Recall Knowledge – October 19th to October 30th

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.

It’s official: Autumn is my favourite season and I was a fool for ever thinking it might be Spring.

Fall has it all. A gorgeous seasonal pallet. Warm breezes. Cool breezes. Gourdes. And Halloween.

Growing up, I had more ambition than ingenuity when it came to Halloween costumes. The height of ambitious costumes in my youth was a Ghostbuster costume my dad made. The details were all wrong -I wore black hockey pants (which are shorts, if you don’t know) over a beige shirt and grey sweats, the proton pack was more of a proton vac, made from cannibalized vacuum parts, and a pair of white goggles. And yet it was immediately recognizable for what I was going for. 100% credit goes to my dad. The opposite of that was when I tried to put together a Batman Returns The Penguin costume, which even included the official Batman Returns The Penguin nose. It was me in a white shirt, blue jacket, black pants, and no top hat. I had the nose, and an umbrella, a detail that was lost since it was rainy.

Like many aspect of my life, my Halloween game improved thanks to the Internet. Make-up tutorials make my award winning Two-Face costume possible.

Scarlett stars in A My Two Dads Halloween

Perram’s collaboration brought my award-winning Battle Armour He-Man’s the iPad battle damage gimmick to life.


And this year, with work from home, the only reason anyone besides my neighbourhood will even see my costume is because of the Internet. Hopefully that makes the last month of growing this awful mustache worth it.

Whatever this year’s costume may be…

Not much network content in this week’s editorial, I suppose.

Speaking of which, here is the Know Direction Network content from last week:

Recap of October 19th to October 24th

What happened last week on and

Monday, October 19th


Recall Knowledge – Guests and Growth

I thank our Guest Blogger Takeover guest bloggers, and introduce our listeners to Game Design Unboxed, our new board game designer interview podcast.

Tuesday, October 20th


Digital Divination 015 – Adventure Paths

For those who don’t know, DD co-host Ron Lundeen develops Pathfinder Adventure Paths for Paizo. He and his co-host John, who plays in a lot of Adventure Paths, examine the process and results of Adventure Path development.


Burst of Insight—Ruins of Yesterday’s Tomorrow Part 2
By Andrew Marlowe

Andrew reminds us how valuable of a resource Dragon Magazine was in its day. He cites a Robin D. Laws article from 2002’s Dragon issue 293 that is influencing his Fallout RPG.

Wednesday, October 21st


Know Direction Live – Pathfinder Society – The Book, The Organized Play Program, The Lifestyle

We crammed a lot into this episode, with both an in depth conversation about getting into Pathfinder through Pathfinder Society and a breakdown of the new Lost Omens – Pathfinder Society Guide, and it was great. Linda Zayas Palmer’s knowledge was invaluable in both of her segments, and Meagan Kelly’s interest and enthusiasm was infectious.  


Private Sanctum 007

The latest Know Direction after show for our $5+ Patrons is available now.  


Guidance: Formulating My Teenaged Wasteland
By Alex Augunas

So, oops! This was supposed to be Crystal Frasier’s week, but between the Guest Blogger Takeover and 2020, what even is time?

Speaking of 2020, Alex talks about his upcoming Starfinder homebrew and the challenges of designing a homebrew campaign in 2020.

Thursday, October 22nd


Something Creates – An Adventure (Quest #4)
By Andrew Sturtevant

Andrew wrote about mutagen spores in space and all I could think of was the GI Joe animated movie, and Chris Latta’s classic shrill delivery of the Cobra Commander line “Not the spores!!!” Y’know, to no one’s surprise.

Friday, October 23rd


Intrepid Heroes 046 – We Built This Starship!

There’s a moment that really captured my imagination this episode. For the most part, the cast is discussing upgrades for their starship, when Ron chimes in with observations his character Skootch made about the ship’s needs. The thing is, Skootch wasn’t there. Ron took over GMing duties from John for book 4, The Blind City, because he wrote it. It was interesting hearing the GM engage in a shopping conversation with a vested interest. I pondered the advantages and challenges of swapping GMs mid-AP.


Know Direction 235 – Pathfinder Society: The Book, The Organized Play Program, The Lifestyle

This episode made me want to play more PFS.


Bend the Knee – Worlds Collide: Air
By Loren Sieg

Loren conscripts Paizo designer Michael Sayre, Know Direction’s Director of Production Jefferson Jay Thacker (aka Perram), and listener  Aamir “Azih” Hussain to fight off an ancient Red Dragon attacking modern day Iceland.

Saturday, October 24th


Game Design Unboxed 000 – Meet Us

Everyone needs a friend like Danielle Reynolds. We’ve been collaborating on so many projects since we became friends. She mentioned having an idea for a board game podcast not long after the KD board room talked about how we could use a board game podcast on the network. Episode 000 is a great introduction to the hosts, but I can’t wait for episode 001 in a couple of weeks when the show really begins.

Preview of October 26th to October 30th

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

Monday, October 26th


Adventurous 046 – Morsels

Caution: Spiders!

Recall Knowledge – October 19th to October 30th


Tuesday, October 27th


Legend Lore 013 – Stealth


Fox’s Cunning by Dustin Knight

Wednesday, October 28th


Know Direction Beyond Live: Talking Fly Free Or Die with Paizo Developer Jason Tondro


Presenting – Gamers Making Games: Connor Young

I finally had time to put edit and release my conversation with Connor Young, winner of Paizo’s Battle of the Pantheons, from over the summer.


Guidance by Alex Augunas

Thursday, October 29th


Valiant Episode 3


Investing In by Rob Pontious

Friday, October 30th


Know Direction Beyond: Talking Fly Free Or Die with Paizo Developer Jason Tondro


Monstrous Physique by Luis Loza


Now you know,
Ryan Costello

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: