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 #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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Gnomecast #7 – How the Galaxy Moves Ang Side

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/007-Star-Wars_How-the-Galaxy-Moves_ang.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’re talking about Star Wars: How the Galaxy Moves by Tracy Barnett and expanding into how to use the ideas of Moves, Principal, and Agenda to be usable at any table.  Links Star Wars: How the Galaxy...

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Gnomecast #7 – How the Galaxy Moves Phil Side

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/007-Star-Wars_How-the-Galaxy-Moves_Phil.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, Chris. Today we’re talking about Star Wars: How the Galaxy Moves by Tracy Barnett and expanding into how to use the ideas of Moves, Principal, and Agenda to be usable at any table.  Links Star Wars: How the Galaxy...

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Gnomecast #6 – Holy Orders

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/006-Holy-Orders.mp3 Welcome to the Gnomecast where we talk with gnomes about gnome things and avoid becoming part of the stew. This might be mandatory to avoid being volunteered as ingredients for the stew. Today we have John, Ang, and your moderator, Chris. Today we’re talking about Holy Orders from Troy’s Crock Pot, which I really don’t want to get thrown into. Enjoy Links Troy’s Crock Pot: Holy Orders Ang’s twitter handle:...

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Gnomecast #5 – Gnome Resolutions for 2017

  http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/005-Gnome-Game-Resolutions-for-2017.mp3 Welcome to the Gnomecast where we talk with gnomes about gnome things and avoid becoming part of the stew. This might be mandatory to avoid being volunteered as ingredients for the stew. Today we’re going to do gnome gamer resolutions for 2017. Let us know what your gamer resolutions...

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Gnomecast#4 – Make Your NPCs Flawed

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/004-Make-Your-NPCs-Flawed.mp3 Welcome to the Gnomecast where we talk with gnomes about gnome things and avoid becoming part of the stew. This might be mandatory to avoid being volunteered as ingredients for the stew. Today we have Senda, Matt, and myself, Chris to talk about making your NPCs flawed. Links Make Your NPCs Flawed The University of Michigan Has News for D&D 4th Edition...

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Gnomecast#3 – Resurrecting Your Campaign

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/003-Resurecting-your-campaigns.mp3 Welcome to the Gnomecast where we talk with gnomes about gnome things and avoid becoming part of the stew. This might be mandatory to avoid being volunteered as ingredients for the stew. Today we have Ang, John, and myself, Chris. Today we talk about Resurrecting your Campaigns. Links Resurrecting your Campaigns Serial Criminal Case File...

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Gnomecast #2 – Gaming as Imaginative Play

http://www.gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/002-Gaming-as-Imaginative-Play.mp3 Hello Gnomes and fans of gnomes. It’s episode two of the GNOMECAST, where gnomes talk about gnomes and try to avoid getting thrown in the pot for other gnomes to eat. I, your humble host Chris, have “recruited” fellow gnomes Ang & Avery to join me on this episode. Hopefully we avoid the pot. Today we’re talking about Gaming as Imaginative Play by Avery Liell-kok. Check out the original by clicking on the link. The Gnomecast is a joint effort of Misdirected Mark Productions and The Gnome Stew. Links Ang @orikes13 on twitter  Avery @Chanticoa on twitter...

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