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

Brains 5 Physics 8
Muscles 2 Endure Slime 5
Moves 3 Dance 6
Cool 2 Practice Lecture 5

Goal: Professional Validation

Abigail Yates, Ph.D

Brains 5 Parapsychology 8
Muscles 3 Hold On 6
Moves 2 Swing Proton Glove 5
Cool 2 Convince 5

Goal: Serving Humanity

Jillian Holtzmann

Brains 6 Mad Scientist 9
Muscles 2 Haul Heavy Tech 5
Moves 2 Dual Wield Proton Sidearms 5
Cool 2 Disconcert 5

Goal: Soulless Science

Patricia Tolan

Brains 3 History of New York 6
Muscles 4 Exorcise 7
Moves 2 Run 5
Cool 3 Pretend This Isn’t Happening 6

Goal: Friendship

Kevin Beckman

Brains 1 Remember Own Name 4
Muscles 4 Fill Out T-Shirt 7
Moves 3 Ride Motorcycle 6
Cool 4 Pose For Photograph 7

Goal: Fame


  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?

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