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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What excited them about running a game? I just checked Amazon, and they were outrageous.


Resources Find the right game for you! BESM may not be the strongest option for you although it is very generic, so it can cover a rgp of bases decently.

Please refrain from personal attacks and discriminatory racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. For the flavor, though, the first edition was best, but I also enjoyed BESM d20 for what it brought to the d20 rules set.

A vast promotion and beta test was organized, and included a number of demo-team members from around the world. These are supplemented by Attributes, which give the characters unique abilities. The actual mechanics are almost identical between editions once all your abilities are down on paper. The first edition was a slim, grey-covered book.


The game is currently dead, the most recent iteration being the third edition of the core Tri-stat system-based game. That’s the edition I have and like a lot, though I have no exposure to the older ones. It’s pretty obvious when things are broken. Its the worst supported version but the best for doing everything with helpful sidebars on going lite on the rules and lots of content for those that want a little more crunch.

The BESM d20 version just didn’t really click with me is all, honestly. Want to add to the discussion? Somebody else pointed out the fact that 3e changed to a “roll over vs.

So that’s entirely subjective. During the time of the revised second edition, to jump on the bandwagon of the d20 SRD craze, they released an abhorrently broken BESMd I can guarantee there will be a more focused game that serves that role better. It clarified a lot of things from 1e, but is largely compatible.

The first edition of BESM was a bit of a clusterfuck, as it was GoO’s first release, but unlike many companies’ first releases, it was still playable and fun. This makes the system more open ended. I think Second Edition was the best.

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Submit a new link. It may have been because it was too close to 2e for me to bother changing over? It also pumps up the detail with which you define things to the extreme. This page was last edited on 6 Julyat In 3rd edition, you can independently control the range and number of targets. Currently there are only a scant few traces of BESM anywhere on White Wolf’s main site, and they made it clear that they are not intending to support the system in any way, effectively killing the game.


Although the books were usually well put-together and almost always featured many full-color pages with stills from the series involved, many fans believed the information provided in certain guides was incomplete and unreliable. Sales were good but the critical response was mixed. What’s the most fun version of BESM? However, it’s lack of focus is indeed a weak point, but also a strength, depending on a GM’s desired outcome.

There were also d20 fanguides created for Hellsing and Trigun. A 1st edition character can easily fit on a post-it note. Submit a new text post.

Big Eyes, Small Mouth

Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here. New versions rpv Centauri Knights and Uresia were released under the new version. Retrieved from ” https: