Tri-Stat dX is a great system, and I do like the adjustments they made against the standard that BESM set. However, in several areas I feel they either failed to. Super quick: I *think* that BESM is rather similar to a smaller product I enjoy, and shares the major mechanic–the “Tri-Stat” system. However. I was looking at a game over in the PBP forum, talking about these rules. Now, I’ ve got a copy of the Tri-stat and the d20 version, both the Stingy.

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Universal role-playing games Role-playing game systems Canadian role-playing games. Skills are available with Specializations that subdivide a particular area of knowledge into specific Skills a character is adept at.

This is my work at revising the Tri-Stat dX system.

Tri-Stat dX

And it’s more cinematic gameplay, while the battle mechanics of BESM feel like a video game in some aspects, and are horribly unclear in statt others. I’ve tried reading through them and, whether it’s the writing or I’m just not paying enough attention to them The task resolution mechanic is similar to the method used in GURPSwhere rolling lower than the target number is a success and rolling over it is a failure.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July These are supplemented by Attributes, which give the characters unique abilities.

The Slayers guides were adapted into a stand-alone d20 game under the title The Besmm d Depending on the setting’s Power Level and die type chosen by the GMthe GM assigns a number of Character Points to each player to spend on Stats and other abilities. Character Motivations Now Recruiting: I thought you meant BDSM.

Of course, since then I’ve seen a few other d20 point-buy systems, and found one that works for me Eclipse: Tri-Stat dX’s name comes from the system’s three main Stats: Eric Moore Gates of Shadow: However, as Guardians of Order is now defunct, the status of support for the game is uncertain. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. Changes made below were concieved and made by the people in the by-line.

Eclipse d20 — Binding Mysterious Spirits V. Combat Technique Special Movement. Third edition core book.

Games with transhuman characters would use 2d8, and allow rolls up to The attacker automatically hits the target who cannot defend against it. All of these innovations were incorporated into a second edition, which was released in to a very strong reception.


Many of these rules depend on the energy point system to be effective.

The initial edition, designed by Mark C. It is frequently referred to by the acronym BESM. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: MacKinnonwas released by Guardians of Order in I supported because… “A algae and plankton filled environment that enables me to thrive! Also, two characters built on the same amount of points can have completely different power levels in BESM – one will be a total badass, the other will be totally useless.

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Skill Checks are made when a particular area of the character’s expertise is being challenged. Session Nineteen, Champions Log: Perhaps unfortunately, the same psychic bond which allowed Minidragons to imprint on their owners so strongly also allowed them to pick up various personality quirks… The tendency was even stronger in later, more specialized, amplifier-creatures, so most of the ones which are still around have definite — and often inconvenient — personalities.

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