Chris Sniezak

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Jianghu Hustle #4 – Setting the Stakes; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon — November 23, 2017
  2. MMP#284 – Converting New Gamers — November 17, 2017
  3. H&FotOSR#24 – Edwin Nagy — November 14, 2017
  4. MMP#283 – Hodge Podge & Phil at Metatopia — November 10, 2017
  5. DwD&D#124 – Xanathar’s Guide to Everything DM Stuff — November 10, 2017

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 #106 – Multidimensional Dice and Making Story Happen on the Grid — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 23 2017

DwD&D#113 – GenCon 2017

Let’s get down with GenCon 2017. Shawn was there, chatted with some folks, and we talk about everything else that Shawn experienced and heard about at the show.

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Aug 23 2017

MMP#272 – RPGs as Entertainment

Hey folks. Chris and Phil are talking about how RPGs compare to books, other games, movies, comics and the media we love to enjoy..

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1:40 – What’s Going On

16:07 – The Workshop: RPGs as Entertainment

1:29:48 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 17 2017

Gnomecast #22 – How to Make Death Matter

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 Avery & Ang talking about How to Make Death Matter.

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Aug 16 2017

MMP#271 – Adding New Players

Hey folks. Glenn is in the house to sub in for Chris while Chris subs in for Bob as we talk about the pro’s, con’s, and methods of bringing new people into games.

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2:52 – What’s Going On

20:45 – The Workshop: Adding New Players

1:21:48 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 15 2017

DwD&D#112 – The Good DM and Incomplete Adventurers

Let’s get down with what’s wrong and what’s missing from adventures. It’s another discussion about adventures from a different lens.

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Aug 10 2017

H&FotOSR#16 – Patrick “Hawk” Stevens

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Patrick “Hawk” Stevens. They’re family so they talk about their early gaming life, Hawk’s experiences creating art for the zine, and the weird west game that’s more west than weird Hobbs is working on. 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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Aug 09 2017

MMP#270 – Rough Edges

Hey Folks. We start with where the game fails to meet our expectations for how we believe play should proceed and then take a look at why that’s good and bad in play and design. It’s Rough Edges

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3:29 – What’s Going On

20:34 – The Workshop: Rough Edges

1:25:36 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 08 2017

DwD&D#111 – Monsters as PCs

Let’s get down with the kobolds, lizardfolk, and medusa as characters you can play. Shawn & Chris are talking Monsters as PC races on this episode. Do you claw or do you bite?

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Aug 05 2017

The Streets of Avalon. Fifteen – Fionn

Last time on the Streets of Avalon our rogues found Urgon’s, mage achitect of Avalon, but what’s this? Fionn has volunteered to take the box to the catacombs? Lets see what happens next in our conclusion to the first story of the Streets of Avalon.

Welcome to the Streets of Avalon, an urban city actual play created and DMed by Brett B who puts the B in Gaming and BS, with Tom Flanagan of the Knights of the Night, Kevin Lovecraft – the glue of MMP and G&BS and member of the Pocket Sized Play AP, Chris Sniezak of MMP, and Emily Morgan of She’s a Super Geek. Enjoy and please, provide feedback as we’re learning and going to get better at this as we move forward.

Sounds from the Public Domain

Scene switch by Mike Konig

Editing & Sound Engineering by Chris Sniezak

Aug 03 2017

Gnomecast #20 – Continuity

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 Senda, Chris, & Ang talking about continuity in games.

Aug 02 2017

MMP#269 – Initiative

Hey Folks. It’s time to get our turn on when it’s time to get our turn on. We’re talking Initiative in the garage today and breaking down the mechanisms surrounding it.

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 1:50 – What’s Going On

15:48 – The Garage: Initiative

1:32:17 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 01 2017

DwD&D#110 – Rethinking Campaign Expectations

Let’s get down with stories, arcs, and campaigns. It’s rethinking campaign expectations this week as we talk about a number of ways to structure campaigns.

