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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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I found a copy of Tri-Stat DX that was pretty good. Be warned, there isn’t really a stock setting, so you’ll have to generate your own or borrow one from somewhere. What sort of game do they want to run? The biggest difference is that in 2nd edition everything would scale up with ebsm ability levels.

Guardians or Order’s foray into superhero gaming. Later came a revised book that updated the core rules with three years worth of errata, as well as the crunch from many their various genre books, such as Hot Rods and Gun Bunnies and Cute and Fuzzy Cockfighting Seizure Monsters.

BESM third edition was licensed and its printed stock was purchased by White Wolf’s imprint Arthaus, who went on to sell the stock and keep a token subpage on their website dedicated to it for a time. The first edition of BESM was a bit of a clusterfuck, as it was Bdsm first release, but unlike many companies’ first releases, it was still playable and fun.


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This makes for much more ridgedly defined characters, and much larger character sheets. That said, for mundane characters, 2e was hesm because of the genre based skill costs. These are supplemented by Attributes, which give the characters unique abilities. The first 2 editions use a 2d6 vs attribute roll under mechanic. What’s the most fun version of BESM? The third edition was at that time planned to come in three forms: Views Read Edit View besn. Sales were good but the critical response was mixed.

Instead of publishing complete games besmm they had done previously, the licensed books were published as ” Ultimate Fan Guides “. It’s an easy-to-learn point buy system that’s also pretty easy to play, and all you need are 2d6.

While I haven’t played 1st or 3rd, based on my experiences with 2nd and the problems with it – which came down to people having a lot of trouble figuring out how to mechanically represent their character concept, I’d think that 1e is the version to go beem. BESM isn’t really “anime” as such, it’s a generic system themed with anime-esque art and descriptions. They’ve expressed an interest in GMing and I mentioned that Big Eyes Small Mouth was a system designed to basically be an anime and they were really excited.

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Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. During the time of the revised second edition, to jump on the bandwagon of the d20 SRD craze, they released an abhorrently broken Bezm Each of these has its own set of slightly different build rules.

Its the worst supported bexm but the best for doing everything with helpful sidebars on going lite on the rules and lots of content for those that want a little more crunch. I do like the Damage Multiplier and Power Flux from 3rd edition, though. What excited them about running a game?

Abilities often scale in power exponentially but only increase in r;g linearly. I also own and have played 3rd edition, but I never quite grokked to it.

Submit a new text post. The BESM d20 version just didn’t really click with me is all, honestly. Retrieved from ” https: This means that there has never been an official BESM writeup for Naga the Serpenta popular character who does not appear in the television series. Any particular reason not to use 3rd Edition?

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If you pre-ordered the book from us, more information will follow. Honestly, I had the most fun with 1e.