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Small Company Big Mess: A History of Guardians of Order and Big Eyes Small Mouth
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Small Company Big Mess: A History of Guardians of Order and Big Eyes Small Mouth


In 1997, Guardians of Order published Big Eyes Small Mouth, which became an important milestone in the quirky history of anime-inspired tabletop RPGs. In 2006, the company imploded and the founder disappeared for a while. In between, the company put out dozens of games and supplements, ranging from triumphs like the Sailor Moon RPG and Resource Book to weirdness like the Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure Ultimate Fan Guide. They brought anime--and not just mecha anime--to the forefront in RPGs, and also helped preserve and revive titles important to RPG history like M.A.R. Barker’s legendary Empire of the Petal Throne. And all of it was while having a game system that frankly was kind of a mess.

So strap in, and get ready to experience the ups and downs of the history of this important and now dead RPG publisher.

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    Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
    April 22nd, 2021
    Great overieview of the rise and fall of BESM and Gsurdians of Order. If you are new to this situation, or want to read a tale of how one gaming company can go from the top of their genre to infamy, then this is a good read. If you are looking for a [...]
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