What's New

As of April 21, 2021

Video Chat heading out of beta for selective testing. This, and much more in our latest What's New!

Video Chat Update

Long-time Astralnauts know we’ve been trying to bring a quality video chat experience to Astral for some time. We want you to be face-to-face with your party right inside the Astral app.

Astral Video Chat demo

We have fresh hope that we’ve found a solution, so we’re announcing a limited release of Astral Video Chat!

Beta community members have had access to test the new video chat, and now we’re releasing it to all Platinum supporters for further testing. If everything goes smoothly, Gold supporters should have access to it in no time.

Astral Video Chat will be a feature for supporter accounts only. Other community members in the Beta program will still have access to Video Chat until it goes fully live.

While there are approaches to in-app video that would let us offer video chat free to all accounts, those approaches use peer-to-peer connections, which can lead to poor call quality, especially as more people join the call. Instead of offering something cheap but low-quality, we are building a streaming video service from the ground up to offer high-quality video to all party members, no matter where you are in the world.

Not yet a subscriber? Check out our pricing and sign up today!

Join Our Quest

Astral is expanding our talented team to help build the future of virtual tabletop roleplaying. Are you ready to join our party?

We’re currently searching for a software engineer.

Check out our careers page for more info.

Improvements to Canopy Layers

Just when you thought the Canopy feature couldn’t get any better, it did!

Canopy Layers now provide even more fine-tuned controls to improve the experience. New options, such as "Canopy Opacity", and "Canopy Fade in Group" are available to improve your players’ experiences. “Canopy Opacity” is available as soon as a layer is dragged into the canopy. “Canopy Fade in Group” becomes available if the layer is added to a group in the canopy.

Canopy Upgrade Demo

Canopy Opacity allows you to have complete control over how much a canopy layer fades, useful for making almost completely transparent rooftops to give a clear image of the inside of a building, while Canopy Fade in Group allows you to fade multiple layers at the same time.

Check out our Knowledgebase article on Layers for more information!

New Assets for Paid Supporters

Paid supporters received a new token pack this week! Complete your army with 96 new tokens from the "Stalwart Fighters" pack. These hardened soldiers and tacticians are ready to take to the field!

New on the Marketplace

This week we released over 220 new tokens for you to use in your games. Check out the latest releases this week!


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.


📣 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