- 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
- 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
- Beta Testing Architectural Changes
- Submit Bug Report
Beta Testing Architectural Changes
What you should know
Hello Beta Team!
We've been making some big changes in the background, and we're getting ready for final testing of some major architectural enhancements. This should solve many of the issues involving site performance and stability, as well as making the entire site feel faster and more responsive, as well as pave the way for improved account and asset management, as well as many other important Quality of Life changes.
Because these changes are so major, Astral's beta environment will not be able to easily update Astral's regular production environment with any changes made in beta. This means that functionally, beta and production will not be compatible while we're testing these changes.
What is the risk?
As with all enhancements (but especially so this time), we've put these changes through rigorous internal testing. We expect there will be no major issues. There's some very important information you should know about testing these changes to prevent data loss.
While these changes are being tested, both players and GMs will need to remain in a single environment. You are welcome to choose either the beta (https://beta.astraltabletop.com) or production (https://app.astraltabletop.com) environments, but until testing is completed, everyone in your games should remain in either Beta or Production for the duration of the tests.
If you or your players were to run sessions in beta then switch to production (or vice versa) during these tests, data may either not transfer to the other environment properly or may be corrupt and irretreivable.
What needs tested?
Other than beta being faster to respond, you should not notice anything different. We ask that you continue to use the beta site as normal. Uploads, asset lists, changes to maps, characters, asset tags all should behave normally and load faster.
Is there a way to opt out?
As always, you can choose not to take part by using the normal production site. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us via Discord's Beta channel, or by emailing us at [email protected]