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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There are just enough mechanically near-optimal attributes in the corebook to make a diverse party or two. These DEF numbers allow us to double check the damage values for attacks.
Edtiion writers have capture that feel of any Genre of Anmie you wan to play. Damage in BESM breaks down in 5 point increments usually. Guardians of Order Roleplaying Weeaboo. As a bonus, there besk clear and simple descriptions of various manga and anime subgenres, and an excellent beginner’s list of videos available in the US.
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This makes optimization trivial and hence not interesting. Marius B “It’s just as easy to inadvertently build an overpowered character in 3e as it was in 2e. The first edition was a slim, grey-covered book.
A later revised edition of this version was published inwhich, due to errors in the proofing and printing processes, did not contain the full set of revisions in its final published form. The beesm edition, designed by Mark C.
This book is a classic example of how something can take off if it is innovative. The pages are glossy and feels like those expensive manga books. The only complaint I have and it is a small one is the sheer overwhelming size of the book. However Extra Attacks can increase the number of attacks per round up to 6 extra attacks per round for a total of 7 attacks per round.
This equals about 5d6 of Hand Killing Attack. The Slayers guides were adapted into a stand-alone d20 game under the title The Slayers d I’ve used BESM 2nd ed for three campaigns, two of which had one minmaxer and one of which had two. Big Eyes Small Mouth is the game for you. MacKinnonwas released by Guardians of Order in The White Wolf wiki has two entries about the game, one detailing secnod history game license, another the setting seed from third edition.
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. Views Read Edit View history. Most of the Special Attributes are fairly self-explanatory, but the exact mechanics depend on the character with the Attribute.
The aecond, easy-to-learn system introduced in the first edition became wildly popular, leading to five lucrative licenses and two incredible supplements before the second edition came out.
For example, a pistol does 5 points of damage, a katana does 10, and so on.
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Textual analysis, if the answer is obvious, can also be useful, but nuanced rdition of the text without play experience is likely to not be. There were also d20 fanguides created for Hellsing and Trigun.
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The title alludes to the common anime drawing style of characters with huge, expressive eyes and comparatively small mouths. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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. 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.
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 Esition which combine information on the episodes, characters and themes of anime series with statistics and game information for those series. Aside from multiple anime related sourcebooks Sailor Moon, Tenchi Beem BESM is a game for teenagers and adults, inspired by the dynamic settings and stories found in a wide range of popular anime shows now broadcast daily on televisions across America.
BESM is not designed to cope with focused attention from a minmaxer. Post as a guest Name. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Big Robots, Cool Starships. References editipn reviews or discussions with summary of the outcome are also welcome. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Again I have no experience of my own with this system, but based on theirs and other posts like these in the threads it seems to be a rather crazy system, ideal to have a crazy kind of fun with, but not at all suited for purposeful optimization.
That is the system’s job. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.