Now You Know – Back In More Ways Than One

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

Sorry about the unscheduled absence. As I mentioned in the last Now You Know, my dad was in the hospital. At the time, I said it was “projected to be a manageable blockage in his lung”. Ends up, he needed a quintuple bypass. They didn’t even know he’d need five bypasses until they started a scheduled triple bypass, and made the call mid-surgery. Fortunately, he’s now recovering comfortably at home, and the whole procedure didn’t cost our family a fortune because of Canadian socialized medicine. I don’t care that I’m getting political, the higher the number of family members I still have rises thanks to MediCare, the more I appreciate it for the gift that Canadians give ourselves.

Network Update

My dad and Now You Know are not all that’s back. After Luis left an 8-month hole in our lives, Legend Lore returns with a new episode and a new cohost. Jessica Redekop, cast member of Valiant and our play through Troubles In Otari, and a contributor on the majority of Pathfinder 2e sourcebooks. She brings rules and product knowledge comparable to the departed (from the show, he’s fine) Luis, and a love of Pathfinder to match regular cohost Loren Sieg.

That’s not all. Next week, a new era of the Know Direction podcast begins.

Esther Wallace and Navaar Jackson join the Know Direction Network as the new hosts of the Know Direction podcast. Esther GMs the Pathfinder 2E actual play Chromythica, advocates for disability inclusivity, and designed Front Porch, a worldbuilding game about gossip. She recently appeared on an episode of Presenting.

Navaar hosts the Secret Nerd Podcast, and is a cast member on the upcoming An Unwavering Force, a Star Wars actual play run on Pathfinder 2e with an all BIPOC cast. He appeared on last year’s Know Direction Special Episode: February 2022 Black Excellence Showcase.

The new episode of Know Direction debuts next Wednesday, but our Patrons received early access to Esther and Navaar’s first episode.

Recap of March 6th to March 10th

What happened last week on and

Tuesday, March 7th


Game Design Unboxed 58: Hues and Cues

Scott Brady the designer of Hues and Cues published by the Op Games talks about making a colour-matching party game that’s colour-blind friendly.

Thursday, March 9th


Digital Divination 078 – Starfinder Enhanced

John and Jason are both excited to talk about the newsworthy upcoming hardcover that they both worked on, the recently announced Starfinder Enhanced.

Preview of March 13th to March 17th

This is Block 2 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, March 13th


Early Access: Know Direction 285 Introducing Esther and Navaar

Esther and Navaar introduce themselves, go over their paths to Pathfinder, and their plans for Know Direction’s future.


Now You Know – Back In More Ways Than One

We promised we were back in more ways than one, but we’re even back in more ways than two.

Tuesday, March 14th


Legend Lore 050 – Going From 5e To 2e

Recorded during the 2023 OGL debacle, Loren and new host Jessica welcome any former D&D 5e players to Pathfinder 2e with a run down of the rules, and a comparison of the classes from the two games.

Also, oops, this was supposed to be out on Thursday. Oh well, enjoy the new episode a few days early!

Wednesday, March 15th


Presenting: John Godek

For the 100th episode of Presenting, a special guest host interviews John! Congratulations, John, on the major milestone.

Thursday, March 16th


Investing In
By Rob Pontious

Rob shares what he loves about the RPGs he’s been playing lately, and why you should check them out.

Friday, March 17th


Upshift 13 – Just Wait Recap And Other News

We missed two episodes due to my personal issues, but Upshift is back and in its new Block 2 time slot. Jason and I discuss the even more Essence20 announcements from RenegadeCon Virtual: Just Wait Special Edition.


Now you know,
Ryan Costello

Ryan Costello

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: