Now You Know – Centrepid Heroes

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.

Congratulations to Intrepid Heroes on their 100th episode, out today. It’s been almost three years since John Godek, Ron Lundeen, Stephanie Lundeen, Scott Keim, Mark Woolcott, and Rob Helm joined Know Direction and the network’s been stronger because of it.

John in particular brings so much to the network. His business acumen, personablility, and professionalism not only make his shows great, but give the rest of us assets to call on to improve our content. He’s also brought on amazing guest talent, like Jason “Jake” Tondro and Eleanor Ferron. Actually, I guess Eleanor is full time cast. She’s just such a get for Intrepid Heroes, I guess I still think of her as a friend of the network and not the Cast role she actually fills.

Intrepid Heroes is some of our most consistent content, and easily the most consistent actual play the network ever released. As someone who produces an actual play, I know how much work it takes, and yet John makes it look effortless. Especially when you consider the changes in how they record and play -going in person to online to I believe hybrid- in just the time they’ve been on the network, without missing dates or dropping in quality.

John may have said he doubts there’ll be another 100 episodes of Intrepid Heroes, but I wouldn’t be surprised. They’ve already recorded up to episode 130+, what’s about 70 after that? An accomplishment, that’s what?


Speaking of the content, here’s a recap of what went up on the Know Direction Network last week:

Recap of November 21st to 25th

What happened last week on and

Monday, November 21st


Now You Know – PF2.KD Status
By Ryan Costello

I address the sudden influx of two questions about PF2.KD.

Wednesday, November 22nd


Presenting – Karee Vogrin

Karee Vogrin’s Critical Hit Cookies is a fun addition to my social media, combines two things I love. Like, it just makes me happy that there’s an RPG-based bakery out there. And that it’s owned by a Pathfinder enthusiast, an Order of the Amber Die player, and a great person? Even better!

Thursday, November 23rd


Investing In: The Lore of Impossible Lands
By Rob Pontious

I received my copy of Impossible Lands in the mail not long ago. As much as I usually enjoy new Pathfinder hardcover deliveries, I was more excited about it because of Rob’s articles hyping it. It’s what I call the Pontious Effect.

Preview of November 28th to December 2nd

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, November 28th


Intrepid Heroes 100 – Giving Thanks

Our Intrepid Heroes take a break from their adventures to give thanks and reflect on the milestone they’ve reached.


Now You Know – Centrepid Heroes
By Ryan Costello

I take break from my editorializing to give thanks and reflect on the milestone Intrepid Heroes reached.

Tuesday, November 29th


Game Design Unboxed 51: Pirate Party: Women of the High Seas

Danielle Reynolds speaks with Marge Rosen about Pirate Party: Women of the High Seas, her Rummy variant featuring historical women pirates.


Eldritch Excursion
By Nate Wright

Nate Wright’s journal of flavour and mechanics.

Wednesday, November 30th


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

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

Thursday, December 1st


Digital Divination 71

John and Jason talk Starfinder.

Friday, December 2nd


Upshift 007 – Plotting Story Arcs

Jason and I talk about plotting story arcs for your campaigns.


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: