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    Default Please sell me on BESM 4E

    After all that stress from the supposed jock hate in 3.X, I decided to fish for some more lenient (in the LFQW manner) yet crunchy systems (regardless of legal availability of rule texts), and is verge of ordering BESM 4E (and its naughtily named lite version) in DTRPG. By the way, it's my first read on the Tri Stat System, too.

    Now, I do own the very similar game, OVA, which debuted while BESM was on hiatus, and is quite satisfied with its quality (both the art and the author's knowledge on Japanese culture in general were more than adequate). Plus the fact that some blog reviews also said despite being more lite, OVA sometimes does concepts better than the newest BESM now and then (like a flight power that costs a handful only at activation, then sustained very easily).

    Even then, would spending some 50 bucks at the two BESM 4E PDFs be worth it?
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    Default Re: Please sell me on BESM 4E

    I'm told (this is hearsay, mind) that buying BESM supports terrible practices.
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    Ne/nem/nir, please and thank you.

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    Default Re: Please sell me on BESM 4E

    Quote Originally Posted by Metool View Post
    I'm told (this is hearsay, mind) that buying BESM supports terrible practices.
    I have also heard this from several of the freelancers that were cheated.

    There's also the fact that BESM 4E is reusing artwork from earlier BESM games, and there's no indication that they've actually retained the rights, so there's a chance someone will actually sue and the game will vanish.

    With all of that in mind, I don't know enough about the rules to say anything, aside from 'probably let this one pass.'

    OP, have you tried out Strike! as an option? It's a lower-crunch tactical system that's pretty easy-going. Might be up your alley.
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    Default Re: Please sell me on BESM 4E

    Quote Originally Posted by Metool View Post
    I'm told (this is hearsay, mind) that buying BESM supports terrible practices.
    Wow, wish I knew that before I kickstarted 4E.

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