Yesterday I read a old post at Mike's Amazing RPG Fun Pad calling for a retro-clone of Ghostbusters (International). I heartily agree--I think it such a good idea in fact, that I WANT TO WRITE IT.
This idea is firmly in the Awesome/Stupid camp for several reasons:
1) I don't have a copy of the game.
2) I have not read the game.
3) I am not in the least qualified to write RPG rules. (Well, I have an English degree, but it's from a state school. I have 20 years familiarity with D&D and a few other games, but I've only really played for a year or two. And that was faughing d20.)
4) I have a job, two bands, and a tutoring gig, which doesn't even leave me time for the lame ass blog posts I already do, or to prepare (let alone PLAY) my Mutant Earth campaign.
Alright, so who can help me out? I'll do all the work, but who's got pdfs? I'm velocipedestrian and you can find me with the Google brand e-mail service.
How much do you think I can get from the West End Games Star Wars RPG, which Wikipedia says was built on the Ghostbusters foundation?
What advice do you have for me?