Now You Know – About PaizoCon Coverage

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.

Last weekend was PaizoCon Online 2023. As usual, it featured hundreds of organized play games, online AMAs with a wide swath of staff, and dozen of panels. I’ve been asked if Know Direction will be hosting podcast versions of the panels, like we’ve done in the past. Unfortunately, I have some bad news. We haven’t received explicit permission from Paizo to host their audio this year. Without it, I’m afraid we won’t be able to offer our usual PaizoCon coverage.

PaizoCon Online 2023 videos are available on demand on Paizo’s official Twitch and YouTube channels. They cover the latest news about the Pathfinder and Starfinder RPGs and their license partners. Many feature Know Direction staff like Luis Loza, Vanessa Hoskins, Dustin Knight, and Jason Keeley.

Speaking of Know Direction staff, here’s what the team put out last week.

Recap of May 29th to June 2nd

What happened last week on and

Monday, May 29th


Intrepid Heroes 108 – Trolling

Starfinder has trolls! And those trolls are out to get our intrepid heroes.

Tuesday, May 30th


Game Design Unboxed 64: Stonewall Uprising

There was a point in this episode where Stonewall Uprising designer Taylor Shuss lost me: When he explained that it’s not a co-op but a two player competitive game in which a Pride player plays against a The Man player. “Why would I ever want to play as The Man?” I wondered. “Or play with someone who wants to play as The Man?”

Turns out, that was Danielle’s next question, and Taylor answered it deftly. Playing as The Man is supposed to make you uncomfortable, and open your eyes. My main motivation for wanting to try Stonewall Uprising was to learn, so his answer was perfect. If learning history doesn’t make you uncomfortable, you’re probably not really learning history.

Thursday, June 1st


Digital Divination 084 – Starfinder News from PaizoCon

PaizoCon was good to Starfinder fans, and John and Jason cover everything that was announced, and even some of what wasn’t.

Friday, June 2nd


Know Direction Beyond 75 – Evolution Solutions

The biggest Starfinder option released during the Beyond hiatus was the Evolutionist. Alex, James, and John look at how the new class changes the game.

Preview of June 5th to June 9th

This is Block 2 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, June 5th


Now You Know – About PaizoCon Coverage
By Ryan Costello

End of an era.

Wednesday, June 6th


Presenting – James Sutter

Former Starfinder lead, current independent author James Sutter tells John all about his new queer YA romance novel AND the new Starfinder comic, both out this month.


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

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

Thursday, June 7th


Legend Lore 56

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 18 – Behind Sgt Slaughter

Jason and I talk about the design And development of the G.I. JOE Roleplaying Game Sgt Slaughter Limited Edition Accessory Pack.


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