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Welcome to Strange Eons 3Strange Eons is a design tool for creating custom content for board, card, and role-playing games. You can use it to expand existing games with your own content, or even as a support tool for prototyping new games from scratch. This section of the user manual covers the installation process; later sections cover the details of using Strange Eons to create content.
Download and Installation
More detailed installation instructions can be found on the following platform-specific pages:
Upgrading from Previous VersionsIf you have used Strange Eons 1 or 2, it is recommended that you read the article Upgrading From Strange Eons 1 or 2. Although Strange Eons 3 will look familiar to users of previous versions, it is different from its predecessors in important ways. The biggest change is that Strange Eons 3 does not support any particular game out of the box (although it can create a few basic component types). Instead, after installing Strange Eons you must also install support for the games you are interested in. The next section will get you started.
Running Strange Eons the First TimeWhen you run Strange Eons the first time, it will check if there is already an existing copy of Strange Eons 2. If so, it will automatically import compatible settings from the older version. If you plan to uninstall the old version, you might want to wait until after this initial run.
Once Strange Eons has loaded, the main application window? will appear. When running for the first time, and after an update, a dialog appears prompting you to install or update core components and other plug-ins. If this is the first run, you'll be prompted to install support for a game and Strange Eons will provide additional prompts to lead you through the process. (Long-time users of Strange Eons should install the Arkham Horror plug-in to enable content creation for that game.)
More Information: Installing and Managing Plug-ins