Upshift 000 – Episode 0

Ryan and Perram test the format for the Know Direction Network’s Essence20 news, previews, and interviews podcast. They introduce themselves, cover some of the recent Essence20 news, and then take the Power Rangers RPG character creation rules for a test drive by reinterpreting G.I. JOE’s Snake Eyes as a Green Ranger (available here). All the while sharing their love of the brands Renegade Game Studios licensed for the Essence20 Roleplaying System.

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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: