Now You Know – Queen’s Holiday

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.

No editorial today as it’s Victoria Day, one of those holidays where the monarchy tries to bride the citizenry of the commonwealth into celebrating them by giving them a day off. However, I do still want to give the hardworking staff of the Know Direction network their due for all of the great content put out last week and coming up this week.

Recap of May 15th to May 19th

What happened last week on and

Monday, May 15th


Intrepid Heroes 107 – Battle for Jatembe Park

As someone who doesn’t play Starfinder , I love how Intrepid Heroes teaches me details about the setting. For example, I’d never heard of Jatembe Park. I know Old Mage Jatembe from Pathfinder, of course, but I didn’t know lush greenery surrounds Absalom Station. Bonus, our own Alex Augunas worked on Jatembe Park lore.


Now You Know – Are RPG Campaigns Lost Media?
By Ryan Costello

This editorial was shorter than it could have been because all of my other thoughts on the matter were existentially dreadful.

Tuesday, May 16th


Game Design Unboxed 63: Star Realms

What happens when two Magic: The Gathering Hall of Famers get together and a deckbuilding game? In the case of Robert Dougherty and Darwin Kastle, the designers of Star Realms, massive success.

Wednesday, May 17th


Know Direction 289: Firebrands Review

I believe I went on record saying that Firebrands is the PF2 release I’m most excited about this year. That still holds true, even with the Pathfinder 2e Remaster news. I’m intrigued by Remaster. I’m excited for Firebrands.


Know Direction 289 In Writing

A transcript of KD 289, for those who prefer a written format.

Thursday, May 18th


Digital Divination 083 – Talking Mechs

What I liked about this episode is that John clearly picked this topic because he’s prepping to GM To Defy the Dragon and turned asking Jason for advice on running mechs into network content. I couldn’t be happier.

Preview of May 22nd to May 26th

This is Block 2 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, May 22nd


Now You Know – Queen’s Holiday
By Ryan Costello

Yay national holidays. Boo the monarchy.

Wednesday, May 24th


Know Direction Beyond 75 Live – Evolutionist Class Feature

Join Alex, James, and John live on Twitch as they look at the Evolutionist.


Presenting – Christopher Rondeau

John chats with new professional GM and owner of Skald’s Tale Entertainment, Christopher Rondeau.


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

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

Thursday, May 25th


Legend Lore 55

Jessica and Loren talk Pathfinder 2e.


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, May 26th


Upshift 17

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: