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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So for example cooking would be very cheap in most settings, but pretty valuable in a romantic comedy game. The system was very simple, and basically consisted of the book itself which was used by the GM as a guidea paper, a pencil, and two six-sided dice.

BESM – Sailor Moon RPG & Resource Book

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. 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 sailoor.

Each diary contains a page character sheet, forty diary pages, a title page which you can personalize, and a dozen or so pictures appropriate for each type of character which you can use for your character portrait. Nothing extra is required to play, but everything becomes an addition to your game. 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.

This site uses cookies. There is actually one saklor to this: Their first several licensed titles were full RPGs, including gorgeous full-color books eailor Tenchi Muyo! 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.


One ideal example of this was in the roll-under vs. MacKinnon essentially meant the rules to be a guideline and a set of tools you could fall back on when your freeform role-play left questions unanswered.

The Attributes and Defects enhanced or reduced stats depending on the characteristic taken and the level the attribute had. The best character sheets done for any game, ever. As I clean out my house preparing to move, I keep running into stuff from my past that many people seem to have forgotten about, that is slipping into obscurity. A random forum post inspired me to write at length about the company and my experiences with them and their products.

However, it was a bit strange and clunky. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You can probably guess how I feel about the idea of a Tri-Stat Evangelion game. I bring all of this up because I see the same potential in the Sailor Moon RPGwith the same type of groundwork being laid almost certainly unintentionally by Mark MacKinnon as was laid by Eric Wujcik.

To attack successfully, the attacker must have rolled a higher number than their opponent, taking into account attributes and defects.

I feel rather limited by the fact that the only picture they have are of the characters from the animated series saioor. For example, 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.

This page was last edited on 6 Augustat If the die roll was less than what the opponent rolled, the attack was successfully deflected. 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.

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Character points were 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.


The facing pages, on the right side, takes advantage of the rich wealth of artwork which is available to GoO for this game line in bwsm form of animation stills — the entire page is taken up by a grey-muted image again, appropriate to the character type. 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.

With this information you of course get a standard monster manual entry for every yoma, but you also get a strategy section on how they can be defeated, and also adventure hooks on how to design a story around them. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: That said, Pulver was definitely a superior game designer to MacKinnon. Fifth, and finally, the Sailor Moon RPG acts as an excellent introductory volume for roleplaying — particularly for young girls and fans of the Sailor Moon anime and manga.

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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.

After the first die roll, the GM set how mokn character points an original character would be given. For starters, the page character sheet is absolutely wonderful.

Using the rules of the Sailor Moon roleplaying game and the stats as they are provided, you can recreate the events of the television series exactly as they appeared on the screen. Sure, you can run Sailor Moon without owning this book. Meanwhile, a character with a level 2 Physically Unappealing attribute was hideously ugly to the point where people were repulsed, and this could decrease their body stats.