The two-time Origins Award nominated multi-genre Japanese anime RPG is now available in a more compact Revised Second Edition format! BESM is inspired. From the back cover: In the myriad realms of imagination there are an infinite number of worlds waiting to be discovered. BESM Second Edition helps you. Guardians of Order: Big Eyes, Small Mouth () A generic engine focusing on the “anime” medium. The game uses the Tri-Stat system in its D6 iteration.

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I have no experience playing that system, but given the lack of reply with such a high bounty I’m assuming neither do most.

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This is a very subjective stat. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Ads by Project Wonderful! It’s the attributes that are the meat of the system, and it’s the attributes where a cunning player will seek to unbalance things.

None of the BESM games seem to suit that purpose

Most of the Special Attributes are fairly self-explanatory, but the exact mechanics depend on the character with the Attribute. Either put a hard limit the maximum power that characters can take during creation, or find some kind of consensus on what’s overpowered”.

The first edition was a slim, grey-covered book. The rules are relatively simple and free form so the story of the game really has the opportunity to come out.


The core engine is fairly balanced, though it encourages minmaxing and has eeition weird random element. The initial edition, designed by Mark C. It is frequently referred to by the acronym BESM. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

I am highly unfamiliar with the ediion system. As a bonus, edktion are clear and simple descriptions of various manga and anime subgenres, and an excellent beginner’s list of videos available in the US. As pointed out in the comments by KorvinStarmast seecond question about balance had people answering:. Note that due to the nature of BESMcharacter abilities are somewhat more abstracted than in a system such as HERO or GURPSso derived results are not absolutes, and are subjective to the wishes and desires of the person doing the translation.

The normal kind so you don’t need any polyhedral funny looking dice. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This matches up fairly well, and shouldn’t altered unless the character has the Swimming Attribute. Guardians of Order; 2nd edition August 5, Language: This comes out to attacks per minute 7 x 15 which is somewhat beyond the Hero maximum of 60 12 SPD x 5 12 second Turns.

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I personally would have perferred they had stuck with a page layout similar to their supplements and kept the BRCS and HRGB attributes in their respective supplements. Amazon Eition Stream millions of songs. Does BESM satisfy these two conditions? This are normal, everyday problems and disadvantages. Big Eyes Small Mouth is the game for you.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. An answer that came up a lot during my search was “Why not play X? As stated, Ryoko can do edltion points of damage with her beam sword.

BESM first appeared in August ofbilling it self as the anime role-playing game. This equals about 5d6 of Hand Killing Attack. Aside from multiple anime related sourcebooks Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo!

As will all other Attributes and Skillsthe following is only a suggestion, and examination of both the character in question and the rulebook is a must. Or here at forum. Even better, breaking the system wide open will look setting appropriate ; It’s an anime game, and throwing half a dozen punches in a second or bringing giant mecha covered in gatling guns is actually what you signed up for, wasn’t it? Julix 2, 19 The only drawback is that any strong character is automatically a fast runner.

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