Adventurous – By The Campside 002

From time to time, there is downtime in an adventure. A chance for adventurers to sit together around the campfire, catch up, and get to know each other better. Likewise, from time to time, the cast of Adventurous will invite you to sit with us and find out what’s happening to the network, the our characters, and to the players. We’re releasing these By The Campside episodes separate from the actual play Adventurous episodes, so if you don’t want to know how we leveled our characters or hear us banter a bit, you can easily skip these and not miss out on any of the action. 

After an unplanned break, we let listeners know what we’ve been up to these past two months, and remind people where our adventurers were moments ago!

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Adventurous is a production of the Know Direction Network. Adventurous plays on the Roll20 virtual tabletop and uses the War For The Crown Adventure Path Roll20 products, provided by and available at Syrinscape provided our theme song and background music. Check them out at Finally, the network and content like this is made possible thanks to the generous donations of our patrons at


Jefferson Jay Thacker as Glanville Placid Humphrey Alencroft – Human Wizard (illusionist), Senatorial Hopeful

Cathy Dolan as Karrock Sena – Half-orc Cleric of Cayden Cailean, Young Reformer

Loren Sieg as Lily Campbell – Human Investigator of the Toxin Codexer variety, Young Reformer

Ryan Costello as Xavier Saveur – Elf Bard (wit), Rising Star

And Crystal Frasier as our illustrious Game Master.

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: