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 so badly it endangers the PCs' lives.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: One kind of technological object (laser pointer) is behaving far too well.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A Death Leopard gang. (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: Surplus Armed Forces weaponry floods the IR market. Citizens (INFRARED autobot collision safety tester (physical threat, drugged (thymoglandin, hydropsionic acid)); VIOLET Tech Services Vehicular Advisor (information source, drugged (sandallathon, visomorpain)); YELLOW Mutant Registration Office supervisor (sadistic hindrance, drugged (thymoglandin, hydropsionic acid))) happily demonstrate their new armaments in many locations (INDIGO (Tension 16) empty recreational resort (if below Clearance GREEN, roll again); ULTRAVIOLET (Tension 19) crowded bot manufacture center; RED (Tension 6) ULTRAVIOLET mausoleum). 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: Surplus Armed Forces weaponry floods the IR market. Citizens (YELLOW Internal Security sector patroller (information source, psychotic, kill-crush-smash-destroy); INFRARED sector roadway maintenance worker (indifferent bystander, buzzing, high on Wakey-Wakey); YELLOW historical record corrector (bureaucratic obstacle, drugged (sandallathon, visomorpain))) happily demonstrate their new armaments in many locations (BLUE (Tension 14) crowded decaying and pestilential wreck of an abandoned sector: food production area (IR-Y: Food Vats, G-U: hydroponic gardens); YELLOW (Tension 10) abandoned living quarters (IR: barracks; R-Y: dormitory; G-B: apartment; I-U: mansion); GREEN (Tension 11) MemoMax archive vault).
Mission Alert: Via Scrubot booby-trapped. Briefing time 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 IntSec surveillance station. Briefing officer is hidden inside a Scrubot chassis, communicating with an electronically filtered voice.
This Mission: Irate INFRARED citizens are trying to break into a Research & Design facility in RED (Tension 6) Sewer tunnel. Prevent them from entering until reinforcements arrive.
Outfitting: Infrared Market: A dingy, dirty corridor. PURGE runs this market, and will terminate any group who "misbehaves" (in PURGE's stern judgment). Lots of weapons.
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.