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Jul 27 2017

Gnomecast #19 – Gnomes, Kids, & RPGs

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 John, JT, Matt, & Ang talking about gaming with kids.

Jul 27 2017

H&FotOSR#15 – Gaming with Kids

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Cory “DM CoJo” Cozman and Brett “What’s My Surname” B. They’re covering gaming with kids in this episode. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

Jul 26 2017

MMP#268 – Designing for Kids

Hey Folks. We’re sitting down with Eloy Lasanta, the Sage of the 3rd Eye, to talk about designing games for kids. We hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.

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 1:35 – What’s Going On

34:10 – The Garage: Designing Games for Kids

Jul 25 2017

DwD&D#109 – Gaming with Kids

Let’s get down with kids and teens playing some D&D with special guest Rory Merwin.

It’s the experience, the do’s and don’ts, and as much help as we can cram into 50 minutes for running D&D games for kids.

Jul 21 2017

The Streets of Avalon. Fourteen – Urgon

Last time on the Streets of Avalon our rogues helped Vera and saved a griffon from a couple of goblins. Now the question is what will they do with the griffon and what is behind the brick wall they’re tearing down? Lets find out what moves our rogues will make next.

Welcome to the Streets of Avalon, an urban city actual play created and DMed by Brett B who puts the B in Gaming and BS, with Tom Flanagan of the Knights of the Night, Kevin Lovecraft – the glue of MMP and G&BS and member of the Pocket Sized Play AP, Chris Sniezak of MMP, and Emily Morgan of She’s a Super Geek. Enjoy and please, provide feedback as we’re learning and going to get better at this as we move forward.

Sounds from the Public Domain

Editing & Sound Engineering by Chris Sniezak

Jul 19 2017

MMP#267 – Fight the Man

Hey folks. This week we’re throwing punches at the authority and taken the fight to The Man!!! To help us out we’re bringing Robert Bohl in to back us up and while he’s here we’re talking Misspent Youth. an RPG about fighting the authority, which is Kickstarting right now.

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 1:29 – What’s Going On

15:23 – The Workshop: Social Justice in Games

 1:06:01 – The Social Media Depository

 

Jul 18 2017

DwD&D#108 – Initiative

Let’s Get down with the order of turns. We’re talking Initiative in D&D, RAW, DMG alts, and Greyhawk initiative, plus we throw a few of our own favs in there.

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Jul 15 2017

DwD&D#107 – Expectations for Published Adventures

Let’s get down with adventures, how they look, how they should look, and what we want inside them to make them easier to run. Shawn & Chris are looking at adventures and how their presented on the page.

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Jul 13 2017

H&FotOSR#14 – Hex Talk 3

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Eric “The Stormlord” and “The Panhandler” Jose LaCario, for the third installment of Hex Talk. They’re covering the random tables in this episode. 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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Jul 12 2017

MMP#266 – Jumping on…MMP 101

Hey folks. This week we’re going into the wayback machine and chatting about who we are and what we do. It’s mmp 101 on today’s episode so lets pick up those mics and get on with this thing.

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2:22 – What’s Going On

19:58 – The Bar: MMP 101

 

Jul 07 2017

MMP#265 – Position & Effect from Blades in the Dark

Hey folks. This week we’re talking about a mechanic from Blades in the Dark which is part of the action roll called Position & Effect. It’s a garage episode and it’s also a shorter one so enjoy and let us know how we’re doing and what we can do better.

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3:09 – What’s Going On

16:53 – The Workshop: Designing for Genre

1:09:36 – The Social Media Depository

Jul 06 2017

Gnomecast #18 – Camp Adventures

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 Tracy & Ang talking about Camp Adventures.

Making a Thing: Camp Adventures

Jul 04 2017

DwD&D#106 – AP and Storytelling Podcasts

Let’s get down with Celeste Conowitch and James Introcaso as they chat with us about Actual Play and Narrative podcastings affect on the gaming landscape and some things to thing about if you wanted to get into making these kinds of podcasts.

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