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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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Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. Characters are evaluated based on three “Stats”, against which all action checks are made. Couple weeks late getting back to this, but I was referring to the 3rd edition using Tri-Stat, not the d20 edition. Want to add to the discussion? Log in or sign up in seconds. Making a system that caters to “anime” just means that you’re making a generic system that will run anything, because there’s nothing special about “anime”.

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Big Eyes, Small Mouth

Also, take a look at OVA, its a nice balance between 1e and 2e and is still in print. Anime role-playing games Canadian role-playing games Comedy role-playing games D20 System Fantasy role-playing games Guardians of Order games Role-playing games introduced in Superhero role-playing games. What you see with BESM is a pogression from an extremly rules light game to a moderatly complex game with extrme levels of character detail. What’s the most fun version of BESM?


The title alludes to the common anime drawing style of characters with huge, expressive eyes and comparatively small mouths. Submit a new text post. BESM bedm many rog via fanguides that packed in rppg modified version of the core BESM rules and special setting specific character creation rules.

I grew up with BESM, so it’s always been near and dear to my heart. Somebody else pointed out the fact that 3e changed to a “roll over vs. A vast promotion and beta test was organized, rph included a number of demo-team members from around the world. There were also d20 fanguides created for Hellsing and Trigun.

I’ve never looked too deep at the d20 edition, but it didn’t appeal. A 1st edition character can easily fit on a post-it note. If you go with 2nd edition, I recommend a small house rule, where if a character succeeds on their defense roll, but by less than the attack succeeded, they take half damage instead of none. The book is now standard 8. Guardians of Order Roleplaying Weeaboo. New versions of Centauri Knights and Uresia were released under the new version.

Gundam, One Piece, and Ouran High are generally best served by different games.

Another company will be publishing it and providing future support. In 3rd edition, you can independently control the range and number of targets. 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.


I only looked it over like once, when it came out, and I was probably feeling a little burned out on d20 at the time. For example, higher levels of telepathy would allows you to use it on more targets simultaneously, and also increase the range.

Please browse through our FAQ before posting. It is frequently referred to by the acronym BESM. It also saw the creation of Mecha d From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July I’m pretty sure the core book is available online for free somewhere too.

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.

It might be way better than I remember it. This has scaling issues in high powered games, pretty much once one of your attributes gets into double digits, things get kind of weird.

So that’s entirely subjective. The initial edition, designed by Mark C. The third edition was at that time planned to come in three forms: There are likely better systems to do what the OP is looking for, but without additional information, it’s hard to say what nesm work best. Retrieved from ” https: Submit a new link.