← What's New

As of December 01, 2020

Improved game interface for beta users plus hundreds of assets for paid supports and more!

Game Interface Update (Beta)

We are very excited to release an improved GM Game Screen to beta users this week that addresses some of the more common problems based on user feedback.

While we improve the performance and experience of Astral, we felt it was time to start cleaning up some of more confusing bits of the interface. We have been listening to feedback from users about the GM Game Screen and hope this clean up effort improves some of the more common issues.

What's Changed at a Glance

We will be actively listening to and working with the beta team to ensure this new experience is meeting expectations.

New Quickstart Game: Scion 2E, A Light Extinguished

The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. You are one of their children, born to the magic of yesterday and the promise of tomorrow.

Scion is a contemporary game of modern myth and epic heroism. Born from gods, you must take the role of a Scion, and use your newfound powers to stop mythic threats. Thanks much to community member SaharaZod for creating this amazing adventure and to TomCartos for the assets!

Dagger of Spiragos

You can start this free adventure by clicking the Scion 2E module on the home screen.


Changelog

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

Fixed

Thank you to everyone who reported issues this week.


New Assets This Week For Supporters

Wild times call for wild monsters, or something like that. All paid supporters unlocked 24 new tokens containing animals of the wild kingdom. Paid supporters can also give these monstrous minatures a home with the new cartographers pack, containing over 170 wordly tiles. That's almost 200 assets this week!

As always, you can also purchase these packs from the marketplace.

Not a paid supporter? Unlock incredible perks for you and your party today!

New on the Marketplace

Check out the latest releases this week!


Merchant Applications Open

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

In Progress

In addition to beta testing our new UI, we have a few more changes in the works:

Quick-Add Characters

Our previous iteration of Drag & Drop Characters allowed users to quickly pick token art from available token packs and assign a name to add to the game. While the new (free!) Drag & Drop character feature made things easier for systems which have a built-in list of monsters, it left gamers who play other systems without an easy way to quickly create characters. We’re investigating the best way to re-implement the Quick Add Character feature from before while minimizing the overlap and any confusion that might arise between these two similar tools.

HP as a Stat / Multiple HP Bars

What feels like forever ago, shortly after our revamped character sheet experience, we promised to deliver the ability to assign the HP bar value as a stat, and multiple HP bars to keep track of different resources. Unfortunately global circumstances and changing priorities forced us to postpone that work. We’re happy to share that we’ve resumed work on this feature and you should expect to see it in Beta soon!

📣 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