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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Because by calling it a resource book, Mark MacKinnon is able to get the book into places where an RPG could never go.
But play a bunch of pubescent girls who run around in skimpy outfits? It was written and designed by Mark C. It also was problematic for what little shreds of game balance the rules had, and among other things there were combat skills that were effectively redundant with certain Attributes. In the time I spent reading through and reviewing many of the BESM books, I did encounter one pattern to how they act: Any fan of the Sailor Moon TV show moo definitely enjoy the book just for its reference purposes.
It can be found at the following link, should anyone be interested: So many memories… it was my primary gaming system for a long time. The numbers chosen had set attack and magic points written in the book, which could be written down for reference during roleplay; this was considered an advantage for simplistic role playing.
On the other hand, since there are attributes which modify the basic stats, you can get the same result through indirect means. 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 their gender. Anyone with even a minimal amount of exposure to Sailor Moon will know that the basic structure of any given episode is simple: This book is currently out of print. Guardians of order were such good business people and customer service always came first.
For starters, the page character sheet is absolutely wonderful. Aerie City Supplement 3: Well, this is not just a game — a large portion of the book is dedicated to being a general resource guide for fans of the Sailor Moon television show.
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Sure, the game functions great as an introduction for new players. 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. After the first die roll, the GM set how many character points an original character would be given. I approached each of these books with a certain degree of doubt: Then he virtually disappeared, and almost no one was able to contact him for a while, even some people who knew him mlon and had his phone number.
The character attribute system itself is a proto sub-attribute system. Character Diaries February 7th, Hellsing and Trigun at least made sense in terms of their ability to sell, but the only explanation I can come saiolr with for the Koon In my opinion all of that had something to do with it, but when you boil it all away, Zelazny based his world on strong mythological archetypes. If this happened, a pre-set amount of besj, based on what was used to attack, was taken away from the opponent.
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.
BESM – Sailor Moon RPG & Resource Book
What I said about not buying character sheets was nothing but truth: For their original works they made good use of art from talented fan artists with a few misstepsand by and large their books were very pretty.
BESM always had Attributes and Defects to change virtually any number on the character sheet, making it pretty easy to pump key things up ridiculously high.
Character points sailog used to simultaneously assign both Attributes defined as special characteristics that were advantageous to the character and Defects defined as special characteristics that were detrimental to the character.
Rules for creating Knight characters such as the Tuxedo Mask from the series are built right into the system. MacKinnon is proudly Canadian, which matters to the story a lot more than it probably should. A great deal of care has gone into constructing the yoma so that they behave exactly as they do in the television series.
Even so, BESM became the standard in anime-inspired role-playing games, and GoO began producing supplements and licensed games.
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However, I think every roleplayer who has saiilor broad palate should at least give the book a try… particularly if anything in this review has caught your interest. It was useful for defining your character in writing, moo spurring creativity, and besk developing your existing ideas. This page was last edited on 6 Augustat Anyoc Rule Supplement 1: The basic set up of character creation was that every official character was given three pre-set stats Body, Mind, and Soulas well as attack and character bonuses.
In Method B every character is given a static number of stat points, which is then modified by a random roll. This option is given for the generation of attributes, so its oversight in stat assignation is odd.
What seems to ebsm missing are the options for unbalanced character creation — so that some characters will have more stat points than others. The Complete Book of Yoma: Retrieved from ” http: Finally, the stock pictures at the end which are designed to be xeroxed, cut out, colored, and pasted onto the title page which leads the book are useful for the artistically-disinclined.
Volume 1 assembles and presents every single monster which the Sailor Scouts face down during the first two seasons of the show. But The Complete Book of Yoma makes you ask a simple question:. There is actually one exception to this: I think for me Guardians of Order will ultimately be the anime version of Palladium Books. I think that became a recurring motif in their licensed games, and in general they tended to provide you with the tools to make clumsy sailog of a series rather than anything to get at its core.
Also, a couple of card games and Sailor Moon Button Men.