INTEREST CHECK Paranoia (The other players are you worst enemy)

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Your Friend Computer has a mission for you.

Will you accept or are you a commie mutant traitor?

Paranoia is a game where turning in one of your friends has earned you security clearance RED and a new job as a TROUBLESHOOTER in the service of Friend Computer.

Your job is simple: find trouble and shoot it.

The trouble you need to find are:

A) Members of secret societies

B) Mutants

C) Other Traitors

The only problem is, you are a member of a secret society and a mutant. Your team members do not know this, but if they find out theres no doubt they'll turn you in for a quick promotion and a cash bonus, but not if you do first.

Thing you should know about paranoia thats different to other RPGs.

The other players are not your friends to be helped out at every opportunity, them having "accidents" means fewer people to testify against you.

The bigger the gun, the more likely it is to blow up in your face. Even the trusty laser pistol could do this.

You character will die, thats half the fun to paranoia. Though don't worry you have 6 backup clones to pick u where he left off.

Crazy things can and fill happen. Paranoia is more about having fun than having a powerful character, and everything run off of the Rule Of Funny.
Creating a character.

There are several steps to making a character.

Name follow the following format:




Here, his name is Roy, he is clearance GREEN, he comes from sector BIV, and he is clone number 3 (hes already died twice).

Gender is male of female, little difference in game due to mandatory hormonal suppressants thoughtfully provided by Friend Computer.

Everyone will start at clearance Red (R).

You have three action skills (Management, Stealth, Violence) and three Knowledge skills (Software, Hardware, Wetware). Each has several specialties.

You may allocate 40 skill points to any of the skills but each one must be at least 4 and no more than 10.


Management: 6
Stealth: 7
Violence: 7

Software: 4
Hardware: 6
Wetware: 6

Next we do specializations.

Each specialization add +4 to any roll that uses it.

There is only One you have to take (energy weapons) and you may take up to 6 others, but no more than 3 under the same skill. For each specialization you take you muse take a weakness in the same skill. Every roll using that weakness counts as a 1.

You may also take up to 6 Narrow specialties. These affect only a certain type of person/weapon/object. These do not cost you a weakness. Feel free to make up your own.


Management: 6
- Hygiene
(Weakness: Oratory)
Stealth: 7
- Disguise
(Weakness: Concealment)
- Shadowing
(Weakness: Sneaking)
Violence: 7
- Energy Weapons (this one is free and mandatory)
- Projectile weapons
- Thrown Weapons (Narrow: Shoes)
(Weakness: Demolition)
Hardware: 6
- Nuclear Engineering
(Weakness: Vehicle Ops)
Software: 4
- Hacking
(Weakness: Operating systems)
Wetware: 6

Action skills


Bootlicking: How to ingratiate yourself with your superiors.

Chutzpah: Getting others to accept doubtful statements through confident assertion, bluffing, and unmitigated gall.

Con Games: Hoodwinking a citizen or bot through fast talk, spurious logic, and persuasion. This is not physical sleight of hand.

Hygiene: Maintaining cleanliness in yourself, your surroundings, your teammates, and innocent passers by.

Interrogation: Extracting useful information from Commie mutant scum.

Moxie: Streetwise smarts, canny assessment of a person, situation, or statement.

Oratory: How to get a bunch of people to do what you want.


Concealment: Hiding stuff o your person or in your surroundings.

Disguise: Wearing a higher-clearance jumpsuit or false mustache without looking idiotic.

High Alert: Sensing imminent danger or covert surveillance. Not really different from most Troubleshooters' typical state, except you only get alarmed over actual threats.

Security Systems: Jiggering locks and alarms.

Shadowing: Following someone without being noticed.

Sleight of hand: Palming or pocketing something small without being noticed.

Sneaking: Moving without being followed or noticed.

Surveilance: How to bug things. Hoe to debug things.


Agility: Rapid or balanced movement, gymnastics, jumping.

Demolition: How to use TNT without killing yourself. At clearances below GREEN this skill is treasonous.

Energy Weapons: Hitting something with a laser, sonic weapon, or blaster. This is a vital specialty. You can't take it as a weakness, and it does not count towards you six common specialties.

Field Weapons: Flamethrowers, gauss guns, tanglers, and the ever-popular plasma generator.

Fine manipulation: Lockpicking, watchmaking, cutting the red wire one second before detonation.

Hand Weapons: Hitting someone with a force sword, neorowhip, truncheon, or primitive weapons.

Projectile Weapons: Hitting someone with a slugthower, cone rifle, or other aimed weapon that uses ammunition.

Thrown weapons: Hitting someone with a grenade, brick, or rock.

Unarmed Combat: Hitting someone when you don't have a hand, energy, projectile, thrown, or vehicular weapon.

Vehicular Combat: Hitting someone with a weapon mounted on a vehicle.



Bot Ops and Maintenance: How to operate and fix docbots, guargbots/warbots, jackobots, scrubbots, and vehicle autopilots.

Chemical Engineering: Lots of uses, but somehow PCs always want to use it to make explosives.

Electronic Engineering: How to string together circuits and microprocessors.

Habitat Engineering: Knowledge of the air, communication, transport, power, water, and waste systems. Might come in handy if you need a ventilation shaft to avoid incoming fire.

Mechanical engineering: How to make neat Rube Goldburg-type contraptions.

Nuclear Engineering: How to operate a reactor without flooding half the sector with radioactive waste.

Vehicular Ops and maintenance: How to use and repair all vehicles, autocars, crawlers, flybots, copters, and Vulturecraft.

Weapons and Armor Maintenance: Sabotaging other' weapons and preventing yours from being sabotaged.


Bot programing: Revising Bot instructions.

C-Bay: Getting the best price buying and selling on Alpha Complex auction sites.

Data Analysis: How to understand computer generated stuff.

Data Search: Finding something useful using The Computer.

Financial System: Hoe to transfer credits safely for legitimate of criminal purposes.

Hacking: Breaking into The Computer's systems. Really what could go wrong? Treasonous at clearances below GREEN.

Operating Systems: Revising MemoMax clone backup tech. Rewiring The Computer's instructions. Treasonous at clearances below BLUE.

Vehicle Programming: Revising vehicle instructions.


Biosciences: Knowing whats likely to mutate you and how.

Bioweapons: Engineering your own Black Death or weaponized anthrax. treasonous and clearances below BLUE.

Cloning: Repairing and Operating tanks that grow new and backup citizens. Operating Memomax backup devices so the new clone remembers his name and boot size.

Medical: How to heal the injured and cure the sick, or ensure the don't get healed or cured.

Outdoor Life: Telling a tree from a weed, or a bird from an elephant, when most citizens have never heard of these.

Pharmatherapy: Ensuring wakefulness, sleepiness, happiness or any other mental state through the application of pills.

Psychotherapy: Recognizing insanity, helping others recover from it or descend further into it.

Suggestion: Biochemical and psychological techniques of subliminal persuasion.

Service Firm

Choose or roll a 20 sided die to find your Service Group, then another to see which Service Firm Type you work for.

Service Groups.

1 Armed Forces. (Do not roll for a firm. You're in the regular armed forces)

1-2 Ammunition Fresheners

3-4 Armed Forces Friends Network

5-6 Bodyguard Communications Liaisons

7-8 Blast Shield Maintenance

9-10 Crowd Control (Armed Forces)

11-12 Sensitivity Trainers

13-14 Threat Assessors (Armed Forced)

15-16 Toll & Die Works

17-18 Vulture Squadron Recruiters

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

1-2 116 Emergency Systems

3-4 Credit License Checkers

5-6 Facility Surveillance Control

7-8 Form Facilitators

9-10 Form Inventory Officers

11-12 Form Disposal Advisors

13-14 Pocket Protector Refurbishers

15-16 Security System Installers

17-18 Volunteer Collection Agencies

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

1-2 Entertainment Scouting Agencies

3-4 History Purifiers

5-6 News Services

7-8 Public Hating Coordination

9-10 Sector Expansion Surveyors

11-12 Semantics Control

13-14 Singalong Agents

15-16 Subliminal Police

17-18 Trend Identifiers

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

9 Internal Security (Keep this a secret, tell only me and roll again for your cover)

1-2 Crowd Control (IntSec)

3-4 Forensic Analysis

5-6 Glee Quota Adjutants

7-8 Re-Education Client Procurement

9-10 Surveillance Operatives

11-12 Termination Center Janitorial

13-14 Thought Surveyors

15-16 Threat Assessors (IntSec)

