Thursday, December 10, 2015

Blog Clean Up

Things have been quiet on the creative front the past month or so. I am in "hunker down & grade" mode at the moment, but I was sitting in an exam this afternoon and decided to do a bit of maintenance on the ol' blog.

First, I removed the "Google FriendConnect" widget, as Google discontinued it back in 2011 and was all but abandoned in 2012 -- and almost everyone who was signed up on the Friend Connect thing is also in my circles on Google+, so it seemed a bit superfluous. In fact, once I removed it, I couldn't even figure out how to get it back if I wanted to, so that's that.

I also dropped the "Join Dropbox" widget and the link to the Expanded Petty Gods project in the sidebar. I also dropped the stylized OSR image. The blog looks cleaner without them.

I notice that the huge swarm of tags at the bottom of the blog is hideous and needs to be pruned to something more manageable. I need to devise an easy tagging system and stick to it, so I will be updating tags on past posts accordingly.

I'm probably also going to switch the blog theme as some point soon -- this blah-beigey-tan look is getting to me.

That's about it for now.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Ghostbusters RPG - Legit Downloads & GBFans Scanned Modules + Sniderman's Fan Modules



So I'm on a Ghostbusters kick right now.

First, you can find scanned PDF copies of the original West End Games Ghostbusters RPG here:
http://nerdyshow.com/gbrpg/download_index/

Modules for the first edition of the game AND a shitty scan of the second edition of the game (called Ghostbusters International) along with some more supplements can be found here:
http://nerdyshow.com/gbrpg/additionalrulebooks/

For alternate scans of the above rulebooks here, along with better scans of the Ghost Toasties and Hot Rods of the Gods modules, check out this link:
http://ghostbustersinc.wordpress.com/media/ghostbusters-the-roleplaying-game/

Also, you can buy Ghost dice and some more GBRPG goodies here:
https://nerdy-show.myshopify.com/


Second, there are some online-only galleries of additional scenarios here:

Ghosbusters RPG Module
http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/scared-stiffs/

Ghostbusters International Modules
http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/pumpkin-patch-panic/
http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/lurid-tales-of-doom/
http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/apokermis-now/
http://www.gbfans.com/games/books/gb2-adventure/

The interface for viewing these online galleries is kinda clunky. So I sucked down every single image and combined them into PDFs, which you can find here in my Google Drive folder:

Ghostbusters Fans Module Scans

Every page is watermarked with the Ghostbusters Fans logo, but they are still readable and useable.


Finally, Tim Snider (aka Sniderman) has made three of his fan modules available. These links are to Tim's Savage Afterworld blog posts:

How Dry I Am & Shadows over Yonkers
Ragnarok-A-Bye Baby



UPDATE!
A rules summary and a few more fan-made modules for you:

Forever Halloween, by Jason J. Patterson, adapted from the Real Ghostbuster's cartoon episode "When Halloween Was Forever" by Michael J. Straczynski

The Collect Call of Cathulhu, by tsiolkovsky@cix.co.uk
The Pizza Problem, by Rik Kershaw-Moore
The Ooze Brothers, by Chris Hodgson


ANOTHER UPDATE!
Kristine Chester's Ghostbusters Resource Page has some excellent pre-gens, equipment cards, and a quick character creation summary

Ghostbuster Sheets from RPGSheets.com

Ghostbusters RPG House Rules by torturedartist745

Cyborg Cow Adventures by Lester Smith:
Attack of the Ice-Age Cyborg Kamikaze Holsteins
Apocalypse Cow (or Close Encownters of the Third Kine)

Ghoulblasters rules-lite "fan re-statement" by Jason J. Patterson



3rd UPDATE!
Here's a GURPS 4th edition fan conversion
Here's a d20 fan conversion by Michael Tresca
Here's a Savage Worlds fan conversion, by Greywolf

And another fan module/game genre mashup: Advanced Ghostbusters: The Blue Blazes, by Michael C. Miller. This combines Ghostbusters with Buckaroo Banzai!


4th UPDATE!
I found scans of an article from Gateways Magazine #5 called "Ghostbusters Approved," which was written by Richard Tucholka, the author of the Bureau 13 RPG. I pdferized them and placed them in the Fan Modules folder on Google Drive.

The article references a random haunts generator from a Bureau 13 adventure, and I managed to grab scans of that article from the same source as above. So that's in the folder, too.



5th UPDATE!
Found another resources for you!

Here's an employment Questionnaire for Starting Ghostbusters!