Now You Know – Post PaizoCon 2022 Program Note

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.

What’s in store for Know Direction now that PaizoCon 2022’s behind us?

Seminar coverage: As is tradition, we’ll be hosting audio recordings of the PaizoCon Online seminars. Note that this year, PaizoCon featured online and in-person seminars. However, the in-person seminars were designed to be more intimate and conversational, and it was suggested we not record them. So we’ll be releasing the 17 news- and product-related seminars that streamed over Paizo’s Twitch channel, in order, starting probably Thursday.

Pre-Recorded Know Direction: Instead of a live episode of Know Direction airing tonight, Paizo Lost Omens developer Luis Loza and PaizoCon 2022 guest of honour Vanessa Hoskins (a.k.a. Know Direction’s hosts) recorded an episode on Sunday, reflecting on their PaizoCon experiences. This releases Wednesday.

A Third Thing: I really thought I had three things to say related to PaizoCon 2022 network content.

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

Recap of May 23rd to 27th

What happened last week on and

Monday, May 23rd


Farewell Perram – Know Direction 276 Live!

I’ll admit, it was a weird episode, but a pleasant one. A lot of looking back, a little looking forward, and not much dwelling on the present.


Now You Know – Delaying The Inevitable
By Ryan Costello

I explained why we had to delay the episode by a week.


Tuesday, May 24th


Young and Adventurous 006 – An Unusual Amount Of Blood

The beginning of the end of our play through Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-17: Lost Maid of Anactoria.


Fox’s Cunning — In Defense of Silly
By Dustin Knight

Dustin counters the argument that RPGs don’t have room for silliness.

Wednesday, May 25th


Know Direction 276 – Farewell Perram

Thus ends an era.

Presenting – Jocelyn Hamilton

Excellent timing on this interview, as 5 Glyph and 5 Nova GM Jocelyn talks about Org Play at then upcoming PaizoCon. She also offers from amazing advice on setting up a Roll20 table, with John repeatedly saying that he uses her methods as his template.

Thursday, May 26th


Legend Lore 044 — Gorum

Luis and Loren kick off a new series, looking at the gods of Golarion, with the fightingest god of them all, Gorum. I like the format they went with, and I’m looking forward to future installments in this series.


Investing In: Knights of Lastwall
By Rob Pontious

When Rob’s not calling out my contributions to the latest Lost Omens hardcover or calling me lovely, he’s talking about all the things he lives about Knights of Lastwall, a book I also really enjoy but am far more biased about.

Preview of May 30th to June 3rd

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, May 30th


Intrepid Heroes 087 – Winter Combat Land

You know our Intrepid Heroes are in trouble when Kaholo’s the only one with Survival, but her score is -1.


Now You Know – Post PaizoCon 2022 Program Note
By Ryan Costello

If you figure out what my third point was, can you let me know?

Tuesday, May 31st


Eldritch Excursion
By Nate Wright

Nate Wright’s journal of flavour and mechanics.

Wednesday, June 1st


Know Direction 277 – PaizoCon 2022 Recap

Luis and Vanessa recap PaizoCon 2022, recorded at PaizoCon 2022!

Game Design Unboxed 38: Slingshot Maneuver

Danielle speaks with abstract game designer and YouTube reviewer Josh Kaplan about having a game sell out in a month, and what happens to your game when your publisher hits hard times.

Thursday, June 2nd


Digital Divination 58

John and Ron talk Starfinder.

Friday, June 3rd


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: