Recall Knowledge – Delays, But Not Dismays

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.

Not much to say this week, everyone.

I thought I’d be hyping my involvement in Renegade Con Virtual Special Edition, originally scheduled for this weekend. Unfortunately, it was decided that August 27-28 made more sense for the con, as more art and release details will be cemented by then.

This week’s KD is the rescheduled episode of The Lore of Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse, which I hyped a couple of weeks ago. I’m still hype, of course. And like Renegade Con, the delay may make the episode better overall since I’ve had more time to review the book.

And there are Network Content developments happening behind the scenes, I’m just not ready to speak publicly about them yet.

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

Recap of July 5th to July 9th

What happened last week on and

Monday, July 5th


KD Adventure Series – Troubles In Otari Part 1, Episode 2

Last episode we talked the talk, this time we fight the fights!


Recall Knowledge – Improving My Craft
By Ryan Costello

I went over why last episode had to be cancelled and set a goal for myself to learn OBS to reduce the likelihood it happens again.

Tuesday, July 6th


PF2.KD – The C-A-Bs of Character Creation

An exciting update to PF2.KD, Perram fleshes out his idea that characters should start with an 18 in their class’ key ability by shifting the order of the A-B-Cs of character creation.


Legend Lore 029 — Gnomes

Luis and Loren go over what makes gnomes so interesting.


Fox’s Cunning – Elementary, My Dear Watson! The Bubble Alchemist and Bubbology
By Dustin Knight

Inspired by a surreal piece of art by Matteo Brizio, Dustin designed a variety of Pathfinder 2e options with a bubble theme. Bubbles!

Wednesday, July 7th


Presenting – Lyz Liddell

Lyz is a fascinating person, a passionate gamer, and it turns out she gives a great interview.


Behind The Screens – The Subcampaign
By Ryan Costello

Fascinated by how original Hulu animated series Solar opposites is two completely different shows with the slightest overlap, I wrote about how my fellow GMs can use that same idea to change the storytelling dynamic of our campaigns.

Thursday, July 8th


Investing In: The Mwangi Expanse
By Rob Pontious

Thank goodness for Rob, getting the timely Mwangi Expanse coverage out there. If you can’t wait until Wednesday’s episode, or even if you can, Rob covers the important talking points about this book.

Friday, July 9th


Know Direction: Beyond 60 – Tech Revolution Preview with John Compton

Every Starfinder hardcover changes the game, and from the sounds of it, Tech Revolution is no exception. I have an idea for a swarm species nanocyte, where every member of the swarm is a tiny engineer. And I don’t even play Starfinder!


Monstrous Physique Presents: Summoned Monsters, Vol. 2 (PF2E)
By Luis Loza

Luis shown an energized giant with scales and angelic wings to Dom Ellis, Ron Lundeen, and Andrew Mullen, and they gave him the Monument to the Storm Goddess, a Sharishi, and a Shrieking Gestalt, respectively.

Preview of July 12th to July 16th

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

Monday, July 12th


Know Direction Special Interview with Chris Sims: The Nazi Rules

Former Pathfinder developer Chris Sims recently posted a counter to the argument that adding depth to the cultures of orcs, goblins, and the like “ruins” tabletop RPGs. Perram liked the argument so much, which uses Nazis as a stand-in for fantasy creatures, that he offered to interview Chris about it for an impromptu special episode. 


Recall Knowledge – Delays, But Not Dismays
By Ryan Costello

Totally stole this title from The Weekly Planet

Tuesday, July 13th


Digital Divination 034

John and Ron talk about Starfinder from the perspectives of a fan and a Paizo developer.


Burst of Insight by Andrew Marlowe

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

Wednesday, July 14th


Know Direction 253 Live – The Lore of Lost Omens – The Mwangi Expanse

Authors Allie Bustion and Jabari Weathers join us to talk about their contributions to Lost Omens – The Mwangi Expanse.


Game Design Unboxed 19: Kittycataclysm

Danielle and Denice talk about Bez Shahriari’s game Kittycataclysm. From trimming down the design to make a quicker playing game to interweaving cat puns into a mechanically solid design.


Guidance by Alex Augunas

Alex shares his thoughts and comments on topics getting attention in the RPG gaming community.

Thursday, July 15th


Know Direction 253: The Lore of Lost Omens – The Mwangi Expanse

The Mwangi Expanse hardcover! It’s lore! 


Something Creates by Andrew Sturtevant

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

Friday, July 16th


Intrepid Heroes 64

An actual play podcast of the Starfinder Adventure Path Dawn of Flame from Paizo.

Bend the Knee  Heightened

By Loren Sieg

Loren asks members of an actual play podcast an elaborate question about their tabletop gaming opinions.

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:

Know Direction Pathfinder Podcast