Now You Know – Gen Con’s Coming

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.


*sips coffee*

*checks calendar*

*spits coffee*

Gen Con is in three weeks?

As I discussed recently on Upshift, I’ll be attending my first Gen Con in four years. I’ve been to Gen Con in a professional capacity for so long, I’m rusty on how to Gen Con as an attendee. Not that I’m going 100% as a hobbyist this time. I’ll be MCing World’s Collide, the first Essence20 Multitable Mega Event. And my main motivator for attending the con instead of my cousin’s wedding that weekend (Devin understands) is that I have five Essence20 books debuting that weekend. But, I’m not promoting them in an official capacity. No seminars, no signings, not even working the Renegade booth. I’m attending Gen Con to be there when those products release.

So, what should I do this year? What have you loved doing at Gen Con in the past? What do you regret missing? Let me know on the Know Direction Discord server.

Speaking of Know Direction Network content, here’s what we released last week.

Recap of July 10th to July 14th

What happened last week on and

Monday, July 10th


Intrepid Heroes 111 – Contract Cancelled

When the PCs gleefully fight contract devils, it makes me wonder how personally GM and former lawyer Ron takes it.


Now You Know – Welcome Rat
By Ryan Costello

We welcome Tavern Rat cast member and TR and Legend Lore editor Drew Carbee to the network.

Tuesday, July 11th


Game Design Unboxed 67 – BarBEARian Battlegrounds

I really enjoyed Danielle’s interview with Julie Hern, who took worked so hard developing BarBEARian Battlegrounds into a proper game that she got a design credit out of it. She did the work she knew needed to be done and wasn’t afraid to ask for the credit she deserved.

Eldritch Excursion – Fear Itself
By Nate Wright

Nate created the Fear Phantom Eidolon, for Pathfinder 2e summoners looking to harness spookiness.

Wednesday, July 12th


Know Direction 292 – Luis Loza on Highhelm

I’m so happy Esther and Navaar got to experience the fun and wonder (funder, if you will) that is talking with Pathfinder Creative Director and former KD co-host Luis Loza about the Lost Omens line.


Know Direction 292 In Writing

Thursday, July 13th


Digital Divination 087 – Golarion World

Jason tells John and guest co-host Ron about Golarion World, one of Jason’s finest contributions to Starfinder.

Preview of July 17th to July 21st

This is Block 2 of our 2-block schedule.

Monday, July 17th


Now You Know – Spoke Too Soon
By Ryan Costello

An era not as ended as it appeared.

Tuesday, July 18th


Tavern Rats 002

The continuing adventures of the Tavern Rats, as they play through yjr Pathfinder 2e Quest for the Frozen Flame adventure path.

Wednesday, July 19th


Presenting – Christopher Alan Lopez

John chats with another Tavern Rat, Finn aka Christopher Alan Lopez.


Behind The Screens
By Ryan Costello

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

Thursday, July 20th


Legend Lore 59

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, July 21st


Upshift 21 – Essence20 Crossover Adventures

Jason and I talk about the writing and development of Memories & Salvations from the Field Guide to Action & Adventure, and this year’s Free RPG Day adventure, Cobra/Con Fusion.


Now you know,
Ryan Costello

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