Hot Rods of the Gods is an adventure module written for the original Ghostbusters Role-Playing Game.

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"A Fab 48-page Flying Saucer Extravaganza!

Close Encounter of the First Kind: Evidence

Little Lori Blander has a problem. She levitates. Her parents have a slightly different problem. They are orbiting her.

When the Ghostbusters pull the Blanders down off the ceiling, they discover a tablet that predates human intelligence by at least a week. Maybe two.

Close Encounter of the Second Kind: Sighting

Next our heroes defend a junk-food factory, fending off flying saucers intent on stealing creme filling.

After an exciting encounter with Swneeze-Yip, the world's nerdiest alien, the Ghostbusters learn that their tablet is actually an ancient alien signalling device... Somebody phones home.

Close Encounter of the Third Kind: Contact

Juvenile delinquents from Outer Space! Green, four-armed, lobster-eyed aliens in leather jackets, bobby socks, and saddle shoes invade the Earth!

Can anyone stop these bug-eyed punks from corrupting our youth, skateboarding on national monuments, and turning the entire planet into one big demolition derby rink? Who ya gonna call?

Hot Rods of the Gods is a 48-page mondo blowout GHOSTBUSTERS adventure. Chock full of fun illustrations and pullouts, Hot Rods features an 11" by 17" card-stock map of Manhattan, The Mostly All New & Improved Super-Mega Ectomobile, and full-color hot rod counters for running the climactic demolition derby! A gas for 2-6 players, ages 12 and up."


  • The module appears to be a parody of the book Chariots of the Gods?, which suggests mankind's discoveries may have been influenced or contributed by alien visitors.
  • In the lead-in it says that the Ghostbusters had spent all day catching Jacob Marley in the New York Stock Exchange before the adventure begins, presumably delivering similar warnings to the financial workers there. Jacob is from "A Christmas Carol".
  • On page 20 of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #17, the Hot Rod of the Gods makes a non-canon cameo in the box by the base of the stairs.
  • In Ghostbusters International #2, on page 11, on the lower shelf behind Kylie Griffin is a copy of Hot Rods of the Gods next to Galileo and his Studies of Medieval Poltergeist.



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