Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the Radar: Hey! It's Buckaroo Banzai!

I was traipsing through the websites of the various companies whose RPGs have caught my eye and saw this: A Buckaroo Banzai RPG on the Adamant Entertainment website! It'll be out in April of 2012, with an interesting blurb:
Adamant Entertainment, in association with the Banzai Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Strategic Information, has entered into a license agreement by which Adamant will be producing the Buckaroo Banzai Adventure Game — a training manual for Blue Blaze Irregulars which uses the format of a tabletop role-playing game in order to prepare BBI recruits for the sorts of situations in which they may find themselves while aiding Buckaroo. The training manual will feature guidelines for taking on the roles of either your own Blue Blaze Irregular Strike Team, or the roles of Dr. Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers themselves. Familiarize yourselves with global threats ranging from Red Lectroids from Planet 10 to Hanoi Xan and the World Crime League; Learn about the specialized equipment available from the Banzai Institute, such as the Oscillation Overthruster and the Jet Car; And begin to embrace the motto of the Blue Blaze Irregulars: “Helping him to help us.”

The 1984 Buckaroo Banzai "documentary" was a fantastic attempt at a modern-day pulp hero in the vein of Doc Savage and The Shadow, with some of the best sound sweetening work at the time ("Sined. Seeled. Delivered."), a fun plot, and lots of interesting characters and quotable quotes.

Looking forward to this - hope it's good;Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!


1 comment:

That's my side of things. Let me know what you think, my friend.