Who Ya Gonna Clone?

Ewen Cluney through his Yaruki Zero Games small press has quietly pulled off a little coup. Realising that the odds of the classic Ghostbusters RPG being republished any time soon is mininal, and further realising that precisely because that system was so delightfully light the number of integers you’d need to change to avoid copyright infringement would be limited (indeed, by avoiding direct references to Ghostbusters itself the job is mostly done), it would be entirely viable to make a retro-clone of the old game and unleash it on the world – which he has done in the form of Spooktacular.

Interestingly, though one of the various hands that West End Games’ corporate carcass passed through post-bankruptcy put out the D6 System on an OGL basis, Cluney does not seem to have seen any need to do the OGL thing here – possibly because the full-fat D6 System would be overkill for the purposes of reproducing Ghostbusters.

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