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HardNova 2 Revised & Expanded


This expanded game compiles the HardNova 2 core book, both Enhancement Packs, Miniseries Alpha: The Vanguard, Aliens: The Ruthdii, and more in one book, offering the same content as the softcover. 

"...the game mechanics are straightforward and easy to grasp, and the game plays smoothly."

"Have a game up and running in a few hours."

"I like how the character uses the same rules-principles as vehicles and starships." 

"A really great setting and system..."

Take to the stars and smuggle exotic goods across the galaxy, solve mysteries aboard space liners, or explore the frontier. HardNova 2 includes alien races, starships, exotic abilities, ready-to-play scenarios, reference sheets, and numerous character templates as well as stock robots and starships.

HardNova 2 is a roleplaying game designed to be both easy to learn and fast-paced. The versatile genreDiversion i 2d6 rules make it perfect for one-shot games, extended play, or as a framework for your own ideas. Plus you can combine it with our Active Exploits Diceless System for diceless space action adventure. genreDiversion i games can also be combined to expand gaming options--mix and match custom rules and features from one game with another.

In short, HardNova 2 is fast, ready-to-use, and adaptable. You don't have to learn a complicated system, refer to scores of tables, or spend all day creating characters. You can either create custom characters for the game or dive right in with any of the included templates. The game is designed to be light; it has a small footprint and extremely low price tag - it's not overloaded with tons of rules or an excess of information you just won't need. It's meant to get you running quickly so you can have a good time.

The setting is very open. Two centuries after forming the United Sovereign Worlds with the ape-like Digronians, Humanity spearheads peace and freedom in known space. While aliens are commonplace, some are more trusted than others. The bioframe-ridden Migado, insectoid Kt'Sorii, and synthetic X-ans are mankind's newest allies. And while the genetically-flawed Tarkosians are now also allies, many citizens cannot forget or forgive their involvement in the war that prompted the initial need for such alliances. Travel to mysterious destinations, discover new alien species, uncover diabolical plots, and battle space pirates with HardNova 2. The included scenarios immerse you into the setting so even if you don't want to the run them, you've still got a lot of info to work with to flavor your setting or inspire ideas. And if you don't want to use the setting, the rules are flexible enough to handle your own ideas or that of your favorite movie, television program, comic, or novel.


  • Optimized System & File
    HardNova 2 Revised & Expanded includes the revised genreDiversion i rules (1.1) utilizing 2 six-sided dice, which provides flexible and consistent mechanics rules for starships, robots, exotic abilities, aliens, and more.

  • Ready-to-use templates to get into the action quickly
    27 characters that can be used right away, plus stock starships and creatures.

  • 16 ready-to-play scenarios
    Jump right into the mystery and action.

  • Compatible
    Use with Active Exploits Diceless. Combine with EarthAD.2, Coyote Trail, and even Ghostories to broaden the scope of your space action stories. Convert characters from MasterBook and Shatterzone. Convert starships from Shatterzone and Warcosm.

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Michael T March 23, 2016 4:07 pm UTC
How many pages is it? thanks!
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Brett B March 23, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
It's the same size as the softcover: 148 pages + cover (and this also has a page of Disposable Dice™).
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Allan B September 16, 2014 2:50 pm UTC
What is the difference between this edition and the original? I already own the original and all of the expansions. Should I buy this one too?
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Brett B September 16, 2014 3:01 pm UTC
This version compiles most of the other books together, so everything is in one place. Plus, it has a ton of new creatures for planet or space-based encounters, lots of new gimmicks, updated rules, and compiled starships list.
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