Most of you know that OneBookShelf (the parent company of DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild) has been maintaining Astral’s servers for a while now. Our initial intent was to keep Astral in operation for the foreseeable future. However, the costs associated with the platform have always exceeded its revenue, and it makes little sense to sustain these costs indefinitely. It will soon be time to shut down the servers for good. The time has come to wind down Astral as gracefully as possible.
Roll20 and OneBookShelf have now announced that they are joining forces, which you can read about here: https://bit.ly/3ANJAUp.
We will reach out soon to Astral users with details about the timeline of the planned shutdown and about new options we can provide at that time. In the meantime please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support channels and via Discord.
For my own personal note, I must say that this has been the most fulfilling duty I have ever had. Meeting so many likeminded individuals with the unified goal of creative gaming has been my utmost privilege, and I can’t thank you all enough for making Astral the reality it became, a simply amazing platform.