Between September 2008 and December 2011, the Know Direction Network periodically released episodes of an original work of audio fiction called Dwarfed. This fantasy satire began life as a spec script when I was hoping to work fulltime as a screenwriter. When my career plans changed and my podcast took off, I invited my friends, some of which will sound familiar to longtime listeners, to record the dialog for the characters in the script. Then, over the next few years, I recorded the narration and assembled Dwarfed into 9 individual episodes. Those episodes are no longer available on the website, but they’ve been collected for the first time here as the Dwarfed Special Edition.
What started as one gamer wanting to talk about his love of a game has turned into an empire of gamers talking about their games. 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 a co-host of the flagship podcast, Know Direction. You can find out more about Ryan and the history of the network in this episode of Presenting: http://knowdirectionpodcast.com/2021/01/presenting-ryan-costello/