Abide Asteria has grown in size and scope including what we have on the site. Things are progressing nicely. This won’t be finished before 2021 to a playable state, but we are getting close. Please stick with us as we finish polishing up the Story Teller’s Corner and Lore.
We’ve been working hard since late last year to design a method to teach you Abide Asteria. Things are really starting to shape up and I’m super happy with what we have so far. We’re past planning, partly into writing and designing new images to help guide new players.
You might be wondering why go through all this effort? The biggest hurdle I’ve seen while presenting the game to others is they’ve never played anything like it. This tutorial will help ease them into a new custom system with unique rules and gameplay. Now’s a great time to join in and follow along. If you’re interested in testing the tutorial reach out over discord or email us directly.
I hope you all have a safe and wonderful 2023.
Thanks for your support and following along with Abide Asteria. This year was absolutely huge for us. We posted a total of 11 new pages, every one of them with new verbiage for better clarity and increased emersion, updated every piece of equipment and created dozens more! We also attended our first convention to show off the game and learned a lot from doing so which leads me to the next big update and my plans.
Our next big goal will be turning towards new players and the ease of learning this system. I’ve already known for a long time that people struggle with our card based system, it isn’t something like hardly any people have tried and many haven’t even heard of such a thing. I even had one person tell me that they thought playing with cards was impossible. The good news is, of those who tried the system quickly picked it up and thought it was brilliant.
The next big question is, how do we accomplish that? I’ve spent the last month and hand full of days digesting the convention and how we can bring Abide Asteria to people who’ve never played it before or don’t think it will work well. Essentially my plan is to build a self playable distress. To elaborate on what I’m saying; I can build a few rounds into a page on the website we can post and let people see how combat and duress works. In my experience watching other people play Abide Asteria for the first time it only takes about 2-4 rounds on their turn for them to have that ‘aHa!’ moment.
Ideally I’d like to build this out with pictures and make it in such a way that you can pick up a deck of cards to follow along but with any random hand you may draw. This scenario will have a set character, set skills and obviously a in stone story and setting. I hope to make it in the same way as a choose your own adventure, that way you may pass or fail a check and take that outcome. This will allow you more freedom to learn your hand the rounds and give it some minor replay value. This is not however planned to be a full Solo RP Adventure, more like a simple and short example of what one could be like. As much as I’d love to start publishing those, my time at this point in development would be better spent on improving the game and adding more content to the ruleset.
So given that last sentence why would you bother doing this? Is a question I’ve asked myself. Having players and a community I can bounce ideas off of and gather important feedback is really what I need the most right now. We have a small group of amazing play testers but there’s only so many things they can run up against, especially when I’m hosting as the guide ninety percent of the time. Hope that if you’re out there and enjoy Abide Asteria, you’ll reach out and let me know of any questions you may have or issues you find!
Thanks again and I look forward to 2023, with any luck it’ll be bigger than this year!
Thank you for your interest in Abide Asteria, we didn’t want to leave you wondering as to what the state of the game is.
We’re still actively improving and developing Abide Asteria. Our goal is to have the site updated with all new pages before September. This includes new verbiage re-written by an English major/writer. We’ve also got new images coming and every page is being redesigned from scratch using what we’ve learned so far.
The best place to reach us is on Discord, we’ve noticed a uptick in visitors and many of you are clicking the link but not joining. We understand if you cannot join or don’t like our strict security policy. We’re just using the generic Discord maximum security to protect our users and lower the chance of bots. If you’re not interested but still want to know more, feel free to use the contact us form to email direct to us.
Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to continuing to improve this new way to travel the stars!
“Abide Asteria is astounding! It is free, it is fun, and it is the perfect tabletop system for veterans and newbies alike. Abide Asteria is a card-based tabletop game that combines easy-to-learn-rules with boundless possibilities. You are not limited to sci-fi or fantasy, because this game has both. One moment you are breaking into a high security bank vault alongside a literal dragon, and the next you are fleeing across a castle courtyard engaged in a spell-slinging battle with androids. This game is wild!”
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“I played Abide Asteria for an charity event that was run by The Lead Developer. It is easy to pick up and they ran a fun game for a group of more chaotic players. I like that all you need is a deck of playing cards and a website to play. It gives it a lot of room to have cooperative story telling. The game is easy to get into. The races were some of my favorite. It isn’t often that you get to play a full dragon running around in space!”
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We have finished our current web redesign. All of our commissioned art is now on display. We hope to have more in the future! We’re working on a bug inside the equipment page on mobile devices but otherwise we expect this should be working. We encourage you to join discord for a much more detailed change log and updates as they happen. We also want your input!
We have been working hard to bring Abide Asteria to life. This month marks a huge milestone as we launched both Discord and The Guide to Asteria. Though the guide will take a lot more work we are excited to have it put down on paper for others to read and give us input. We have other really exciting works happening in the background. If you want more frequent and detailed updates, follow along on Discord.
Thank you for stopping in! Welcome to Abide Asteria.
Abide Asteria has reached a state of early access. We’re inviting people to come join us and help fix rules, bugs and balancing. If you’re interested in hosting Abide Asteria for your group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you the pre-release “Teller’s Corner” which is the Game Master’s rule book.
We are cleared for launch. Over the next coming months or maybe years. Abide Asteria will grow. Our goal and mission is to bring you an easy to start game with your friends while having more strategy and choices for your game.