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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Centauri Knights and Uresia: Gundam, One Piece, and Ouran High are generally best served by different games.

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New versions of Centauri Knights and Uresia were released under the new version. That said, for mundane characters, 2e was great because of the genre based skill costs. Another company will be publishing it and providing future support.

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Best version of BESM self. It also saw the creation of Mecha d Be warned, there isn’t really a stock setting, so you’ll have to generate your own or borrow one from somewhere. It also reworded many of the rules and abilities to make them clearer besmm easier to understand.

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This makes for much more ridgedly defined characters, and much larger character sheets. I’m pretty sure the core book is available online for free somewhere too.

It also pumps up the detail with which you define things to the extreme. Guardians of Order Roleplaying Weeaboo.

Most comprehensive yet still retains some of the original’s elegance. Like you said, it isn’t a genre. It is frequently referred to by the acronym BESM. Guardians or Order’s foray into superhero gaming. It’s an easy-to-learn point buy system that’s also pretty easy to play, and all you need are 2d6. For the flavor, though, the first edition was best, but I also enjoyed BESM d20 for what it brought to the d20 rules set.

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. 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.

Sales were good but the critical response was mixed. It’s horribly unbalanced, offers very little in the way of GM tools, and does not serve its stated function well due to lack of focus. My partner has started playing in a 5e game I’m DMing and they are getting really into it, but they are primarily an anime person.

Big Eyes, Small Mouth is a tabletop role-playing game that was designed to simulate the action of anime and manga.

MacKinnon offered a public explanation and apology, and offered to refund buyers who were dissatisfied with their purchase of the book. Do not link to, request or encourage piracy in any way.


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Roll-under the GM generally tells the player the difficulty modifier then beesm do the math and tell the GM if they succeeded or not, where roll-over the generally player tells the GM what they rolled, the Rg compares with the TN and tells the player if the succeeded or not.

BESM saw many revisions via fanguides that packed in a modified version of the core BESM rules and special setting specific character creation rules.

Retrieved from ” https: BESM, at least both 2nd and 3rd editions, are perfectly fine systems. MacKinnon had announced that the release would be delayed from its original release in the Summer of Its a small book and bewm well if the GM is not worried about balance and the players all trust each other.

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The roll-under vs roll-over thing isn’t really that different, it’s just the difficulty is a penalty to the dice roll in roll-under and an inflating Target Number in roll over. Various suplements for 2nd edition added all sorts of subsystems for things like skills, and cusomised special attacks. A note on mechanics: Third edition core book. Your ad here, right now: Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Log in or sign up in seconds.

But that was a while ago so who knows?

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