Took my first hot lap last night. Purformed as promised.
I understand this is TL, so I understand if you DR!
We are all local. I setup two accounts, one for the GM, one for all the players. I gave the player’s account control of all the PC tokens. For the game, GM’s account is on a Macbook, player’s account is on a touchscreen PC [W10]. Both the Mac and PC are good but not great. All player had access to the PC, for moving tokens. Both appliances are wireless to my router then wired to a cable modem, backed by 100M [at least that is what I pay for]. Full FOW, medium size map, the beginning room was known to the PC. Five players, one has played a remote VTT game [Roll20] for 7+ year, one is anti-TECH, one is ready to move forward one is neutral, one is MEH.
We are using Astral as just a digital battle map right now. I would like to get all the players on their own accounts and devices for the map. Then get the players that want to character sheets on their devices. The majority are refusing to give up rolling hard dice. We also have a player lost in the hinterlands we would like to bring in remotely, eventually.
The touchscreen PC is not going to work. We had it laying on it’s back and NAH! Player could not see it well and moving tokens was a challenge. If everyone has their own account/device, I think we will be there, on that.
FOW sound/looks/feels/IS sooo coooolll. All the players [even Mr. Anti] liked it and immediately saw
 it’s potential. It really slowed thing down. Players be players. They did calm down a little, late in the session. I purposely kept the monster pop way down. We took all the PC tokens but one off the map and just move that one token until we needed to add one or more back to the map. That made it go a little faster/better. We did have one token stuck in the wall event, delete, add back, move on.
Any time I needed to edit the map the lag on the Mac went though the roof. I did find out later that another PC was also still logged in to the GM account while we were across the room playing. That may have added to what I was seeing.
As I said performed as advertised. I like everything I have seen. The players were, on average, not as thrilled as I had hoped. Trying to use the touchscreen brought multiple challenges. I really like that when I [on the GM map select a PC token, the FOW snaps on.
Are we exceeding the mandate of the software by trying to use a touchscreen? I am thinking of the players using a tablet to view/use the map. Is the standard a keyboard/mouse combo?
Need some recommendation for using the FOW better.
I would like to be able on the GM map] drag tokens around the without having to follow the wall lines I drew. If this already possible I missed it.
OK that enough for now