Get bustin’ with this updated version of the Ghostbusters RPG

The Nerdy Show Network is proud to announce the debut of their Ghostbusters Roleplaying Hub and the launch of their Paranormal Investigations and Eliminations Standard Equipment Deck and Franchise Kit. The site offers a one-stop destination for everything a would-be Ghostbuster needs to gear-up and get gaming!

Since 2012, Nerdy Show’s fan-favorite podcast series Ghostbusters: Resurrection has used their own homebrew version of West End Games’ Ghostbusters roleplaying system to record their episodic, actual-play show. The series takes place in Ghostbusters continuity, following the events of Ghostbusters: The Video Game and Burnham and Schoening’s IDW comic series. With many aspects of Ghostbusters cannon absent from the 1986 system, and “Car Phones” not being applicable to a modern setting – they had to improvise. Ghostbusters: Resurrection GM (General Manager), Doug Banks devised an expansion of the equipment and rules; bringing in classic gear like Slime Blowers, newer additions like the Dark Matter Generator, and incorporating the spectrum of ectoplasmic residue (green, pink, and black).

The end result wasn’t just a thoroughly engrossing podcast series (now ending its second season), but an update to a beloved roleplaying system too good to keep to themselves. However, it wasn’t enough that the Nerdy Show team post a how-to for their expansion – they wanted to take the game to the next level.

The Ghostbusters RPG has been out of print since 2006 and since then the rule books have become readily available online. However, in order to play you need some custom gear: Equipment Cards and a Ghost Die. The Equipment Cards determine what items a player is carrying and act as a quick reference for how it works, and the Ghost Die is a 6-sided die with a special facing that’s essential to Ghostbusters’ chaotic and fun gameplay. In order to usher in a new era of Ghostbusters roleplaying, Nerdy Show has redesigned both and offers all-new print-your-own card sets or fans can support the project and pick up a professionally printed deck.

The Paranormal Investigations and Eliminations Standard Equipment Deck features 50 cards inside a Containment Unit tuck box – enough gear for 5 players. The set has been completely redesigned by graphic designer and Nerdy Show head, Cap Blackard, and features all-new equipment illustrations by artist Matasm. The deck is available as part of the Starter Kit (which comes with a laser-etched Ghost Die) or the Franchise Kit – a special edition package that includes everything needed to game including a Ghost Die, 12 slime green d6s, newly redesigned Personnel Cards, as well as a certificate commemorating the launch of your new Ghostbusters franchise.

This project has been a labor of love, developed alongside fans who’ve been dying to expand their own games. With the Ghostbusters Roleplaying Hub, Nerdy Show hopes to revitalize the system for a whole new generation of fans. This isn’t the end of the project either, it’s only the beginning. If fan support is strong enough, Nerdy Show will be able to develop additional Equipment Cards, new modules for gameplay, and more fun – by fans, for fans.

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Japanese restaurant features Ghostbusters themed items (with pictures)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, Japanese eatery J.S. Burgers Cafe have added some Stay Puft & Slimer themed goodies to their menu.

Here’s a quick run down:

The above features a “lavish use” of avocado. Also check out the green BBQ sauce, lettuce, basil and green tomatoes. Slimer would approve.

This burger features black squid ink buns which seem to be all the rage in Japan. Slap on some mozzarella, hot mayo, cajun spices and homemade tomato sauce and you’re done. Connection to Ghostbusters? Have no clue. Possibly a proton pack burger?

This sundae comes complete with strawberry sauce, ice cream and two different types of yogurt. Also it has coconut and granola at its base. Google offered up the following translation which made me smile; “it was combined smooth fromage blanc texture, pure white Sunday as marshmallow man like”.

From a the appearance standpoint, this is my favorite! Melon soda, three scoops of ice cream and a cherry on top! They also recommend that you eat this with a friend as it’s “monster sized”.

For more information on J.S. Burgers Cafe, be sure to check out their official Facebook page!

Stay Puft Edition Super Deluxe Vinyl revealed!

Sony Pictures has revealed all the info about their brand new Stay Puft vinyl record!

Check out the press release below:

The Traveler has come! Legacy Recordings celebrates the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy Ghostbusters in the biggest, fluffiest way. The Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl is a limited edition collectible vinyl package in honor of the terrifying but tasty Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This package contains the No. 1 hit single “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. and the fan-favorite “Ghostbusters” rap by Run-DMC for the film’s hit sequel featured on a white 12” single in a deluxe collectable package.

This deluxe package includes the following:

12” White vinyl single – both tracks are on Side A. Side B is smooth
Two 12 x 12 Stay Puft 3D lenticular images from the film
One 12 x 12 Stay Puft 3D motion lenticular image from the film
Puffy gatefold jacket which simulates the feel and texture of a marshmallow
Marshmallow scented jacket
Inner gatefold includes full photo collage of Mr. Stay Puft’s iconic march through New York City.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Also included in this limited edition version is one complete set of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man facial expressions with three individual emotions separated onto layers of unbound transparencies. The set is contained in a clear sleeve pouch.

As an added bonus, you will receive a FREE 6 inch Stay Puft figurine with your purchase.

There will only be 3,000 of this exclusive super deluxe package and it is only available here.

Buy it now!

Director Paul Feig tweets: “It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters…”

Back in August several news sites were reporting that Paul Feig was on tap to direct a Ghostbusters reboot, one that featured an all female cast. Some Ghostbusters fans responded with hate filled rants, while others tossed the reports aside as rubbish.

To add more fuel to the fire, Feig sent out the below tweet earlier today:

The above also adds The Heat writer, Katie Dippold to the project.

Story developing.

Full interview: Bill Murray on the Howard Stern Show (October 8th)

Earlier today Bill Murray was on the Howard Stern Show. Listen to the Murricane talk about his upbringing, Ghostbusters, fallout with Harold Ramis and more!

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