Now You Know – The Schedule Shuffle

Every week, 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 from the director of operations, Ryan Costello.

Did you wake up this morning, open your podcatcher, see the latest episode of Intrepid Heroes, and and think it was Friday? It’s not, but you’re justified for your confusion. As foretold last week,

The Know Direction Network schedule moved around to accommodate Know Direction’s new recording time (new episode TONIGHT!), as well as the new Essence20 content. Most of the changes affected the podcast releases. Going forward, here’s when you can expect the Know Direction Network Content:

Block 1


Twitch: Know Direction

Podcast: Intrepid Heroes

Article: Now You Know


Podcast: Know Direction

Article: Burst of Insight, Eldritch Excursion


Twitch: Upshift

Podcast: Game Design Unboxed

Article: Behind The Screens


Podcast: Digital Divination

Article: Something Creates


Podcast: Upshift

Article: Monstrous Physique

Block 2


Podcast: Valiant

Article: Now You Know


Article:  Fox’s Cunning


Twitch: Know Direction Beyond/Geek Together

Podcast: Presenting

Article: More Lore


Podcast: Legend Lore

Article: Investing In


Podcast: Know Direction Beyond/Geek Together

Article: Basic Training/3.I.JOE

A few notes:

  • Mondays are once again Actual Play day for the network.
  • The Intrepid Heroes/Valiant release dates now line up, like Digital Divination and Legend Lore. Basically, twice a week, you’re getting either John Godek or Luis Loza.
  • Speaking of Legend Lore, I may have missed a branding opportunity by not having it release the same day as More Lore…
  • What’s Basic Training and 3.I.JOE? They’re my new Essence20 G.I. JOE blogs. Between now and the release of the G.I. JOE RPG, I’ll be sharing the history of the brand and setting information in Basic Training. Once the G.I. JOE RPG releases (currently scheduled for early Summer, but the global shipping situation undercuts any attempt to schedule a firm date), I’ll switch to 3.I JOE, which is like the G.I. JOE equivalent of Iconic Design, except it covers three builds instead of one.
  • Although on the schedule, Upshift does not debut until January 26th.
  • Block 2 Tuesday is the only day without a podcast release (although, realistically, most Block 2 Fridays that aren’t Know Direction Beyond weeks will also go Geek Togetherless). If we get Adventurous back in the rotation like we’re planning, it’ll most likely slot in there.

Speaking of the content, here’s a recap of everything that came out last week on the Know Direction Network:

Recap of January 3rd to 7th

What happened last week on and

Monday, January 3rd


Now You Know – New Year, New Hosts, New Show, and New Schedule
By Ryan Costello

Like this week’s announcement, but broader and less specific!

Tuesday, January 4th


Fox’s Cunning – Ranking the Runes: Armor Edition
By Dustin Knight

More runes get ranked! This time, they’re armour runes.

Wednesday, January 5th


Presenting – Rob Pontious

I love it when John talks to Know Direction staff. I’ve known Rob for two years now, but how well do I really know about Rob? Now that I’ve heard him on Presenting, pretty well.

Thursday, January 6th


Investing In: PAX Unplugged & the Games Ahead!
By Rob Pontious

Speaking of Rob, he recaps the highlights of PAX Unplugged from December 2022, and looks forward to the games he’ll be investing in in 2022.

Friday, January 7th


Eldritch Excursion – Reflection
By Nate Wright

I like what Nate did here. He went back to some of his earlier articles and created additional content for them. It’s like an Eldritch Excursion Companion.

Preview of January 10th to January 14th

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, January 10th


Know Direction 267 Live – Monsters of Myth Breakdown

The all new, all different Know Direction team (Luis, Vanessa, and, filling in the Cyclops role, Perram) covers the latest Lost Omens hardcover, Monsters of Myth.


Intrepid Heroes 077 – Intruder Alert!

Our Intrepid Heroes fly full speed into their new time slot, and deeper into the first part of Dawn of Flame book 6: Assault on the Crucible.


Perram’s also told me he has a mysterious special episode he recorded over the weekend that’s releasing today. Stay tuned!


Now You Know – The Schedule Shuffle
By Ryan Costello

If the O’Donnell side of my family has an anthem, it’s The Harlem Shuffle. And if I had even the slightest confidence that the Pathfinder RPG audience and people who know The Harlem Shuffle crossover, I’d have filled this space with modified Harlem Shuffle lyrics.

Tuesday, January 11th


Know Direction 267 – Monsters of Myth Breakdown

One of the questions we had about bringing Luis on as a KD co-host was how he’d balance that role and his status as a developer on Paizo’s Lost Omens line. Well, we’re going to find out in his first episode.


Eldritch Excursion
By Nate Wright

You may have noticed that Nate just released an Eldritch Excursion. The holiday hiatus caused some confusion about when his article was due. We’re working it out, but don’t be surprised if he skips this week’s EE.

Wednesday, January 12th


Game Design Unboxed 28: CULTivate

Danielle speaks with Austin Foss (Pops) and Jenna Radtke (Bejou) otherwise known as part of the Pops & Bejou team and the designers of CULTivate.


Behind The Screens – A Game Master’s Responsibilities
By Ryan Costello

I’m launching a Behind The Screens series that covers the basics of GMing.

Thursday, January 13th


Digital Divination 47

John and Ron talk Starfinder.


Something Creates
By Andrew Sturtevant

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

Friday, January 14th


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: