Since the release of the first edition of BESM in 1997 by Guardians Of Order, the anime role-playing game and related licensed expansions has been nominated for Ennies and Origins Awards across multiple categories, including Best Role-Playing Game, Best RPG Graphic Design, Best RPG Supplement, and Best RPG Adventure. BESM Fourth Edition features cover art by long-time BESM artist, Niko Geyer, plus interior art by Shilin, Zirong, Zearyu, Geyer, and more.
BESM Naked (A Stripped-Down Version of the Rules)
BESM 4 is actually two distinct games. In addition to the standard BESM Fourth Edition, we are also releasing a stripped-down core role-playing game called BESM Naked that a complete, stand-alone, alternate edition. (See what we did there?)
BESM Naked is a “gateway product” of a sorts, targeted at anime and manga fans who may know something about role-playing but aren’t traditional gamers. It’s also for role-playing enthusiasts who enjoy indie-style RPGs with simple rules and more narrative game flow. With a structural simplicity closer to BESM First Edition from 1997 — yet presented with an eye on illustration and graphic design that lives up to the expectations of today’s gamers — BESM Naked contains everything you need to play, wrapped in one small volume at an attractive price.
- Released: October 13, 2020
- Length: 11.2" / 28.5 cm
- Width: 8.6" / 22 cm
- Height: " / 3 cm
- Language: English
- Play Time: Unlimited
- Recommended Ages: 12+
- Number of Players: 3-6+