Now You Know – Friday Content

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.

For about a year, Know Direction released a podcast and an article on a daily basis. The world’s changed, the network’s changed with it, and we’re not as rigid about churning out as much content as we used to be. I’m happy as long as we have a podcast or article every day.
Which brings us to Fridays. Our regular Friday content has dwindled to the point that we have only one release scheduled: the monthly release of Know Direction: Beyond.
This is largely my fault. My original plan was to release an Essence20 article on Fridays, and new episodes of Upshift. While we haven’t seen the last of Upshift, my freelancing on Essence20 games doesn’t leave much room in my writing for another weekly blog. I have trouble keeping up with Behind The Screens.
Now that we’re past PaizoCon coverage, I think it’s time to meet with the KD directors and see what we can do to improve the network and fill this gap in our schedule. If there’s any Know Direction Network content you’d like to see, let us know.

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

Recap of June 20th to 24th

What happened last week on and

Monday, June 20th


Now You Know – Missing The Host Chair
By Ryan Costello

I ponder what it’s like to not currently be hosting a podcast.

Tuesday, June 21st


Fox’s Cunning — Surveying Spies
By Dustin Knight

You don’t have to know SPY x FAMILY, the anime that inspired Dustin’s latest articles, to appreciate the new spy themed content he’s designed.

Wednesday, June 22nd


Presenting – Brent Bowser

Find out how this Organized Play Regional Venture Captain handled the impact the pandemic had on his local scene, and how he got into freelance writing.


Thursday, June 23rd


Legend Lore 046 — Magus

Luis and Loren work out the origins of the magus and why such a common trope of fantasy games is rarely seen in fantasy fiction.


Investing In: Cool People, Hot Products
By Rob Pontious

Rob crams in as many people and products that have inspired him lately.


Preview of June 27th to July 1st

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, June 27th


Know Direction 279 Live – Psychic Preview

Luis and Vanessa preview the psychic base class from the upcoming Dark Archives.


Intrepid Heroes 089 – Armored Attack

From traveling on sponges to fighting armour, Intrepid Heroes has all the textures covered!


Now You Know –
By Ryan Costello

Have you hugged a freelancer today?

Tuesday, June 28th


Game Design Unboxed 40: Canvas

Danielle speaks with Jeff Chin and Andrew Nerger, about how translucent cards inspired their game Canvas.


Eldritch Excursion
By Nate Wright

Nate Wright’s journal of flavour and mechanics.

Wednesday, June 29th


Know Direction 279 – Psychic Preview

Not to downplay the other content KD’s previewed, but I think getting an early look at the psychic is especially exciting, and I’m looking forward to Luis and Vanessa’s thoughts. None of which were meant to be psychic puns, but this is the world we live in.


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

Veteran Game Master Ryan Costello talks with his fellow GMs on their side of the GM screen.

Thursday, June 30th


Digital Divination 60

John and Jason talk Starfinder.


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: