@Olivia, welcome to Astral.
At the moment, Astral doesn’t support importing sheets. The devs are currently focusing on stability and performance due to the massive amount of new users in these times.
Still, they’re constantly trying to add new features, and they try to prioritize the ones with most votes in the
Feature Wishlist And Ideas! category.
I’d recommend checking that out and vote for the ones that you feel are more important for you.
I’ll throw in some current charsheet-related examples:
Given the value of quickly creating a large number of assets programatically as a developer, this would also help the community as well. Having switched platforms has made it painfully clear that the biggest hurdle for switching platforms is creating all the content over again. It would be amazing if I could keep custom content in JSON objects outside of the platform and import them in. Even if the JSON object structure is different for each platform, I can easily write a python script for spitt…
Setting up character sheets can be tedious. But for many systems there are “fillable” PDFs available, using PDF form fields.
If Astral would support PDF forms, it would make setting up character sheets much faster and easier, plus no more fiddling with positioning and alignment of fields. Many times, the fields are also properly named already, so they could then be directly referred to.
How much effort it is to support fields depends on which PDF library Astral is using, so the devs should chi…
Digging around in the forums for a bit, I’ve come to realize that the dev team is currently overhauling the entering of data into character sheets, but I thought I would pose this question anyhow in case it wouldn’t be addressed by upcoming changes.
I come from the perspective of D&D 5e, but this issue applies to nearly any system with NPC’s. I’ve found that when prepping for sessions, the benefit to effort ratio for entering an entire monster stat block into the monster block template in Astr…