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: One of the service groups is breaking down.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: Changed perceptions apparent to all citizens. The changed perception is hearing.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A secret society mission that went right, led by drugged (thymoglandin, hydropsionic acid). (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: The "Someone" has taken control of empty Armed Forces dormitory and is slaughtering enemies. The PCs are either trapped there or sent to deal with the problem. 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: A new mind-control technique will alter the PCs' or a large population's behavior for the worse. The Computer uses the PCs as guinea pigs again.
Mission Alert: A truckling INFRARED dihydromonoxide treatment attendant acting as a courier delivers alert hardcopy; seeks 10cr 'tip' for the delivery. Briefing location is wrong. The information is missing, replaced by [INSERT DATA HERE] or similar. Secret society contacts or servile truckling to The Computer may fill in missing data.
Briefing: Briefing is in decommissioned missile silo . Officious, schoolmasterly briefing officer sitting at the head of a classroom with blackboard and chalk; tests PCs frequently.
This Mission: The power in ULTRAVIOLET (Tension 19) Armed Forces armory has gone out. Determine the cause and bring the power back online.
Outfitting: PLC: Empty office. Door is open. No security (Tension level 0). PCs may take what they want, but have to find it themselves and fill out proper paperwork. If the paperwork isn't filled out, the items are reported stolen. May be interrupted by IR market thieves, passing looters, etc.
Debriefing: Debriefing conducted solely by R&D scientists. They ask many questions about equipment, giving the impression the only reason for the mission was to test equipment. After the scientists leave, The Computer covers the treason accusations.
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.