17-18 Threat Scene Cleanup

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

1-2 Armored Autocar Escorts

3-4 BLUE Room Caterers

5-6 Equipment Assembly Control

7-8 Field Logistics Advisors

9-10 Food Vat Control

11-12 Inventory System Control

13-14 Printing Office Field Checkers

15-16 Storage Media Integrity Assessors

17-18 Warehouse Systems Inspectors

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

1-2 Battery Backup

3-4 Burn Radius Assessors

5-6 Circuit Maintenance

7-8 Fuel Cell Replenishment (power)

9-10 Fuel Rod Disposal Consultants

11-12 Odor Fresheners

13-14 Power Oscillation Professionals

15-16 Safe Atoms Initiative

17-18 Wire Supply Checkers

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

1-2 Biological Niceness Indexers

3-4 Bot Processing

5-6 Drug Interaction Testers

7-8 Field Data Collectors

9-10 Goo Cleanup

11-12 RoboPsych Auditing

13-14 Scientist Sanity Checkers

15-16 Vehicle Therapists

17-18 Weapon Effectivness Assessors

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

1-2 Bedding Inspectors

3-4 Clone Tank Support Services

5-6 Consolidated Motorizes Transport (CMT)

7-8 Fuel Cell Replenishment (tech Svcs)

9-10 MemoMax Quality Assurance

11-12 Medical Services

13-14 Paint Control

15-16 Slime Identification

17-18 Tech Support

19-20 Other (Ask me for details)

20 Industrial Spy or Saboteur (Roll for a service group, then roll twice for a service type, the first the who you're spying for, the second is who you're spying on.)

Now that you have a service group and type you get to choose a bonus common specialization for your service group with no weakness cost or add another +4 to an existing specialization.

Armed Forces:

Demolition (V), Energy Weapons (V), Hand Weapons (V), Projectile Weapons (V), Thrown Weapons (V), Unarmed Combat (V); Vehicle Ops and Maintenance (H).

Central Processing:

Security Systems (St); Electronic Engineering (H); Bot Programming (So), Data Analysis (So), Financial Software (So), Data Search (So), Vehicle Programming (So).


Bootlicking (M), Chutzpah (M), Con Games (M), Moxie (M); Bot Ops and Maintenance (H); Pharmatherapy (W), Medical (W).

Internal Security:

Interrogation (M), Intimidation (M); Security Systems (St), Surveillance (St); Energy Weapons (V), Hand Weapons (V), Unarmed Combat (V).


Chutzpah (M), Con Games (M); Bot Ops and Maintenance (H), Habitat Engineering (H), Vehicle Ops and Maintenance (H); Data Search (So); Biosciences (W).

Power Services:

Data Analysis (So), Data Search (So); Chemical Engineering (H), Electronic Engineering (H), Habitat Engineering (H), Mechanical Engineering (H), Nuclear Engineering (H).


Chemical Engineering (H), Mechanical Engineering (H), Nuclear Engineering (H); Bot Programming (So), Vehicle Programming (So); Bioweapons (W), Cloning (W).

Tech Services:

Chemical Engineering (H), Electronic Engineering (H), Habitat Engineering (H), Vehicle Ops and Maintenance (H); Bot Programming (So), Vehicle Programming (So); Pharmatherapy (W).

Roll 1d20 to find your mutant Power. You may register your mutation with Friend Computer. Doing so will make is mandatory to wear yellow stripes on your jumpsuit so that everyone may see you are a sub-human but will allow you to use your mutant power in Friend Computer's service without being terminated.

1 - Charm

2 - Corrosion

3 - Detect Mutant Power

4 - Electroshock

5 - Empathy

6 - Energy Field

7 - Hypersenses

8 - Levitation

9 - Machine empathy (This power is ground for immediate and lasting termination)

10 - Matter eater

11 - Mental Blast

12 - Polymophism

13 - Puppeteer

14 - Psyrokinesis

15 - Regeneration

16 - Slippery Skin

17 - Telekinesis

18 - Teleportation

19 - Uncanny Luck

20 - X-ray Vision

Secret Society

For your service Groups Roll for or choose a secret society.

