- Getting Started
- Rolling Dice
Running a Game
- Create Game
- Navigating Astral Maps
- Inviting players to your game
- Game Portal
- Vision Restrictions and Effects (Dynamic Lighting)
- Handouts and Documents
- Initiative Tracker
- Audio Player and Dynamic Audio
- Action Bar
- Game Settings
- Context Menus
- Drawing Tools
- Visual FX
- Astral Video Chat
- Character Sheets
- Map Editor
- My Vault
- Available Fonts in Astral
- Supported Files
- Replacing Sheet Pages Without Removing Contents
- Player View: Previewing as a Player
- Astral Performance Optimization
- Using Markdown in Astral
- Getting Best Results with Animated Maps
- Subscription Status, And How It Affects Your Party
- Additional Artistic Resoures Links
- Software Conflict Troubleshooting
- Beta Testing
- Beyond20 - D&DBeyond Integration: Support and Resources
Guides and Tutorials
- Astral Guides and Tutorials
- Community Created Guides
- Official Content
- Publishing on Astral
- Astral Translation Project
- Submit Bug Report
Using Markdown in Astral
Markdown is a markup language used to style content. You probably already know some markdown -- many services use basic implementations like
_underline_ to emphasize text. Under each table of examples are text examples that you can copy and paste.
On Astral, you can use Markdown to help organize and style your Character Notes and add flair to your chat messages and Actions! You can create sections in your notes by separating them with titles or horizontal lines, create bullet-point lists of loot or tasks, and more!
Astral supports all of the basic text options for markdown.
This text is **bold**
This text is _italic_
This text is ~~crossed out~~
This text is `code/monospaced`
This is a [link](http://www.trello.com)
Astral supports all of the header options for
h2 (Level 1 and 2 Headers) will have a bottom border denoting a new section or subsection. Note that text with
=== directly below it also gets rendered as Level 1 Header, as shown in the example.
# Header 1
Header 1 Alternative
=== (Or ---)
## Header 2
### Header 3
#### Header 4
##### Header 5
Horizontal Lines (Dividers)
You can add arbitrary dividers to your notes or chat messages with three consecutive dashes, underlines, or asterisks. Note that if you use
---, you need to leave a blank line before it so that it does not turn into a header.
Monospaced (Code) Blocks & Quotes
Make certain text visually stand out by putting them in a code or quote blocks. Quotes can also be nested within each other using multiple
> Near the caves, there's a hermit who will tell you:
>> "I don't know anything about that"
> > Don't believe him! He lies!
Fighting off goblins
can be very difficult
You can make numbered or bulleted lists by using numbers or asterisks as bullet points. Lists will be indented to separate them from the normal text flow. Numbered lists must be preceded by an empty line or they will be interpreted as plain text.
Note: Ordered Lists can begin with any number. Markdown will convert it to a properly numbered list. If you need to have a number and a period at the beginning of a line, for example
28\. March, you need to put a backslash before the period, as shown.
1. Add newt and fairy dust to pot
2. Bring to a boil
* Unknown location
* Unknown timeframe
* This murder might be hard to solve
You can also nest bulleted lists to make sub-points. These nested items will have a hollow circle instead of a solid circle.
* Big head
* Small hands
* (Because he's a T-Rex)
Use tables to show charts or layout content. You can control the text alignment with colons within the header separators. You can usually find the
| (Pipe) character above your
Enter key on the keyboard (It's usually
Shift + \). If you don't have access to that key, you can copy and paste the examples below.
| Name | Occupation |
| --- | --- |
| Bob | Restaurant Owner |
| Fry | Head Delivery Boy |
| Gorgak | The Destroyer |
Notice that the length of each "column" doesn't need to match.
| Item | Price |
| :--- | ---: |
| Health Potion | $20 |
| Hacked Flashdrive | $200 |
| Excalibur | $999,999 |
You can also center your text by using two colons at either end of the header separator.
| Center | Aligned |
| :---: | :---: |
| Center align | By using two colons |
You can now share images inline in your notes or chat messages. It's similar to the hyperlink syntax, except the brackets need an exclamation mark before them.
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