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: Alpha Complex works with terrifying efficiency.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: One kind of technological object (Scrubot (or bot brain)) is misbehaving.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A jackobot reprogrammed by Death Leopard. (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: A geological event will destroy Alpha Complex (shatter it, open it to the elements, turn it into a cheerily warm volcano, etc.). 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: Via high-frequency radio transmission that gives PCs excruciating headaches and sends petbots crazy with excitement. 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 bot manufacture center. Officer has serious coughing fit every few words, disrupting every sentence, and becomes increasingly angry with every request to repeat himself.
This Mission: Traitors with Puppeteer (c/z) are active in INFRARED (Tension 3) crowded decaying and pestilential wreck of an abandoned sector: bathroom (change Tension level to 20). Use this Skin Core Sampler to obtain their genetic material for study.
Outfitting: PLC: Office only carries "non-ordinance" items-no weapons or weapon-like items. Offers PCs a new "Zero-Tolerance" form to sign.
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.