For those of you who haven’t the foggiest idea of what we’ve been working on, let’s be transparent. We have been working with the beta team to develop and deliver Fog of War. This week, we introduced several behind-the-scenes optimizations so that Fog of War runs buttery smooth. There is a still a lot of work to do, but we're making great progress!
If you're part of the beta program, login and try Fog of War for yourself today! For more information, see the In Progress section below.
Our latest Game Kit has been released! Gauntlet of Spiragos is a free adventure now available to all community members. This is Part 1 of the Spiragos (Scarred Lands) trilogy and is designed for characters of 1st level (though it can be adapted for parties up to 5th level). The future installments in the series, Dagger of Spiragos and Ring of Spiragos, will be available for purchase on DriveThruRPG soon, and will take your PCs to even higher levels. After you complete the Gauntlet of Spiragos you'll be able to save your characters to your vault and carry them over into the next installments.
Visit your “Home” screen to create a new game from this Quickstart adventure. As always, our game kits come complete with everything you need to run the campaign. Characters, maps, handouts -- the works.
Thanks to Community Member LaMorte for this game kit!
Are you ready for some darkness? This week we’ve added a whopping 7 new character sheet templates. These new sheets come complete with stats and actions required to automate your gameplay and make running and playing these systems easier.
Check out our new 13th Age template, as well as 6 templates for World of Darkness (Vampire the Requiem 2e; Werewolf the Forsaken 2e; Half-Damned 2e; Changeling the Lost 2e; Mage the Awakening 2e; and Hunter the Vigil 2e). You can find them in your character vault, and they're automatically used when creating characters within a game using the associated rule system.
Would you like to unlock 199 animated, high-quality maps in your Astral account? Astral has partnered with leading animated map cartographer Dynamic Dungeons to make Dynamic Dungeons’ huge library of maps available on Astral.
To unlock these 199 gorgeous maps in your Astral account, you’ll need to jump over to the Dynamic Dungeons Patreon page and sign up to be a Chaotic Good level patron (the $5 tier) of Dynamic Dungeons. You will then get access to a link to unlock these maps under your Astral account.
The maps have been converted to improve in-browser performance for all Astral players in a game, and they’re ready for you to place dynamic lighting down and add other Astral effects.
We plan to periodically convert and add new Dynamic Dungeons maps as they are produced.
Dynamic Dungeons content is temporarily unavailable for redemption. We were instructed to deactivate the coupon link and complied. We are confused about why they wanted it removed, but do not yet have an explanation from them yet. Please feel free to ask Dynamic Dungeons directly via Patreon or Discord. We would be happy to restore access to Dynamic Dungeons patrons as soon as we have permission.
Check out the latest releases this week. Over 400 new assets went live this week on Astral! We'd also like to formally welcome Historical Battlefields to the marketplace!
Get your Sci-Fi and historical fix with the latest token packs from Historical Battlefields. Whether you’re fighting off the horrors of the universe, or taking the fight to the frontlines of WW2, this latest release is for you.
Interested in becoming an Astral Marketplace Merchant? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with examples of your work, and we’ll pick up the conversation there.
Pro subscribers now have more options when populating their fantasy towns with this new Rustic Townsfolk Portal Pack. You can also purchase this pack from the marketplace.
Normally, Pro members receive instant access to at least two new packs per month, but thanks to Mythic Portal, we've recently been launching one pack a week. If you're not a Pro member, why not upgrade today?
We continue to address reported issues and requests. As always, we are very interested in your feedback.
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Thank you to everyone who reported issues this week.
These are some known issues with the current fog of war implementation in Beta.
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