Changelog

Updates from the Quest Portal development team.


Feb 2, 2024

RuneQuest comes to Quest Portal!

Image of the new RuneQuest books in Chaosium Core

RuneQuest has been added to the Chaosium Core Library

RuneQuest comes to Quest Portal 🎉

We have added LevelUp 5e, a free claimable D&D adventure, and included RuneQuest with Chasoium Core!

Build your adventures in Glorantha with RuneQuest and the Assistant 🧌

For all you RuneQuest fans out there, you can now explore the world of RuneQuest with these awesome books:

  • Roleplaying in Glorantha
  • Glorantha Bestiary
  • Gamemaster Adventures

Enjoy getting to know the rich world of Glorantha, where mythology, magic and fantasy all weave into one.

The RuneQuest Assistant can help you build characters, learn more about the world, and give you ideas on the fly. Test it out with Quest Portal Pro and Chaosium Core.

Never played in Glorantha? Try out the basic rules for free in our Library.

We have made it easier to play Dungeons & Dragons on Quest Portal 🧙

We have added Level Up 5e: Advanced to the Library. Level Up 5e builds upon the rules of the D&D 5e SRD, with more backgrounds, spells and lore. Check out the LevelUp 5e team on: https://www.levelup5e.com/

🧙 Try out the Assistant with a 7-day free trial for Quest Portal Pro

Write your own D&D adventure with the aid of the Assistant; you can bounce off ideas, generate random encounters and pull up information from the 5e SRD and LevelUp 5e.

⚔️ Claim Mirehaven's Curse, a new 5e adventure, for free with Universal Character Sheets

You can now go and play Mirehaven's Curse with your friends. We have included Universal Sheets to make it easier to set up your characters. We also included some pre-generated monsters and you can always add more by searching in the library and copy-paste them to your sheets!

Rich from D&D Reinkarnated wrote this amazing adventure and was so kind to offer people claiming the adventure on Quest Portal a 25% discount on their Patreon. If you are playing Dungeons & Dragons 5e, go check Rich out at: https://www.dndreinkarnated.com/

We hope you enjoy exploring the new world of Glorantha and go on epic adventures in whatever 5e universe you are in!


Jan 25, 2024

Responsive layout for your Quest Portal Library

Image of Quest Portal VTT on Web Browser and on Web App

Access Quest Portal VTT on your mobile browser

Quest Portal is now responsive with more features accessible on your phone ✨

⭐️ Responsive Library

Access your books anywhere; just hop into your browser on a mobile device, log in to Quest Portal and read to your heart's content. Check out our Chaosium Core subscription in the Marketplace for a great deal on Call of Cthulhu sourcebooks.

🐭 Better Mobile Navigation

You can now easily navigate Quest Portal in mobile browsers using the new bottom navigation bar, just like in the Quest Portal mobile app!

🎉 More Responsive Design Progress

We've been busy making Quest Portal look and feel nicer in browsers on mobile devices. All top-level views should now be much improved. There is still some way to go but we are working on it.

🧙 Mobile App Features

We are cheering for our developers who are working hard on upcoming features for the iOS and Android mobile app. We can't wait to share with you what is to come.

You can download the app here: iPhone and Android 💜

🔧 Performance and bug fixes

  • We have fixed some performance issues when dragging tokens on the session canvas.
  • Fixed an issue where uploading images didn't work in Notes.
  • Fixed an issue where the Quest Portal Assistant was linking to empty Library sources.
  • Fixed tables in Notes so that headers, rows and columns can't be moved around.
  • Little UI fix to the upload button in Create Scene.
  • And some other bits and bobs!

Jan 15, 2024

Mobile Character Sheets so you can adventure anywhere!

Image of Character Sheets on the Quest Portal App

You can now create and edit your Character Sheets on the mobile app

Adventure from Anywhere with your Character Sheets on Quest Portal’s Mobile App ✨

We are excited to tell you that our mobile app has received a major upgrade!

Are you commuting to your session and forgot that Paula, your character, died last time? No problem, create your Call of Cthulhu Character in no time on the bus. Did you also just realise that you forgot your dice? Never mind, just roll from your character sheet in the app!

✨ User-friendly navigation on the mobile app

We upgraded the navigation so we can continue to work on nice new features for you. You will see a swanky new bottom bar on the app that allows you to navigate between campaigns, characters, the assistant and settings.

🪼 Enhanced Call of Cthulhu Character Sheets

You can edit your Call of Cthulhu Characters and create new ones. With more or less all the features that you have on your desktop. So roll, fight, and update your personal travel notes - all from the app!

You can check out our blog here on how to create a Call of Cthulhu Character

🧙 Universal Character Sheets for your favourite Roleplaying Game

You can now create a Character Sheet for your favourite roleplaying game on the mobile app too! Use different tabs for your character's attributes and use the note editor to add headings, tables, images check-boxes, boxtext AND the most exciting thing - roll buttons! 🎉

We are still working on our universal sheets, so there is more to come soon!

📂 Pop Out Character Sheets for the Game Master

We also must mention that you can now pop out the Character Sheets on the desktop, just like you can pop out notes and chat. Handy for the Game Master that wants it all at once on the screen!

We hope you have fun using the mobile app on your adventures!


Jan 10, 2024

New TTRPG Game Systems in our Library

Three new SRD's in our Library.

Image showing three Roleplaying Systems, Fate Core, Mark of the Odd and Forged in the Dark

Hey all!
We are back after some relaxing vacation time, and all of us are getting really excited for the coming months. 🥳

Awesome SRD's added to our library

The highlight of this week is that we have added two new SRD’s to the library! These are two awesome roleplaying games that I am sure you will love and that some of you have been waiting for.

🔵 Fate Core SRD

A roleplaying game about ordinary people who live pretty dramatic lives. The System is perfect for people who want to play out a blockbuster movie or in a world where something is just a little bit off. You could get inspired by watching The Unsleeping City by Dimension 20, where Brennan shows his love of New York City or check out Lockwood and Co, a paranormal post-apocalyptic world. Super sweet system to write your own stories!

Fate uses the Fudge dice roll system so of course, we needed to add some dice to Quest Portal! You can now roll dice that shows blank, minus, and plus by writing /roll 1df in the chat. You can also create dice rolls by using brackets. For example [[1df]] to roll one Fate dice.

🥳 Evil Hat and Randy Oest

Evil Hat is an awesome company that you should go check out if you haven't. They publish Fate and many more Game Systems.
https://evilhat.com/

Randy Oest has done some awesome work making Table Top Roleplaying games accessible, check out their project at https://randyoest.com/; you will not be disappointed.

🍄 Into the Odd SRD added to the library.

An awesome theatre of the mind-system created by Chris McDowall. You might recognize the name Electric Bastionaland, which expands on the Into the Odd system. You should check him Chris's work at https://www.bastionland.com/

Into the Odd has also been used as an inspiration for many games, such as Mausritter! 🐭

💎 Improvement to Blades in the Dark SRD

We added Blades in the Dark a couple of weeks back and now we have improved the library linking for the Assistant, it should be more accurate and give you better information.

✨All of the SRD’s have a dedicated Assistant

If you have Quest Portal Pro, then you can use The Assistant for all of these systems. They can brainstorm with you ideas about your homebrew world and link you to the rules and resources.

🤷‍♀️ What about the tech stuff?

We have been working on improving the mobile experience behind the scenes, making things work smoother and eventually look better for the next release, the fancy 2.0.0!

Let us know if you decide to run Fate Core, Into the Odd or Blades in the Dark and tell us what type of shenanigans you got into! And happy world-creating from all of us here at Quest Portal 🧙


Dec 13, 2023

Roll buttons are live

Roll Buttons in universal sheets

Roll Buttons live in Universal Sheets

Guten Tag!

We are in Berlin, taking part in a fully immersive hackathon, working on some super cool things we hope to use for Quest Portal!
Currently we are living on crisps and sour candy so we will make this update shorter than usual 🍺

✨Roll buttons are live!

We are so excited to announce that we have launched roll buttons for the universal character sheets! This is a step on our character sheet journey that we are very excited about.
We are looking forward for you checking out this feature and hopefully building some sweet sheets for your favourite system.

See you next week with a more detailed update! 🧙


Dec 4, 2023

Cults of Cthulhu added to Chaosium Core

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We have added Cults of Cthulhu to the Chaosium Core library

Dive into the enigmatic realms of chaos with our latest addition, Cults of Cthulhu now in Chaosium Core.
Unveil the mystique of Lovecraftian horror as you explore the sinister cults such as the Esoteric Order Of Dagon or the Louisiana Swamp Cult. You can even take a peek using the 7-day free trial 👀

✨New

  • Content: Cults of Cthulhu in Chaosium Core

💎 Improvements

  • Responsive web: Better experience on marketplace, character overview and the home screen

🐞 Fixes

  • Push notifications: A double ping notifications error on app fixed
  • Scenes: Performance improvements with tokens and dice on scenes
  • Subscriptions: Improvement on flow behind the scenes

Nov 27, 2023

Your dice formulas just got an extra something!

Image of the dice formula feature in Quest Portal

Wow, make your dice formula extra pretty!

✨New

  • Choose an icon and give your dice formula that special something. Perfect when you have many actions that you quickly want to tell apart or just make it extra pretty! ✨
  • We added a pop-up reminder for you, sometimes you need to log-in again to have the latest version of our features. Just be aware sometimes the changes are behind the hood so you might not notice 👀
  • You can now take a picture of yourself on the mobile app if you want to update your profile pic on the fly! 📸

💎Improvements

  • We made improvements to our internal tools this week, which has made the content team incredibly happy and allowed us to move faster with conversion ❤️

🐞Bugs

  • We fixed a bug where the GM characters where not showing on mobile👀

Nov 21, 2023

Mobile 1.5.4 is now live

Mobile version 1.5.4

Mobile version 1.5.4

✨New:

  • We have a new mobile release 1.5.4 that just came out where we spent some time improving and fixing a couple of things
  • We published a video walk through of The Haunting of the one shot scenarios on Quest Portal

💎Improvements

  • Enhanced the visual design of certain UI elements
  • Smoother toggle animation for session audio

🐞Fixes:

  • Some scene deck fixes so now it’s easier to pick a variant!
  • We fixed the save and cancel button functionality in the scene deck
  • Fixed syncing on claimable characters between mobile and web
  • Resolved issues with pings and measure tools not working after changing scenes
  • Fixed a crash related to maps in scenes.


Nov 13, 2023

Audio Channel Toggle - better for your session prep!

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Our new Audio-Channel Toggle is out

Happy Monday people!

We have added a shiny new audio toggle that allows you to stay out of the audio channel when in session.

Why is this great?

  • Now you can prep a session without being on the audio channel, great for your battery.
  • It’s also a handy little feature if you are playing at home, perhaps while using our Call of Cthulhu Character Sheets

Additionally:

💎

  • We improved the look and feel of the top bar when using the audio-channel toggle in session.

🐞

  • We fixed the image upload when creating new scenes. Now you should be able to search to your heart’s content.
  • Android performance issues with mobile drawer, now you should have no problems scrolling the pop-up drawer.

Nov 6, 2023

Drag and Drop to Scenes

Drag and drop to upload scenes or tokens.

Drag and drop to upload scenes or tokens.

✨ New

Wow! Want a new scene or to quickly add a token? Boom! Just drag and drop a file onto the current scene and it will appear. Supports uploading multiple files to create multiple tokens or a scene with multiple variants.

Additionally:

New scenario: The Haunting
A classic Call of Cthulhu scenario, a perfect introduction 7th edition of the game.

Autumn of 1927, a group of investigators are hired to discover the truth about the rumors of Corbitt House.

🔗 Login to play The Haunting.

💎 Improvements

  • The Quest Portal Assistant now shows you the correct chapter name in the source its using.
  • We improved how our main navigation and toolbars display on small screens.
  • Players can claim multiple characters.
  • We made many small improvements to our marketing web, e.g. a really cool right click on our logo to download the asset.

🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the library sidebar wouldn't scroll to the correct place after opening a library link from the Assistant.
  • Fixed a bug with campaign transfer ownership where it wasn't possible to transfer if a character didn't have a character sheet.

Oct 30, 2023

Transfer Ownership Feature

Now you can transfer ownership of campaigns

Now you can transfer ownership of campaigns

Hey all,

We are excited to tell you that, now you can transfer campaigns over to your friends! 🧙

New

Transfer Ownership Feature

💎 Improvements

We are working hard just giving everything that extra touch!



Oct 25, 2023

Highlights tabs for your investigator is here!

Image shows the highlights function in Call of Cthulhu Character sheets

Highlight tab for your investigators is here!

New
We introduce the highlights features for your Call of Cthulhu character sheet. You can now customise your character sheet and have the most used skills within reach.


Oct 19, 2023

Quest Portal Pro has just launched!

Image of Quest Portal Pro's features. The Assistant, Library Link and Avatar Generator

Quest Portal Pro is a new exciting step on our journey.

New
You can now use the Quest Portal Assistant, Library Link and The Avatar Generator with your Pro subscription.

Forge Connections with Library Link
The Library Link gives the Quest Portal Assistant access to knowledge about supported TTRPGs and brings you directly to the source of its answer!

Quest Portal Assistant in your campaign
Choose the Quest Portal Assistant you want to support your campaign. At the moment we have support for Call of Cthulhu, DnD 5e and Blades in the Dark with more exciting things to come.

The Avatar Generator
Make an NPC on the fly that your party decided to take to the road or bring to life your favorite characters.

We are so excited that this moment has arrived and we cannot wait to see what adventures you come up with!


Oct 16, 2023

Our library just got even more exciting!

Start Playing with the 5e SRD, Call of Cthulhu or Blades in the Dark

Library showing three books, Call of Cthulhu, 5e SRD and Forged in the Dark

Go explore new worlds!

We are excited to announce that we have added two new SRDs to the library. You can now go and create new worlds with the DnD 5e SRD, or perhaps you want to go and play in a dark fantasy city using the Blades in the Dark SRD. Whatever you come up with, we would love to hear about it on our discord!

✨ New

  • We have added the SRD for 5e DnD and Blades in the Dark Game System for you to explore!
  • Now you can use the Bookmarks Feature, which makes it much easier to save sections you might need for your game!.

💎 Improvements

  • We have updated the linking feature in the library, so you can jump from section to section.

🐞 Fixes

  • Small bugs here and there and cosmetic updates.

Sep 29, 2023

Scene Folders are here!

Scene folders are here!

Image of the Scene Folder Feature at Quest Portal

Hey all,

We have been working hard and getting ready for some great new things that are coming in the next couple of weeks! For now please enjoy the new Scene Folder feature!

✨ New

  • Scene folders are here to help you organize. Gone are the days of the overwhelming amount of awesome scenes. Now you can tuck them into a neat folder!

💎 Improvements

  • We have been tinkering and tidying up little things here and there, to overall improve your experience of Quest Portal.

🐞 Fixes

  • We have been fixing cosmetic things to make everything more seamless. We are also super excited for things to come!

Sep 15, 2023

New Avatars for all your NPC needs.

New Avatars on Quest Portal

New Avatars on Quest Portal

Oh no, not again!

Have your players latched onto the NPC named Peter and won't let them go?
Well, you are in luck, we just uploaded 400 new avatars to our character library so hopefully you find something to inspire you! 👀

New Avatars

  • Fantasy
  • Future
  • Modern
  • Pirates
  • Vintage
  • Western


Aug 25, 2023

Lightless Beacon has had a glow-up!

Lightless Beacon has had the royal treatment and has now specially made scenes.

Lightless Beacon has had the royal treatment and has now specially made scenes.

The Lightless Beacon is a one-shot Call of Cthulhu scenario written for the first Greg Stafford Day. Greg Stafford founded Chaosium and influenced the universe of tabletop gaming beyond measure.

What is new?

  • Scenes. Animated scenes and music that you can use with locations in the scenario.
  • Rules. We added the rules from the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set so now you have everything you need to play with your friends.
  • Organisation. We have organised the whole scenario again so it should be easy for you to navigate and find everything you need.


Jul 25, 2023

Subfolders are here!

Subfolders have arrived in the new notes system

Subfolders are here!

With Notes 2.0, we are continuously improving your workflow, now with subfolders.

Create folders within folders for each campaign, world, or character, and watch as your notes find their rightful place in a harmonious system.

Gone are the days of searching through heaps of loose papers and forgotten scrolls!

💎 Improvements

  • Subfolders. You can now create subfolders
  • Usability. We have improved how you drag and drop your notes and folders.
  • Collaborate. You can now collaborate and write notes together.
  • Efficiency. Our awesome developers have improved storage capacity and made things better in our system.

Jul 5, 2023

Pings in your token color

Five player pings in five colors.

Five player pings in five colors.

Ohai! Pings on the map now use the same color as your character token border. Just double click!

💎 Improvements

  • Characters. We've made multiple improvements to Character management, claiming, and previewing.

Jun 28, 2023

Web Rolls

A serene background with our dice interface on the edges. Two purple D20 are on on the screen rolled to an 8 and 17

Enjoy a beautiful dice roller that's handy for any occasion.

Howdy pals! This week we have a few new features fresh off the presses and straight to your app experience. Not only that, we have a few magical improvements!

✨ New

💎 Improvements

  • Multiple Player Characters. Players can now add multiple characters to campaigns. Add your familiar, or keep track of all the deceased PCs your GM has wiped out through your campaign.
  • Notes. Clicking on images in notes will open them in a fullscreen lightbox.

Jun 23, 2023

Multiplayer Notes

Players have joined forces and are collaborating on their notes.

Players have joined forces and are collaborating on their notes.

We’re excited to share with you our new Notes tool. Players love taking notes during sessions, jotting down all the loot, and keeping track of their quests. With multiplayer editing, the whole group can now collaborate and share memories.

Our new editor is an important step in our vision for building the best possible home brewing experience. We have a lot more coming here, so stay tuned.

Please Note that your old notes can be found by switching to “Old notes” in Account Settings under Preview Features. Your old notes will be available until October 1, 2023. If you have any issues with copy-pasting your old notes to our new ones, we would love to help; just call us at support@questportal.com or on our Discord.


Jun 13, 2023

Roll on the go

Our mobile interface stands proudly across a purple gradient background

What fate awaits your character with our mobile dice feature?

We added our beautiful dice roller to the Quest Portal iOS and Android apps! Tap on the gorgeous dice pad and watch your d20s and d100 bounce onto the screen in beautiful 3D.

✨ New

  • Mobile Dice. You now have instant access to your standard d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and d100 in our mobile app.
  • Mobile Dice Formulas. All of the dice formulas (aka macros) you save on Quest Portal web will now appear in our iOS and Android apps.

💎 Improvements

  • Elder. The official Call of Cthulhu Keeper assistant can now be accessed during gaming sessions on mobile.

May 31, 2023

Better, Faster, Stronger

A graphic showcasing Quest Portal's interface

Power up your games!

Howdy Questies,

We’ve been busy moving and grooving on a ton of session improvements and updates to make your campaigns shine. Not only that, we’ve revved up our engines (aka Quest Portal’s speed and responsiveness) to make your games a seamless experience.

The quality of life improvements are far too numerous to count, but we have squashed several bugs affecting tokens, scenes, and overall loading time. As always, if you happen to encounter the occasional bug in the wild OR you’d like to chat directly with our developer team, be sure to join us on Discord.


May 24, 2023

Pop-out Elder into a separate window.

Unshackle Elder from the confines of his common resting place.

Unshackle Elder from the confines of his common resting place.

Using your favorite Call of Cthulhu AI Assitant with other tools is now easier. Hit the “pop-out” button to unleash Elder into a separate browser window. You can even favorite that URL and open it directly.

💎 Improvements

  • Sessions. Over the past week, we’ve had our magnifying glass on the session experience and completed 45 smaller issues and polishes.

May 17, 2023

Bring Your Sessions to Mobile

A cellphone showcases the mobile app depicting a forest map and tokens

Your adventure in the palm of your hand

Effortlessly join sessions hosted by your awesome Keepers and Game Masters from the comfort of your mobile device!

Talk with your group through audio, message over chat, watch cinematic scenes bring your story to life, and strategically move your token around the battle map when the fog of war fades away.

Get the iPhone app from the Apple App Store (HERE)

Get the Android app from the Google Play Store (HERE)

✨ New

  • Mobile Sessions. Players can now join sessions from their couches!

💎 Improvements

  • Touch. In addition to our native iOS and Android apps, we’ve made a flurry of improvements around using fingers in your browser on tablets. Dragging tokens, adding and removing fog, pinging a location, measuring distance, and much more.
  • Scenes. We made some massive performance improvements around scenes and the scene bar. Campaigns with a lot of scenes should now notice that everything is much snappier, scenes and their thumbnails load faster, and dragging to reorder them works much better.

🐞 Fixes

  • Video Scenes. We fixed an issue that caused video scenes to cause havoc.
  • Characters. Fixed loading states of the characters overview screen, Universal Character Sheets, and the Call of Cthulhu character sheets.

May 10, 2023

Build Characters TOGETHER

Image of multiplayer editing on a character sheet. The text box is over a forest background.

Create delightful or dastardly characters TOGETHER with our multiplayer editing

Howdy, dear friends! This week we have added a shiny new feature to our Universal Character Sheets as well as made a few improvements to enhance your experience in the app. Read on to see what we have cooking!

✨ NEW

  • Universal Character Sheets. We now have live editing with multiplayer cursors so GMs and Players can work together on building the perfect characters.

💎 IMPROVEMENTS

  • Dice. Dice roll faster
  • Call of Cthulhu. Base skills now show up in the character sheet.

Remember to check out our iOS and Android apps!


Apr 25, 2023

Universal Character Sheets

A graphic of our universal character sheet featuring abilities and equipment

Play any TTRPG with our new universal character sheets

A blank sheet of paper. A beautiful canvas ready for your favorite pen-and-paper role-playing game. Our new universal character sheets allow you to play any game --from your favorite indies to your classic dungeon crawls!

✨ New

  • Universal Character Sheets. A lightweight character sheet for any game system you can think of. Add your stats, inventory, spells, or whatever you can think of for your character.

💎 Improvements

  • Call of Cthulhu. Newly created investigators now start with the correct basic skill points. This was a small regression, and we just shipped a fix.
  • Call of Cthulhu. We’ve added a tab for Notes in our investigator sheets, which shares the same functionality as our new Universal Character Sheets.

🐞 Fixes

  • Elder. Lots of small improvements, content fine-tuning, and better rendering of lists.
  • Scenes. Fixed an issue with drag ‘n drop uploading would only work for the first variant and fail forever thereafter.

Apr 18, 2023

Introducing Elder - Your Eldrich AI Assistant

A graphic featuring Elder. The question asked is "How do I determine my DEX score?" Elder's response is: "You roll 3 six-sided dice (3d6), add the result together amd multiply by 5 to get a percentage number between 15 and 90. This score represents your character's manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and overall agility"

Summon Elder and recieve the knowledge you seek straight from the tomes of Call of Cthulhu

Introducing Elder, the eldritch AI assistant trained to deliver rules and lore straight from Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game.

Elder is trained on all the content from the core rulebooks of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition:

  • Investigator Handbook
  • Keeper Rulebook
  • Malleus Monstrorum Vol 1 & 2
  • Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic.

Keep an investigative eye out for the entire Call of Cthulhu collection of rules, lore, and scenarios planned to arrive in the future.

Elder is available today with the Chaosium Core subscription!

✨ New

  • Elder! Access our new Call of Cthulhu AI assistant from within your campaigns or from our native iOS and Android apps.

💎 Improvements

  • Audio. We’ve made lower volumes lower.
  • Tokens. We’ve made the default token the thinner ones.
  • Elder. Made it handier to copy text from Elder’s responses.

🐞 Fixes

  • Call of Cthulhu Character Sheets. Fixed rolling weapons damage.
  • Elder. Fixed some scrollbar styling bugs.
  • Character Sheets. Fixed an issue where we showed an incorrect error message when loading a character sheet.

Apr 11, 2023

Updates to our Call of Cthulhu Character Sheet

A man in his late 50s stares into the distance. Behind him is his chracter sheet Rupert Douglas Farthing with his stats.

Bring your characters into the game with our improved Call of Cthulhu Character Sheet

Hello, Questies! We have made some MAJOR improvements to our Call of Cthulhu Character Sheet to celebrate all the beautiful projects on the horizon with our good friends at Chaosium. We hope these improvements elevate your campaigns so you can focus on telling YOUR stories at the table. Also, if you happen to be in Ann Arbor, MI, this weekend, stop and say hi at Chaosium Con 2023. We have a few major announcements, so stay tuned to our socials (Twitter | Facebook | Instagram) for more updates!

✅ Improvements

  • Hit Points. Toggle your hit points down (and sometimes up 😉 ) with handy arrows.
  • Skills. Half skills will now round down per the dark deity's request. 
  • Luck & Sanity. Values have been adjusted to a max of 99
  • Combat. Weapons and attacks roll correctly from the combat tab and will update if changed. 
  • Scrollable Bio. For all of the backstory babes out there.
  • Damage Bonus. It should not be rollable –so we fixed it! 🪄
  • Starting Skills. We trimmed down the list to reflect the most used skills in the game.
  • Roll Alerts. We squished a bug that was interfering with the color of this popup. 
  • Fresh Characters. New Call of Cthulhu characters will start with a clean slate, ready for you to assign all skills and stats. 
  • Weapon Damage. All weapon damage will now have the modifier added to the roll.

Mar 29, 2023

Avatar Pack: Portraits from the past

Rows of vintage avatar portraits.

Rows of vintage avatar portraits.

Add vintage flair to your campaigns with our new collection of noir themed avatars. Whether you are looking for the perfect portrait for your next character or a nefarious NPC, we have you covered.


Mar 14, 2023

Bring on the NPCs

Four individuals stare into the distance dressed in the style of detectives. A man in his 40s in a trenchcoat, a woman in her 20s holding paper, a man in his 30s, and a man with a beard in his 50s. They are in the background shaded in blue/grey. The foreground has a text box with a character grid that reads GM Characters.

Four investigators stare out from the distance. Now GMs can create fully realized characters and NPCs!

Happy Tuesday! This week we are rolling out a huge update that introduces non-playable characters or NPCs into the fray, along with super sweet tools for character organization.

✨ New

  • Secret Characters. GMs now have the ability to create epic NPCs and characters complete with tokens, avatars, and backstories without revealing them to the players. 
  • Character Menu. Menu options in Characters, Campaign Profile, and Character Sheets have been updated with additional options such as Add Character Campaign and toggle Claimable.
  • Character Cards. Campaign Profile now has GM character cards. These are only visible to players if the character has hidden toggled off.

Mar 7, 2023

Now available on Android

The image is of an two android devices stacked one in front of another. The one in the front shows a preview of 3 different campaigns. The one placed behind shows the chat feature.

Keep in touch between sessions right from your pocket.

Hello, dear adventurers! This week we are bringing some major updates from the mobile realm. Quest Portal is NOW AVAILABLE on Android. That’s right! Now you can chat with your friends and foes between sessions from the convenience of your Android device. Check us out on the Google Play store, and while you’re there, feel free to drop us a review!

✨New

  • Android. View your campaigns, chat with your friends, and roll some dice with our handy Android app.

We’ve also updated the iOS version of our app with the following changes:

🐞 Fixes

  • Mobile Notifications. We fixed a couple of issues with lingering push notification badges.
  • Mobile Chat. We fixed an issue where copying a message crashed the app. Now, when you copy a message, it's copied to your clipboard, and the app stays nicely uncrashed.

Feb 28, 2023

Coming Soon

A forest design in the background. It is overlayed with upcoming features like edit and assigning characters, group note editing, and GM characters

Keep an eye out for many amazing features arriving soon!

Updated on April 25th

Howdy adventurers! We are excited to share a few updates on the horizon and very special news here at Quest Portal. First things first! We are happy to celebrate two tiny additions to our Quest Portal crew. Our incredible developers, Guðjón and Benni, separately welcomed their beautiful newborn babies into the world. What a busy last few weeks, indeed! These proud papas will be stepping away from coding to enjoy fatherhood and spending time with their families. We are sending them both so much love and support.

As we look toward the future, we have many awesome projects in the pipeline. Without further ado, here are a few things you can expect from Quest Portal.

👀 Coming soon

Adding NPCs. You’ll soon be able to add NPCs to your campaigns, complete with custom avatars, backstories, and character sheets. (Shipped March 14th)

Generic Character Sheets. Create a simple character sheet for any TTRPG under the sun. We will work towards making these character sheets modular to fit your individual gaming needs. (Shipped April 25th)

🔲 Improved Avatars. Our avatar generator is getting a super sweet upgrade.

🔲 Folders in Notes. We are adding a folder structure to help our players organize their thoughts more efficiently.

🔲 Shared Notes. Collaborate with your entire gaming crew with multiplayer editing on a single document.


Feb 21, 2023

Avatar Pack: 15 Bystanders

A grid filled with portraits of people.

Most might be innocent, but you can't be sure.

An elderly clerk at the local sheriff's office might have witnessed something intriguing. Bring them and 14 other bystanders, neighbours, and staff to your next adventure with a new Avatar Pack of average NPCs.

🎨 Art

  • Avatar Pack. 15 new average-looking characters. Great for NPCs or just your next everyday hero.

🐞 Fixes

  • Dice. Fixed issues where the 3D dice and the roll announcement cards didn’t match up. A big ♥️ to masterdome and Junglepat for helping us find this bugger.

Feb 14, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day

A candle-lit ritual awaits. Perfect for two.

A series of pilars lead the path through a candle-lit ritual. Two clusters of candles in the foreground with two candles on stands in the background. Behind the candles os a large glass window that shines with moonlight.

Take your date on a romantic (and only slightly cursed) randevu with our 10 new scenes for your next Call of Cthulhu campaign. These scenes include cozy libraries, intimate restaurants, and pleasant graveyards…

🎨 Art

Love is in the air with our 10 new scenes inspired by Call of Cthulhu.

Our new locations include:

  • Coffee Shop Entrance
  • Deck of a Boat
  • Fine Restaurant
  • Abandoned Diner
  • Graveyard
  • Library
  • 2 candle-lit rituals
  • Quiet Park
  • Restaurant Booth

Feb 7, 2023

Welcome to our new website

A screenshot of our website upon a purple gradiant background. Our header now says "Storytelling made simple"

A screenshot of our website upon a purple gradiant background. Our header now says "Storytelling made simple"

In case you missed it...we have a shiny new website! It showcases our current features and even includes a super sweet highlight video. We miiiight be a bit biased, but we think it looks pretty darn rad. Additionally, we have created an onboarding checklist for folks exploring the app for the first time. This checklist walks you through our features so you can confidently create your next campaign in a breeze.

✨ New

  • Website. We have a new internet home over at questportal.com
  • Onboarding. We’ve added a checklist to help new people explore Quest Portal, you can try it out here => The Onboarding Quest

Jan 31, 2023

Creature Feature Avatar Pack

A grid showing a skeleton bard, a warrior bear, cat folk, corvids, and fish people.

A preview of avatars that are included in our collection of non-humanoids, featuring a skeleton bard, a warrior bear, cat folk, corvids, and fish people.

Fanged friends unite! This week we are excited to bring you a collection of 27 avatars inspired by the fantastical and fearsome creatures that roam throughout fantasy games like D&D and Pathfinder.

🎨 Art

  • Character Avatars. We added a shiny new Avatar Pack. This one includes 27 creatures that live above and below us all.

💎 Improvements

  • Characters. We’ve updated your character overview to make better use of big screens. This also includes some features to help you organize all your extraordinary heroes.

🐞 Fixes

  • Characters. Fixed an issue where a window you shouldn’t see popped in and backed out briefly.

Jan 24, 2023

Animated Tokens

An animated token of a man pulses with flame within a golden temple map.

An animated token of a man pulses with flame within a golden temple map.

Do you want to show off some spell effects, sword attacks, or just some idle animations? Add these fun visual effects, see your maps come to life, and transport your players to a world of adventure and fantasy.

✨ New

  • Maps. We now support animated tokens. Upload .webm, .mp4, .mov, or .mpeg files to your token drawer and throw them on your map during your next session.

💎 Improvements

  • Maps. We improved the token drawer, made it easier to see your most recent tokens at the top, and made it nicer to look at :)

🐞 Fixes

  • Maps. Fixed an issue where adding recently uploaded tokens to the map would fail.
  • Maps. Fixed an issue where tokens would fall out of sync. This was a nasty little bugger that was bothering us but was properly squashed!
  • Characters. Fixed an issue where having too many premades had some visual glitches.

Jan 17, 2023

Incoming Updates and Improvements

A luminous mist envelops a quiet fantasy village at dusk. Lights can be seen glowing, offering warmth against the otherwise cold scene.

A luminous mist envelops a quiet fantasy village at dusk. Lights can be seen glowing, offering warmth against the otherwise cold scene.

Greetings adventurers! This week we have made many mighty improvements across the browser and (new!) mobile version of the app.

🐞 Fixes

  • Music. Now longer song titles will no longer break stuff.
  • Characters. We gave our tagline a potion of lengthening, so now your character's inner thoughts won't be cut short.
  • Characters. Leave campaigns from the character screen without any pesky error notifications.
  • Avatars. Our cropping and resizing tool now behaves when uploading avatars.
  • Mobile Chat. Our loading states have been cured.

💎 Improvements

  • Mobile Chat. We imbued the chat with a header, a quick scroll-to-bottom button, an enchanted spinner, and added a long tap to copy on messages.
  • Mobile Campaigns. Now you can enjoy your default campaign image at the top.

Jan 10, 2023

Quest Portal is now available in the Apple App Store

A mobile phone on a blue purble background. The phone is showing the campaigns list in Quest Portal.

Well, would you lookie here...You can now view your characters in your campaign on the go! Happy

Happy New Year!

We are thrilled to announce that Quest Portal is now available to download in the Apple App store. Our mobile app places your epic adventures straight into the palm of your hand and helps you stay connected with your group wherever you are.

With chat as the main focus of this first version, you can message your group to ensure everyone is ready for tonight’s game and perhaps even roll some stealth checks during downtime. 😏

We intentionally kept our first version of the app minimal to quickly get it into your hands. We’ll be polishing the experience and adding the sessions next.

✨ New

  • Mobile App. Quest Portal is now available in the Apple App Store. Download here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quest-portal/id1588540503. We’re still doing internal testing on the Android app; we hope to make it available in the Google Play Store soon. 🤘
  • Mobile Campaigns. View your campaigns and members on the go.
  • Mobile Chat. Chat with fellow adventurers, share handouts, GIFs, and coordinate your next session.
  • Mobile Text Rolls. Roll dice from the chat by typing things like /roll d20 or /r 4d6kh

💎 Improvements

  • Avatars. Added a category for “Modern” looking avatars.
  • Dice. You can now edit and duplicate your dice formulas.

🐞 Fixes

  • Dice. Fixed an issue that made it tricky to change the type of dice in formulas.
  • Avatars. Fixed the scrollbar for saving avatars.
  • Dice. The dice roll announcement card now shows a comma between rolls if we’re not adding them up.

Dec 20, 2022

Step into the Future

Lights illuminate a futuristic bar where travellers from all worlds meet

Let's meet at the Glitch Pit.

Travel to worlds unknown with our collection of 12 futuristic scenes. These vignettes are perfect for your next Cyberpunk game or wherever the universe takes you!

🎨 Art

  • Scenes. We’ve added a set of 12 futuristic scenes to our global scene collection. Enjoy! 🤖🚀

Dec 13, 2022

Shiny New Avatars

A grid of 12 avatar portraits.

Just a few of the incredible avatars you can find within our app

Behold! We have added a whopping 200 curated avatars that are perfect for your next adventure. The themes for these portraits include Vintage, Western, Modern, Fantasy, and more!

🎨 Art

  • Avatars. We’ve added a set of 200 curated avatars for your next character.

🐞 Fixes

  • Scenes. Music now loops
  • Profiles. We fixed an issue where we forced casing for the display name.

Dec 6, 2022

Better late than measure

Multiple measurement lines shown, each tagged with their corresponding user.

Making colorful measurments across the map is both strategic AND fun!

Welcome to our final instalment of the year in our “Let’s Make Amazing Map Tools” series. Over the last few weeks, we’ve launched Grids, Multi-select Tokens, and Fog of War. This week we add a delightful little Measure Tool. It knows the size of your map (Using inputs from the Grid tool) and gives you a quick way to figure out the distance to that weird-looking monster.

And yes, we take your custom grid sizes and units into account. We hear that some people use their feet to measure distance. 🇺🇸👀

✨ New

  • Measure. Everyone can pick the measurement tool to determine distance. Hit M on the keyboard, click and drag. Simple.

💎 Improvements

  • Avatars. You can now pick a random background mood while generating profile images for your character avatar.
  • Avatars. We made the preset avatar categories more consistent.

🐞 Fixes

  • Avatars. People with smaller screens now have a better time during avatar creation.
  • Campaigns. Fixed issues where deleting campaigns also deleted player characters.
  • Audio. Fixed an issue where the volume would reset after unmuting.

🛠️ Next Up

Join our Discord to follow along with work in progress.

=> questportal.com/discord


Nov 29, 2022

Rocking and Rolling

An icon for a six sided dice with the optoins selected for dropping the lowest one die. Common for rolling ability scores in Dungeons & Dragons.

Drop the lowest, keep the highest --or vice versa! It's YOUR adventure.

A ONE?! Keep it! Fail gloriously.

If anyone is interested in saying “advantage” and “disadvantage” in Icelandic, it’s “meðbyr” (meth-byr̃) and “mótbyr" (moat-byr̃). 🤘

✨ New

  • Dice Formulas. Added support for keeping or dropping the highest or lowest dice—another handy addition to our visual builder for dice formulas, aka Macros.

💎 Improvements

  • Map Tools. Based on your suggestions, we made 20 improvements to our new grid and fog tools! Words like padding, positioning, strokes, zooming, shortcuts, and pixels were frequently mentioned.

🐞 Fixes

  • Call of Cthulhu Character Sheets. Fixed an issue with Regular/Hard/Extreme rolls and another one where the skill didn’t appear correctly in the roll cards.
  • Character Avatars. Fixed an issue where profile images didn’t resize correctly on the uploading screen.

🧪 Preview

  • Measure. How far will you get in this round? An upcoming map tool gives you a quick way to measure distances between two points.

Nov 22, 2022

Fog it up

Buttons for adding and removing fog as well as the option to preview the map as a player.

What dangers await within the hidden chamber in the center of the living room?

Are you hiding something? Perhaps a smoke-filled backroom used for interrogations? A hidden chamber in the dungeon. Access to a murky basement? Grab our new Fog Tool and shroud your maps in mystery, revealing parts to your players as they progress.

✨ New

  • Fog of War. The Game Master can now apply and remove bits of Fog of War and toggle between their translucent view of the scene and player preview.
  • Dice. We’ve added custom dice types to our shiny dice formula builder. Grab Dungeon Crawl Classics and spin up your d3, d5, d14, d16, d24, and d30!

💎 Improvements

  • Generate Avatars. We made a few behind-the-scenes improvements to our generated character artwork.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts. While using some of the new map tools, you can hold down the space bar to move. While great improvements have been made, we still have a few more things on our to-do list.

🐞 Fixes

  • Dice. Fixed an issue where typing 0 into the compare field would crash the app. 😮
  • Character Sheets. Fixed a minor layout issue with text fields in our Call of Cthulhu character sheet.
  • Map Tools. Fixed issues with hover states.

Nov 15, 2022

Oops, I Grid It Again

A battlemap showing a round tower. A blue box indicates the editable grid size.

We had to put on our thinking map to bring this to life.

Welcome to the griddiest changelog to date. This week we grid you new maps and a few new handy tools for all the mapcionado. Oh, and a couple of dicy improvements.

✨ New

  • Grid Tool. Our new Grid Tool allows the Game Master in each campaign to create and edit Grids on their maps. They can fine-tune the location of the grid with the mouse or arrow keys, control the grid's opacity, define the size, and decide if tokens should snap to the grid.
  • Select Tool. You can now multi-select tokens with our Select tool. When the Select tool is enabled, you can click+drag to form a box around multiple tokens that will obey your every command in unison! You can also do this from the default Move tool by holding down SHIFT and clicking on all the tokens you want.
  • Dice. We’ve added a way to compare rolls. Perfect for dice pools of all kinds. In the formula builder, you can now compare your roll results with a number and count how many dice are greater or lower than your target.

🎨 Art

We added two new creators to our map collection:

  • FragMaps. We've added gorgeous modern and futuristic maps from the very talented FragMaps. A techno nightclub, construction site, gas station, and more.
  • Dyson Maps. A selection of 7 hand-drawn maps in a very simple style. Caverns, Towns, Ponds, Caves, and more.

Find these and more in Campaign > Session > Scenes.

💎 Improvements

  • Dice. Improved behind-the-scenes audio text labels on all the buttons to improve accessibility.

Nov 8, 2022

Introducing Dice Formulas

A button labeled Spear Attack.

The spear attack is ready.

Roll initiative with our epic new dice formula builder! Now you can build and save custom dice rolls for any adventure. This handy new feature will save you time and streamline your experience, allowing you to focus more on the story.

✨ New

  • Dice Formulas. Build and save custom dice rolls for easy access during your games. Simply name the action, then add the dice you’d like to roll. You can add d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and d100 as well as some simple modifiers; plus, minus, multiply, and divide.

💎 Improvements

  • Account Settings. We made the Account Settings page a bit prettier.

Nov 1, 2022

10 Brand New Locations

The blue light of early morning peaks through the windows of an empty dojo.

The blue light of early morning peaks through the windows of an empty dojo.

Kick off your campaign with our newest collections of location scenes! These wondrous locations run the gamut from an airy marketplace to deep murky catacombs.

🎨 Art

Our new scenes include…

  • Open Air Marketplace
  • Outside the Tavern
  • Boxing Gym
  • The Dojo
  • Modern Office
  • Sci-fi Clone Lab
  • The Dungeons
  • A Cozy Brownstone Building
  • Murky Catacombs
  • Castle Hallways

🐞 Fixes

  • Scenes. Fixed an issue where thumbnails came out a bit too blurry.

Oct 25, 2022

New Scenes to Explore

Three scene cards showing an active volcano, a cemetery, and a Murky Swamp.

Explore bubbling volcanos, haunted cemeteries, or wander through a long-forgotten swamp.

Howdy Questies! Get ready for an adventure with 26 new scenes. These gorgeous locations range from a bleak lighthouse beneath crashing waves to a cosy warm tavern.

🎨 Art

  • Scenes. We added 26 new scenes that you can now add to your adventure. The scenes range from abandoned huts to active volcanos.

🐞 Fixes

  • Session. Fixed an issue that prevented you from selecting tokens that were too close to the dice menu.

Oct 18, 2022

Accessibility Improvements

A sunset view of a peaceful village

A sunset view of a peaceful village

This week brings a few more accessibility improvements, including improved tab and audio navigation for in-session tools. We also added alt text to images, outlines on focus, and descriptive button text.

We also made a bunch of improvements to our tooling and development workflows. These important changes allow us to move faster to help you craft wondrous tales and experiences within Quest Portal. 💖


Oct 11, 2022

Accessability and animated icons

Our new wiggly jiggly dancing animated icons for Home, Characters, and Notifications.

Our new wiggly jiggly dancing animated icons for Home, Characters, and Notifications.

Howdy folks! This week we have added tons of improvements to make your time using Quest Portal easy. These improvements cover accessibility, a few Firefox fixes (try saying that three times fast!), and adding animations to a couple of icons.

💎 Improvements

  • Icons. We added fun little animations to our Home, Characters, and Notifications icons.
  • Character Manager. Improved input fields, buttons, alt-texts, and headings to better support screen readers.
  • Accessibility. Keyboard navigation and audio improvements were made to the Characters view, Token Drawer, Notes Drawer, and Chat Drawer. These areas are now more accessible for tab and audio navigation.
  • Roll Announcements. Your character avatar will appear in the roll announcement instead of the character token. If no character is selected, it will default to your profile picture.
  • Animated backgrounds. Now available to all our users.
  • Tokens. We no longer crop tokens into a circle. Now you can drop in your squares and trapezoids.

🐞 Fixes

  • Campaigns. Fixed an issue on Firefox where a long description completely broke our layout.
  • Campaigns. We made sure that the campaign image now looks the same everywhere.
  • Character Sheets. Fixed an issue where anyone could edit the “Bio” field in our character sheets.
  • Character Sheets. Fixed an issue where we had the campaign creation date wrong.
  • Character Sheets. Fixed an issue where images of your character didn’t scale the right way on Firefox.
  • Onboarding. Updated profile pictures to upload correctly


Oct 4, 2022

Generate AI Avatars & Design Tokens

A button labeled "Generate Avatars" shown over multiple AI created avatars.

Let your inspiration soar while generating your own custom avatars.

We’re back with our biggest update yet! We have unleashed the ability to generate Avatars directly within Quest Portal. This feature has never been seen before on any VTT, and we are thrilled to bring this level of epic immersion to your home games. But that’s not all! We’ve also launched a stunning Token Designer created with accessibility in mind.

✨ New

  • Generate AI Avatars. Just describe your character, and our small army of Automatons will draw a picture in a few seconds. These lil guys are still learning, so mistakes will be made. Tell us if they do something funny, and post your amazing #creations on our Discord channel. Learn more about our approach to AI technology.
  • Token Designer. Add a beautiful border around your character token in the Character editor. Simply hover over the row of circles and select the colour you’d like.

💎 Improvements

  • Scenes. You can now create scenes faster. Drag & drop files onto the Create Scenes drawer to upload them instantly. Dropping multiple files will create one scene with multiple variants.

Sep 27, 2022

Animated Backgrounds

Four animated backgrounds are shown. Rainy town, a fireplace in a tavern, a purple misty swamp, and fall in a village.

Explore the marketplace, admire the moonlight above the castle or panic in the misty swamp.

Add a dash of magic to your adventures with our animated backgrounds! You can set the mood by uploading your creations or choosing from our curated collection of animated backgrounds.

🧪️ Preview

  • Animated Scenes. You can now upload a video as a scene. The video will loop endlessly. We currently support MOV, MP4, and WebM.

🎨 Art

  • Animated Backgrounds. We’ve added a fresh collection of 34 animated backgrounds that can be used to create scenes.

💎 Improvements

  • Text Dice. We’ve added support for math-only rolls; just type “/r 12+19” into chat to have Quest Portal do your heavy math lifting. Note: just FYI, we, of course, also support dice in our text dice rolls, like “/r d20 + 5”
  • More File Types For Uploading. We now support WebP for images and OGG for audio.

🐞 Fixes

  • Navigation. Changed "Go to campaign" to "Back to campaign."

Sep 20, 2022

Fresh Avatar Themes

A blue button that says "Western", and a gray one that says "Pirates" are shown in front of a lot of avatar images.

A collage of new character portraits spanning the old west and pirates.

Hey Questies! We are happy to bring you tons of shiny updates this fine Tuesday. We’ve added not one but TWO new art themes to our growing collection of AI-generated character avatars and loads of improvements to make your time using the app a breeze.

🎨 Fresh Content

  • Character Avatars. We are adding two new art themes to our ever-growing collection of AI-generated avatars. Meet Western and Pirates-themed character avatars!

💎 Improvements

  • Character Avatars. We made a few improvements to uploading character avatars, better cropping, and better error handling.
  • Character Cards. We standardised the look and behaviour of Character Cards across the app.

🐞 Fixes

  • Accessibility. We fixed an issue where tapping the TAB key too often would shift the entire app sideways.
  • Accessibility. We’ve improved the selected state of a bunch of our components.

Sep 13, 2022

Introducing Character Avatars

Two large AI Avatar portraits in front of dozens of smaller ones.

Behold! Our new Avatar Portraits are live!

We are delighted to unveil our collection of new AI-generated Character Avatars! The first batch of these portraits will contain a HUGE selection of fantasy and sci-fi characters for you to choose from and vintage characters for your next Call of Cthulhu campaign.

✨ NEW

  • Character Avatar. Our 3D Avatars have been replaced with stunning AI-generated Character Avatars as we revisit character generation ideas in later days to come. Over 500 Avatar Portraits have been added! 😱
  • Upload avatar images. We now allow players to upload their avatar images to their character sheets.

Sep 6, 2022

Roll Announcements and Ping Arrows

Roll Announcements showing the results from three different dice rolls.

Roll Announcements showing the results from three different dice rolls.

Next time you roll some dice, you'll see a lovely little card spring up that tells you what you roll. Tapping the 🔼 or 🔽 button next to the dice menu will control if these cards show up automatically or are hidden.

✨ New

  • Dice. We've added a pop-up card that announces your dice roll. We call them Roll Announcements. 🥳
  • Dice. We've updated the look of our 3D dice. These new ones are big 'n crispy.

💎 Improvements

  • Map. Pinging outside the view of other players will show an arrow on the side of the screen.
  • 3D Avatars. You can now turn 3D Avatars off in your account settings. We are incredibly excited about our next-gen character creator; more info soon. 😉

🐞 Fixes

  • Chat. We fixed an issue where the chat would crash if you tried to open an attachment that was still loading.
  • Dice. We fixed a couple of issues with dice rolls misbehaving. Sometimes they should have been hidden, and sometimes they didn't appear. Lots of bugs squashing in our dice smithery.
  • Settings. We sometimes asked for your mic or camera permissions even though you had just told us not to do that.
  • Settings. We fixed an issue where changing your camera in settings wouldn't change your camera in settings.

Aug 30, 2022

Double Click to Ping and Rotate Tokens

Orange ping on a battlemap.

An orange aura draws the player's attention to the pathway behind the shed.

We're excited to share a couple of long-awaited improvements to our battle maps experience; try our pings and rotate your tokens!

✨ New

  • Tokens. You can rotate tokens by clicking outside the corners and dragging them around.
  • Ping. Double-click on your map or scene to send an aura of orange waves to your fellow players.

💎 Improvements

  • Onboarding. We simplified our signup process by moving email verification into account settings. You'll still need to verify your email, but it doesn't block you from entering the app in your first session.
  • Music. We've improved how we handle playlists.

Aug 23, 2022

Emojis and GIFs enter chat

The emoji picker and GIF search in Quest Portal Chat.

Express youself!

Your favourite smilies, rockets, dances, and animal emojis are now just a click away in our chat. But wait, there is more! You can also search trillions of GIFs to find the perfect reaction to your crit!

💎 Improvements

  • Sessions. We've significantly improved session settings, giving you more control over your mic, speaker, and webcam. We're making these changes to support video calls very soon.
  • Character Menu. We rewrote the code around managing characters to eliminate a few nasty bugs.

Aug 15, 2022

Session Improvements

An alert that says "You are muted" and new audio and camera controls.

Can you hear me? Hello. Is this thing on?

This week brings a few well-selected improvements to our session experience.

💎 Improvements

  • We've refreshed the look of the top bar to accommodate a few upcoming features.
  • The top bar will now better indicate your connection status.
  • You'll now enter sessions on mute.
  • We'll now let you know if you are talking while on mute.

🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where deleting a character would remove the campaign list.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Assign to Player" character sheet action was missing from the lobby.

Aug 8, 2022

Lots of small improvements

Blue skies behind a temple-like doorway portal.

Looking through a magical portal to the fantastic quests ahead.

We've spent the last couple of weeks in summer mode. Lots of refreshing vacation, travelling, and even some ☀️ here in Iceland. Now that we're returning to full steam, we're starting with a flurry of bug fixes and improvements.

💎 Improvements

We made 17 improvements to the flow of inviting players to campaigns, including:

  • GMs can now assign a premade character to a player.
  • Invite links now have information about campaigns, even if they are full.
  • Logged-in users are no longer taken to the signup page as a part of invites.
  • GMs can now remove players from Characters.
  • The invite link header now updates the name of the GM if there is a change to the GM.

🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the campaign name wouldn't leave the top bar after you left the campaign.
  • Fixed issues were transferring campaign ownership would still leave the previous owner with magical powers.
  • Fixed a thingy when your Avatar head would bounce every time you hit space. A ghost from a different feature in the making.

Jul 25, 2022

The Avatar Designer

A male 3D avatar with dark hair, as well as the options to pick different hairstyles.

Customize your Avatar

Update: We've replaced the Avatar Designer with our new AI Avatars.

The Avatar Designer has been released! Head over to the Character Editor and customise your avatars. We are excited to see what you come up with! If you haven't already, join our Discord server and share your creations with the community.

✨ New

  • Avatar Designer. Create and customise your own character avatars.
  • Roll from chat. You can now type /roll or /r in chat to trigger a dice roll.

    Examples:
    Simple: /r 1d6, /roll 2d20, or /roll 2d6+5
    Drop/Keep: /roll 8d100k4, /roll 8d100kl4, /roll 8d100d4, /roll 8d100dh4
    Target Number (Successes): /roll 3d6>3
    Matching: /roll 12d6mt

  • Premade characters. The game master can now create premade characters from the sheet tool in a campaign.

💎 Improvements

  • Campaign Profile. We now show the joined/invited date of players in context menus.
  • Avatars.
    1. New characters will be randomly generated with a random face, neck, skin tone, eyes, and eye-lashes.
    2. Avatar size and placement has been polished in the Character Editor.
    3. Item thumbnails in the Avatar Designer will now load faster.
    4. The colour picker in the Avatar Designer now outlines the selected colours so it's easier to see what colours are selected.
  • Changelog. We added pagination so that we only load a few entries simultaneously.
  • Website. Improved performance on the www.questportal.com website.
  • Tooling. Improved some internal tools.

🐞 Fixes

  • Avatar Designer. Fixed an issue where the categories were clipped, or the arrows didn't show up correctly.
  • Campaign. Fixed an issue where the Campaign Settings menu didn't close when clicking the Settings button.

Jul 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day!

A closeup of The Flag of the United States of America.

The Flag of the United States of America.

Happy Independence day to our American testers. This week included a lot of polish and improvements around our Avatar Designer and the upcoming photo mode.

💎 Improvements

  • Avatar Designer. We're significantly improving how we handle external webcams while previewing your avatars. We've hidden the camera preview while making these improvements. We'll roll this out soon!

🐞 Fixes

  • Generic Sheets. Fixed an issue where some text fields didn't appear in some cases.
  • Call of Cthulhu Sheets. Fixed some visual glitches.

Jun 27, 2022

The Lightless Beacon - A scenario just for you!

The digital cover of The Lightless Beacon from Quest Portal.

Claim a free scenario & start playing your heart out.

We have a gift for you! Free adventure packed with scenes and atmosphere. The Lightless Beacon is an awesome Call of Cthulhu scenario that is perfect for new and experienced keepers to run. Take your investigators on a ride! You can copy the scenario from the Home screen slideshow.

Introduction

Welcome to The Lightless Beacon, this year’s Call of Cthulhu scenario for the first Greg Stafford Day—a day to celebrate the life and works of Greg and The Chaosium he founded way back in 1975. We hope you’ll be able to gather some friends and enjoy this scenario together.

The Lightless Beacon is set on Beacon Island, near Rockport, Massachusetts, on April 12th, 1926. It is intended as a short introductory scenario for novice Keepers, new players, or both! Experienced players and Keepers should also find something to enjoy here, too. Designed to be run in as little as one hour, this game is ideal for those who don’t have the time for a longer game session, or are just building up their confidence with the Call of Cthulhu RPG.

While The Lightless Beacon is presented as a standalone adventure and comes with four pre-generated investigators (enabling you to dive right in), it could also form the start of a new campaign, as it throws together complete strangers and plunges them into the world of the Cthulhu Mythos before they have a chance to catch their breath. There’s a mystery to solve, a threat to overcome, and a glimpse at the true horrors lurking in the darkness: all key themes of a good Call of Cthulhu adventure!

Jun 20, 2022

Find scenes faster

A search field with "Library" sits above two different library scenes.

A couple of different libraries are available in Quest Portal.

Finding the right scene for your adventure is an art and science and often takes careful consideration. However, your party often makes hasty decisions and does something you didn't prepare for. Then it's great you're running on Quest Portal because finding new scenes is easy. Just open the scenes tool and type what you want. We'll be adding many more scenes soon, so the new search feature will help you browse the beautiful art faster.

✨ New

  • Scenes. You can now search scenes blazingly fast. You can even make spelling mistakes, and we'll take a guess.

💎 Improvements

  • We've made some performance and design improvements to all windows in Quest Portal. Modal is the development word for those pop-up windows for things like inviting friends and messing with audio and session settings.

Jun 13, 2022

Change scene variants

The scenebar showing multiple variant options.

The mountain range during the day, at a beautiful sunset, and during the dead of night.

Your scenes and maps can now have multiple different variants. Perfect to quickly jump between day and night or show before and after scenes.

💎 Improvements

  • Character Cards. We've improved the performance of all the little character cards you can find around the app and made some minor visual tweaks that make them easier for the eyes.

🐞 Fixes

  • Avatars. Fixed a regression that mirrored face tracking.
  • Tokens. Fixed an issue where player tokens were not updated when you changed your avatar.
  • Campaigns. Fixed an issue where players could remove Game Masters from campaigns and an issue where the campaign settings dropdown broke the UI.

May 30, 2022

Toughen Up!

A narrow mountain path through grassy fields leads up blue mountains. Clear skies.

Our journey takes us up a narrow mountain path.

We're closing the month of May with a series of minor improvements and bug fixes across the app. We are looking forward to a productive and sunny June!

💎 Improvements

  • Home. We've clarified how to "Create a Character" and "Create a Campaign" from the home screen.
  • Avatars. Improved backgrounds for photo mode.

🐞 Fixes

  • Fifteen minor bug fixes in character sheets, the campaign lobby, the home screen, and the avatar designer.

May 23, 2022

Smile! Photo mode is here

A smiling avatar with the option to change backgrounds.

Take a photo or video of your avatar to share with friends.

Update: We removed "Photo Mode" when introducing our new AI Avatars. We might revamp photo mode and add it back at some point.

If you haven't tried it yet, we encourage you to head on over to your account settings and enable the Avatar Designer. With the designer, you can customise your avatar. Now you can also take a photo or a video of the avatar with different backgrounds and share it with your friends. Simply snap a pic and download it and share it on your socials.

💎 Improvements

  • Avatars. Changing your avatar now updates the avatar profile photo on your sheet.

🐞 Fixes

  • Scenes. Fixed an issue where music wasn't playing after pausing the music.
  • Dice. Fixed a small bug causing the dice not to roll when rolling from the character sheet.
  • Campaigns. The campaign profile UI was broken on smaller screens.


May 16, 2022

Build your avatar

The Avatar Designer showing multiple hairstyle options.

Start building your own avatars. Change their DNA, style or clothing to fit exactly how you'd like your character to look like.

Update: We've replaced the Avatar Designer with our new AI Avatars.

We are excited to launch a new experimental feature: The Avatar Designer. We love our avatars, and now you can build your own. We'll constantly improve this feature, so don't hesitate to contact us with your feedback on our Discord server.

💎 Improvements

  • Maps. Resizing tokens is now a lot smoother.

🐞 Fixes

  • Avatars. Fixed an issue where Avatars wouldn't load in some cases.
  • Dice. Fixed an issue where dice wouldn't appear if you resized your browser window.
  • Campaigns. The campaign loading spinner was offset, causing immense internal angst within our design team.


May 9, 2022

Add some variants

The scenebar in Quest Portal with multiple variant options.

As the sun rises, you see the stunning mountain range ahead. The rest is over and the journey continues.

You can now add multiple variants of your scenes and maps. Perfect for changing the atmosphere from day to night as the sun sets over the battlefield. Add as many day/night or fog/sun variants of your Scenes and Maps. Tokens will remain in place. This feature will be in preview this week while we properly test things!

💎 Improvements

  • Tokens. Copy+Paste tokens with ctrl/cmd C, then V. New tokens will appear where your mouse is pointing so you can throw in a whole army in no time.
  • Dice. You can now hide rolls from the rest of the players or show them to everyone! No cheating. We also added some nice animations to the dice menu.

🐞 Fixes

  • Sessions. We fixed an issue with full-screen mode. It's now full-screen mode and not 95% screen mode.

May 2, 2022

Roll to Chat

Four cards showing the results from different dice rolls.

A few successful rolls in some lucky chat stream.

We're now showing your dice rolls in chat. You can roll with a few clicks through our Dice menu or simply click to roll from Character Sheets!

💎 Improvements

  • Accessibility. We added labels for screen readers to all of our buttons.
  • Character Sheets (Call of Cthulhu). Removed character limits for backstories. Some people have gone through a lot.
  • Music. We now allow the music to play throughout the app while you are in a session.
  • Notes. We’ve improved how we handle lost or orphaned notes; they should be automatically added to your private notes.
  • Sessions. We noticed some confusion between leaving campaigns and going back to the campaign lobby, so we made the name and icon of your group in the campaign settings clickable. It's sometimes the small things.
  • Sessions. You can now remove players from campaigns during sessions.

🐞 Fixes

  • Chat. We turned some bolts and tightened some screws behind the campaign chat.
  • Dice. We fixed a few inconsistencies between our 3D dice and a more advanced dice parser that handles everything up to the ninth dimension and math.
  • Audio Chat. We fixed some animations for the talking indicator. It should now be more clear who’s talking.
  • Music. We fixed a few broken music files.

Apr 25, 2022

Preview Experimental Features

The notes editor in Quest Portal.

Notes are now in Preview.

Feature previews are now shown in your account settings. These features are still under development; they might change at any moment, and data might get lost. We’re doing this because we value early feedback and honestly use our conversations with all of you to guide our daily direction.

🧪 Preview

Preview features are unstable; use with caution! Turn these feature previews on in Account Settings.
  • Notes. We’ve put our Notes into feature preview. We love everything about notes, but it’s not stable enough for us to be thrilled with them. We continue to invest heavily in making notes a phenomenal part of the Quest Portal experience.

💎 Improvements

  • Scenes. Cassie kept unintentionally deleting scenes, so we made the delete icon smaller and stuffed it in the bottom right corner.

🐞 Fixes

  • Notes. Fixed an issue where you could make a note of a child of itself. These circular references caused the notes to disappear. This can no longer happen.

Apr 4, 2022

Map Tokens

Five tokens with different boarders on a battlemap.

These are tokens of appreciation!

Tokens! Now you can use tokens in your sessions! Try out the new token tool in the session toolbar.

✨ New

  • Tokens. You can place avatar tokens and/or custom tokens on maps and scenes. Try resizing them.

💎 Improvements

  • Avatars. Bigger and better avatars in session.
  • Notes. Duplicating a note also duplicates child notes.
  • Notes. Child notes now follow parents when dragging to/from private notes.
  • Performance. The initial loading of the app is faster.

🐞 Fixes

  • Login. We fixed an edge case where users could get stuck with the loading spinner after login.
  • Avatars. When enabling face-tracking, we show an error message if we fail to get the camera.

Apr 4, 2022

Invite Links

The invite window in Quest Portal contains two methods, inviting someone with a link or by typing in their username.

Game Masters can now create an invite link to their campaign.

Now you can add players to your campaign with a simple link and username invites.

✨ New

  • Dice. We've added our dice menu to the Character Editor. We hope it comes in handy when you are rolling for your new character.
  • Avatars. We have a new way to show avatars that now includes each character's player.

🔪 Elimination

  • Moods. We've removed our Avatar Moods feature. We weren't happy with it and wanted to take another stab at it.

💎 Improvements

  • Avatars. We now fall back to an image of your avatar if we can't render the 3D version for some reason.
  • Sessions. We've made some improvements to how we handle refreshing the browser while you are in a session. Now you should reconnect with the audio channel and see the scene that all the other players are on.
  • Onboarding. We improved how we handle people who try to log in but should be signing up, both with email and Google.
  • Character Sheets. When opening up the Sheet drawer for the first time, we now show a message that explains that you haven't created any characters instead of an error message.
  • Music. We've added better error handling to our music player.

🐞 Fixes

  • Character Sheets. Fixed issues with bulk editing Call of Cthulhu Character Sheets, disappearing text boxes, loading spinners, and a few more fixes.
  • Sessions. Fixed an issue where removing players from a campaign mid-session wouldn't kick them from the session. Now they should be properly kicked.
  • Dice. We've fixed bugs around rerolling; the button sometimes didn’t appear.
  • Dice Cards. Fixed an issue where the card displaying the result of a roll didn’t display the results of the roll. One job!
  • Sessions. Fixed an issue where in some cases, you didn't see other players in a session and another issue where Firefox users couldn't unmute themselves.
  • Campaign Invites. We fixed multiple issues around our invite flows, including better handling of resetting invite links, displaying messages around full campaigns, and accepting invites to campaigns when you are already logged in.
  • Avatars. We fixed an issue where the facial expressions of your avatar didn't go through to everyone.

Mar 28, 2022

Simple Character Sheets

The character sheet for Fenris Maknok that looks like an orc. His tagline is: "My tribe is proud and strong".

A simple character sheet for Fenris Maknok and their interesting background.

This week welcomes a ton of improvements to our Character Sheets. First, we've added a super simple character sheet for any system. This sheet emphasises role-playing with fields for the character backstory. You can also add some fun facts if you are in the mood. Second, we brought the excellent new dice to Character Sheets. You'll see beautiful 3D dice fly onto the screen when rolling from the character sheet.

✨ New

  • Simple Character Sheets with age, pronouns, backstory, and fun facts.
  • Characters Sheets now roll with our new dice roller.

💎 Improvements

  • Character Sheets. We added the player's name to the character sheet for easy reference.
  • Character Sheets. Your Character Sheet will now always be a the top, followed by other players. Any unclaimed characters will stay at the bottom.
  • Character Sheets. The windows for Skills and Weapons now save when you click outside.
  • Character Sheets. The text boxes are now easier on the eyes.

🐞 Fixes

  • Chat. We fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the chat to get stuck on a spinner.
  • Scenes. Fixed a similar issue that caused scenes to get stuck on a spinner after a refresh.
  • Character Sheets. Luck, Hit Points, and Sanity disappeared from the top of some character sheets. We fixed the underlying issue, but let us know if you've hit this issue and it's still broken.
  • Character Sheets. We fixed a nasty little bugger around removing pregens from campaigns. In some weird circumstances, it would cause the removal of other playing characters.
  • Character Sheets. We fixed an issue that allowed players to unclaim characters they didn't own.


Mar 21, 2022

Seven Dice walk into a Tavern

Multiple 3D dice scattered all over Quest Portal.

The standard d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20 and d% are here.

We've added a simple dice menu with the basic seven-dice set. Tap your dice and watch them bounce around in beautiful 3D. This is our first step, so we look forward to your feedback!

💎 Improvements

  • Notes. Child Notes are now sorted by creation time.
  • Sessions. Long names are now much better.

🐞 Fixes

  • Scenes. Fixed an edge case where the save button in edit scenes would go out of view.
  • Sessions. Fixed an issue where people that joined before others would sometimes not appear in the top bar.
  • Campaigns. Fixed some issues when people declined or left campaigns and had a hard time getting back.
  • Notes. Fixed an issue when we incorrectly attributed a new child note to the parent notes creator.

Mar 18, 2022

Call of Cthulhu Possessions

A Call of Cthulhu character sheet in Quest Portal showing a tab for possessions.

Samantha's possessions include a locket, the Model T, and a beautiful straight razor.

We added a new tab in our Call of Cthulhu Character Sheets. The Possessions tab helps you keep track of your cash, assets, your treasured possessions, and the gear you have.

  • Early Access. We are starting to beta test with more users. Feel free to invite your friends!
  • Website. We updated our website at questportal.com with more information about what we are doing.

💎

  • Notes. We now label notes as deleted and hide them instead of deleting them. This will allow us to restore deleted notes in our admin system, so ping us if you exedentally delete something. We’ll make this more accessible in the future.
  • Character Sheets. We saw some issues with sheets created before March 15th. We can fix those characters behind the scenes so ping us with the URL of your character, and we’ll get them sorted out.
  • Onboarding. We added a notification for people using browsers other than Chrome, letting them know that we are better tested on Chrome. We are, however, fixing a bunch of Safari and Firefox issues now.
  • Accounts. We added the ability to delete your account. We hope that it will be our least used feature.
  • Performance. We added methods to reduce the size of images based on your screen size so it will not affect the visual quality of images.
  • Dice. Lots of small improvements with our dice menu and cards; we sum up the rolls, show individual rolls if you are rolling more than one die, show the results from highest to lowest (like the menu), and now the dice fade out nicely.

🐞

  • Avatars. We added notification prompts around missing permissions or missing cameras.
  • Campaigns. We fixed an issue where if you deleted the name of a campaign, you couldn’t add a new name.
  • Scenes. We fixed some issues in the full-screen mode that didn’t allow you to enable/disable avatar tracking.
  • Dice. We fixed an issue with the dice menu on Safari.
  • Character Sheets. We fixed an issue where updates from a Game Master didn’t update the character sheet for players in real time. We’re all about real-time!
  • Notes. Fixed some issues around dragging notes into favourites.

Mar 14, 2022

Reorder your campaigns

A screenshot of someone moving campaign icons in the left-hand side toolbar in Quest Portal.

Reorder your campaigns with drag 'n drop.

Do you have a favourite campaign? You can now reorder your campaigns any way you want. Just drag 'n drop them in place on the left-side navigation bar.

💎 Improvements

  • Performance. Last week was all about performance improvements. Speed is a feature that is often overlooked. Please let us know if you find something slow, and we'll tackle it immediately!
  • Scenes: We've implemented Pan and Zoom on scenes during sessions. Possibly a hint for a bigger upcoming feature ;)
  • Scenes. Music used to be required when adding new scenes. Now, it's more of a friendly recommendation.

🐞 Fixes

  • Character Sheets. We fixed a crash that happened when creating a new Character immediately after joining as a new user.
  • Sessions. We squashed a bug that caused the app to go bonkers when you added a new character in the middle of a session.
  • Chat. We fixed an issue where we would show you a spinner, not the chat.
  • Scenes. Fixed some nasty little resizing bugs.


Mar 7, 2022

Display thy name!

A big room with a fireplace, table, and a few chairs. Light is shinging through a window and hitting a table.

The room feels stuffy, but a light is shining in from the window...

Happy Monday, everyone.

We’ve been hard at work squashing bugs and enhancing the experience of Quest Portal. We’ve got some exciting new features in the works, but until we can release them, we have some improvements and fixes for you:

💎 Improvements

  • We switched all players to using Display Names instead of Usernames within the app. More expressive and fun! Change your Display Name in Account Settings.
  • Players can now easily go back to their campaigns after creating characters. A big purple button does the trick.
  • Players can hover over the character avatar on their character sheets to get the option to edit the character info and visuals in the Character Creator.
  • We improved the way the top bar scales and cleaned it up a bit.
  • We made a bunch of usability improvements to the Notes feature. Most notably: Players now get a warning when moving notes between private and campaign. Same when deleting a note. Players can now open a parent note without selecting it.
  • Players can now right-click some buttons and links to open them in new tabs. Try it with campaigns in the Navigation bar.
  • We added campaign thumbnails to the character cards in the character overview.
  • We improved loading states and removed loading flashes that could appear between views.

🐞 Fixes

  • We fixed a lot of bugs in Notes. It’s much better now!
  • Fixed an issue where a campaign sometimes disappeared from the navigation bar if a character was removed.
  • We fixed an issue where some players were sometimes unable to delete characters.
  • Fixed some visual bugs on Safari.
  • Fixed an issue where some Keeper cards got duplicated in Campaign Lobby.
  • We fixed some typos. Those are important too.
  • A number of smaller fixes should make your experience better.

Feb 28, 2022

Say Hi to Chat

A chat conversation in Quest Portal. Max: Hey!. You: Let's play tonight, smiley face. Max: Absolutely - I'm free at 8pm. You: It's on!

Text chat just launched.

We've added a text chat that's now available to all of your campaigns. You can access the campaign chat in the lobby and within sessions. You'll even see a nice red notification bubble for unread messages in your campaigns.

💎 Improvements

  • Avatars. Your fellow adventurers can now see your expressions when you've enabled face-tracking.
  • Notes. Setting the width of your notes is now friendlier, and we should remember your preference, as friends do.

🐞 Fixes

  • Session. Fixed issues with Mute and are hunting for more tricky bugs in that arena.
  • Investigator Sheets. Fixed a few white screen crashes.
  • Investigator Sheets. Deleting and duplicating sheets should now work as intended.
  • Investigator Sheets. Claiming a character no longer removes the character.

Feb 14, 2022

Investigator Sheets

A screenshot of Character Sheets for Call of Cthulhu in Quest Portal on a rendered 3D clay computer.

Character Sheets for Call of Cthulhu

We're happy to show all the Call of Cthulhu players our beautiful Investigator Sheets. You can now add your characteristics, skills, conditions, and weapons. Click to roll and have fun!

Notes Revamped

We've made multiple quality-of-life improvements to our Notes and added a new paint code.

  • Embeds from YouTube and other sites show up in notes.
  • Improved tables.
  • Better formatting options.
  • The headings look nicer.
  • Better scrolling.

💎 Improvements

  • Improvements to editing your scenes.
  • Long scene names are now truncated correctly.


Jan 31, 2022

Nested Notes

A screenshot from Quest Portal showing a heirarchy of notes.

A view of well organised nested notes.

We've added a much-requested feature to help all the organised Game Masters. Now you can add notes underneath other notes. Just click the plus sign next to the title of the "parent" note, and a "children" note will appear below.

💎 Improvements

  • Opening the app is now much faster after some behind-the-scenes updates.
  • It's now possible to edit scenes you've previously created.
  • Profile photos and backgrounds are now much faster to load.
  • It's no longer possible to close your profile photo window while uploading the photo.
  • It's now more apparent where you are in the app, as we added a border around the Home and Characters tabs on the left side.
  • Leaving campaigns now contains fewer bugs.

Jan 24, 2022

New account settings

A 3D clay computer showing account settings in Quest Portal.

Account settings.

Signed up with a temporary profile photo that you have been eager to update? Fear not - Account settings are live! You can now upload your newest selfie, change your username and pick out a newly added display name - all accessible from the profile menu in the top right corner of the app.

💎 Improvements

  • Avatars are now bigger and nicer looking.
  • Multiple improvements to the Session Top Bar.
  • We found a memory leak in sessions and plugged it.
  • We went on Safari and fixed a few bugs related to Avatars on Safari.
  • A couple of fixes for selecting Characters.
  • Fixed the carousel arrows on the Home screen.
  • Creating a campaign while in used to end the session. It no longer does.
  • Opening changelog notes is now easier as we no longer move the "see more" link to a random place.

Jan 17, 2022

Invites and Email Signup

A screenshot of the signup page in Quest Portal.

The Quest Portal signup screen now includes email.

This week brings a bunch of improvements to our signup and onboarding flows. Inviting new users has been shipped to a subset of people. Let us know if you would like to add more people to your campaign, and we will turn this on for you.

Now people can join with emails and all the bells and whistles that go along with that, such as email verification and confirmations.

💎 Improvements

  • Correctly routing users when logging out.
  • Improvements to Sentry, a service we use to detect and fix issues rapidly.

Jan 11, 2022

Happy new year from Quest Portal

A winter cabin in the woods with snow falling. The confetti emoji is overlayed in the center.

Happy New Year

We at Quest Portal wish you all a Happy New Year! We are very excited about 2022 and all the big changes coming to the app this year.

💎 Holiday improvements

Over the holidays, we made some improvements to the app. Here's a summary of the key things:

  • Onboarding is now much cleaner.
  • You can now open your character sheet from the Character Builder, the Campaign Home, and in a session.
  • You can duplicate campaigns and keep all your notes and scenes. This makes it easy to keep a master copy of campaigns you run repeatedly.
  • Bug fixes to campaigns and notes.

The coming weeks will be very busy for the team. We've got big features coming up.


Dec 21, 2021

Welcome Investigators

The Call of Cthulhu investigator sheets in Quest Portal.

The prototype of the investigator sheet for Call of Cthulhu.

  • Highlight your most used characteristics, stats, weapons, and notes.
  • A card pops out and tells you the results from the roll.
  • Roll with multiple options; regular, hard, and extreme, and the ability to add a bonus or penalty dice.
  • Roll from the command bar. Hit cmd+K, type the name of the skill, and select roll from there.

Onboarding

We have polished our new user creation, and onboarding flows in festive preparation for our alpha testers.

  • Added an email/password option
  • Added deep linking. Send someone a link to a certain campaign, and we will remember that through the new user creation process.
  • Pick a unique username. We will check our existing records and let you know if it is available.

💎 Improvements

  • Changing the GM of a campaign is now possible. It's behind a feature flag so ping us if you need this feature.
  • Some bug fixes for the duplication of campaigns.
  • Deleting a character had some issues that we fixed.
  • Loads of nice visual improvements in campaigns, home, and character apps. 💅


Dec 13, 2021

Start the Campaign

The campaign lobby in Quest Portal shows multiple character cards.

A home for your campaign

We've created a home for your campaigns. Everyone can create a campaign and invite their friends to join. The creator becomes the Game Master with a few added admin benefits, such as changing the name, icon, cover photo, and player management.

Please let us know how you like this new home for your campaign and what we can add or change to improve it!

💎 Improvements

  • A new and improved signup flow that works across devices.
  • Improved routing makes you more likely to be taken to the right place.
  • Leaving sessions now takes you to the campaign home.
  • Game Masters can now remove players from campaigns and delete them.
  • Players can leave campaigns.


Dec 1, 2021

Take some Notes!

The notes tool in Quest Portal is open at a note about Locations in the Highlands.

The notes tool in action.

Want to take some notes during a session but don't want to lose your immersion? Now you can write and read your notes in the Notes tool. What's even better, you can share those notes with the group by creating group/campaign notes that are shared.

Notes are a handy block-style editor, similar to Notion, that allows you to create and rearrange blocks as you see fit.

The notes tool is available to game masters and players. Don't forget to have your favourite notes handy by favouriting them!

Notes are a central feature in Quest Portal that will get a lot of love in the coming months.


Dec 1, 2021

Set the Scene

The scenes drawer in Quest Portal. The Game Master is ordering scenes by dragging them.

Viewing and organizing scenes in a session.

We're super excited to announce our Scenes feature. Role-playing is about collaborative storytelling, and setting the scene where those stories unfold is important. We've created Scenes to feel like a slideshow. The game master can easily navigate between the different scenes with the visuals and the atmosphere already attached and autoplay.

Scenes are a game master tool and won't be available for players to see.

What is a scene?

A scene is a narrative beat in your story, a backdrop to a collection of actions, a battlemap, or generic background. It's whatever visual the game master wants to show the players while the story is being told. Each scene comprises a visual and, optionally a soundscape/music. This way, when you change scenes, the atmosphere changes as well. As we build out Scenes, this feature will start to include more visuals you can show your players.

You can create your scene by uploading a visual and attaching your music. Or, you can use the hundreds of pre-made scenes in the Scenes tool.

We've partnered with many creators in the TTRPG space to provide us with background art, battlemaps, music and soundscapes.