Originally created by the now defunct Canadian gaming company Guardians of Order , now owned by White Wolf 's indie sub-company Arthaus. 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. BESM saw many revisions via fanguides that packed in a modified version of the core BESM rules and special setting specific character creation rules. It also reworded many of the rules and abilities to make them clearer and easier to understand.

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One-click unsubscribe later if you don't enjoy the newsletter. Log In with Facebook. Log In I am new here. Remember me. Error: No match for email address or password. Password forgotten? Click here. Advanced Search. Selected Option:. Hardcover, Premium Color Book. Average Rating 50 ratings. Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased. Reviews Please log in to add or reply to comments. Played this with friends recently. We puzzled over when you would need the "Artisan" skill instead of the "Visual Arts" skill, and why the game included some other seemingly super niche skills, while looking for the missing "Perception" skill or any skill related to deceiving people ie: telling lies or bluffing.

Attributes not at all what you would expect from the name include all of those, but not things like Body, Mind and Soul which pretty much every other RPG calls attributes or other skills which thankfully are actually called skills.

It seems anything related to combat is an "attribute" for the sole purpose of limiting See more powergaming, even though the hyper-annoying disclaimer at the front of the book claims powergaming is a problem with the player, not the game. As if powergaming is a problem in and of itself especially given the silly nature of anime power levels, and as if making a disclaimer somehow absolves a system of responsibility to be good and not a steaming pile. But I can overlook a narcissistic disclaimer in a rpg rulebook if the game is fun, and BESM is, for all it's faults, still fun.

It was just not very easy to learn and seemed Is it just me or is this small book ridiculously overpriced? It's a shame because I'd really like to get it, but I'd kinda feel like a sucker if I paid that much money for it.

The book's about pages long - this isn't the old Guardians of Order book, it's a lushly illustrated, full color hardback.

It's super nice. I mean, yeah, it's a little pricy, but it's not outrageous for what it is. THis is coming from someone who only has the PDF, though. I think having a softcover option for POD would be great. I tend to keep multiple copies on hand and a stack of hardcover is fine but I like options and softcover is more friendly to thumbing back and forth. It wouldn't hold together book is although not as big as some others it is not small enough to be contained in a paperback cover.

Yeah it actually is small enough to be bound in a paperback, as i have larger paperbacks from the print on demand service here that are still holding up quite well despite the glue binding and heavy use.

Anyone ordered this in the past only to find they don't have it in their library despite having an copy with a watermarked order number? March 27, pm UTC. Specifically wondering about Big Robots, Cool Starships. It's all been rolled into one update package minus any setting fluff which is universal, making a conversion of the supplement is easy enough. I would like to second that question as I don't like the idea of buying a book that's going to fall apart in a stiff breeze.

Any possibility of a non-premium POD version? I have the original printed version but would just like a table copy hopefully with errata incorporated. I have asked the same question since the hardcover glued pages isn't usable as a table book.

Also, the binding is just glue, with no stitching at all. This thing will fall apart in no time. What a waste of money. While this binding is okay for softcovers, I expected more for a hardcover. I will put in on my shelf and just keep using my pdfs and original book the POD version was supposed to be my tabletop copy - not happening. Thanks for the warning on the poor quality hardcover version!

This should be fine for game table use. I'd get it with the comb or spiral binding which will then lie open flat on the table. Or just use the PDF on a lap-top. The other advantage is Bookmarking, which can create a table of useful locations in the book, like an electronic table of contents that you can organize to suit yourself.

This means that you can search the document in a PDF Viewer as text, or copy text into a word processing document if you wanted to. Any idea what was changed in ? I came on to download on my new computer and see an updated date in YANN E.

Christopher D C. Matija P. This is probably the best roleplaying system ever devised. Even though the book focuses on anime, the rules themselves can be applied to anything. Timothy B. My anticipation was tinged a lit [ See All Ratings and Reviews. Browse Categories. Rule System. Apocalypse World Engine. BRP Basic Roleplaying.

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Big Eyes, Small Mouth

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Big Eyes, Small Mouth BESM is a tabletop role-playing game originally produced by Guardians of Order in that was designed to simulate the action of anime and manga. The title alludes to the common anime drawing style of characters with large expressive eyes and comparatively small mouths. BESM uses a point-based character creation system. Players roll two 6-sided dice, add 10 to the total and then divide the resultant sum between Mind, Body, and Soul, against which all action checks are made. These are supplemented by Attributes, which can be positive Acrobatics or negative Easily Distracted , giving the characters unique abilities. The initial edition, designed by Mark C. MacKinnon , was released by Guardians of Order in



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