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: An large-denomination plasticred the PCs cherish will be destroyed.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: A particular drug suddenly has inexplicably altered effects.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: Everyone in RED (Tension 5) crowded transtube station is in on it; they want to discredit, destroy, maim and spit on the Troubleshooters. (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 biological agent will transform or devastate the PCs or a large population. The Computer sends in the Troubleshooters as guinea pigs. The threat is real.
Mission Alert: A polite INFRARED mess hall grease trap cleaner acting as a courier delivers alert verbally; seeks 10cr 'tip' for the delivery. Recognition password (to be given to briefing officer) is wrong. The information is replaced by extortion threat from anonymous hacker: "Send 100cr to this Gray Subnet account and I'll send you the data."
Briefing: Briefing is in crowded forms processing center. 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: Deliver this highly confidential package to BLUE vidshow senior producer. Make sure no one opens it. (Contains Communist PDC (activates at random to shout recorded Communist propaganda).)
Outfitting: Infrared Market: An R&D-sponsored market. Every item "improved," although not in a way PCs or marketeers suspect. Costs only slightly above normal.
Debriefing: A compact office with one desk and a chair, occupied by the debriefing officer, with the PCs standing amid towers of forms, printouts and manila folders, all bearing the names of one or more PCs.
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.