Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. MMP#293 – Irregular Gaming — January 23, 2018
  2. DwD&D #132 – Strategy Game or Story Engine — January 22, 2018
  3. H&FotOSR#27 – Julian “Spellburn” Bernik & Jose “The Panhandler” LaCario — January 22, 2018
  4. MMP#292 – Proactive and Reactive Gaming — January 16, 2018
  5. DwD&D#131 – All About Setting — January 15, 2018

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. Episode #8 – Campaign Foundations — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 26 2017

DwD&D#125 – Xanathar’s Player Options

Let’s get down with the the Beholder’s guide on the PC side. Shawn and Chris groove on some of the character options in Xanathar’s Guide to everything. Get down.

Nov 23 2017

Jianghu Hustle 04: Setting the Stakes; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

This time, we meditate at the peak of Mount Wudan in the hopes that we can learn to hold the Green Destiny in stillness. We’re talking about setting the stakes in wuxia stories through the lens of the all-time masterpiece of the genre, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. How much would you risk for the things you hold dear?

Eric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.com

Eli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com

Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

Patrick Explains Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (And Why It’s Great)

All of the Show Notes

A Proud Part of the Misdirected Mark Network

Nov 17 2017

MMP#284 – Converting New Gamers

Chris and Nikki get together for this episode of MMP where they talk about how to get new people into gaming and then how to retain them. They hit the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between.

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Time Stamps

1:10 – What’s Going On

10:13 – The Workshop: Converting New Gamers

1:12:22 – The Social Media Depository

Nov 14 2017

H&FotOSR#24 – Edwin Nagy

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Edwin Nagy. They talk Gamehole Con, Extra Life & more. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

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Nov 10 2017

MMP#283 – Hodge Podge & Phil at Metatopia

Hey folks. This week we talk about a little of everything as Phil comes back from Metatopia and Chris decides to get topics to talk about from everywhere. Enjoy and let us know how we’re doing.

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Time Stamps

1:56 – What’s Going On

13:58 – The Bar: Hodge Podge

Nov 10 2017

DwD&D#124 – Xanathar’s Guide to Everything DM Stuff

Let’s get down with the the Beholder’s guide on the DM side. Shawn and Chris groove on the DM tools in Xanathar’s Guide to everything. Get down.

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Nov 08 2017

Gnomecast #28 – What Ifs

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. This episode we have Ang, John, and Avery talking about What Ifs.

Nov 07 2017

H&FofOSR #23 – Kiel Chenier

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Kiel Chenier. They talk Blood in the Chocolate,  Dungeons & Donuts and Extra Life. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

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Nov 05 2017

The Lounge. Bridget and Dragon Bagons

We welcome Bridget Hughes, owner of Wayward Masquerade and creator of Dragon Bagons to the Lounge. She’s here to chat about herself, her dragons, and her other creations all the way from New Zealand. So sit back and enjoy the conversation.

Links

Dragon Bagons Kickstarter

Nov 03 2017

Jianghu Hustle 03: Violence as Storytelling; Hero

Are you ready to learn everything you can about Kung Fu gaming. Well open your ears, stretch out those limbs, and get ready to have your ears pummled with some high flying kung fu fighting fun. It’s Eli Kurtz and Eric Farmer dropping knowledge all over the place.

Let us know what you think of the show, how to improve it, and where the pair should go in the future.

Show Notes

Eric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.com

Eli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com

Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

Nov 02 2017

MMP#282 – Spotlight

Phil, Chris, & Bob, talk about spotlight, sharing it, giving it, moving it, what it means, the whole damn light fixture.

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Time Stamps

1:49 – What’s Going On

23:07 – The Garage: Setting Stakes

1:09:43 – The Social Media Depository

Nov 02 2017

DwD&D#123 – The Mechanics of Campaigns

Let’s get down with the rules we can use and how to mod them for campaigns. Shawn and Chris groove on downtime and more in this episode. Get down.

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Oct 27 2017

Gnomecast #27 – Halloween Games

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. This episode we have Ang, Senda, and the newest gnome Taylor, talking about Halloween games.

Oct 26 2017

DwD&D#122 – Endings

Let’s get down with the end of the Campaign. Shawn and Chris dish hard on how to wrap things up. Get down.

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Oct 26 2017

MMP#281 – Setting Stakes

Phil, Chris, & Bob, talk about setting stakes in games in the Garage. The Social Media Depository goes into another conversation about We Can Do Better.

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Time Stamps

1:50 – What’s Going On

20:25 – The Garage: Setting Stakes

1:24:29 – The Social Media Depository

Oct 19 2017

MMP#280 – Character Backgrounds

Phil, Chris, & Bob, talk about Character Backgrounds

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Time Stamps

2:10 – What’s Going On

15:08 – The Workshop: Narrative Positioning

1:10:27 – The Social Media Depository

Oct 18 2017

DwD&D#121 – The Middles of Campaign

Let’s get down with the Middles of Campaigns. Shawn and Chris are talking all about what to do with your 2nd acts and how to keep things going. Get Down.

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Oct 13 2017

Games People Play: The Grocery Store Game

Desperate times call for bananas.

We’re joined by tabletop game designer Joshua A.C. Newman to talk about…grocery stores! We cover self-checkout machines, queuing theory, toilet paper preferences, and panic attacks in the spaghetti sauce aisle.

Read more at http://gamespeopleplay.libsyn.com/#BiJ6vTksFi6ukCA1.99

Oct 12 2017

Gnomecast 26 – What Elements Make a Good One Shot

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. This episode we have Ang, JT, and Matt, talking about Elements that make for a good One Shot.

Oct 12 2017

DwD&D#120 – Starting Your Campaign

Let’s get down with first adventures and story arcs. Shawn and Chris are talking all about Starting your Campaign with that first session and first story arc. Get Down.

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Oct 12 2017

MMP#279 – Narrative Positioning

Phil, Chris, Bob, and Jason Hobbs of Hobbs & Friends of the OSR are talking about Narrative Positioning.

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Time Stamps

2:19 – What’s Going On

12:30 – The Workshop: Narrative Positioning

1:11:20 – The Social Media Depository

Oct 12 2017

Jianghu Hustle 02: The Jianghu; Iron Monkey; The Magic Blade

Are you ready to feel learn everything you can about Kung Fu gaming. Well open your ears, stretch out those limbs, and get ready to have your ears pummeled with some high flying kung fu fighting fun. It’s Eli Kurtz and Eric Farmer dropping knowledge all over the place.

Show Notes

Eric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.com

Eli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com

Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

Oct 09 2017

H&FotOSR#20 – Frank Mentzer

On this episode Hobbs is joined by The Legendary Frank Mentzer. They talk Empryea, TSR, BECMI, and other things. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

Show Notes

  • Introduction
    • Introduce Guest of the week  Frank Mentzer(10 minutes)
      • Old TSR Grognard
        • BECMI
        • Temple of Elemental Evil
        • List goes on
      • How do we know each other
        • Cons
      • Weekly gaming briefly
        • Hobbs (Playtesting Whitebox western game)(WWO online)
        • Frank (?)
      • Everything about YOU! (Never Read Rules Cyclopedia)
        • Frank
    • Frank Mentzer (Main topic)(20 minutes)
      • Any new old TSR Stories
      • Empryea/Aquaria
        • The Aesthetic
        • Multiple version compatability
        • Loxley
          • Eldritch Enterprises
          • The Team
        • The Okay from EGG
        • Is the product OSR or containing BECMI stat blocks
        • Haters – anything to say about their reasoning?

 

  • Timeline – 2008?

 

      • Cons
        • Which is the best
          • Why
        • RPG Awards

 

  • State of the OSR (5 Minutes)

 

    • Is the OSR irrelevant
  • Outro (5 Minutes)
    • Patrons (Appreciation)
      • (David Horrocks), (Brian Miller), (Cody Mazza)
    • @hobbsindeed, @osrnhobbs, www.patreon.com/OSRnHobbs
    • hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com
    • Hobbs & Friends of the OSR G+ Community (418)
    • Hobbs & Friends of the OSR is part of the Misdirected Mark Network, media arm of Encoded Designs

Oct 06 2017

Games People Play: The Making Friends Game

Hannah and Alanna talk about the challenges of making new friends as an adult.

Intro Music: Bah! by Okapi

Oct 05 2017

Gnomecast #25 – Jared Rasher

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. This episode we have Chris talking with the newest gnome Jared Rasher as we get to know him a bit.

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