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: An packet of freeze-dried fruit the PCs cherish will be destroyed.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: Changed perceptions apparent to all citizens. The changed perception is sight.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A subsector's Infrareds, who have gone off their pharmatherapy and are now conspiring against The Computer, led by ORANGE HPD&MC Assistant Undersecretary (information source, drugged (thymoglandin, hydropsionic acid)). (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: Text message on PDC. 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 IR market. Briefing officer has left a recording device with the mission on it, but the mechanism is jammed at double speed with no rewind option.
This Mission: Accompany Tech Services mechanics making repairs to a group of bots (Scrubot) at VIOLET (Tension 18) CompNode SubNode. We think one tech is a Psion member trying to derange the bots.
Outfitting: PLC: A PLC shop that has none of the equipment needed, but is willing to make utterly weird and crazed substitutions, could be potentially cool stuff.
Debriefing: The debriefing officer stands behind a massive, blast-shielded podium flanked by blue Vulture troopers with plasma generators, while the PCs sit in brilliant interrogation spotlights that look disconcertingly like bullseyes.
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.