Gen Con is just around the corner (27 days from time of writing!)
From July 30 to August 2, Astral will be helping promote streamers and Gamemasters who are hosting events using Astral. Not only do we want to promote YOUR event, we want to help you out with a free month of Pro and other extras like custom Gen Con badges and subscriptions to gift to your friends.
If you’re interested in having us promote your event or stream, get in touch with us to apply!
We’ll be featuring a list of our favorite events and streams on our official Astral + Gen Con landing page!
In addition to the performance boosts to dynamic lighting last week, this week introduces EVEN MORE performance improvements - with some reports of dynamic lighting responsiveness being 100% faster!
But wait there's more!
Dynamic Lighting can now also be customized with “Transparency”.
Transparency lets you reveal portions of your map while keeping secrets revealed.
Players will only see other characters that are inside their vision circle. As players explore, enemies lurking in semi-transparent areas will remain hidden until they are close enough to see.
We hope this new transparency feature is a step forward to implementing a true “Fog of War” system.
More requests from the community were addressed this week:
Thank you to everyone who reported issues this week.
Thanks to our volunteers, we now have a functional system for suggesting spell actions on our Google Sheet. With this in place, we can open up this project to the general public! If you would like to help, please use the link below.
We encourage you to take the time to read the “Welcome” and “How to Contribute” tabs as they contain important information about making suggestions and edits. Thanks to all who are able to contribute!
You can find the project here:
Note: We have received a lot of feedback asking for this project to be expanded to other systems. We are considering this expansion after this project. Stay tuned!
We're continuing to look at the forums for feature requests, support tickets, and Discord to hear what you all have to say. Please don't hesitate to reach out and voice your feedback. Our table always has an open seat, let us know what you think.
Thanks for reading and for being a dedicated Astralnaut! We look forward to bringing you more updates from the Astral Plane.
- Team Astral