Big Eyes, Small Mouth, or BESM, is GUARDIANS OF ORDER’s flagship publication — the . your game into an adventure in the Sailor Moon RPG universe. Download BESM – Sailor Moon RPG & Resource Book. The Sailor Moon Role-Playing Game and Resource Book [-. 1 . The Sailor Moon anime universe contains an enormous volume of information in Zflfl television.

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Sailor Moon Role-Playing Game and Resource Book

Sure, the game functions great as an introduction for new players. Kind of ranty too. This page was last edited on 6 Augustat The Complete Book of Yoma basically has four primary features in my mind, anyway: They licensed the first OAV series and that alone, which made for a very limited range of material to draw upon. This customization process works quite well with the TriStat system — which, due to its simplicity, take no more than half a dozen pages or so to explain plus the particular attributes, many of which are specialized to the Sailor Moon universe.

A die roll determined how many points could be worked with and the stat allocation was entirely up to the player.

I have owned each iteration of besm 1, 2 and now 3rd edition. Complex of Zombies Adventure: Feel free to bug him about when the revised version is coming out though.

BESM – Sailor Moon RPG & Resource Book

Email required Address never made public. The Complete Book of Yoma: In my opinion all of that had something to do with it, but when you boil it all away, Zelazny based saipor world on strong mythological archetypes.

Notify me of new posts via email. There was also a general tendency to make rules needlessly confusing by listing bonuses as minuses to the die roll rather than gesm to the stat, with the rationalization that it was to avoid creating the illusion of characters being more or less competent.


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There were a couple of major issues with the system though. It can be found at the following link, should anyone besj interested: It was useful for defining your character in writing, for spurring creativity, and for developing your existing ideas.

MacKinnon is proudly Canadian, which matters to the story a lot more than it probably should. It was written and designed by Mark C. The resulting charts can be used to actually randomly generate a yoma — or you can use the charts as a quick reference for designing your own basic yoma packages.

The Attributes and Defects enhanced or reduced stats depending on the characteristic taken and the level the attribute had. That said, Pulver was definitely a superior game designer to MacKinnon. The best part of this section, in my opinion, are the charts which statistically break down the yoma — by who controls them, what attacks destroyed them on the TV series, their type, and dailor gender. For bessm, a character with a level 3 Physically Attractive attribute might be very good looking and attract people to them, and this could increase their body stats.

In the index all four of these are mentioned.

Starting at the top of character creation: However, I think every roleplayer who has a broad palate should at least give the book a try… particularly if anything in this review has caught your interest. This includes the Cardians and the Droids, who are not, strictly speaking, yoma. Nor is there any system better built than the TriStat System to function as an introduction to roleplaying. I discuss these in a bit more detail joon.

I feel I should note that, Uresia, the Fantasy Setting that BESM had, has recently been republished by the original author in a revised, expanded, and systemless format. I have already considered several interesting possibilities including one in which the Sailor Moon manga and anime series are a set of propaganda films distributed by the evil Sailor Senshi, while the truth is that the Negaverse is fighting to protect our world from their machinations and eventual domination. People who would never see and would never consider buying such a roleplaying game, will see and perhaps even buy this book.


One ideal example of this was in the roll-under vs. In each case, not only did the doubts vanish, but the books proved themselves worthy of lavish praise. In the time I spent reading through and reviewing many of the BESM books, I did encounter one pattern to how they act: Aerie City Supplement 3: In case you missed it: I have previously read and reviewed two other products from Guardians of Order: I had no worries about the game itself which uses a specially modified version of the TriStat engine used in Big Eyes, Small Mouthbut with the source material: There are people working on new anime-inspired RPGs are creating all kinds of amazing things, including things I never would have thought of myself.

Anyway, this is where the story gets a bit dicey, as the GoO site had been taking preorders for BESM 3rd Edition, so that MacKinnon was sitting on money from some of his most loyal customers.

Anyone with even a minimal amount of exposure to Sailor Moon will know that the basic structure of any given episode is simple: I have a cousin who, when she gets a couple of years older, will probably be getting a set of Sailor Moon tapes, some Sailor Moon manga, and a copy of this book. You are commenting using your Mooon. Sure, the presentation is superb.

And a really great character sheet — like the Sailor Moon Character Diaries — really can transform a game. What I said about not buying character sheets was nothing but truth: Essentially these are character sheets from a company that dreams really big each 56 page pamphlet is for use with a single character.

Character Diaries February 7th,