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: Two or more service groups are breaking each other down.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: One or more laws of nature has been altered or revoked. It's gravity.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A senior Food Vat Control supervisor in ULTRAVIOLET (Tension 19) empty wiring conduit shaft, whose division is overproducing, underproducing or doing something strange to the food. (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 real.
Mission Alert: A cocky, "I know more than I'm telling," nudge-nudge INFRARED barracks bedding delouser acting as a courier delivers alert hardcopy; seeks 10cr 'tip' for the delivery. Message is intact and correct.
Briefing: Briefing is in crowded food production area (IR-Y: Food Vats, G-U: hydroponic gardens). 3 briefing officers behind opaque bulletproof glass, voices electronically filtered.
This Mission: ORANGE (Tension 8) unrecoverable bot brain junkyard is having problems processing traitors. Go help out.
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.