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.
Jessica Redekop, prolific Paizo freelancer and Valiant’s Xiadani, joined the Know Direction Network staff. You might also know Jessica is familiar from her appearance on Know Direction 238, and when she dropped by for Geek Together, as well as her appearances on PaizoCon panels.
Given her history with the network, you might wonder why we’re only now announcing that she’s KD staff. That’s why this didn’t get a bigger press release when she came on board last week. It’s a business card promotion. Up until now, Jessica has been a know Direction Network cast member. Cast are members of the Network on one of our shows -usually an actual play- who aren’t involved in Network decision making. Cathy’s the best example of this, having co-hosted multiple shows on the Network for probably 10 years now, but never having been staff.
As KD Staff, Jessica has access to the Network’s back channels and is more likely to guest appear on Know Direction content.
Speaking of network content, here’s a recap of what you might have missed last week from the Know Direction Network:
Recap of April 12th to April 16th
What happened last week on knowdirectionpodcast.com and twitch.tv/knowdirection?
Monday, April 12th
Our 2e newbs share their impressions of the Legend Lore One Shot. This session forged many memories for some of my favourite people, which to me is what RPGs are all about.
Recall Knowledge – Being Legendary
By Ryan Costello
I reflect on how much Legend Lore content I’ve participated in this week. Need an example? Look at the entry above this one. Now, look at the entry after this one.
Tuesday, April 13th
Luis and Loren invited Perram and I onto their podcast to celebrate one year of Legend Lore. I had so much fun with it that I ended up listening to the whole episode again, even though I was on it.
Something Creates – Armor! pt. 2
Written by Andrew Sturtevant
Something Creates switched days with Fox’s Cunning last week so Dustin could kick off his Bestiary 3 Summon-Dex as soon as the embargo lifted.
I wish I could fully appreciate the latest instalment of Something Creates, but Andrew got into the weeds on Starfinder armor design, an aspect I’m unfamiliar with of a system I barely know. But that just shows that not all Know Direction content is made for me.
Wednesday, April 14th
The KD Beyond team goes absolutely mad talking about backmatter!
This was my favourite network content from the last week. Jeff Grubb influenced the RPG hobby so much, playing a key role in the industry since early on and to this day. It’s a great reminder how young this hobby is, and how lucky we are to have access to the people who made it happen, many of which are still actively participating in it.
Guidance — Starfinder House Rules: The Overwhelming Operative
By Alexander Augunas
Alex’s unofficial “I Love Starfinder, But…” series continues with him trying to solve The “Operative” Problem. I know I just mentioned how little I know about Starfinder, but these articles have given me important insight into how the game works. Like, I know what an operative is, but this gives me a better idea of what it’s like to have an operative at the table.
Thursday, April 15th
Dramatic irony is when the audience knows more than the character. Like when a listener sees there’s another 40 minutes to a podcast and hasn’t heard anything about the show ending, but the characters face a decision that, if they’re wrong, will kill them all. Sometimes it creates tension. Other times, like this one, it makes the character’s tension hilarious.
Investing In: Bestiary 3
By Rob Pontious
Network members continue to spread our love for Bestiary 3. What a great book.
Friday, April 16th
I feel like Starfinder recently hit a stride that was missing in its sophomore years. The pace and quality of content released now meets the expectations of its player base. Adventure Path backmatter is the cherry on top, just a bit more strong content that adds to the overall experience.
Monstrous Physique — Falcon (SF)
By Luis Loza
As someone who read a lot of 80s Captain America in my formative years as a comic fan, I love that Falcon’s status has skyrocketed since Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Preview of April 19th to 23rd
This is back to Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.
Monday, April 19th
Tuesday, April 20th
John and Ron talk about Starfinder from the perspectives of a fan and a Paizo developer.
Andrew Marlowe shares GM and design advice for and from other game systems.
Wednesday, April 21st
The Know Direction Network flagship podcast, featuring news, reviews, and interviews.
Danielle, Ben, and Denice talk with Zachary Connelly on his game LOTS: A Competitive Tower Building Game.
Randal Meyer brings a Pathfinder campaign setting to life, one blog post at a time.
Thursday, April 22nd
The latest episode of Know Direction, the Know Direction Network’s flagship podcast.
Andrew Sturtevant creates Starfinder content, and shares insight into his decisions and his struggles along the way.
Friday, April 23rd
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.
Bend the Knee
By Loren Sieg
Loren asks members of an actual play podcast an elaborate question about their tabletop gaming opinions.
Now you know,