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BESM (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) 3rd Edition


White Wolf

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From now through December 28th, the print versions of this title have been marked down 15% as part of our World of Darkness and More Print Sale. For more, visit our World of Darkness and More Print Sale sale page.

The multi-genre anime and manga game Returns!!!

* Featuring an expanded and streamlined version of the Tri-Stat System, offering enhanced character options without sacrificing ease of use.

* Modular toolkits for races, occupations, and archetypes will make the game faster and easier for new players to explore, helping them turn their initial concepts into final character designs.

* Previously published by Guardians of Order, Arthaus is pleased make this newest version of the popular rpg available to its dedicated fan base

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February 28th, 2013
BIG EYES, SMALL MOUTH 3rd Edition (or BESM 3e) is sadly the final bow for the Tri-Stat System, as Guardians Of Order went out of business in 2006 and White Wolf/Arthaus has declined to continue supporting the Tri-Stat line (for both legal and financial [...]
December 29th, 2012
This is probably the best roleplaying system ever devised. We have been playing the 2ed and 3ed for 5 years now, playing d&d before that for at least 10. Even though the book focuses on anime, the rules themselves can be applied to anything. We do [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
May 29th, 2012
I was eagerly anticipating the release of BESM (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) 3rd Edition. Of course by the time it was released Guardians of Order had gone belly up and the rules were now being released by Arthaus/White Wolf. My anticipation was tinged a little [...]
November 12th, 2010
I love this system; it has a great deal of flexibility and customization. For a game master that wants to create their own worlds it really is a wonderful system to work in. That being said it takes a great deal of work to take the open rules and use [...]
September 2nd, 2010
Was introduced to this by a friend, and while i've never been one for tabletop rpgs, this got me interested. Call it the anime nerd and writing geek in me finally getting a chance to talk to eachother. [...]
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April 02, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on January 26, 2007.
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