Recall Knowledge – Getting By

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.

Keeping it short this week, I’m not feeling well. I am going for a COVID test later, but I am confident it’s just the cold by eldest daughter had last week (who was tested and it came back negative). Still, doing the responsible thing.

Unrelated to my illness, Perram and I will be taking this week off from the Know Direction podcast. As mentioned last week, we needed a break. However, we originally planned to take episode 246 off, two weeks from now. Then Paizo approached us about an announcement they wanted to make that week, and we decided to move our plans around.

This week, Loren Sieg and Vanessa Hoskins fill in for us. We hoped Bestiary 3 review PDFs would be available by now, but that wasn’t’ the case. So Loren and Vee are free to come up with whatever topic they feel like. I’m looking forward to hearing what they put together.

Something you won’t be hearing today, sadly, is the latest Adventurous. I just didn’t have the energy for it today, sorry all. And while I’m confessing to network content you won’t be seeing this week, I didn’t arrange for Bend The Knee guests, so there won’t be a new Bend The Knee blog on Friday. That relates to needing a break, not feeling sick. It’s been a week, and it’s only Monday morning.

Speaking of content, here’s a recap of what you might have missed last week from the Know Direction Network:

Recap of March 1st to 5th

What happened last week on and

Monday, March 1st


Legend Lore Special Edition: New Players Guide, Part 4: Session 0

After kicking the year off with a series of episodes about running Pathfinder for players with minimal RPG experience, Loren orchestrated a one shot featuring friends of mine in and out of the game industry. Before running the one shot, Luis wanted to run a session zero where we got to know each other’s characters and our players, namely myself, Loren, Stan!, Meg the Dweeb, and Eleanor Langthorne.


Recall Knowledge – March Break
By Ryan Costello

I talk about taking an episode of KD off, but it turns out not the episode I thought I’d be taking off!

Tuesday, March 2nd


Legend Lore 021 — Session 0

Now that you’ve heard an example of a Luis run one, hear about what he and Loren think should go into a good session 0.


Fox’s Cunning – Fight Like a Fox Part 2
By Dustin Knight

More Pathfinder 2e combat maneuver cheat sheets from Dustin!

Wednesday, March 3rd


Presenting – Clinton Boomer

Clinton Boomer was one of the first five people I interviewed for the podcast. Back then, he was a ball of creative energy and a joy to talk to. Not much has changed.


Iconic Design: Vulpine Vanguard
By Alexander Augunas

The first week of March 2021 was big for kitsune from Paizo. Everyone knows kitsune came to Pathfinder 2e by way of the Lost Omens Ancestry Guide, but Starfinder also snuck them in through the Alien Character Deck. So Alex built his first Paizo-published Starfinder kitsune, making a vanguard.

Thursday, March 4th


Valiant Episode 11: In Which They Tread on the Glass Treader

Listen to our Valiant heroes problem solve!


Investing In: MCing Monsterhearts Live for VHC!
By Rob Pontious

What I like about Rob’s blog is the insight it provides into his gaming life. He isn’t just churning out reviews of tabletop RPGs that catch his fancy, he circles back to the ones he’s enjoyed, talking about the ways he’s played the games and what he’s learned.

Friday, March 5th


Monstrous Physique — Vision (PF2E)
By Luis Loza

What timing! The android comes to Pathfinder 2e the same week as the WandaVision finale, giving Luis the perfect tie in for a fantasy RPG version of Vision.

Preview of March 8th to March 12th

This is back to Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, March 8th


Recall Knowledge – Getting By
By Ryan Costello

Tuesday, March 9th


Digital Divination 025

This week, John and Ron talk alien species and alien monsters.


Burst of Insight by Andrew Marlowe

Andrew Marlowe shares GM and design advice for and from other game systems.

Wednesday, March 10th


Know Direction 245 Live –  with Loren Sieg and Vanessa Hoskins

Loren Sieg and Vanessa Hoskins fill in for Perram and I. I wish I could take credit for the first female cohosted episode of Know Direction landing on the same week as International Women’s Day, but that’s just a happy accident.


Game Design Unboxed 10:  ArchRavels

This week, Adam McCrimmon, Jordan Miller and Lauren Nepomuceno of XYZ Game Labs join Danielle Reynolds, Ben Moy, and Denice to talk ArchRavels, a pattern building card game about the  fiber arts.


Groundbreaking by Randal Meyer

Randal Meyer brings a Pathfinder campaign setting to life, one blog post at a time.

Thursday, March 11th


Know Direction 245

The latest episode of Know Direction, the Know Direction Network’s flagship podcast.


Something Creates by Andrew Sturtevant

Andrew Sturtevant creates Starfinder content, and shares insight into his decisions and his struggles along the way.

Friday, March 12th


Intrepid Heroes 55

An actual play podcast of the Starfinder Adventure Path Dawn of Flame from Paizo, currently GMed by book 4’s writer, Paizo developer Ron Lundeen.


Now you know,

Ryan Costello


Ryan Costello

What started as one gamer wanting to talk about his love of a game has turned into an empire of gamers talking about their games. Ryan founded what would become the Know Direction Podcast network with Jason "Jay" Dubsky, his friend and fellow 3.5 enthusiast. They and their game group moved on to Pathfinder, and the Know Direction podcast network was born. Now married and a father, Ryan continues to serve the network as a co-host of the flagship podcast, Know Direction. You can find out more about Ryan and the history of the network in this episode of Presenting: