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1986
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Ghostbusters
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Year: 1986
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Product Code: 30020
ISBN-10: 0874310431
104 pages
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The RPG based upon the very popular Ghostbusters movie. The box contains a very light Training Manual for players, an Operations Manual for the GM. various maps and plans, Ghostbusters permits, damage waivers, id cards and badges, a bunch of d6 and a special Ghostbusters d6 and a couple of introduction sheets How To Play and Typical Ten Minutes Of Play.

All the material is written in a light joking style, with the Ghostbusters Venkman, Egon, Stantz and others chipping in with gags and tips. Players need to accumulate Brownie points as part of their missions. The GM's book has loads of hints on style and ideas for missions.

The game uses WEG's d6 system, which basically involved rolling a lot of d6, comfortable for normal people, a shock for RPGers at the time. What, no d20?

The arrival of this RPG was eagerly awaited and the news that West End Games (WEG) had beaten TSR to the license was significant in its day. WEG had developed their own d6 system, and their focus on using very simple rules helped them secure this coveted license and emerge as the only strong competitor to the mighty TSR. At the time, the Ghostbusters RPG was seen as proof that RPGs could be for anybody, contrary to the heavy anti-D&D propoganda of the 80s.

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Game contents

  • 1 5/8" ghost die
  • 5 1/2" regular dice
  • 6 Ghostbuster IDs
  • 6 blank Ghostbuster IDs
  • 48 Equipment cards
  • 1 set of Reference Files:
    • File A
      • How to Play
      • The Rules
      • Letter of Acceptance
    • File B
      • Typical 10 Minutes of Play
      • Contract
    • File C
      • Common Ghostly Terminology
      • Damage Release
      • EPA Permit
    • File D
      • Last Will
      • 66666 Flatbush Avenue
      • BioMedChemTech
  • 1 24-page Training Manual
  • 1 64-page Operations Manual
  • 1 West End Games catalog

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Adventure Matinee (2 of 2)

Characters in Toon, review, humor

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Ghostbusters

West End Games\' role-playing game.

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Lost Game Safari

The hunt for out-of-print games worthy of a second look. Ghostbusters RPG (West End Games, 1986).

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Independent Gaming reviews of:
-Teenage mutant Ninja Turtles and other Strangeness
& After the Bomb by Marcus

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Role-playing Reviews

Bust ghosts. Party with aliens. Serve The Computer. But most of all, have fun.

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Quick Reviews:

Boardgames: Armada, L'affaire de l'oiseau en papier
Wargames: Paratrooper (for ASL), Tank

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The Critical Hit

Who Ya Gonna Call? A review of GHOSTBUSTERS from West End Games.

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