Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. DwD&D#62 – Greg Marks on Organized Play and thee Adventures League — August 29, 2016
  2. Joel Sparks on Call of Cathulhu from GenCon 2016 — August 25, 2016
  3. MMP#222 – Playing to Type — August 23, 2016
  4. DwD&D#61 – The Faithful & Actual Plays Influence on Game Design — August 22, 2016
  5. The Lounge: Monte Cook on Invisible Sun — August 20, 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

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

 

Jul 26 2016

MMP#218 – Deliberate Practice

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week Phil, Chris, & Bob talk about deliberate practice and how you can be a better GM through deliberate practice as well as a little Pre GenCon talk and a little about Mexico. Thanks for listening and leave some feedback here or in the G+ community.

Time Stamps

1:21 – What’s Going On

21:42 – The Workshop: Deliberate Practice

Deliberate Practice

1:14:47 – The Social Media Depository

Emily Care Boss’ Romance Trilogy is available for Pre-Order shared by Eric Farmer

Modiphius gets Star Trek shared by Ben Wilson

What? Fantasy Flight Mansions of Madness 2nd edition shared with me by Drew Smith

Asmodee acquires F2Z games

The Pax Crew of Acquisitions Inc is playing D&D on the Big Screen

Empire’s Reign and other Ninja Crusade 2E Expansions

The 2016 Metatopia Scholarship

1:42:24 – The Podcast Round Up

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

 

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

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