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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This page was last modified on 3 Marchat 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.

This makes for much more ridgedly defined characters, and much larger character sheets. What excited them about running a game? Most comprehensive yet still retains some of the original’s elegance.

The title alludes to the common anime drawing style of characters with huge, expressive eyes and comparatively small mouths. Quite a few things which were seperate powers in 2nd edition, get replaced with a footnote of to get power X, take Power Y and apply the following customisations. Also, all the BESM books rpv up on DriveThru so there’s no worry about finding the materials at a reasonable price no matter what edition you pick.

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Just make sure their attacks can’t do more than 30 damage without some sort of drawback, the don’t rrpg more than 20 armor without some weakness or limitation, their attack combat value is max 9, and defense combat value is max rpb. During the time of the revised second edition, to jump on the bandwagon of the d20 SRD craze, they released an abhorrently broken BESMd The above image is licensed under GPL 2.

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It may have been because it was too close to 2e for me to bother changing over? Couple weeks late getting back to this, but I was referring to the 3rd edition using Tri-Stat, not the d20 edition.


I also own and have played 3rd edition, but I never quite grokked to it. BESM isn’t really “anime” as such, it’s a generic system themed with anime-esque art and descriptions. Its the worst supported version but the best for doing everything with helpful sidebars on going lite on the rules and besk of content for those that want a beem more crunch. Company president Mark C. Another company will be publishing it and providing future support. I do like the Damage Multiplier and Power Flux from 3rd edition, though.

It also reworded many of the rules and abilities to make them clearer and easier to understand. Retrieved from ” gesm Best version of BESM self. BESM may not be the strongest option for you although it is very generic, so it can cover a lot of bases decently.

BESM, at least both 2nd and 3rd editions, are perfectly fine systems.

Centauri Knights and Uresia: Originally created by the now defunct Gesm gaming company Guardians of Ordernow owned by White Wolf ‘s indie sub-company Arthaus. I can guarantee there will be a more focused game that serves that role better. BESM uses a point-based character creation system.


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. Views Read Edit View history.

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You can always scale enemies up to match players, so just make sure they’re roughly on the same level. The third edition was at that time planned to come in three forms: But that was a while ago so who knows?

Rppg are evaluated based on three “Stats”, against which all action checks are made. Your ad here, right now: 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.

In 3rd edition, you can independently control the range bes, number of targets. However, there’s a wide variety of systems that do similar things. I found a copy of Tri-Stat DX that was pretty good. Big Eyes, Small Mouth is a tabletop role-playing game that was designed to simulate the action of anime and manga. Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view.

Want to add to the discussion? I grew up with BESM, so it’s always been near and dear to my heart. Do not link to, request or encourage piracy in any way.