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EABA v2.01
EABA v2 is the next edition of our universal rpg system, designed from the ground up for use with tablets or other computers.
Soft Landing
soft landing is a boardgame for today. Each player controls a nation or group of nations, and is trying to keep their own people happy in a world of declining resources.

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CORPS (for EABA v2)
They know that you know about them. And they're coming to get you.
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Aethos(for EABA v2)
Aliens, politics, exploration, intrigue, ancient secrets, chaos and war? Yes.
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Purgatory Bay
Sometimes you can't go home. Purgatory Bay is an experimental rpg outside the normal EABA mold.
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Verne(for EABA)
Men of steel in the age of steam. Not your grandfather's steampunk.
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The EABA v2 combat model

EABA v2 uses a new system for "combat time". Everyone loves to do "stuff" in a fight, but aside from standing in one spot and shooting (or swinging), getting things done in the normal turn scale of a second or so is really difficult. Hotwiring a car, hacking a computer, defusing a bomb, all kinds of stuff that happens in movies, but which is a bit unrealistic to cram into a ten-second firefight. So, EABA v2 uses an expanding turn scale that accentuates the immediate in the early stages of a fight and the dramatic in the later stages. This lets one player say "I'm shooting at the bad guys", and another say "I run around the building, hotwire a car and then crash it through the back wall". And both of these actions work out on the same time scale, using the same set of rules. It's cool, it's different, I think you will like it.

If you want to see more, click on the EABA v2 menu item and download the free quickstart version of the system.

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