[image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/xyz11/ghostbusters_logo.jpg] ?Who ya gonna call?? [blockquote]Dubya_Scott now brings you his next RPG: Ghostbusters! (I know you?re humming the song already?) The hype from the upcoming Ghostbusters video game has generated these ideas for a brand new non-Star Wars role-playing game.[/blockquote] ?I thought it was gonna be He-Man.? [blockquote]Yes, friends. The famed Ghostbusters are back. This game takes place in the present day, which means the four original Ghostbusters are prepping new youngsters to take over the business as they near retirement. Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore will be leading a new team of Ghostbusters to help prevent a rise in the paranormal across the country. You, the player, will be part of the team of Ghostbusters protecting the citizens from evil.[/blockquote] ?A Proton Pack is not a toy.? [blockquote]The ghost-capture equipment has had some slight upgrades over the past 25 years. You will still be wearing a large Proton Pack on your back, but it?s been modified so that it still performs the same functions, but is a lot lighter and easier to carry around. The gun attached to the Proton Pack is lighter also. The Pack generates the energy used to capture the ghost. And the gun shoots the stream of energy at the ghost to ?lasso? the creature. The Trap still pretty much works the same way. Except now, there is no foot-pedal attached. The trap is activated by a remote stick. All you have to do is use your thumb to push the button on the top of the stick. When the trap opens, a force-field is emitted that pulls a nearby ghost into the Trap. And, a little something new has been developed. Egon has created a device called a Stun Gun. It is a pistol-like gun that shoots short bursts of energy. That energy is not enough to capture a ghost, but it is enough to stun it momentarily. Because it is not hooked up to a Proton Pack, it has to recharge itself after a few shots.[/blockquote] ?Don?t cross the streams.? [blockquote]THE most important rule of Ghostbusting? Don?t EVER cross the streams of energy being emitted from the Proton Pack guns, or the Stun Gun. The mixture of all the energy could cause a total protonic reversal. Which, in plain English, means that every molecule could explode and life as we know it would cease to exist. Also, the newest upgrade will help prevent the crossing of the streams. All the guns were reworked to have better control over the energy beam. So it?s not quite as ?wild? as it used to be.[/blockquote] ?When the light is green, the trap is clean.? [blockquote]Since a Trap can only be used once, it has to be emptied out in order for you to use it again. So, back at the Firehouse, there is a huge mechanism called the Containment Unit. You slip the full Trap through the hatch in the Unit, push a button, let the Unit do it?s thing, and when you see a green light turn on, the Trap has been emptied and the ghost is now imprisoned in the Containment Unit.[/blockquote] ?He slimed me.? [blockquote]There is also a device called the P.K.E. Meter (Psycho-Kinetic Energy Meter). It projects readings of paranormal activity as it draws near. And the upgrade to this device is that it also is able to read whether the ghost is a tangible creature (like Gozer and Vigo) or an intangible creature (like Slimer, where he can float right through you possibly ?sliming? you).[/blockquote] ?I am the Keymaster. Are you the Gatekeeper?? [blockquote]You will be creating your new Ghostbusters recruit for the team. I will allow players to be the main film characters (Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston) if they wish, but, since they ARE the main characters, they can?t fall behind in their posting.