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What's New

As of August 21, 2020

Non PDF Handouts

We are excited to announce to you can now upload images, videos, and audio files as handouts for your players!

Share super secret tape recordings, a leaked video recording, or distribute a rare contract with your players.

This was an often requested feature and we cannot wait to hear what stories you tell with the new possibilities.

Cry ‘Havoc’! And let slip the Fog of War

The community has spoken; We are proud to announce that the first iteration of Fog of War is hitting beta this weekend!

Fog of War is our most requested feature and we are looking forward to delivering the best possible experience. Take a look at some of the early samples below.

Astral’s Fog of War is updated automatically, meaning there is nothing for you to manage or update as a GM. Simply enable Fog of War and let your players move around the map. As players explore, the map will remain uncovered and characters nearby will be seen. If players move away from other characters, the map around them will remain visible but the characters will not be - incredibly useful for ambushes!

You can also enable “Share Party Vision” which will allow all players to see the combined Fog of War from other party members. Fog of War can also be enhanced with the same visual FX (fog, fire, noxious gas, etc.) you are already used to. Get ready to uncover spooky jungles and legendary temples!

Fog of War will be a Pro member feature when it is released to everyone. See below for a list of known issues and improvements planned for beta in the coming weeks.

Update Character on Drop

In addition to Fog of War, we have also added a new game option from the game Settings (S) menu, ”Update Character on Drop”. This new setting allows a GM to enable or disable live dynamic lighting updates. Instead of instantly updating the vision of a character while dragging, the vision will only update after the player has dropped their character.

This setting can help prevent snooping players or can be used as a performance boost for lower-end machines.

New Marketplace Assets

Pro subscribers received instant access to over 200 new assets this week. You can also purchase this pack individually from the marketplace.

Stay tuned for more content updates!

Merchant Applications Open

Interested in becoming an Astral Marketplace Merchant? Please send an email to support@astraltabletop.com with examples of your work, and we’ll pick up the conversation there.


Changelog

We continue to address reported issues and requests. As always, we are very interested in your feedback.

Enhancements

Fixed

Thank you to everyone who reported issues this week.


In Progress

We continue to work diligently on your requests and feedback; please let us know your thoughts on Discord or the forums.

Drag and Drop Monsters, Spells, & More!

We are currently working on an interface to drag and drop 5e OGL monsters directly from your power bar. Not only that, but we’re currently working on a feature that will let you drag and drop pre-made spells and actions to your character sheets - no programming or customization required!

We plan to support all tabletop roleplaying systems but are starting with 5e OGL as it is the most widely used. If you would like to lend support by volunteering to help create content for these drag and drop features for your favorite system, please let us know!

Fog of War Beta

The first release of Fog of War for beta members is feature incomplete and will be iterated on over the next few weeks. Below are the known issues and improvements we are currently working on.

Known Issues

📣 We're Listening

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.

That's all for now!

Thanks for reading and for being a dedicated Astralnaut! We look forward to bringing you more updates from the Astral Plane.

- Team Astral