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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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The core engine is fairly balanced, though it encourages minmaxing and has one weird random element. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Ironic, since you got the recommendation of BESM in one in the first place, but there you go.

For Armor, one should use the results as given i. Interestingly enough, in BESM the cost of these skills varies on the genre. One surprising answer was BESM.

X campaigns, with varying sscond of minmaxing. As an example, Ryoko from the Tenchi Muyo! Characters are evaluated based on three “Stats”, against which all action checks are made.

This equals about 5d6 of Hand Killing Attack. Julix 2, 19 Most of the Special Attributes are fairly self-explanatory, but the exact mechanics depend on the character with the Attribute.

It can and will get unbalanced.

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Bought this game dispite the price and was very pleased. Again I have no experience of my own with this system, but based on theirs and other posts like these in the threads it seems to be a rather crazy system, ideal to have a crazy kind of fun with, but not seclnd all suited for purposeful optimization.


I personally would have perferred they had stuck with a page layout similar to their supplements and kept the BRCS and HRGB attributes in their respective supplements. However, Ryoko in BESM can do a max of 60 points of damage with her energy sword, so she couldn’t touch the character with that 90 point Force Field anyway.

Currently there are only a scant few editiln 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. Amazon Second Chance Edtiion it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Textual analysis, if the answer is obvious, can also be useful, but nuanced analysis of the text without play experience is likely to not be. This can help determine over all Flight speed and Noncombat multiples when translating to Hero.

The erition stated the company was “extremely confident” that a release date of January would be met and confirmed that those who editoin and prepaid besk the book would be “in good hands”, though it was also said that they have not taken on Guardians of Order’s liabilities. The full color format is absolutely beautiful and most of the interior art is top-notch.

This is a very subjective stat. The book is also very colorful and filled with great art. As always, your results may vary. 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: X then you’ll be just fine.

This makes optimization trivial and hence not interesting.

Thanuir ok, so balance problems in this context only refers to a single option clearly dominating, not to a massive disparity between easily-made builds and more difficult to make builds, nor to many options being ‘traps’. 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.


There are just enough mechanically near-optimal attributes in the corebook to make a diverse party or two. Further I haven’t conducted any analysis of the rules, but rather did a quick google search to see if a pattern emerged in popular opinions. The Masquerade 5th Ed. The same formula can be used for Flight or Swimming. Get to Know Us.

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As such, it’s possible to make a BESM character who’s a battled hardened killfiend in a party with an affable genius. This means that there has never been an official BESM writeup for Naga the Serpenta popular character who does not appear in the television series.

As pointed out in the comments by KorvinStarmast this question about balance had people answering:. MacKinnon offered a public explanation and apology, and offered to refund buyers who were dissatisfied with their purchase of the book. The White Wolf wiki has two entries about the game, one detailing the history game license, another the setting seed from third edition.

Views Read Edit View history. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. This book is a classic example of how something can take off if it is innovative.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Combat will be as unbalanced as you think it will be.