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Help us replace old equipment and expand our coverage of tabletop roleplaying games.
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Know Direction needs your help. To continue to expand and grow, we not only need new equipment like cameras for convention coverage, we need to fix the outdated recording equipment and editing software we use to bring Pathfinder enthusiasts weekly audio content.

If we reach funding, the website, currently located at 35privatesanctuary.com, will be relaunched with a new URL as a Pathfinder-dedicated website with Know Direction as the new flagship podcast. With the new site comes better blog formatting, more news coverage, and more opportunities to play with fun Pathfinder content.

This relaunch includes:

* Redesign the website with a new URL

* Separate RSS feeds for each podcast on the network

* Know Direction becomes the site’s flagship podcast

* Rebranding Know Direction into the Pathfinder news, reviews, and interviews podcast

* Rebranding 3.5 Private Sanctuary as The Private Sanctuary Podcast, following the same format (twice monthly, rotating between a Feature, a GMing episode, a Crunch episode, and a Flavour episode) but discussing Pathfinder RPG options

* Twice weekly blog posts, including the Pathfinder Sociality, Live Freelance or Die, 3rd Party People, and UnConventional features

* More video content

* More original rules

About Us

Know Direction, the Pathfinder news reviews, and interviews show, and The Private Sanctuary Podcast, the topical gaming podcast for Pathfinder enthusiasts and 3.5 loyalists, are among the longest running gaming podcasts, and the premier podcasts dedicated to Paizo’s Pathfinder setting and roleplaying game. Since 2007, our content has been completely free for the users. The opportunities the show has presented us and the admiration our fans have shared are all we ever needed to keep going. However, the technical difficulties we’ve experienced the better part of this year have prevented us from delivering the level of quality we expect from Know Direction and The Private Sanctuary Podcast. Help us upgrade our equipment and relaunch the website by backing our Kickstarter.

Stretch Goals

The more we fund, the better we can meet our goal. Once we have funded enough to improve our podcast recording equipment and software, we will start upgrading our webcameras for our live recordings, purchase a camera for seminar recordings at conventions, and turn our offices into proper recording studios. But that’s not all. For every goal we reach, we will add to the A Gnome In Need PDF adventure.

$3,000: Unlocks adventure

$4,000: One of the areas of the world-hopping adventure will be written by Pathfinder developer Mark Moreland, art upgrade

$5,000: One of the areas of the world-hopping adventure will be written by Pathfinder developer Adam Daigle, cover upgrade

$6,000: One of the areas of the world-hopping adventure will be written by RPG Superstar Matt Goodall, art upgrade

Add-Ons

These add-ons are available to anyone who backed at the $20 level or above. Expect more add-ons to be announced this Wednesday during a special pledge drive episode of Know Direction, live at 8:00 pm EST on youtube.com/knowdirectionshow.

Voice of the Gnomeless: For an additional $15, backers receiving A Gnome In Need get MP3 files of Ryan Costello, Jr reading all of the adventure’s box text, as well as key pieces of dialogue from the adventure.

Slashers: Looking to turn your game into a blood bath? You can add this exclusive PDF of four monsters for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game based on now classic slasher movies of the 70s, 80s, and 90s for $5. Kill your PCs in their sleep with the dream stalker, a duplicitous fiend who traps mortals on demiplanes of its creation to kill them and capture their souls; the relentless is a lumbering behemoth capable of incredible stealth and speed that just won’t stay dead; the first razorfist was a construct that nearly perfectly resembled a human, save for the blades that stood in for its hands; and the skin-cloaked killer is a deranged humanoid with no skin of its own, it kills and eats other humanoids to wear and gain a semblance of their power. Includes original art by Cathy Dolan.

Risks and challenges

Based on the established Know Direction and Private Sanctuary release schedules, backers can expect approximately 26 episodes of each podcast over the next year. Know Direction’s con coverage depends on con attendance, the costs of which are not included in this campaign’s initial goals, as well as the participation of volunteers.

If the A Gnome In Need adventure funds, backers can expect the PDF product to be available within 6 months of the end of the funding period.

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    Compass: Our sincerest thank you! If everyone who downloads our podcasts donated at this level, we would meet our goal several times over.

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    Shout Out: Everyone who pledges at this level will be thanked on the air of an episode of Know Direction or The Private Sanctuary podcast, in addition to your name being mounted on the new website`s hall of fame. Everyone who pledges at this level also receives the stretch goal bonuses, and the right to purchase stretch goal add-ons.

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    Navigator: Have some tricky read-aloud text? A fan of one of the characters on the show? You provide the text, Ryan provides the voice! Have any text of up to 100 words (subject to certain guidelines, Ryan is a children’s author afterall) read in the voice of your choice, to the best of his (non-professional) voice acting ability.

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    Cartographer: Backers at this level choose a topic for a Know Direction banter segment, or a Private Sanctuary 3.5 Minutes segment.

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    Ally: Have a podcast or blog? If you pledge at this level, Ryan or Perram will make a guest appearance, which we will promote in a Shout-Out on Know Direction.
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    Stargazer: You and five friends get to participate in a special online 4-hour scenario selected and run by the host of your choice: Ryan, Perram. Limit one game a month per host.

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    Patron: Your company, or a company or your choice (with their approval) have their advertisements run on all of our podcasts in a month (four episodes). This includes the production of original ads by Ryan Costello, Jr, who produced the popular Chimera Games and Noble Knight Games ads from the podcast. Looking to promote a product? Have a Kickstarter you want to make people aware of?
    We limit the number of ads we run in any given month to two per podcast, so be aware that although the company whose ads we run will be able to request the not-necessarily-consecutive months their ads run, availability is limited and based on first-come, first-served. You may contact us from a business e-mail account for listener numbers.

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    Telescope: Join Ryan and Perram as a guest co-host for the recording of an episode of Know Direction. Only one guest for any given episode, first come, first served.

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    Wayfinder (North America Only): Ryan or Perram come to your home, local gaming store, or local convention for a weekend of gaming and hanging out with you and your gaming group. Will run and record a 8 hour (or two 4 hour) Pathfinder RPG game session(s). You pick the setting, you pick the sourcebooks.

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