Know Direction Pathfinder Podcast

Know Direction 97 – Atmosphere

Benjamin Loomes, the creative director of Syrinscape joins Perram and Ryan to talk about creating an atmospheric RPG experience. (Streamed live on Dec 10, 2014)
And don’t forget to use the voucher code KNOWDIRECTION for a free Syrinscape soundset: Attack on Sandpoint!


Interview – Syrinscape creative director Benjamin Loomes

  • Syrinscape;
  • Chaotic Campaign: What are some of the most basic and fundamentally useful things someone needs to consider when establishing atmosphere?
  • Sound at the gaming table and why you’d do it?
  • Rig your gaming table for sound;
  • Folly and sound FX;
  • Atmosphere and tone;
    • Players start setting tone and atmosphere as soon as you decide you like a certain color of dice. (perram)
  • Syrinscape SoundSet Creator
  • How do you design a sound set?
    • Giggles
    • Pain
    • Chinking weapons
  • New Subscription plans
  • The Dicestormers
  • Pathfinder Licensed Content;
  • Voucher Code for a free soundset: Attack on Sandpoint!
    Offer code KNOWDIRECTION/knowdirection



Wrap Up and Shout Outs


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Ryan Costello

What started as one gamer wanting to talk about his love of a game grew into a podcast network. 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 the director of logistics and co-host of Upshift podcast, dedicated to the Essence20 RPG system he writes for and helped design. You can find out more about Ryan and the history of the network in this episode of Presenting:

1 Comment

  1. A couple things: down loaded Syrinscape after the “atmosphere” episode. Subscribe to the monthly adventure path option. I am impressed with what I am hearing so far. Also any progress on the stretch goals of the Kickstarter? Did you finish “A Gnome in need?” how bout’ the shout outs?

    PS. hope you guys receive some free materials from Paizo … I have bought several items based upon your reviews and I am primarily a 3.5 player still (particularly like Ultimate campaign and would not have discovered drive thru rpg as early as I did if not for your show)
    Keep up the good work!

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