Now You Know – Now YOU Know

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 of the director of logistics, Ryan Costello.

We have an incredible track record of booking the guests we want, and those guests making it to the show. When “The 5th isn’t good for me” works as a punchline because we all understand the struggles of scheduling our games, it’s frankly shocking that we average maybe once a year where we don’t get the guest we wanted on the night we wanted them. Factor in the time zone difference between the hosts and the Paizo office, it’s nothing short of miraculous.

That said, we had my last five episodes as co-host of Know Direction planned since I announced my departure in September. Unfortunately, our originally scheduled guests for this Wednesday reached out last week with concerns they couldn’t make it. They confirmed the cancelled appearance yesterday.

Planning ahead of schedule sometimes leads to more issues than planning short term planning. I get it. Ask me if I’m free next Wednesday, I know for sure. Ask me if I’m free five weeks from now, my calendar may be empty, but I haven’t added that month’s activities to it yet. Heck, occasions I can’t miss might not have been scheduled yet.

That leaves us with a rare opening in our schedule. Rather than scramble to find an acceptable replacement, I turn it to you, our listeners. Bearing in mind this is one of my last episodes, what should it be about? What guest would you like to see me chat with one last time? What topic have you always wanted us to cover? Let us know your ideas for the episode’s content on the Know Direction Network Discord server.

Speaking of Know Direction Network content, here’s a recap of the network content from last week at the Know Direction Network:

Recap of November 8th to 12th

What happened last week on and

Monday, November 8th


Now You Know – Colourful Choices
By Ryan Costello

Why do I colour the Now You Know banners, and the Recall Knowledge banners before it, the way I do?

Tuesday, November 9th


Legend Lore 035 — Oracle

Luis and Loren cover one of my favourite 2e classes. My favourite part was Loren realizing just how good the 2e oracle is.

Wednesday, November 10th


Know Direction Beyond 63 Live – Mech Mayhem

Beyond is back, and they absolutely geeked out about the Starfinder mech rules introduced in Tech Revolution.


Presenting – Ruvaid Virk

I always appreciate when John finds a freelancer I don’t know and gives them a platform to introduce themselves to the community.


Behind The Screens – Dealing With A Marshall PC
By Ryan Costello

As promised (warned? foretold?) I turned an observation I made having been exposed to hundreds of hours of Paw Patrol into actionable advice for GMs everywhere.

Thursday, November 11th


Valiant Episode 26: In Which They Don’t Talk With A Skeleton

I loved this. The PCs had no reason to talk to this skeleton, but still they fabricated a reason to not talk to it that Luis admits in his aside he did not predict or understand. But he went along with it, because player agency.


Investing In: Grand Bazaar
By Rob Pontious

How great is Grand Bazaar? Rob’s here to tell you.

Friday, November 12th


Know Direction: Beyond 63 – Mech Mayhem!

Alex, James, and Vee like the mech rules so much, Alex even makes the argument that Starfinder’s starship combat rules should be rewritten with the mech rules as the template.

Preview of November 15th to 19th

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, November 15th


Now You Know – Now YOU Know
By Ryan Costello

Now YOU Know as in YOU get to decide the content of this week’s Know Direction. It’s like Choose Your Own Adventure, but it’s Now YOU Know.

Tuesday, November 16th


Digital Divination 043 

John and Ron talk about Starfinder.


Eldritch Excursion
By Nate Wright

Nate Wright’s journal of flavour and mechanics.

Wednesday, November 17th


Know Direction 263 Live

Perram and I talk about whatever you want us to talk about. Think of it as one big edition of Know Questions.


Game Design Unboxed 24: Sleeping Gods

Danielle speaks with Ryan Laukat, co-owner of Red Raven Games and designer and illustrator of Sleeping Gods, Above and Below, Near and Far, and more.


More Lore
By Scott D Young

Scott D Young’s deep dive into the minutia of Golarion lore.

Thursday, November 18th


Know Direction 263

Who knows what’s going to happen in the latest episode of Know Direction?


Something Creates
By Andrew Sturtevant

Andrew Sturtevant creates Starfinder content, and shares insight into his decisions and his struggles along the way.

Friday, November 19th


Intrepid Heroes 73

An actual play podcast of the Starfinder Adventure Path Dawn of Flame from Paizo.


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: