Every week, Recall Knowledge recaps the Know Direction content of the past week, a preview of the Know Direction content of the week to come, and the director of operations, Ryan Costello, thoughts on the state of the network.
It’s official: Autumn is my favourite season and I was a fool for ever thinking it might be Spring.
Fall has it all. A gorgeous seasonal pallet. Warm breezes. Cool breezes. Gourdes. And Halloween.
Growing up, I had more ambition than ingenuity when it came to Halloween costumes. The height of ambitious costumes in my youth was a Ghostbuster costume my dad made. The details were all wrong -I wore black hockey pants (which are shorts, if you don’t know) over a beige shirt and grey sweats, the proton pack was more of a proton vac, made from cannibalized vacuum parts, and a pair of white goggles. And yet it was immediately recognizable for what I was going for. 100% credit goes to my dad. The opposite of that was when I tried to put together a Batman Returns The Penguin costume, which even included the official Batman Returns The Penguin nose. It was me in a white shirt, blue jacket, black pants, and no top hat. I had the nose, and an umbrella, a detail that was lost since it was rainy.
Like many aspect of my life, my Halloween game improved thanks to the Internet. Make-up tutorials make my award winning Two-Face costume possible.
Perram’s collaboration brought my award-winning Battle Armour He-Man’s the iPad battle damage gimmick to life.
And this year, with work from home, the only reason anyone besides my neighbourhood will even see my costume is because of the Internet. Hopefully that makes the last month of growing this awful mustache worth it.
Not much network content in this week’s editorial, I suppose.
Speaking of which, here is the Know Direction Network content from last week:
Recap of October 19th to October 24th
What happened last week on knowdirectionpodcast.com and twitch.tv/knowdirection?
Monday, October 19th
I thank our Guest Blogger Takeover guest bloggers, and introduce our listeners to Game Design Unboxed, our new board game designer interview podcast.
Tuesday, October 20th
For those who don’t know, DD co-host Ron Lundeen develops Pathfinder Adventure Paths for Paizo. He and his co-host John, who plays in a lot of Adventure Paths, examine the process and results of Adventure Path development.
Burst of Insight—Ruins of Yesterday’s Tomorrow Part 2
By Andrew Marlowe
Andrew reminds us how valuable of a resource Dragon Magazine was in its day. He cites a Robin D. Laws article from 2002’s Dragon issue 293 that is influencing his Fallout RPG.
Wednesday, October 21st
We crammed a lot into this episode, with both an in depth conversation about getting into Pathfinder through Pathfinder Society and a breakdown of the new Lost Omens – Pathfinder Society Guide, and it was great. Linda Zayas Palmer’s knowledge was invaluable in both of her segments, and Meagan Kelly’s interest and enthusiasm was infectious.
The latest Know Direction after show for our $5+ Patrons is available now.
Guidance: Formulating My Teenaged Wasteland
By Alex Augunas
So, oops! This was supposed to be Crystal Frasier’s week, but between the Guest Blogger Takeover and 2020, what even is time?
Speaking of 2020, Alex talks about his upcoming Starfinder homebrew and the challenges of designing a homebrew campaign in 2020.
Thursday, October 22nd
Something Creates – An Adventure (Quest #4)
By Andrew Sturtevant
Andrew wrote about mutagen spores in space and all I could think of was the GI Joe animated movie, and Chris Latta’s classic shrill delivery of the Cobra Commander line “Not the spores!!!” Y’know, to no one’s surprise.
Friday, October 23rd
There’s a moment that really captured my imagination this episode. For the most part, the cast is discussing upgrades for their starship, when Ron chimes in with observations his character Skootch made about the ship’s needs. The thing is, Skootch wasn’t there. Ron took over GMing duties from John for book 4, The Blind City, because he wrote it. It was interesting hearing the GM engage in a shopping conversation with a vested interest. I pondered the advantages and challenges of swapping GMs mid-AP.
This episode made me want to play more PFS.
Bend the Knee – Worlds Collide: Air
By Loren Sieg
Loren conscripts Paizo designer Michael Sayre, Know Direction’s Director of Production Jefferson Jay Thacker (aka Perram), and listener Aamir “Azih” Hussain to fight off an ancient Red Dragon attacking modern day Iceland.
Saturday, October 24th
Everyone needs a friend like Danielle Reynolds. We’ve been collaborating on so many projects since we became friends. She mentioned having an idea for a board game podcast not long after the KD board room talked about how we could use a board game podcast on the network. Episode 000 is a great introduction to the hosts, but I can’t wait for episode 001 in a couple of weeks when the show really begins.
Preview of October 26th to October 30th
This is back to Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.
Monday, October 26th
Tuesday, October 27th
Legend Lore 013 – Stealth
Wednesday, October 28th
I finally had time to put edit and release my conversation with Connor Young, winner of Paizo’s Battle of the Pantheons, from over the summer.
Thursday, October 29th
Friday, October 30th
Now you know,