Friday, August 11, 2017

RPGaDay 2017 Day 11

Which 'dead game' would you like to see reborn?

This one is easy. Let me take you back to New York City in 1984. "Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's sample, it would be a Twinkie... thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds." Still don't know what I'm talking about? Here's another quote from the movie. 
"Egon: Don't cross the streams. 
 Peter: Why?
 Egon: It would be bad.
 Peter: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean bad?
 Egon: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your  body exploding at the speed of light.
 Raymond: Total protonic reversal.
 Peter: That's bad. Okay. Alright, important safety tip, thanks Egon."

Ghostbusters from West End Games was first printed in 1986 and in 1989 the box set titled Ghostbusters International was produced. Scott Haring, the editor of Pyramid magazine from Steve Jackson said in the second volume of Pyramid that Ghostbusters is "the first-ever RPG to use the dice pool mechanic". 

Luckily I found this WordPress site named Ghostbusters International which has lots of the old books in pdf ready for download. Even though I found the pdf's, I still really want to see this back in print and with all the supplements available. The d6 dice pool makes this game loads of fun and character creation is fast n' easy. I've enjoyed playing this game in the past with crazy antics of drunk alien parties at the firehouse and flying car races around the city. 

If there's something weird and it don't look good, who you gonna call?
I ain't afraid of no ghost.