It's official! The newest batch of features and updates for Obsidian Portal has arrived! In this announcement, I'll be going over everything included in today's release, and making sure you receive all the important details. So let's dive right in!
In our quest to keep improving the site and bringing you more (and updated) features, some adjustments and additions have been made to Obsidian Portal's subscription service. For starters, a second subscription tier has been added! Located "between" Basic and Ascendant in terms of price and available features, our new Adventurer tier is intended to cater to new(er) or aspiring GMs just getting started, as well as players who wish to support continued development without having to go "all in".
Next, the price for new Ascendant subscriptions going forward has been raised slightly - from $4.99 monthly and $39.99 annually to $5.99 monthly and $49.99 annually. This change is intended to help fund future development cycles as well as be a reflection of the increased value inherent in an Ascendant account as a result of the new features that have been added (and will continue to be added as time goes on). As for our existing Ascendants, we have left your subscription price unchanged, as a token of our appreciation for your loyalty and support. We wouldn't be where we are today without you!
Finally, since we are now servicing two different subscription levels with two different payment schedule options each, we've updated and added to the existing functionality for changing or updating your subscription. Switching from one tier to the other, or from one payment schedule to the other is as easy as a single button click. We've also added proration on the back end, so you can change your subscription configuration at any time and your price for the remainder of the billing cycle will be adjusted automatically. As always, you can visit the Plans page for full details.
That's right, it's back! The dice roller returns to Obsidian Portal, with a brand new look and updated capabilities. Whether for single rolls or pools of dice, this feature is situated to meet your needs. Options are included for target numbers, exploding dice, and roll modifiers. The output tracks the roll result, total roll, and (if set) the number of successes versus the target number.
Access to this feature requires an Ascendant or Adventurer membership subscription.
Are you sick of endless scrolling on your campaign's longest pages? Are you tired of having to manually insert links and anchor points throughout your page to make navigating it not suck? Do you wish there was an easier way to get to specific sections of your page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we've got just the thing for you! With the new auto-outlining feature, your same-page navigation happens automatically. All you do is check a single box to turn it on and the rest is done for you! No more anchor tags, no more scrolling for days, no more hunting for the section you want!
Access to this feature requires an Ascendant membership subscription.
Access to this feature requires an Ascendant membership subscription. Additionally, while the inserted code will work with either editor, the insertion buttons only appear on the Textile editor at this time. Users presently using the CKEditor may need to familiarize themselves with how to Set the Default Editor in order to make use of these buttons.
Default Editor: Textile
New User Assistance
Our campaign to make the site more new-user-friendly continues, and for this patch we've added some "getting started" information to a user's profile page if they don't have any campaigns. These quick tips help give some direction and provide links to instructional material on the Help page. With new users landing on their profile page upon logging in for the first time, this was a prime location to put this assistance-based content, and will hopefully get our newest members up and running that much faster.
That's going to do it for the moment. If there ends up being anything I've missed, I'll update this post and let you guys know. Enjoy! We look forward to hearing your feedback.
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