Now You Know – Remove Disease

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.


As you might have noticed, I missed last monday’s Now You Know and last Friday’s Upshift. I’ve been dealing with a rogue illness. I spent Sunday on the couch, but mostly fine. Then Monday I woke up and regretted that decision instantly. Tuesday I was on the mend and felt good enough to go to work. Wednesday was revenge of the illness, and probably the worst I felt the whole time. I cancelled the Upshift recording Jason because it hurt to talk, and I genuinely worried my voice might permanently change. And that’s my trademark! People didn’t even know I had a face for the first five years I was podcasting.

Thursday started the “I am on the mend, I’ll probably feel all better by tomorrow” trend that continues to today.   But tomorrow!  Tomorrow I’ll be all better.

Network Update

Know Direction: Beyond has me working muscles that haven’t moved in eight months. I made an event promoting a live recording.

It’s good to have Beyond back. Not only does it revive our stagnant Twitch and YouTube channels, but it’s an exciting time to be a Starfinder player. Starfinder Enhanced looks to revise the game’s rules while commiting to this edition of the game for the time being. And while John and Jason do a good job touching on the biggest Starfinder news when they banter on Digital Divination, having a dedicated Starfinder news, reviews, and interviews podcast back on the network feels good.

Speaking of network content, here are the articles and podcasts that released last week:

Recap of April 24th to April 28th

What happened last week on and

Wednesday, April 25th


Presenting – Andrew Geels

When Andrew Geels talked about PFS Core in this episode, I realized Pathfinder’s been around so long, I can be nostalgic for it.


Behind The Screens – Closed Door Protocol
By Ryan Costello

Hey, I wrote a Behind The Screens last week! It could have been called Behind Closed Doors.

Thursday, April 26th


Legend Lore 53 – Making Monsters

Loren and Jess examine the leathery underbelly of the Pathfinder 2e monster creation rules.


Investing In: Order of the Amber Die’s Abomination Arsenal
By Rob Pontious

The Order of the Amber Die remains my RPG gaming squad goal, and any insight into how they do what they do is appreciated.

Preview of May 1st to May 5th

Block 1 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, May 1st


Intrepid Heroes 106 – Plan of Action

With their friends close, their enemies closer, and their co-conspirators in the party, our Intrepid Heroes prepare for the incoming devastation.


Now You Know – Remove Disease
By Ryan Costello

Two colds and an ice storm. It was a rough April.

Tuesday, May 2nd


Game Design Unboxed 62: Deadly Dowagers

Sarah Shipp talks about her card-drafting game about how improving your station in Victorian England can be murder.

Wednesday, May 3rd


Know Direction 288

Esther and Navaar host the Know Direction Network’s flagship podcast, dedicated to Pathfinder news, reviews, and interviews.

Thursday, May 4th


Digital Divination 82

John and Jason talk Starfinder.

Friday, May 5th


Know Direction: Beyond 74 – Interstellar Species

Alex, James, and new co-host/producer John Godek review one of the Starfinder hardcovers released during KD:B’s hiatus: Interstellar Species.


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: