Early next year, your friends will be able to join you in TaleSpire without having to buy the full game.
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We will be adding a way for anyone with a full copy of the game to purchase additional "seats," which will allow others to join them in their sessions without having to buy the game themselves.
We will be putting a version of TaleSpire on Steam that can be downloaded for free and will only allow you to join other people's campaigns if they have available seats.
This does not mean that, as a guest to a campaign, you cannot GM. You will have all the same tools and abilities as any other party member, including full mod support.
We have heard your requests for some time for a kind of "player-only" version of TaleSpire, but one of our core tenets is that "building and play are one," so making a chopped-down version that didn't include building tools is something we could not face.
Another driving factor is that, for some uses (like professional GM'ing), the current approach is simply not viable. With this new option, a GM can reuse the same seats over and over across different campaigns and parties.
We aim to ship this by the end of March 2024. Details, such as the pricing, will be announced closer to release. As always, we'll be writing dev-logs along the way, so you will be able to keep up with progress at https://bouncyrock.com/news
This will be a big and exciting step for us. We have a lot coming down the pipe, and we hope this will allow more folks out there to enjoy it all with us.
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