BESM, short for “Big Eyes, Small Mouth”, is a table-top RPG created with the aim to capture the feel of anime and manga in its gameplay. If you’re looking for a generic anime game, BESM will probably serve you The editing is a bit above average for an RPG, and while there are. N. BESM: ThE aniME and Manga rpg. forEword. Big Eyes, Small Mouth was born in out of a desire to play anime adventures and from a lack of any similar.

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Big Eyes, Small Mouth

Do not submit video game nesm unless the game is based on a tabletop RPG property and is newsworthy. The book is now standard 8. What sort of game do they want to run? It also pumps up the detail with which you define things to the extreme. This makes for much more ridgedly defined characters, and much larger character sheets. Couple weeks late getting back to bessm, but I was referring to the 3rd edition using Tri-Stat, not the d20 edition.

There were also d20 fanguides created for Hellsing and Trigun. The rules allow for games to be played in any anime setting, from high-school romantic comedy to pet monster shows to dark horror.

The actual mechanics are almost identical between editions once all your abilities are down on paper. Starting inGuardians of Order replaced the company’s previous practice of producing stand-alone games for anime series for which they had obtained licenses with Ultimate Fan Guides — a series of supplements for BESM which combine information on the episodes, characters and themes of anime series with statistics and game information for those series. You can pretty much allow ability up to level 2.

I grew up with BESM, so it’s always been near and dear to my heart. The title alludes to the common anime drawing style of characters with huge, expressive eyes and comparatively small mouths.

But for reference, I think you made characters with 60 character points in 2nd and in 3rd, so there is a lot of bloat there. During the time of the revised second edition, to jump tpg the bandwagon of the d20 SRD craze, they released besk abhorrently broken BESMd Do not link to, request or encourage piracy in any way. In a way, it’s a simpler version of GURPS – now where near as robust but it gets the job done without as much fuss. Any particular reason not to use 3rd Edition?



MacKinnon offered a public explanation and apology, and offered to refund buyers who were dissatisfied with their purchase of the book. Instead of publishing complete games as they had done previously, the licensed books were published as ” Ultimate Fan Guides “.

The White Wolf wiki has two entries about the game, one detailing the history game license, another the setting seed from third edition. What’s the most fun version of BESM? Another company will be publishing it and providing future support. This is the exact same system as used in 2nd edition, except that it uses 2d10 instead of 2d6 for resolution and other things are adjusted accordingly.

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. That said, for mundane characters, 2e was great because of the genre based skill costs.

The game is currently dead, the most recent iteration being the third edition of the core Tri-stat system-based game. Originally created by the now defunct Canadian gaming company Guardians of Ordernow owned by White Wolf ‘s indie sub-company Arthaus. This has scaling issues in high powered games, pretty much once one of your attributes gets into double digits, things get kind of weird.

Honestly, I had the most fun with 1e. However, there’s a wide variety of systems that do similar things. It’s an easy-to-learn point buy system that’s also pretty easy to play, and all you need are 2d6. What you see with BESM is a pogression from an extremly rules light game to a moderatly complex game with extrme levels of character detail. Anime role-playing games Canadian role-playing games Comedy role-playing games D20 System Fantasy role-playing games Guardians of Order games Role-playing games introduced in Superhero role-playing games.


So that’s entirely subjective. New versions of Centauri Knights and Uresia were released under the new version.

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There was a lot bewm crunch for what still felt like mechanically light system. Each of these has its own set of slightly different build rules. I’ve never looked much at 3e, so I can’t comment on that. Powers are more stringetly. Too broad to be practical, in the same way “Modern” let down d20 Modern.

It has no formal connection to BESM, but I would argue that it’s a sort of “spiritual successor” with a lot of the same feeling, but streamlined and cleaned up. Anything higher and you need to check what it does to make sure they can’t start teleporting people into the sun. Although the books were usually well put-together and almost always featured many full-color pages with stills from the series involved, many fans believed the information provided in certain guides was incomplete and unreliable.

Retrieved from ” https: It’s pretty obvious when things are broken. A vast promotion and beta test was organized, and included a number of demo-team members from around the world. The announcement stated the company was “extremely confident” that a release date of January would be met and confirmed that those who pre-ordered and prepaid for the book would be “in good hands”, though it was also said that they have not taken on Guardians of Order’s liabilities.

Submit a new link. Due to licensing consideration, the three-volume set of fan guides for Slayers does not include any information from the movies and OVAs distributed by ADV Films. That said, it’s been out of print for a long time, and finding the material for a reasonable price may prove difficult.

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