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: The bureaucracy has provoked an intractable crisis.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: A senior Food Vat Control supervisor in RED (Tension 4) crowded food production area (IR-Y: Food Vats, G-U: hydroponic gardens), 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: The "Someone" has taken control of crowded FunBall arena (or other large room) and is slaughtering enemies. The PCs are either trapped there or sent to deal with the problem. The threat is a lie.
(Out To Get You) General real threat posed by the situation, or the consequences if the situation is left unresolved: A biological agent will transform or devastate the PCs or a large population. The Computer sends in the Troubleshooters as guinea pigs.
Mission Alert: Announced over public address loudspeakers. 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 food production area (IR-Y: Food Vats, G-U: hydroponic gardens). Given in a transtube, on a recording with a folder of documents; recording self-destructs 5 seconds after stopping. right tape, wrong does, right mission
This Mission: Investigate mysterious disappearances of citizens in ULTRAVIOLET (Tension 19) empty enviro conditioning duct. If they're being captured by Commies, save them. If they're trying to escape Alpha Complex, shoot them.
Outfitting: PLC: Empty office. Door is open. No security (Tension level 0). PCs may take what they want, but have to find it themselves and fill out proper paperwork. If the paperwork isn't filled out, the items are reported stolen. May be interrupted by IR market thieves, passing looters, etc.
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.