Now You Know – Take Care Of Yourselves

Every week, director of operations Ryan Costello shares his thoughts on the state of the network, recaps the Know Direction content of the past week, and previews the Know Direction content of the week to come.

Going to keep this one brief. My dad’s in the hospital with what is projected to be a manageable blockage in his lung. Owen  K.C. Stephens just got out of the hospital after almost a week spent dealing with pulmonary embolism, anemia, and pneumonia. And, in general, it feels like a larger number of people thn usual in my life are dealing with unexpected illness and tragedies. It’s weighing on me.

I’m not the first to say to reach out to your loved ones while you can, but I know I don’t listen to that advice as often as I should. It’s good advice.

Network Update

Originally I projected that the new content would roll out over February and March, but it’s starting to look like March and April is more realistic. Sorry about the delays, we want to make sure we launch strong, and that means more than just recording good first episodes but making actionable plans for the content going forward.

Speaking of content, here’s a recap of the Know Direction Network podcasts and articles that released last week:


Recap of February 13th to February 17th

What happened last week on and


Wednesday, February 15th


Presenting – Landon Winkler

Paizo Pathfinder Developer and freelance author Landon Winkler talks about their contribution to Pathfinder, and how their relationship with WotC employee and former Pathfinder designer Lyz Liddell weathered the recent OGL issues.

Thursday, February 16th


Investing In: Pathfinder Treasure Vault
By Rob Pontious

If you expect Treasure Vault to be one of Pathfinder 2e’s crunchier releases, this installment of Investing In is for you. However, if you’d like to know more about the book’s surprisingly deep lore, check out Part 2 of Rob’s review of Treasure Vault next week.

Preview of February 20th to February 24th

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, February 20th


Now You Know – Take Care Of Yourselves
By Ryan Costello

Sorry to be a downer, folks.

Tuesday, February 21st


Game Design Unboxed 57: Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying

Danielle talks with Chris O’Neill, designer of the Polymorph RPG system, about his latest game that uses that system: Mazes.


Wednesday, February 22nd


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

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

Thursday, February 23rd


Digital Divination 77

John and Jason talk Starfinder.

Friday, February 24th


Upshift 013

Jason and I talk Essence20.


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: