Welcome to August! It’s another great month for TaleSpire and Tales Tavern and we’ve got a bunch of great updates. New badges, some exciting results from July’s charity stream, and big announcements for this month and beyond!
Badges! Get your badges here!
This month we wanted to add a bit more fun to the site. Starting soon Tales Tavern accounts have achievements you can complete to earn badges to show on your creator profile. Simply head over to your profile page and you can see what you’ve earned, as well as what you have yet to earn. You can also view other creators’ profiles and see what they’ve done so far. We have designed one special badge for the creator of the month that shows up next to the creator name throughout the site. And that brings us to…
Istallri Astra named August Creator of the Month
Yes, it’s been a long time coming…okay a few months really. If you don’t know who he is, or haven’t seen his work, then where have you been? You can read a bit more about him at https://talestavern.com/august-creator-of-the-month-istallri-astra/ or on his wonderful TT profile. Istallri is an amazing, creative, fantastic builder and a long-time friend of the Tavern. We’re glad to feature him and highlight his incredible work!
Need a guide? We’ve got one for you.
We’ve had a few guides out for a while but never officially listed them anywhere, so the new TaleSpire Guides Page has been made public and added to both the home page and in our navigation menu. Right now the main guides are for those starting new with TaleSpire (terminology, players guide, and sharing guides) but we hope to have more in the future.
Asset Replacer Officially out for Patrons
Last month we mentioned this but we put a few more tweaks in our asset replacer tool. You can find it at https://talestavern.com/asset-replacer/. Currently as we work through any potential issues, we have it available to all our patreon supporters, which you can join at https://patreon.com/talestavern. One of our goals is going to be working on new enhancements to this tool and then taking it public for everyone to use, though patrons will have an enhanced version available as we get that working.
Tales Tavern Tweaks
Well besides the bigger tasks, we did a number of tweaks and bug fixes to the site. One of those is adding the ability for collections and campaigns to now have multiple images. This is mostly going to be of use for campaigns and soon we’ll be rolling out some more pages and layout changes to more properly display our Campaign Page. We’ll also be rolling out additional changes in August such as new pages to feature slabs/boards, campaigns/collections, creators and much more.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital Charity Event and Minis!
Last month, BlueBoxRPG and LordGosumba hosted a charity event to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We’re proud to announce the stream raised over $8,000 (double the goal) for this wonderful charity. During this very special event Demongund, Istallri, Jonny Ree and Jason (Dwarf) from Bouncy Rock, and myself played in TaleSpire as the “Company of the Bounding Boulder” . It was a great time, some serious shenanigans and a special rock were involved. Plus, Bouncy Rock released a new Bounding Boulder mini asset pack just for the event.
If you’d like to check it out you can see the stream on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgpjHrUZ7B8
Dimension 20 – New Season using TaleSpire!
And now for probably the biggest news of all. If you haven’t heard, Dimension 20 will be using TaleSpire for their new season, which starts on August 18th! You won’t want to miss the dnd shenanigans.
But wait, there’s more! If you haven’t already noticed, there’s new minis in the trailer. Many of these were imported from HeroForge. There’s no official date yet, but Bouncy Rock confirmed they are working with HeroForge and so something is coming soon to allow import of minis! I told you we had big news!
That’s all we have for this month’s Tales Tavern update! Keep your eyes peeled for quality of life changes to the website and if you have questions talk to us in the community Discord. Thanks for your everlasting support adventurers!