Now You Know – Hero Forge Friday

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.

Other than our livestreams, most Know Direction’s content starts on the site and then gets shared. We’ve dabbled in content exclusive to social media, but most of it lost steam quickly. Most, but not all.

One stalwart example of Know Direction social media content is Hero Forge Tuesdays, which has been going strong since 2020. Every week, Alex Augunas builds and shares a Hero Forge miniature. At first they were simply fun designs he enjoyed. Over time, themes emerged. For a while he based his designs and colour choices on the various pride flags. After that, he turned Know Direction staff into iconic Pathfinder 2e classes. He’s almost wrapped that theme up, in fact, having started working on the cast of Intrepid Heroes.

Well, all good things must come to an end. Hero Forge Tuesday is no more. Instead, starting this week, you can look forward to Hero Forge Friday! That’s right, between regular podcast and article releases and Patreon content, Tuesdays have been busy with social media shares. Fridays, on the other hand, have more space for this kind of content. So Hero Forge Tuesday is reborn.

If you haven’t seen Alex’s miniatures, look up #heroforgetuesday on Facebook and Twitter. He has a Pro account, so as Hero Forge added more features, his builds evolved.

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

Recap of March 21st to March 25th

What happened last week on and

Monday, March 21st


Book of the Dead Sneak Preview! – Know Direction 272 LIVE!

Mark Seifter joined Luis and Vanessa to preview the living player character options chapter 1 of the upcoming Pathfinder RPG Hardcover, Book of the Dead.


Intrepid Heroes 082 – Livin’ It Up When We’re Goin’ Down

Our Intrepid Heroes road an elevator to the butt kicking baddies floor. That’s the floor you kick baddies butts on, by the way, not the floor you go to when you’re looking for baddies who kick butt.


Now You Know – Feedback Flashback
By Ryan Costello

Inspired by listener JoeCold on Discord, I revisited classic network podcast, the Gamer’s Guide To Pathfinder.

Tuesday, March 22nd


Know Direction 272 – Book of the Dead Sneak Preview

While my interest in Book of the Dead is pretty low, it was interesting to hear a deep dive into options for non-undead (I don’t want to say “living” because what is life?) PCs, and it’s always fun listing to Mark Seifter let loose.


Eldritch Excursion – The Finer Swings In Life
By Nate Wright

I deeply believe that the more minute the topic of Eldritch Excursion, the better the wordplay Nate comes up with for the title. Take for example The Fine Swings In Life, an article about rules for swinging on ropes and the like in Pathfinder.

Wednesday, March 23rd


Game Design Unboxed 33 – Century: Spice Road

Danielle speaks with Emerson Matsuuchi about the Century series of games, and how misunderstanding Plan B Games’ request for stand-alone expansions worked out for him.

Thursday, March 24th


Digital Divination 052- The Precog

John and Ron share their impressions of the Precog, the Starfinder class Ron’s playing in John’s Horizons of the Vast campaign.

Preview of March 28th to April 1st

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

Monday, March 28th


Valiant Episode 32: In Which They Talk To Some Ants

And why wouldn’t our Valiant heroes talk to ants?


Now You Know – Hero Forge Friday
By Ryan Costello

What could be better than Hero Forge Tuesday? Hero Forge Friday!

Tuesday, March 29th


Young And Adventurous – Lost Maid of Anactoria 003

Scott D Young GMs the old Adventurous crew through a modified version of an adventure he wrote for Paizo, Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-17: Lost Maid of Anactoria.


Fox’s Cunning
By Dustin Knight

Dustin offers expert insight and helpful tools to enhance your game..

Wednesday, March 30th


Upshift: G.I. JOE Is There!

Celebrate the official release of the G.I. JOE Roleplaying Game.


Presenting – Lysle Kapp

John chats with freelance author and lawyer Lysle Kapp.


More Lore
By Scott D Young

Scott D Young’s deep dive into the minutia of Golarion lore and how you can use it to enhance your game.

Thursday, March 31st


Legend Lore 42

Luis and Loren talk Pathfinder 2e!


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, April 1st


Upshift: G.I. JOE Is There

The culmination of almost 15 years of bringing up G.I. JOE on an RPG podcast!


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: