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: The Commie mutant traitors are losing, and that's bad.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: One kind of technological object (mobility enabler (skates, boots, motorized shopping cart, vehicle, jet pack, propeller helmet, frictionless shoe soles); Problem: excessive use constitutes treason) is behaving far too well.
(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: An exterior force will conquer Alpha Complex. The Computer dispatches the Troubleshooters to intercept the force. The threat is a lie.
(Out To Get You) General real threat posed by the situation, or the consequences if the situation is left unresolved: An exterior force will conquer Alpha Complex. The Computer dispatches the Troubleshooters to intercept the force.
Mission Alert: A drugged INFRARED vendobot Hot Fun supplier acting as a courier delivers alert hardcopy; seeks 10cr 'tip' for the delivery. Message is intact and correct.
Briefing: Briefing is in crowded transtube shaft. Briefing officer sits curled up and rocking backwards and forwards in the middle of the location; muttering under his breath-
This Mission: Determine the cause of the recent Infrared riots in ORANGE (Tension 7) empty decaying and pestilential wreck of an abandoned sector: transtube station. We suspect someone (The Indigo leader of a rapidly-growing Technical Services firm, who plans to expand his personal power and the might of his company.).
Outfitting: PLC: Baffle-ravaged warehouse (holes in walls, etc.); has desired equipment, though. Staffers war-weary, twitchy, but forcefully happy.
Debriefing: Room is sheet steel with a single chair in the center and a large sign: PLEASE SIT DOWN with arrow pointing to the chair. The debriefing officer spends the session pacing around the chair, and (if necessary) discourages PCs from sitting in it. Chair is harmless.
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.