Now You Know – What’d I Miss

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.

In case anyone didn’t hear, Montreal was hit with its worst ice storm since 1998. And like in 1998, we suffered widespread power outages. My house was out of power for 70+ hours. Fortunately, my in-laws share their power grid with Montreal’s biggest hospital, so they never lose power. Still, even though I had access to hot water and a place to charge my electronics, my online agility took a hit. And wouldn’t you know it, it was a big week for Paizo news. So, here’s a summary of what I failed to share over the last week:

  • Get Your Tickets for PaizoCon Online 2023
    I’ve seen a few people online equate “PaizoCon is only online this year” to “There’s no PaizoCon this year.” Well there is a PaizoCon this year! It’s online, May 26th to 29th, and tickets for Warhorn games are currently available.
  • Paizo Partners with BKOM on Two Pathfinder Games
    Two new Pathfinder games are hitting the market this year, from BKOM Studios, including one launching on Steam later this year. Despite being based in Quebec (but Quebec City, which is a while away from Montreal), I don’t know much about this studio or its games. However, if their game play matches the quality of their graphics, this could be a huge deal. I will be actively following news of this new game as it develops.
  • First Draft of the ORC License Ready for Public Comment
    The fervor over the OGL may have died down when WotC fully reversed their position, but it still opened the RPG industry’s eyes to how vulnerable publishers are to the whims of Wizards of the Coast. The ORC announcement was a huge deal, and the update is appreciated.

Network Update

There’s more podcast content abrewing, but it’s still too early to go into details. So, no network update this week.

Speaking of the Know Direction Network, here are the articles and podcasts that released last week:

Recap of April 3rd to 7th

What happened last week on and

Monday, April 3rd


Intrepid Heroes 104 – And We’re Back

Intrepid Heroes is back! And they’re entering the Devastation Ark end game. You can tell, because they came across the backstory of the ark that’s doing all that devastating.


Now You Know – For The LOLs
By Ryan Costello

April Fools!

Tuesday, April 4th


Game Design Unboxed 60: Word Wipeout

Joe Barron had me at Wordle, but with cards.

Wednesday, April 5th


Know Direction 286 – Impossible Lands

Esther and Navaar share their thoughts on the recent Lost Omens hardcover, Impossible Lands.


Know Direction 286 In Writing

Did you notice that this In Writing’s banner was similar to but different from last episode’s banner?

Thursday, April 6th


Digital Divination 080 – Starfinder Comics

Several episodes in the making, John and Jason talk about Dynamite’s Pathfinder and Starfinder comics.

Preview of April 10th to 14th

This is Block 2 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, April 10th


Now You Know – What’d I Miss
By Ryan Costello

I mean besides my release date.

Wednesday, April 11th


Presenting – Jeremy Blum

John chats with freelance writer and game designer Jeremy Blum about his work on the recently announced Pathfinder Tian Xia hardcovers and Season of Ghosts adventure path


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

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

Thursday, April 12th


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, April 13th


Upshift 15

Jason and I haven’t recorded this week’s Upshift yet, so I can’t guarantee this episode releases this week, sadly.


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: