Hello friends (and hello Fall)! I did something rare in the WA realm this past month. I showed my face on a community update stream!  I got to chat with the fantastic Laurabones, a member of the Anvilite Streamer Corps, and talk about the community’s Nanowrimo preparations. There will be even more streams with plenty of support if you wish to seek it! I’m leaving my writing time to these development updates for you, so I hope they are clear and organized. Let’s get down to the development update rollup for 2020 end-of-September!

Google Analytics Tracking for all Worlds

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You now have the ability to create a Google Analytics tracking code and assign it to your world in order to get in-depth information about the way people navigate your IP! Find this under your Monetization Tab on your worlds configuration page

SEO title and description

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In addition to supporting your world’s outward presence, you are now able to set the title and description of your world.

Where: Configuration > Homepage > SEO

New Theme – The Elven Forest

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  • Imbued in green (call it emerald for the effect).
  • Fully foresty with leaves and things!
  • Its Celtic because we all know that forests and Celts go together.

Fun aside, its a beautiful new theme created primarily for fantasy settings with a clean flare to it! Please enjoy and read more about it here!

Default Subscriber Groups

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Upon creation, one or more subscriber groups are automatically assigned to all private articles to your world. This occurs when creating:

  • Any article created in a private world
  • An article using the quick create and state is set to private

Why: Especially for private worlds, many users want to easily have all their articles visible to the users of a subscriber group.

How: Set a Subscriber group asDefaultduring creation or while editing set the group asDefault“.

(If these are articles you want to keep private, like your private notes after publishing, make sure you remove the groups.)

New Audio Embeds

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e.g. [libsyn:15062627]

ID = the ID of the episode you can find it on the embed menu URLs



e.g. [bandcamp:15062627]

ID = the ID of the episode you can find it on the embed menu URLs

Block Management V. 2

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  • Ability to create folders for your Blocks
  • Quickly assign folders to all your Blocks
  • x13 Faster loading times
  • Super search

Search ALL the blocks in a world AND search ALL Community shared blocks!

name tag of your followers

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Give some extra flavor to your world by setting the name your followers appear!

Where: World Configuration > Social

New BBCode tag: [usercard]

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User card allows you to show more details than just the username of a user in your articles, comments or posts. It includes:

  • Their username
  • Full name (if any)
  • Avatar
  • Guild rank
  • Social media links
  • Signature

You can use it by setting the username you want to display e.g. [usercard:Janet].

Alter World for Images

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You can now alter the World of an image by assigning the image to another world they own.

Auto Subscription for Invited Characters

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The Players/users of Characters invited to a World or a Campaign will automatically be added to all Subscriber groups set asDefault“.

Check out our streamers

In recognition of their contributions to this community, the Anvilite Streamers Corps is granted a unique shorthand link to their home base world.


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Tables, we love them, we like flipping them, jumping on them, eating on them, working on them, hiding under them, wear them as a hat. I think we can all agree they are quite useful, but tables on WA have been less than ideal. That’s what makes this update a real treat! Introducing, interactive tables!

  • Rollable
  • Sortable
  • Searchable
  • Interactive
  • Interconnected
  • Embeddable
  • With images
  • With long text
  • And cherries on top

New Character & Statblock Sheets

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This month, we observed new character & statblock sheets for various games and systems!

Massive thank you, once again to our resident sheet master chef Tillerz!

Pathfinder 2 statblocks

Created by the amazing Davina with a tiny bit of help by Tillerz!

Traveller 2e (Mongoose Publishing) Character sheet

TORG Character sheet

Stars Without Number (Revised) Spaceship Sheet

Brand new DnD5e Character sheet (2020 Edition)

  • New design
  • Better handling manually all the proficiency bonus and attribute modifiers
  • Ability to add an image
  • Amazing mobile view
  • Much more!

‘Quality of Life’ Improvements

  • Articles on the explorer now display their subscriber groups
  • Moved Global Map setting under World Configuration > Display > Global.
  • Added description to the Templates list of the Sheets list on the Studio.
  • Advanced search now also includes theGamemaster seedssection.
  • Added article state on all world and article, article related API queries (v.Aragorn).
  • [Sage+ Memberships] Users in a Subscriber Group of an article with Passcode now bypass the passcode page.
  • You can now set the percentage (%) width of your table columns (th and td).
[table] [tr] [th:20]Name[/td] [th:40]Description[/td] [th:20]Damage[/td] [th:20]Notes[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td:20]Longsword[/td] [td:40]Big Pointy Stick[/td] [td:20][roll:1d8][/td] [td:20]Sharp[/td] [/tr] [/table]

WA Headquarters Moved!

Watch Dimitris and Janet’s Twitch broadcast where they reveal the reason for their short yet missed absence!

That’s all we have for the development update rollup for end-of-September 2020. Check back again under Development News in the middle of the month for another rollup of updates! Until then, let us know in the comments what feature you’re excited about! Also, check out our previous development update rollup from end-of-August to catch up on any news you may have missed!