The Computer has generated the following mission for your team. It has been carefully designed to ensure the maximum safety and satisfaction for your team.
Paranoia is the Irrational Fear Someone is Out To Get You(Fear) Dominant type of fear to install in the PCs: A hostile force is manipulating the PCs' conscious will.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: The Computer has decreed a new holiday with odd customs and practices, and everyone knows about it but the PCs.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A senior PLC official, whose division has fallen into strangling bureaucratic torpor and must now be massively overhauled or terminated. (The identity of the Someone need not be obvious at the mission's outset, and in fact things may play out more appropriately if the Someone is not discovered until late in the proceedings.)
(Out To Get You) General apparent threat posed by the situation, or the consequences if the situation is left unresolved: Endless wave of assassination attempts will befall psychotic, kill-crush-smash-destroy, who uses the Troubleshooters as decoys while he protects himself. The threat is real.
Mission Alert: Relayed through a public confession booth, read in the scrolling "Credit Due" message on a vending machine or overheard in a communal area. Briefing location is wrong. The information is obscured by advertising (pop-up ad, jingle, viral marketing, etc.). Sponsoring advertiser may possibly have record of unaltered alert.
Briefing: Briefing is in crowded confession booth. When the PCs leave the briefing an explosion follows, leaving no evidence of the officer except a large burn mark and melted furnishings.
This Mission: The surveillance system at ORANGE (Tension 8) warbot armature fitting lab has gone down. Repair it and determine the cause.
Outfitting: PLC: PLC office openly and entirely subverted by Frankenstein Destroyers; continues business as usual, unless PCs show signs of alerting the authorities.
Debriefing: A mirrored room filled with eye-searing halogen lamps. The PCs' eyes water constantly. The officer and guards wear shaded full-face visors.
Find weird phrasing, clearly erroneous output, or other signs of filthy commie mutant traitor sabotage? Copy the offending passages and email them to the High Programmer for investigation.