I've recently played and finished the game, and frankly, I find the whole thing utterly enchanting. My main consideration for what the setting would be is perhaps the 18+ version of Whispering Rock, possibly a small college out in the mountains, preparing for final Psychonauts duties... With the occasional telepathic menace and the omnipresent psychokinetic rats that come with all colleges.
My next consideration is what system? Possibly Mage: The Awakening, with a few work-arounds. BESM and GURPS also hold some possiblities. Of course, the system that would work best, if I make sure to tone down powers a tad, is Mutants and Masterminds. Any of these systems would be great fun...
I'm not sure if I could run these games myself, or perhaps play in another person's game, like so- I'd be very interested, though, in either. Here are some quotes for those who haven't played- Discuss some of this with me if you have. The game is the sort to ride between the ludicrously cheery and cartoony, and the dark things that can lurk in people's minds...
" Boy, this reminds me of back when I was in High School... Which is odd, since I'm fairly sure I'm ten." Razputin, inside Mister Teglee's mind.
From an ancient tree slice in the Psychic Summer Camp, showing what happened over the 500 years it lived...
" Man, this thing was old when they chopped it down. Let's see...
500 years ago: Enormous, psitanium-bearing meteorite strikes the Earth, leaving a massive creater.
200 years ago: Native inhabitants begin making arrowheads out of the psitanium, which they called by the name ' Whispering Rock.' This is a rough English translation.
100 years ago: Prospectors and settlers take over the area, naming their boom town ' Shaky Claim'
99 years ago: First case of 'paranormal hysteria' diagnosed in Shaky Claim.
75 years ago: Houston Thorney builds his Home for the Demented to deal with the insanity epidemic.
60 years ago: More residents in asylum than in town. Houston Thorny commits suicide by jumping from tower.
55 years ago: Asylum closes. Last valley residents are paid to leave the valley, and the federal government floods it to prevent further inhabitation. Lake Oblongota is formed.
5 years ago: Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp founded to nurture and train future Psychonauts.
Last Summer: I got to first base with Elka Doom, signed Nils Lutefisk."
Bringing day old chicken pot pie from the cafeteria doesn't count! I've been fooled twice already, but from now on, you kids better have the real McCoy!
Possibly the most famous of all poultry-based sandwiches, second only to it's more glamorous sister, the Chicken Salad Sandwich. The Turkey Sandwich holds a special place in the hearts of food lovers everywhere who crave something that's like Chicken, but not.
Wasps love fertility idols. Everybody knows it. No one knows why. But it must work because look at how many of them there are!
Gold Watch, the final scavenger hunt item you're likely to find...
Time. The enemy of us all. Hold a watch to your ear and listen. Tick tock, tick tock... Those are the hoof beats of the Reaper's pale horse. " Half past eight, he's at your gate. Quarter to four, a knock on the door." Unwinding is the mortal coil that drives the gears to tick and toil, until at last, it rests, unwound, and we lay silent in the ground.