Author: Chris Sniezak

About The Author

Chris Sniezak

Chris is, or has been, a Podcaster, Writer, Game Designer, Kickstarter Runner, Con Director, Audio Editor, Audiobooks Reader, Graphic Designer, and Gamer. He wears all the hats and now a pointy red one. If you're liking what you're reading you can find more of his work on Encoded Designs or at Misdirected Mark Productions.

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Gnomecast #22 – How to Make Death Matter

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/022-How-to-Make-Death-Matter.mp3 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. Links How to Make Death...

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Gnomecast #20 – Continuity

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/020-Continuity.mp3 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....

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Gnomecast #19 – Gnomes, Kids, & RPGs

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/019-Gaming-with-Kids.mp3 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...

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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. http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/018-Camp-Adventures.mp3 Making a Thing: Camp Adventures Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part...

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Gnomecast #17 – Gnomecast at Origins 2017

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/017-Gnomecast-at-Origins.mp3 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’re at Origins and Ang is talking to as many Gnomes as she can...

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Gnomecast #16 – The Eight Types of Fun

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/016-8-types-of-fun.mp3 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. Today we have Chris and myself, Ang, and we’re going to discuss one of Chris’ articles, The Eight Types of Fun. Links The Eight Types of...

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Gnomecast #15 – The Power of No

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/015-The-Power-of-No.mp3 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. Today we have Phil, and myself, Ang, and we’re going to discuss Phil’s recent article, The Power of No. Links The Power of...

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Gnomecast #14 – Drop Maps

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/014-Drop-Maps.mp3 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. Today we have Matt, and myself, Ang, and we’re going to discuss Matt’s recent article, Extrema Drop Map. Links Extrema Drop...

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Gnomecast #13 – Texting in Character

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/013-Cellphones-at-the-Table.mp3 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. Today we have John, Matt, and myself, Ang. Today the topic at hand is Texting in Character, a guest article from Craig Dedrick. I hope you enjoy and let us know how you’ve handled the things we talk about today. Links Texting in Character Tunnels of...

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Gnomecast #12 – 26.5 Shades of Scarlet

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. Today we have J.T. Evans, Senda, Matt, and myself, Ang. Today the topic at hand is 26.5 Shades of Scarlet. I hope you enjoy and let us know how you’ve handled the things we talk about today. http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/012-26-and-one-half-shades-of-Scarlet.mp3 Links 26.5 Shades of Scarlet Buy 26.5 Shades of Scarlet J.T. Evans...

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Gnomecast #11 – Player Intent

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/gnomecast-11-Player-Intent.mp3 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. Today we have J.T. Evans, Phil, and myself, Chris. Today the topic at hand is Player Intent. I hope you enjoy and let us know how you’ve handled the things we talk about today. Links Player Intent J.T....

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Gnomecast #10 – Six Narrative Game Tips

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/010-6-Narrative-Gaming-Tips.mp3 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. Today we have Ang and myself, Chris. Today the topic at hand is Six Narrative Game Tips. I hope you enjoy and let us know your narrative game tips and your traditional game tips too. Links Swords without...

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Gnomecast #9 – Game Reviews one

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/009-Game-Reviews-one.mp3   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. Today we have Ang and myself, Chris. Today we are going to get right to the topic at hand which is a few short game reviews. This is something different than we normally do but we thought it’d be a nice change of pace, and we might have been informed that the stew was getting a little stale – which we believe...

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The Components of Romance

I think romance is a wonderful part of storytelling that we see in just about every form of media. Thing is, in RPGs I feel it often gets the short end of the stick. Why is this? First, I think we’re uncomfortable having romantic moments with our friends in games. It can feel weird, strange, abnormal – pick an adjective. Emotions and even pretending to have intimate and sappy moments can be awkward. Second, that might not be the kind of game you’re looking to play or story to collaboratively tell together. Understandable, whatever your reasons. Third, and where I’m...

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Gnomecast 8 – PC Agency

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/008-PC-Agency.mp3 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. Today we have Ang, and myself, Chris talking about PC Agency by J.T. Evans. Hope you enjoy and leave us some feedback in the comments. Here’s the RSS feed for you podcast fans. RSS...

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