Development Status

Suspended Active Development

Hello Astralnauts,

Over the past month we've informed the community of some bad news. Astral has left active development. Here's the announcement:

Astral TableTop was created by Tom Lackemann and began its life as PowerVTT in 2017 with the simple goal of creating a virtual tabletop software that was actually easy to learn and use. Over the years, largely thanks to feedback and engagement of its community, Astral grew to become the VTT of choice for hundreds of thousands of tabletop RPG players. Unfortunately, even with the growth that Astral has experienced, it has not attracted an audience large enough to be a thriving business. With the landscape for VTT’s looking to become even more competitive in the near future, Astral’s founder Tom has decided to retire from Astral TableTop to pursue other ventures. Fear not, however – Astral TableTop will not be going away just yet. Even though it will no longer be in active development, Astral will continue to live on as it currently is into the foreseeable future. OneBookShelf, the parent company of DriveThruRPG, partnered with Tom on Astral TableTop and will be continuing to oversee and maintain Astral’s current services even after his departure. Should OneBookShelf need to close down the Astral TableTop service completely at some point in the future, it will provide as much notice as possible to give everyone time to close or migrate their campaigns to another platform. The creation of something like Astral TableTop was a dream for all of the members of the team, as well as the countless community members who dedicated their time and care to help build this TTRPG platform we all love so much. We are eternally grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of your tabletop gaming adventures over these last 4 years. Forever, Your Astral Allies

"What does this mean?"

As stated, this doesn't mean the end for Astral. We're continuing to maintain the site and keep it running in it's current capacity. This just means that we won't be bringing new features and enhancements to Astral. We are continuing to keep the site running, and will do so for as long as we can maintain our server costs.

Subscription changes and Marketplace Closure

Astral’s Marketplace will be closing so no new items will be able to be purchased, but you will still have access to all items already in your Astral Vault and you will continue to be able to upload assets to your Vault. Yearly Subscription options will be removed and new, lower-cost Monthly Subscription options will be taking their place:

  • Gold Subscription - $5.99 per month
  • Platinum Subscription - $9.99 per month ​

Any time remaining on prepaid subscriptions will be credited to your account and automatically rolled over into the new, lower-cost, monthly subscription plans, meaning that you will end up with more time than you originally payed for.

If you were on a Yearly plan, you did not lose any time. Your Yearly plan has been prorated and the remaining balance has been awarded to your account as credit. You can review your available credit from your account management page.

We're committed to the Astral Community

Now, more than ever, your support matters more than we can describe. Your continued support ensures we can keep the platform running. We will keep you informed of any changes as far in advance as we can, be that good changes, such as being able to re-enter development, or bad changes, such as the worst case scenario of a shutdown.

We're committed to transparency with the community, and you won't be caught off guard or suddenly lose access to your campaigns and data. I encourage everyone to join our Discord Server for the most up-to-date news. You can also reach out directly to Astral Staff there, as we're available almost every weekday to answer questions and alleviate concerns.

Astral Staff continues to seek out new avenues to get us back into Active Development. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns, we're happy to help.