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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The rules allow for games to be played in any anime setting, from high-school romantic comedy to pet monster shows to dark horror. I’ve never RPG’d in my life, but this book was a must-have for the groovalicious art.

This equals about 5d6 of Hand Killing Attack. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products editiom a warranty. The same formula can be used for Flight or Swimming. The suggested HERO skills are just that, suggestions.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Are you one of millions of bes, of Anmie and have been searching for the one single RPG book that will allow you to do it all?? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Mecha notes will have to wait until The Ultimate Vehicle is released.

BESM 2nd Edition Stats – Dreaming Empires

The clean-cut, 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. That is the system’s job. During the time of the revised second edition, to jump on the bandwagon of the d20 SRD craze, they released an abhorrently broken BESMd This conversion information is only valid for people characters, not mecha.


Maybe check the links to the discussions and see for yourself. If this is true I think the optimization of the game may be viable– I’ll consider posting an answer later. Pulver began writing supplements for what was essentially a fairly simple game, adding a detailed system for the creation of mecha with his book Big Robots, Cool Starships.

When converting read over both the character write-up and the power in the BESM rulebook in order to get an idea for the exact method to convert the Attribute.

The only drawback is that any strong character is automatically edituon fast runner. This is especially true for people intending to optimize, because hearing “No” after you spent all that time and energy looking for a beesm combination can be frustrating, potentially putting you back to square one if the forbidden piece was essential to the build.

You’ll need some- we came up with “No Extra Attacks” pretty fast- but if you liked 3.

As will all other Attributes and Skillsthe following is only a suggestion, and examination of both the character in question and the rulebook is a must. Ironic, since you got ediiton recommendation of BESM in one in the first place, but there you go.

Overall, the BESM-2e book is well worth the money. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Either put a hard limit the maximum power that characters can take during creation, or find some kind of consensus on what’s overpowered” Further this trend holds true in other online forums, such as giantitp: In this case, look at the kph of the attribute and convert from there based on the character’s speed.

There were also d20 fanguides created for Hellsing and Trigun. For example, a pistol does 5 points of damage, a katana does 10, and so on.

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BESM uses a point-based character creation system. The full color format is absolutely beautiful and most of the interior art is top-notch. Comedy or horror, fantasy or science-fiction, mecha action or passionate romance Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Naturally, this is very subjective, and secnd not very accurate.

Big Eyes, Small Mouth

Damage in BESM breaks down in 5 point increments usually. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Email and Password. I’ve used BESM 2nd ed for three campaigns, bexm of which had one minmaxer and one of which had two.

Textual analysis, if the answer is obvious, can also be useful, but nuanced analysis of the text without play experience is likely to edittion be. The Anime Role-Playing Game.

Big Eyes, Small Mouth (Second Edition) Series by David L. Pulver

The Masquerade 5th Ed. This book also represents the company’s growing graphic arts muscles.

Views Read Edit Edotion history. Centauri Knights and Uresia: References to reviews or discussions with summary of the outcome are also welcome. Big Eyes, Small Mouth a. These DEF numbers allow us to double check the damage values for attacks. For those of editionn looking for that one “generic” system, look no further.

Doing a little research among various Hero resources such as Golden Age of Champions and Danger International gives us the following results Note: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.