A Conversation for Paranoia - The Role-Playing Game


Post 1

Caveman, Evil Unix Sysadmin, betting shop operative, and SuDoku addict (Its an odd mix, but someone has to do it)

Greetings Mr. Editor

I was about to modify my article, but it seems you have ownership of it right now.

Under 'Mutants' I was going to add another paragraph along these lines

Being a mutant is treason, however citizens may confess their treason to the computer and become a registered mutant. Registered mutants are treated as second class citizens by the (allegedly) pure-strain humans in Alpha Complex, and must at all times show that they are a mutant, by wearing uniform with a large yellow stripe across it. While being a registered mutant brings with it the disdain of society, registered mutants can use their mutant abilities in the service of the computer without fear of further persecution.

However, there are mutant powers, such as Machine Empathy and the even more dangerous [deleted for security reasons], which the computer considers so dangerous, that it will terminate anyone found in posession of that mutation


Something got lost in translation in Research and development here...

Most troubleshooters would rather work as reactor shielding, than testing, experimental equipment

I had in mind...

Most troubleshooters would rather work as reactor shielding, than test experimental equipment


Finally, you seem to have removed the references to the 'artwork' (ok, so it took about 10 minutes with xpaint to knock those up). Do you have ideas for artwork? I can photograph some paranoia game material and upload it somewhere to give you ideas that you could flesh out..?




Post 2

alien loveshade

Dear Caveman and Eric the Fruitbat,

First off, this is an excellent article! I've played Paranoia and also reffed it a number of times (actually, I adapted it to GURPS, http://www.sjgames.com/gurps, which was absurdly easy). The spirit of the game was captured here. Good work, Citizens!

Second, I think the edits that Caveman wants are quite useful. Adding registered mutants clarifies and amplifies some things.

Third, I do think the correction could use a slight correction. Under R & D, I think the sentence should not have a comma, and should read:

Most troubleshooters would rather work as reactor shielding than test experimental equipment.

Again, good work, and have a Nice Day Cycle!


Post 3

Caveman, Evil Unix Sysadmin, betting shop operative, and SuDoku addict (Its an odd mix, but someone has to do it)


Thankyou for your comments. They are currently being analysed by Internal Security for signs of treason. Rest assured that if any is found, you won't hear much about it, atleast not for long. Rejoice in the efficiency of the traitor dispatch department.

Yes, there should not be a comma in that sentence. The original article, which even had some terrible graphics*, can be found at http://www.h2g2.com/A271144 before the secret society of editors got hold of it.

Regards, Citizen GORB-U-CHF.

*These graphics, which are of green security clearance, may be viewed by citizens not cleared for h2g2 pages, providing that they don't look at the blue background.


Post 4

alien loveshade

I'll change my settings from classic goo, which is blue, to alabaster, which is white. That will be ok. No wait, that's not right. No, Don't Shoot ME, I DIDN'T *BLAM BLAM BLAM MELT*

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