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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM, EXPECTED MID-2020. ORDERS CONTAINING THIS ITEM MAY NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL ALL PRODUCTS ARE IN STOCK!

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.

  • Release date: 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+
  • SKU: JPG801
  • Barcode: 9 781989 695012
We are so excited to be working with Dyskami Publishing to re-launch Big Eyes, Small Mouth (BESM), the multi-genre role-playing game for all your anime and manga adventures! Mark MacKinnon, the creator of BESM, and the Dyskami Publishing Company licensed the rights to release this new edition of the game from White Wolf Entertainment. Dyskami then teamed up with Japanime Games to publish this core game book plus an entire line of BESM support products to expand the game system and storytelling world.
 
“It’s been well over a decade since I wrote the third edition of BESM, and having the chance to once again produce the game that means so much to me is a dream come true,” said Dyskami Publishing Company President, Mark MacKinnon. “The fourth edition has been under development for many years and is an opportunity to reenvision an entire new game line, updating both the design and presentation of BESM for today’s gamers yet hearkens back to the roots of earlier editions. Furthermore, we’ll be expanding our relationship with Japanime Games to co-publish the BESM relaunch and provide exceptional customer service and support. What a year 2019 is going to be for anime and gaming fans!"
 

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.


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