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 is just a simulation; nothing is physically real.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: One kind of technological object (mutagen-contaminated syringes) is behaving far too well.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: The Indigo leader of a rapidly-growing Central Processing Unit firm, who plans to expand his personal power and the might of his company. (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 geological event will destroy Alpha Complex (shatter it, open it to the elements, turn it into a cheerily warm volcano, etc.). 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 major malfunction has rendered an entire sector uninhabitable; the local environment kills an unprotected citizen in minutes if not seconds.
Mission Alert: Text message on PDC. Briefing location is wrong. The alert itself is damaging-text message contains software virus that crashes PDC or vidscreen, physical alert has toxins or is radioactive, etc.
Briefing: Briefing is in empty forms processing center. Briefing officer wears kevlar armor (13) and fiddles with an exotic-looking semi-automatic slugthrower (napalm); expects attack at any moment.
This Mission: Deliver this stoppered vial of poison gas to ULTRAVIOLET displaying antisocial behavior. Though the item appears treasonous, rest assured it is perfectly above-board. Perfectly.
Outfitting: Infrared Market: An R&D-sponsored market. Every item "improved," although not in a way PCs or marketeers suspect. Costs only slightly above normal.
Debriefing: A pitch black room, with dim light filtering in under the entrance door. Unsettling clicking noises, like a trigger being pulled on a jammed gun.
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.