Legendary Games

Baldman Games’ Announcement

Adventurer’s League Backgrounds

New Adventurer’s League Adventure’s

Neverwinter MMO Portobello DaVinci 

Unearthed Arcana: Gothic Heroes

New WotC president

Apr 13 2016

MMP#203 – Safety

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we’re talking about Safety at the table. We bring up X-Cards, lines & veils, breaks/cuts and other ways to keep your table a safe space for playing any and all varieties of games. We went a little long this week. Sorry about that.

Time Stamps

1:10 – What’s Going On

14:58 – Workshop: Safety

Lines and Veils

1:26:27 – Social Media Depository

Call of Cthulhu Resources

Belly of the Beast Kickstarter

Fragged Empire: Protagonist Archive Kickstarter

1:44:03 – Podcast Round Up

The Shrieker

Adamantine Heart

Apr 11 2016

Talking Games six – Jargon

Talking Games Logo 200x200It’s time to show me whatcha got once again as we get into Jargon in games. Dr. Darcy once again joins the show with Phil and they use all kinds of words to describe people, places, things, actions, descriptions, you know, stuff.

Darcy’s Twitter

ConTessa

Apr 08 2016

Bonus Episode: MMP & BS Crossover – Get a Clue

G&BS&MMPXoverHey Folks. Time for a little crossover action as Brett from Gaming & BS joins the crew on this one to talk about investigative gaming. Hope you enjoy and we’ll catch you soon. Also, tell us about your mystery game experiences and what you think goes into a good mystery game?

 

Apr 07 2016

DwD&D#44 – What’s an Adventure Worth & OotA 16: The Fetid Wedding

DownwithD&DAre you ready to get down. I know I am. Today we have a follow up to one of our hot button topics as we discuss what is an adventure worth and then we get all wedding crazy as spring has sort of arrived and the fungus is in the air as Zuggtomy is getting married. Boom.

Apr 06 2016

MMP#202 – Resurrection

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we’re bringing Phil back from the dead of his terrible cold and in doing so he brought his view point on resurrection into the garage. It doesn’t smell as bad as you’d think. Of course there’s the social media depository and the podcast round up. Also if you’re not in the chatroom on Tuesday nights I hope you’re having as much fun as the crazies in there are. #chatroom4life.

Time Stamps

0:49 – What’s Going On

17:01 – The Garage: Resurrection

1:19:14 – The Social Media Depository

Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness by Åskfågeln — Kickstarter

Unknown Armies

http://www.margaretweis.com/19-frontpage-articles/72-cortex-heroic-and-action-roleplaying

1:34:04 – Podcast Round Up

Rock and Roll Play Baby by Kieran Strange on the album Adamantine Heart

Apr 05 2016

Character Cache Version 2!

cclogoThis is a re-posting of the press release over on the Encoded Designs website.

Encoded Designs (designers of Part-Time Gods of FateLife and Moon, and Dangerous Space Jail) have teamed up with artist Matt Morrow to create the Character Cache, a collection of characters designed to be used in tabletop RPG gaming. This effort is being supported via a Patreon community. We have recently updated the campaign and are once again looking for supporters.

In the new version of the Character Cache, we have expanded the community input, allowing the patrons to determine what character will be created by voting on the gender, genre, role, and descriptive tags.

Then Matt Morrow illustrates the character pieces while the Encoded Designs team writes a system-neutral description, including how to incorporate this character into your campaign. These write-ups also include hooks for encounters and adventure inspiration, plus tags for quick reference.

The original Patreon campaign allowed the community to vote for the system we would use to stat the character each month. Now, we automatically provide stat blocks for the following games systems each month:

  • Fate Core
  • Savage Worlds
  • 5e

That makes these NPCs usable at the table for some of the most popular RPG systems in use today.

The Character Cache has some amazing stretch goals to allow the campaign to grow, including art upgrades, additional stat blocks, alternative genre illustrations of the character of the month, and eventually a second character each month.

In order for the Cache to grow and to be an even more amazing GM resource, we need your support. Please come to https://www.patreon.com/encodeddesigns and see samples of the artwork and write-up. If you like what you see, we hope you will pledge your support.

Thank You.

Apr 04 2016

Talking Games Five – PC Treatment

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got when it comes to handling PCs in campaigns and one shots. This week Senda had some things to do so we bring in doctor herself, the Numenera One Shot Queen, and gamer extraordinaire, Darcy Ross. Thanks for helping us out Dr. Darcy. Now it’s time to show me whatcha got.

Apr 02 2016

DwD&D#43 – What’s New and OotA Ch 15: City of Spiders

DownwithD&DLet’s get down. It’s Drow, Adventurer’s League, Sages, and Origins news all rolled up into one giant party of D&D. So will you come and get down with me.

Mar 30 2016

MMP#201- Kickstarter Explosion?

ItunesMMpodcastHey Folks. We’re coming off 200 with Kickstarter and some technical issues. The soundboard died halfway through the episode. Weird. Ok. We’ll fix that next time but until then enjoy the show.

Time Stamps

0:47 – Spoons

The Spoon Theory Article

4:30 – What’s Going On

The Character Cache

19:55 – The Backroom: Kickstarter Explosion?

1:06:00 – The Social Media Depository

Pine Con

Shattered Starlight

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Ships

1:13:26 – Podcast Round Up

 

Mar 28 2016

Talking Games Four – Prep

Talking Games Logo 200x200It’s time to show me what you got when it comes to preparing your games in a one shot or a campaign. So let’s get talking with Senda & Phil.

Mar 24 2016

DwD&D#42 – D&D Hot Button & OotA Chapter 14: The Labyrinth

DownwithD&DTime to get down. It’s time to delve into the Underdark again to see what the hyena demon lord is up to and also chat about some D&D hot button topics. Good times. Good. Times.

Mar 22 2016

MMP#200: Episode 200. Enough said

ItunesMMpodcastWell. It’s episode 200. We pull out the nostalgia bat so if you’re not into hearing about the old times wait till next week but we had a lot of fun recording this one with singing, sent in audio clips, and jokes old and new. Thanks for listening for 200 and here’s to at leas one more year.

Time Stamps

1:38 – What’s Going On

9:08 – The Bar – Nostalgia Bat

1:06:39 – Social Media Depository

1:31:45 – Podcast Round up

 

Mar 21 2016

Talking Games: Three – Character Gen

Talking Games Logo 200x200Hello everyone. It’s time to talk about Character Gen be it one shots or campaigns, pregens or created by the players. So lets listen in as Senda and Phil show us what they got.

Mar 17 2016

DwD&D#41: What’s New in D&D plus OotA chapters 12 & 13

DownwithD&DYou down with D&D? You know I am. So lets get down on this slightly longer episode of the newest edition of the underdark hip hop sensation sweeping the podcast nation. It’s Out of the Abyss and What’s New in D&D but not in that order and as a sweet treat James Intercaso, host of the D&D Round Table, has his tones coming through in the intro and outro tune this week and from now on. Feel free to send me your “Yeah, you know me” to Chris@misdirectedmark.com and I’ll be happy to mix you in too.

Links

 

 

Mar 15 2016

MMP#199 – Conspiracies

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. The smoking man is around somewhere, aliens have control of everything, and criminal organizations manipulate global politics for their own gain. All this means we’re talking about conspiracies. So get your tin foil hat and lets pick up those mics.

Time Stamps

1:04 – What’s Going On

11:21 – The Workshop: Conspiracies

1:06:18 – The Social Media Depository

1:14:58 – The Podcast Round Up

Links

Audio Technica 2100

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