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: Mysterious duplicates or analogues of the PCs or other ORANGE Armed Forces corporal (information source, dreamy, dazed, probably a Mystic)s are active in Alpha Complex.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A senior Food Vat Control supervisor in VIOLET (Tension 17) Corpore Metal meeting room (it's empty), 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: A major malfunction has rendered an entire sector uninhabitable; the local environment kills an unprotected citizen in minutes if not seconds. The threat is real.
Mission Alert: Scrawled across a ULTRAVIOLET (Tension 19) empty Junior Citizen creche wall in half-meter-high letters written in mid-clearance paint. 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 hangar (or other large room). Bureaucratic snafu assigns briefing officer to the room above the PCs; won't join PCs for fear of violating orders; shouts at the top of his voice to be heard, or conveys briefing information by notes, courier, Morse code, etc..
This Mission: A Vulture Squadron has been infiltrated by no less than 10 Commie traitors. Remove them; ensure they fall in the line of duty, so we can honor them as fallen heroes.
Outfitting: PLC: A single PLC staffer in a broom closet with a pneumatic tube on the side wall. This lone officer is one of the most efficient workers in Alpha Complex; completes all paperwork quickly and throughly. The next time you roll this entry, this staffer has been reassigned or murdered.
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.