One of your fanfic authors? You keep some around?I never thought I'd see this day. I'm weirdly excited about it. BESM was one of my favorite games back in the day and MacKinnon was one of my fanfic authors, so it occupied this odd place in the Venn diagram of my fandoms.
Edit: I also hope this means we finally get to see an expanded "Anime Multiverse" series of supplements for the settings that were included in brief at the end of BESM 3E.
Also, it had rules where you could vary the cost of skills and abilities (and the size of dice used in the dice pool) based on your setting and the tone of your campaign. So, if you're running a gritty modern espionage campaign inspired by the Metal Gear series, you'd jack up the price of "owns a big mecha", to make having a mecha a character centric big deal.And, depending on which version of the system you went in on, it had some neat rules-light touches. For instance, in the first edition if you had a giant robot, then you just bought a 'Owns a Giant Robot' attribute that you would then use with attack rolls. Later versions of the game system got more and more crunchy - personally I'm more a fan of the 2nd edition than the 3rd.
I'm curious to see what happens with the 4th edition, mechanicswise.