About Us

Founded in 2005, Anodyne Productions became the definition of the the idiom "necessity is the mother of invention." Born out of a need for an easy-to-use and powerful tool to manage online RPGs, Anodyne Productions opened its doors with the SIMM Management System (SMS), a tool to help game masters spend less time managing the game and more time playing it. Over the last 9 years, Anodyne has delivered premier RPG management tools, first for Star Trek RPGs with SMS, and now with Nova for RPGs of all kinds.

Our mission is simple: provide products of the highest quality. That's been the driving force behind our efforts since the day we opened our doors; we don't just want to meet your expectations for powerful and easy-to-use web software, we want to exceed it.

Our Products


Nova is the premier RPG management software that games across the Internet trust to run their RPGs. Built to be both powerful and easy-to-use, Nova helps you get back to the game you love.

Go to the Nova site


Anodyne is committed to providing the best documentation for our products and we've gone to great lengths to make that happen with a wide array of resources available through AnodyneDocs.

Go to AnodyneDocs


The one-stop-shop for official skins, rank sets and MODs comes with easy-to-understand instructions for getting your changes up and running on your site so you can make your game more unique.

Go to AnodyneXtras

Latest News

Nova 2.3.2

Nova 2.3.2 is now available and addresses several issues with the system, including more information in some emails, allowing Nova to be used on secure domains better, and the wrong language key being used in several places.

You can download the latest version of Nova 2 at theĀ Nova site.

Nova 2.3.1

Nova 2.3.1 is now available and addresses a display issue on the manifest with nested departments.

You can download the latest version of Nova 2 at the Nova site.

Nova 2.3

Nova 2.3 is now available.

This release adds new functionality to Nova 2 for manifests and dynamic forms as well as expansion of sim stats.

- Dynamic forms will no longer show fields that don’t have any content in them.

- Dynamic forms now have the ability to have inline help for any field in each of the forms.

- Manifests can now pull metadata from any character field. That means you can now add things like species and gender to the manifest without a MOD. Instructions are in the Edit Manifest section, but simply, you’ll just add the HTML name of the field you want to add.

- Sim stats now show stats for as long as Nova has been installed.

You can download the latest version of Nova 2 at the Nova site.

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Get Help

Let's face it, sometimes things happen and you don't know how to fix it or you don't know the answer to a question. We're here to help in those situations. We've worked hard to provide as many options for you to get the help you need. If you need help with one of our products, these are the ways to get in touch:

The Forums
Our forums are the main way to get help with our products. You can also use the forms to ask questions, get direction and talk with other members of the community. (Requires registration)
We've spent a great deal of time building an extensive user guide for Nova through AnodyneDocs. If you don't see something here that you think should be included, make sure to drop us a line and let us know.
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 and 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.