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 PCs suspect a High Programmer is out to get them.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: One kind of technological object (sweaty dynamite) is misbehaving.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A scrubot reprogrammed by Death Leopard. (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: Roll three times on this chart. Everything you roll is happening at once, and the PCs are caught in the chaos. Good luck running this one. The threat is real.
Mission Alert: Anonymous hardcopy message slipped under door of PC's bathroom. Message is intact and correct.
Briefing: Briefing is in crowded IntSec interrogation room. Briefing officer is dead on arrival and no one comes to replace him. May have notes on his body that describe the PCs' mission.
This Mission: Accompany Tech Services mechanics making repairs to a group of bots (Snooper (small hovering sphere that tracks a target's scent)) at ULTRAVIOLET (Tension 20) empty IntSec surveillance station. We think one tech is a PURGE member trying to derange the bots.
Outfitting: C-Bay or other online auction site: Price: list price. Delivery: please allow 24 hours for delivery to PCs' specified address. Drop point to pick up purchased equipment is Museum of Famous Forms run by Program Group lackey for ULTRAVIOLET testing reliable R&D equipment, which charges a 2% commission for services.
Debriefing: Debriefing takes place in a cinema with stadium seating, popcorn and Bouncy Bubble Beverage, with security camera and bot recordings of each PC's less commendable activities projected onscreen.
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.