Recall Knowledge – Keeping It Brief

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.

You can rewrite lost text, you can redraw a lost image, but you can’t rerecord lost audio.

My editorial is very late, so a few important notes before getting to the KD content.

Last week I said I wasn’t feeling well so I got a COVID test. Results came back negative. I still feel pretty awful, with a sore throat and wicked cough. I feel like if I had to go out in public in my current state, I would set my phone to always display my negative test results so I could wave it around whenever I had a coughing fit.

I lost my voice on Wednesday, the low point of this cold. Coincidentally, the night that Loren and Vee replaced Perram and I to host Know Direction 245. I’ll go into more detail later, but they did such an amazing job. Wednesday may have been the low point of my cold, but their episode was the high point of my day.

And now, a recap of the Know Direction Network content you might have missed last week:

Recap of March 8th to March 12th

What happened last week on and

Monday, March 8th


Recall Knowledge – Getting By

By Ryan Costello

I talked about being sick and needing a break. Not much has changed in the last week.

Tuesday, March 9th


Digital Divination 025 – Aliens and Monsters

Digital Divination now splits its time between Starfinder gaming topics and writing for Starfinder/Paizo topics, with this one walking the line perfectly.

Wednesday, March 10th


Home Game vs OP vs Actual Play – Know Direction Live

I turned in for the first ten minutes to make sure the show kicked off without a hitch. It kicked off with more than without a hitch, Loren and Vee hit the ground with enthusiasm, getting right to the introduction and explanation before moving on to the topic.


Game Design Unboxed 10: ArchRavels

When I came across the XYZ book at the last in-person GenCon, I took a picture of ArchRavels, the game then on Kickstarter the booth promoted and sent it to a number of friends interested in fiber arts. They all expressed interest in the game. What a clever theme to choose for a tabletop game, with a built-in underrepresented audience and competition. Hearing the GDU cast talk about how the game came to be was a treat.


Groundbreaking – Caldera Magical Academy (Towers)
By Randal Meyer

Having laid out the purpose of the Caldera Magical Academy last time, this time Randal lays out the… uh… layout.  

Thursday, March 11th


Know Direction 245 – Home Game vs OP vs Actual Play

Having listened to the whole episode now, I really enjoy what Loren and Vee put together. The topic they chose was one I’d rather listen to than talk about, so that was nice for me, and I feel I learned a lot about both of their gaming history by diving into the context of the campaigns they’ve played and how they felt about them.


Something Creates – A Theme pt. 2
By Andrew Sturtevant

Andrew cites the sources of his inspiration for the theme he’s designing.

Friday, March 12th


Intrepid Heroes 055 – The Puzzle of the Sun

It’s a puzzle episode!

Preview of March 15th to March 19th

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

Monday, March 15th


Legend Lore Special Edition: One Shot Part 1: Meet Stabby’s Group

You’ve met the players, now meet the characters! I ended up leaving in a preamble in which Loren writes down everyone’s character’s name. It was entertaining, and I figured a couple of different ways in which we meet the characters just helps listeners remember them.


Recall Knowledge – Keeping It Brief

I actually managed to be brief!

Tuesday, March 16th


Legend Lore 022 – Monks

In their latest class feature, Luis and Loren talk monks. Curious to see how Loren spins a monk into a viking.


Fox’s Cunning by Dustin Knight

Dustin offers insight and helpful tools to enhance your game.

Wednesday, March 17th


Know Direction Beyond Live – SFS Season 4 with Jenny Jarzabski

Paizo’s newest Organized Play Developer joins Alex, James, and Vanessa to talk about the future of Starfinder organized play.


Presenting – Gamers Making Games: James Ballod

The Know Direction Network’s James Ballod joins John to talk about his place in the industry.


Guidance by Alex Augunas

Alex shares his thoughts and comments on topics getting attention in the RPG gaming community.

Thursday, March 18th


Valiant episode 13

GM Luis Loza runs Owen K.C. Stephens, Rob Pontious, Avi, and Jessica Redekop through an original, gun totting fantasy western story.


Investing In by Rob Pontious

Rob shares what he loves about the RPGs he’s been playing lately, and why you should check them out.

Friday, March 19th


Know Direction Beyond 55 – SFS Season 4 with Jenny Jarzabski

There’s an early buzz about this episode, so I’m looking forward to it.


Monstrous Physique by Luis Loza

 Luis makes monsters!


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: