Now You Know – Taking It Slow

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.

Just a quick update on the future of the flagship, there are a few more variables in play since we announced the Know Direction podcast’s hiatus. We don’t want to set a new plan into motion only to have to change directions yet again. The extended delay is unfortunate, but we definitely want to find the right solution, not the quickest.

When we sort that out, you can also expect a shuffling of our other content. As you’ll see in this week’s recap and preview, Block 1 of our two block schedule features more content at this point, and I’d like to even the two blocks out again.

Speaking of Know Direction Network content, here’s a recap of the Know Direction podcasts, blogs, and streams from last week:

Recap of October 10th to 14th

What happened last week on and

Tuesday, October 11th


Young and Adventurous 011 – The Reason To Suspect Vampires

I swear, when someone brought up our twice planned but never used vigilante identities from the original Adventurous run, I nearly screamed and cried. The only reason I didn’t is because I couldn’t decide which to do first.


Fox’s Cunning — Destroyer of Shins

Last week, Dustin messaged me to say “Can’t do an article this week. Absolutely overburdened with work, sorry!” Only to message me minutes later with “Actually, here’s a short and silly one.”

That short and silly one ended up being one of his most popular, based on social media reactions.

Wednesday, October 12th


Presenting – David N. Ross

I’ve known David causally for years now, and I feel like I’ve been fairly aware of the content he puts out, but a concentrated thirty minute conversation about all of his work really cements how much he’s contributed to the games we play.

Thursday, October 13th


Investing In: Kingmaker Planning
By Rob Pontious

The collected, updated, and adapted Kingmaker has been a long time coming, but if Rob is to be believed (and how dare anyone suggest otherwise!), it delivers.

Preview of October 17th to 21st

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, October 17th


Intrepid Heroes 097 – The Signal

GM Ron Lundeen runs a band of misfits through the Starfinder Devastation Ark adventure path from Paizo.


Now You Know – Taking It Slow
By Ryan Costello

Consider yourself a little updated!

Tuesday, October 18th


Game Design Unboxed 48: Million Dollar Doodle

Danielle talks with Molly Zeff, co-owner of Flying Leap Games and co-designer of Million Dollar Doodle, a semi-collaborative entrepreneurship-themed drawing party game.


Eldritch Excursion
By Nate Wright

Nate Wright’s journal of flavour and mechanics.

Wednesday, October 19th


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

Veteran Game Master Ryan Costello talks with his fellow GMs on their side of the GM screen.

Thursday, October 20th


Digital Divination 68

John and Jason talk Starfinder.

Friday, October 7th


Upshift 004 – RAW, RAI, and The Rules

Due to a technical issue, Jason and I have to rerecord this episode, in which we discuss where Rules As Written end and Rules As Intended take over.


Iconic Design – Hero Forge Fridays
By Alex Auguna

Iconic Designs meets Hero Forge Fridays as Alex Augunas creates a mini and stat block every week.


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: