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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So that’s entirely subjective. I’ve never looked too deep at the d20 edition, but it didn’t appeal.

However, that’s also out of print. I’ve never looked much at 3e, so I can’t comment on that. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Guardians of Order Roleplaying Weeaboo. The above image is licensed under GPL 2. A vast promotion and beta test was organized, and included a number of demo-team members from around the world.

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 besn themes of anime bedm with statistics and game information for those series.

Big Eyes, Small Mouth

For the flavor, though, the first edition was best, but I also enjoyed BESM d20 for what it brought to the d20 rules set. Almost all the crunch is in character creation though. All of these innovations were incorporated into a second edition, which was released in to a bes strong reception. There are likely better systems to do what the OP is looking for, but without additional information, it’s hard bssm say what will work best.


The White Wolf wiki has two entries about rpt game, one detailing the history game license, another the setting seed from third edition. Just make sure their rpb can’t do more than 30 damage without some sort of drawback, the don’t have more than 20 armor without some weakness or limitation, their attack combat value is max 9, and defense combat value is max 7.

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 biggest difference is that in 2nd edition everything would scale up with higher ability levels.

Brsm particular reason not to use 3rd Edition? I found a copy of Tri-Stat DX that was pretty good. What excited them about running a game? Submit a new text post. If you’re group is happy with imporvisations and making rulings on the spot than you can have a great game with it.

Do not submit video game content unless the game is based on a tabletop RPG property and is newsworthy. The optional Trick-Shot rules also help with high defense values, but I found my way was easier.


Please browse through our FAQ before posting. Do not submit posts looking for players, groups or games. It has no formal connection to BESM, but I would argue that it’s a sort of “spiritual successor” with a lot of the same feeling, but streamlined and cleaned up.

BESM, at least both 2nd and 3rd editions, are perfectly fine systems. BESM may not be the strongest option for you although it is besn generic, so it can cover a lot of bases decently.

The actual mechanics are almost identical between dpg once all your abilities are down on paper. The roll-under vs roll-over thing isn’t really that different, it’s just the beesm is a penalty to the dice roll in roll-under and an inflating Target Number in roll over.

The rules allow for games to be played in any rpb setting, from high-school romantic comedy to pet monster shows to dark horror. Retrieved from ” https: The first 2 editions use a 2d6 vs attribute roll under mechanic.

Gundam, One Piece, and Ouran High are generally best served by different games. The BESM d20 version just didn’t really click with me is all, honestly.