Welcome to the HeroForge Integration Beta

Hi everyone!

Despite the flu's best efforts to stop us, we are finally opening the Beta for the HeroForge integration. You can now take any of your purchased, digital HeroForge minis and bring them into TaleSpire with only a few clicks.

Please check out https://heroforge.talespire.com/ for our video and text guides to this new feature.

The Beta has the same features as the final release, barring the known issues mentioned below. We are holding off announcing on social media until the community has had the chance to kick the tires. We expect there to be bugs, so please do let us know at https://feedback.talespire.com/ if you find a good one!


Here are some known issues to start us off:

  • HeroForge "packs" are not yet supported. This is being resolved by HeroForge, and we expect to have an update for you about this soon.
  • As a player, you can't track the download progress of other people's minis, so it can feel like the conversion process has hung.
  • Once a mini has been downloaded, the second or two it takes to process is accompanied by low frame rates.
  • Creature ghosts don't update line-of-sight (we are still deciding what the correct behavior should be and how to communicate it well).
  • We have seen one machine where the first HeroForge download takes a long time to start.
  • Machines with lower specs (especially low RAM) can struggle with large numbers of linked minis. This is because HeroForge minis have significantly higher resource requirements than TaleSpire's.
  • In rare cases, a mini that fails to convert doesn't give the option to unlink.

Thanks so much for all your encouragement and patience as we have been building this. The engineering that surrounded this has set us up well to make a bunch more exciting features, and we are stoked to get started on them.

And with that, all there is left to say is, have fun!



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PrincessP0Pcorn
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IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! =D My players are going to be soooo excited. =) 
Why_Shouldnt_I_Keep
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS! All of the textures and effects look AMAZING, now when someone is wearing/made of metal they don't look like a rock painted white! All of the glowing effects are great, the download time was so expedient, and I love how the overlay is done. I essentially got access to all of my HeroForge downloads in a quick I wanna say 45-50 seconds. Now I don't even need to use Blender/Asset Studio and go through the 10 minute per mini process! I am so inspired by the hard work of you guys, and so proud to be part of this amazing community,  made by people who understand what people want and do so much work. The fact that ya'll are such a small team and you make such awesome content really speaks to how adept and tuned-in you all are! 
Reizake
Reizake
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So in order to get the heroforge models in talespire I need to "purchase" them right? the Hero Forge "saves" I have won't be available?
Gazza
Gazza
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Correct; you will need to purchase the 3D Digital.
Wichsvorlage
Wichsvorlage
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So as a DM, this is where the Pro + Download Subscription became instantly worth the money. You get 5 free purchase downloads per month. So 5 free minis per month for about $16.00 per month depending on how you bill it. (Compared to $7.99 per mini.) If you are planning on using this feature as much as me, it is going to be very worth the subscription.
Codaddy
Codaddy
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LETS GO! This is what I’m talking about!
Sevro85
Sevro85
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Super pumped for this.. already brought in my first Token. I really feel this is going to set Talespire apart from every other VTT. Well done! 
kuhnetik
kuhnetik
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SO JUICED FOR THIS! thank you all for the hard work!
cookiecigarguy
cookiecigarguy
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I have noticed that my HeroForge "PACKS" are not showing in the TaleSpire interface along with my other purchased characters, is this intended?
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Baggers
Baggers
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It's a known issue, and one that HeroForge are working on right now. We are expecting to hear more about this soon.
ABrokenTardisBrian
ABrokenTardisBrian
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So excited!!! Thank you for your hard work and sacrifice, even during your fight with the flu!
z3pp3lin
z3pp3lin
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Kinda bummed. Was REALLY looking forward to this since it was announced. Didn't think it was going to only be available for digital downloaded minis. I'm subscribed to them. I was hoping it would have been off of subscription, not individual mini purchase. $8 is WAY too much for just ONE mini to be incorporated to TaleSpire. It's a shame and I'm pretty sad about it.
JakeEkiss
JakeEkiss
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If you have a heroforge subscription they are significantly cheaper. 5 minis a month for $15 brings it down to just $3 a mini. 
Anilys
Anilys
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Feel free to answer this in a dev log and not here, but I would be really interested in knowing what you guys learned in pursuit of the HeroForge integration that will apply to custom assets/minis, as well as TaleWeaver. I've seen some occasional frustration from users online about this process not realizing there is probably quite a bit of overlap in the work done for this and those other features promised earlier. That said, I have some players that will love to have the same mini in person and online and can't wait to see how this paves the way for future updates, as well!
InsufferableSmartyp
Oh my God this is outstanding.

This is exactly what my campaign needed.   Many thanks!
stevos_gaming_dunge
Already used it and I was so excited to upload my first figure! Very cool stuff. Thanks for all of your hard work, devs! :beers: