Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Game Stats: The New Ghostbusters

This is post number 19 in the series “31 Days of Ghostbusters,” a celebration of the franchise’s return to the big screen.



I've been itching to do this since before the movie came out, and now that I've seen it, I can! Here's my take on how the team from Ghostbusters (2016) would be represented in the Ghostbusters RPG.


Erin Gilbert, Ph.D

Brains5Physics8
Muscles2Endure Slime5
Moves3Dance6
Cool2Practice Lecture5

Goal: Professional Validation


Abigail Yates, Ph.D

Brains5Parapsychology8
Muscles3Hold On6
Moves2Swing Proton Glove5
Cool2Convince5

Goal: Serving Humanity


Jillian Holtzmann

Brains6Mad Scientist9
Muscles2Haul Heavy Tech5
Moves2Dual Wield Proton Sidearms5
Cool2Disconcert5

Goal: Soulless Science


Patricia Tolan

Brains3History of New York6
Muscles4Exorcise7
Moves2Run5
Cool3Pretend This Isn't Happening6

Goal: Friendship


Kevin Beckman

Brains1Remember Own Name4
Muscles4Fill Out T-Shirt7
Moves3Ride Motorcycle6
Cool4Pose For Photograph7

Goal: Fame


Notes:
  1. I had trouble deciding on Erin and Abby's Brains Talents, because both are particle physicists yet both are also experts at parapsychology. So I assigned the two skills to the two women semi-randomly.
  2. Erin’s Goal of Professional Validation isn’t one in the game.
  3. Patty’s Goal of Friendship also isn’t one in the game.

Are there any changes you'd make to these stats?