Every week, Now You Know recaps the Know Direction content of the past week, previews the Know Direction content of the week to come, and shares the thoughts on the state of the network from the director of operations, Ryan Costello.
Sorry to everyone at the network about missing my editorial last week. I’ve been grinding away at a deadline that needs all of my free time and unfortunately that’s taken away from my availability for my network responsibilities.
That said, I couldn’t let this week pass without acknowledging Intrepid Heroes’ milestone. After nearly three years, they’ve wrapped up their Dawn of Flame playthrough. Now I know they actually finished months ago, which John and Ron talk about on Digital Divination, but that’s no less of an achievement. The popularity of actual plays featuring Paizo Adventure Paths hit big a few years ago, followed almost immediately but these shows podfading mid-campaign (which we’re guilty of as well). Intrepid Heroes is Know Direction’s first actual play to complete a campaign. That’s exciting for them, and I am appreciative that the network gets to unlock that achievement.
Speaking of the network, here’s a recap of the Know Direction Network content that came from last week:
Recap of April 26th to April 29th
What happened last week on knowdirectionpodcast.com and twitch.tv/knowdirection?
Tuesday, April 26th
This episode featured a surprising and hilarious number of “Well, we’ve hit a dead end,” comments followed immediately by “But what about this lead?”
Wednesday, April 27th
If you want to see what excitement looks like, watch the video of Alex, James, and Vanessa talking about Drift Crisis.
The mind behind Starfinder Facts talks about the trajectory that got him from fan project to freelancer. It’s one of my favourite freelancer origin story tropes, and his includes robots!
Thursday, April 28th
Investing In: Book of the Dead
By Rob Pontious
I mentioned in the Private Sanctum a few weeks ago that I’ve never been less excited about a Pathfinder hardcover than Book of the Dead. And yet, after reading Rob gush about it, I too would love to see an actual play dedicated to it.
Friday, April 29th
Technical difficulties cut James off before the end of this week’s Beyond, so it’s Alex, Vanessa, and Dustin chatting in the Patreon, continuing their love for Drift Crisis and discussing Book of the Dead.
I don’t play Starfinder. If I started now, I don’t know if I’d want my first campaign to have Drift Crisis implemented. But as a game designer and gamer, how Alex, James, and Vanessa described the concept and execution makes me want to read this cover to cover. The idea fascinates me, and they more than convinced me of the book’s quality.
More Lore: The Lay of the Land
By Scott D Young
Scott shares his clever ideas and useful tips for showing your players what they should know about your campaign’s setting without exposing them to spoilers.
Preview of May 2nd to May 6th
Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.
Monday, May 2nd
I know I say this last time, but This! Is! IT! FOR REAL THIS TIME!!! After the climactic battle of the previous episode, our Intrepid Heroes’ assault on the Crucible comes to an end.
Now You Know – Facts From Fools
By Ryan Costello
I talk about what I just talked about.
Tuesday, May 3rd
On a personal note/full disclosure, I worked on Knights of Lastwall, including my first published 2e crunch. Looking forward to Luis, Vanessa, and all of your thoughts.
By Nate Wright
Nate Wright’s journal of flavour and mechanics.
Wednesday, May 4th
Danielle speaks with Randy Flynn about his design Cascadia published by Flatout Games.
Behind The Screens – Run An Inefficient Game
By Ryan Costello
Look, it’s probably not happening this week either…
Thursday, May 5th
John and Ron talk Starfinder.
Friday, May 6th
By Luis Loza
Luis makes monsters.
Now you know,