In 1986 Ghostbusters Roleplaying Game Series was released by West End Games. It is noted for giving a clear classification system for paranormal in Tobin's Spirit Guide Pack.
Ghostbusters Roleplaying Game 1986-1987
- Ghostbusters: A Frightfully Cheerful Roleplaying Game boxed set was published in 1986. It contained a 24-page Training Manual (player handbook), a 64-page Operations Manual (GM's handbook), six dice, and various handouts.
- Hot Rods of the Gods adventure module by Daniel Greenburg
- Scared Stiffs adventure module by John M. Ford and Bill Slavicsek
- Ghost Toasties adventure module by Scott Haring
Ghostbusters International 1989-1990
- Ghostbusters International which is an update of Ghostbusters: A Frightfully Cheerful Roleplaying Game was released in 1989. The second version of the game was published both to capitalize on that year's release of the film Ghostbusters II, and to satisfy players who requested a more detailed set of rules. (Anonymous 1989). This boxed set contained a single, 144-page rule book, six dice, and handouts.
- ApoKERMIS Now! by Bill Slavicsek and Paul Balsamo
- Ghostbusters II: The Adventure by C.J. Tramontan.
- Lurid Tales of Doom by Jonatha Ariadne Caspian
- Pumpkin Patch Panic by Grant Boucher
- Tobin's Spirit Guide (RPG) by Kim Mohan
- A promotion for the series was done in Gateways Magazine for (Vol. 2, No. 5 - August 1987).
- In 1987, Ghostbusters won the Origins Award|H.G. Wells Award for "Best Roleplaying Rules of 1986."
- On page 6 of Ghostbusters 101 #4, in panel 5, the tentacle sticking out of Spate's Catalog is a nod to the book's design in the Ghostbusters International board game.
- On page 24 of Ghostbusters 101 #5, the billing "a compendium of nameless horrors" is a nod to the version of Spate's in the RPG.
- Ghostbusters International (Fan Site) has images to all materials for the Ghostbusters RPG Full kit (1986), Ghost Toasties, Hot Rods Of The Gods, and Tobins Spirit Guide.
- Ghostbusters Fans (Fan Site) has images to all materials for Part of Ghostbusters RPG kit (Training Manual, Operations Manual) , Scared Stiffs, International Role Playing Games: Main Kit (1989), Pumpkin Patch Panic, Lurid Tales of Doom, Apokermis Now!, Ghostbusters 2: The Adventure.
- Thief on the Flats which has a dice-rolling program for the game.
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