From [Encoded Designs] website:
If you asked Chris where he got his start gaming he would tell you in his friend’s basement playing hours and hours of Hero Quest until he played a session of Gamma World. Soon after he found D&D and stuck with the fantasy game for years, GMing most of the time.
Over time he got the itch to be more involved in gaming as a writer and had a couple of things published by third party companies, but mostly just played and ran games until 2012 when he started the Misdirected Mark Podcast. Since then he’s been pumping out weekly episodes covering gaming and Game Mastering in an attempt to entertaining listeners by delivering news, gaming advice, and interviews with folks in the industry.
During that time he’s also managed to graduate from college with a degree in the Arts with a focus on Creative Writing, to help run the Queen City Conquest – Buffalo’s premier gaming convention, to assist in building up the Buffalo Gamers Society, one of the largest meetup groups on Meetup.com, and to participate in other various gaming activities in the area. When he’s not at the game table or his computer tapping away at the keyboard or with a mic in his face, he is probably spending time with his fiancee consuming some other geek related media.