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: The Commie mutant traitors are winning.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: The bureaucracy has provoked an intractable crisis.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: The Computer-or, if it makes more sense, a paranoid with blaster (M3K energy) and prismatic armor (Experimental R&D equipment, E4, mirrored suit reflects energy attacks, wearer is most visible target around) ULTRAVIOLET without a care in the Complex manipulating The Computer's local CompNode. (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: Endless wave of assassination attempts will befall drugged (thymoglandin, hydropsionic acid), who uses the Troubleshooters as decoys while he protects himself. The threat is real.
Mission Alert: Stamped onto side of stoppered vial of poison gas. 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 Junior Citizen fort (no Commies allowed!). Briefing officer is shot just after the PCs arrive and is replaced by a different officer who acts extremely shifty and refuses to answer questions.
This Mission: The power in VIOLET (Tension 18) reactor waste landfill has gone out. Determine the cause and bring the power back online.
Outfitting: Infrared Market: The "Someone" (or his allies) responsible for the "Irrational" situation runs this market. Marketeers sell the PCs dangerous equipment (economic object (credit license analyzer, plasticred duplicator, IR market activity scanner); Problem: parasitically bonds with user).
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.