1-3 Anti Mutant

4-5 Death Leopard

7-9 Frankenstein Destroyers

10-12 PURGE

13 Comunists


15 Free Enterprise

16 Pro Tech

18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

1-4 Computer Phreaks

5-8 Corpor Metal

9-10 FCCC-P

13 Anti-Mutant

14 Comunists

15 Pro Yech

16 Psion


18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me, then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

1-2 Anto-Mutant

3-4 FCCC-P

5-7 Humananists

8-11 Romantics

12-13 Sierra Club

14 Communists

15 Mystics

16 Psion


18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me, then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

1-3 Anti-Mutant

4-6 Death Leopard

7-9 FCCC-P

10-12 Frankenstein Destroyers

13 Communists

14 Free Enterprise

15 Pro Tech

16 Psion


18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me, then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

1-5 Free Enterprise

6-9 Humanists

10-11 Mystics

12-13 Romantics

14 Communists

15 Pro Tech

16 Psion

17 Sierra Club

18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me, then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

1-2 Computer Phreaks

3-4 Death leopard

5-6 FCCC-P

7-8 Frankenstein Destroyers

9-10 Free Enterprise

11-12 Mystics

13-14 Pro Tech

15-16 PURGE

17 Commusists

18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me, then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

1-3 Computer Pheaks

4-6 Corpor Metal

7-9 Pro Tech

10-12 Psion

13-15 PURGE


17 Communists

18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me, then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

1-2 Computer Phreaks

3-4 Corpor Metal

5-6 Death Leopard

7-8 Frankenstein Destroyers

9-10 Mystics

11-12 Pro Tech

13-14 Psion

15-16 Sierra Club

17 Commusists

18 Illuminati (If you want to play this talk to me, then choose another society to spy on)

19 (Other talk to me)

20 Undercover agent (Roll twice, first is who you're spying for, second is who you're spying on)

Each Secret Society has a number of skills which you get for being a member.

Uncommon and unlikely skills will get you attention Teasonous skills are ground for termination.

Using unlikely skills in play can earn you perversity points (more on those later)

They are listed in this order:


Power Studies
Comic Book Trivia

Computer Pheaks
Cash Hacking
Hacking, programming skills

Tractor Maintenance

Corpor Metal

Death Leopard
Action Movies, Partying

Alpha Complex History
Priestly Skills
Meeting Machine Empaths

Frankenstein Destroyers
Toolmaking Skills
Programming Skills

Free Enterprise
Advertising & Marketing
Bribery, Forgery

Martial Arts
Hobbies, Languages
Old Reckoning Cultures

Use the skills of your cover society.

Drug Procurement
Meditation, Partying
Old Reackoning Drugs

Pro Tech
Experimental Equipment Repair/Maintenance
Video Games

Power Studies
Comic Book Trivia

Bioweapons, Twitchtalk

Archival Studies
Cooking, Knitting, Music
Old Reckoning Cultures

Sierra Club
Survival. Wild Lore, Travel
Birdwatching, Botany, Spoor Recognition, ect.

You start with 25 Perversity points. You can spend perversity points to increase or decrease the odds of a roll. For every point you spend you and add +1 or -1 to a roll. Any roll. Weather its you character's action or not. The GM with explain what affects the outcome weather its faulty equipment, a bot blocking the shot, or someone farts.

You can give you character Tic to give you a chance of earning more perversity points by using the tics in play in an amusing way. How many you earn if any is up to the GM. A tic can be anything. A compulsion to hum at odd moments, an addiction to algae chips or anything else you can think of. You can have up to 2 tics at the start of the game.

There are two attributes. Power and Access. You do not know your attributes and only the GM will keep track of them.

Power id the strength of you mutant power and using you power drains it.

Access is how much you can influence Alpha Complex's bureaucracy. Getting favors will drain it.

Do not ask the GM what your attributes are or when they will replenish.

You start with:

1 Laser Pistol (no barrel, a barrel will be issued at the start of the mission)

1 suit of reflec armor (red, looks like slightly shiny overalls)

Your PDC (Camera Phone/PDA with a direct link to Friend Computer and mission personel, if they take your call, with live online backup.)

Your ME card. (Credit and ID card, all in one. LOOK AFTER IT!)

Any Experimental Equipment Friend Computer asks you to field test.
seems interesting, might have to give it a look once it goes to OOC
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