Built by Anodyne Productions, Nova is the premier RPG management software. With an easy-to-use interface, a built-in mini-wiki, vastly improved messaging and posting systems, a wide array of developer tools and much more, Nova is all you need to help you stop managing your game and get back to playing it.


Post Locking

Frustrated when an update you just made to a post gets wiped out because someone else was editing at the same time? No more. Never have your changes overwritten with a smart post locking system that locks and unlocks multi-author posts during editing.

Say Anything

Site messages in Nova can now contain previously disallowed HTML content meaning that just about anything you want to share can be done from right inside Nova without having to touch any files. Just copy and paste your code into the message!


Search through all your content to find what you're looking for.


Lots of customization options with powerful developer tools.


Collaborate with other users through a simple built-in wiki.


Get what you want from users through customizable forms.

New in Nova 2.6

A flexible and robust Events system will allow developers to listen for specific Events that occur during Nova's lifecycle. From those event listeners, developers can build specific functionality, modifications, or changes to the core system without having to modify core code. Please note, the Events system is officially classified as an experimental feature and will remain that way for the rest of Nova 2's life.
On top of mods that have been written for many years, developers can now write robust Extensions to tap into Nova's core without having to modify any Nova code files. Please note, the Extension system is officially classified as an experimental feature and will remain that way for the rest of Nova 2's life.


To begin, select your game's genre and click download to get the latest version of Nova 2. If you want to download a previous version, you can select the version you want from the dropdown. You can use the same zip archive for a fresh install, upgrade from SMS or Nova 1, or updating Nova 2.

Nova 2.5+ requires PHP 5.3 or higher. Nova 2.3 will work on PHP 5.2. Nova 3 will require PHP 7 or higher.

Nova 2.6 requires additional steps in order to work as intended. Please see the Nova 2.6 Update Guide for more information.

Get Help

Whether it's a question about an issue you're having, getting help with putting the finishing touches on your skin, or working through the development of your MOD, we've have several options for you to get the help you need with any of our products:

Anodyne Help Center
We've spent a great deal of time building an extensive user guide for Nova in the new Anodyne Help Center. From the Help Center, you can search through the wide array of help articles about all of our products and get the help you need.
The Forums
Our forums are the primary way to get help with any of our products. You can also use the forums to ask questions, get direction, and talk with other members of the community. (Requires registration)
We're happy to answer questions over email, but the best place to get help is on the forums. Not only is it quicker for us to help you that way, but it also benefits other members of the community that may be having similar issues or someone who may come along several months from now with the same issue.
Twitter & Facebook
Feel free to post on our wall or send us a tweet with any issues you may be having. The best place to get help will still be the forums, but if you've got a quick question, we're happy to answer it through social media.