History TabletopGame / Paranoia

3rd Aug '16 9:44:44 AM ThatBitterTase
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* PromotedToScapegoat: Giving someone a fancy title that you can fob all the blame onto is a time-tested way of avoiding execution.
31st Jul '16 12:16:17 AM FordPrefect
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* FlockOfWolves: Alpha Complex in general. The Computer has everyone out hunting mutants and secret society members, but it seems that everyone is a mutant and a member of a secret society. At least one secret society (the Wobblies) originated when a group of Troubleshooters sent to investigate them failed to find any and created the group themselves rather than return empty-handed.

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* FlockOfWolves: Alpha Complex in general. The Computer has everyone out hunting mutants and secret society members, but it seems that everyone is a mutant and a member of a secret society. At least one secret society (the Wobblies) originated when a group of Troubleshooters sent to investigate them failed to find any any, and [[TakeAThirdOption created the group themselves themselves]] rather than return empty-handed.
19th Jul '16 8:49:12 PM Davidolvera
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* AuroDoc: Alpha Complex has the [=DocBots,=] tireless robotic medical personnel intended to see to all the clones' problems. They can inject any needed drug, analyze biochemical samples, and perform surgery. The largest ones can act as intensive care wards. Predictably, they are about as reliable as most Alpha Complex robots at best and [[AIIsACrapshoot stark raving insane]] at worst.

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* AuroDoc: AutoDoc: Alpha Complex has the [=DocBots,=] tireless robotic medical personnel intended to see to all the clones' problems. They can inject any needed drug, analyze biochemical samples, and perform surgery. The largest ones can act as intensive care wards. Predictably, they are about as reliable as most Alpha Complex robots at best and [[AIIsACrapshoot stark raving insane]] at worst.
15th Jul '16 3:53:24 AM ThatBitterTase
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* EasilyForgiven: Friend Computer operates under the policy that any given clone acts independently of the rest of its six-pack. Thus, when a clone is zapped for treason, possessing a mutant power, or any other such crime, the next clone up is considered innocent of such things until proven guilty. (This is to prevent the decidedly ''un''fun situation of a player's entire six-pack being offed one after the other.)
11th Jul '16 3:41:14 PM FordPrefect
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* RightHandVersusLeftHand: If two members of the group are in the same secret society, the [=GM=] is encouraged to do this.

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* RightHandVersusLeftHand: If two members of the group are in the same secret society, the [=GM=] is encouraged to do this. Unless it would be [[RuleOfFunny funnier]] to let them gang up on the others. Also, thanks to centuries of cascade errors, High Programmer meddling, and sabotage, The Computer often loses track of what parts of Itself are doing.
11th Jul '16 3:36:57 PM FordPrefect
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* ProperlyParanoid: An alert citizen is a happy citizen! HappinessIsMandatory! The skill High Alert / Focused Paranoia isn't about asking ''if'' there's a threat -- there are loads of them all the time -- but ''which one'' is most immediately relevant.

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* ProperlyParanoid: An alert citizen is a happy citizen! HappinessIsMandatory! The skill High Alert / Focused Paranoia / Scam Radar isn't about asking ''if'' there's a threat -- there are loads of them all the time -- but ''which one'' is most immediately relevant.
11th Jul '16 2:43:37 AM Arivne
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* AuroDoc: Alpha Complex has the [=DocBots,=] tireless robotic medical personnel intended to see to all the clones' problems. They can inject any needed drug, analyze biochemical samples, and perform surgery. The largest ones can act as intensive care wards. Predictably, they are about as reliable as most Alpha Complex robots at best and [[AIIsACrapshoot stark raving insane]] at worst.
18th Jun '16 10:22:48 AM RogherNahasa
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Problems in Alpha Complex are solved by teams of [[RedshirtArmy Troubleshooters]], whose job is to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin find trouble and shoot it]]. Threats include {{T|heMole}}raitors, [[DirtyCommunists Communists]] and other secret societies, [[SuperRegistrationAct unregistered]] {{Mutants}}, and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Commie Mutant Traitors]]. This mission is complicated by the facts that Alpha Complex ''is'' [[HypocriticalHumor a Communist state]], and, thanks to years of [[DesignerBabies clone]] [[NoSexAllowed breeding]], overexposure to [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation]], and [[FinaglesLaw other snafus]], every last one of its inhabitants [[BlessedWithSuck is a mutant]]. Everyone is ''also'' [[CityOfSpies a member]] of one or more [[BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats secret societies]] (mostly) plotting to overthrow the order of Alpha Complex.

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Problems in Alpha Complex are solved by teams of [[RedshirtArmy Troubleshooters]], whose job is to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin find trouble and shoot it]]. Threats include {{T|heMole}}raitors, [[DirtyCommunists Communists]] and other secret societies, [[SuperRegistrationAct unregistered]] {{Mutants}}, and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Commie Mutant Traitors]]. This mission is complicated by the facts that Alpha Complex ''is'' [[HypocriticalHumor a Communist state]], and, that, thanks to years of [[DesignerBabies clone]] [[NoSexAllowed breeding]], overexposure to [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation]], and [[FinaglesLaw other snafus]], every last one of its inhabitants [[BlessedWithSuck is a mutant]]. Everyone is ''also'' [[CityOfSpies a member]] of one or more [[BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats secret societies]] (mostly) plotting to overthrow the order of Alpha Complex.
20th May '16 9:19:52 AM SteveMB
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* FlockOfWolves: Alpha Complex in general. The Computer has everyone out hunting mutants and secret society members, but it seems that everyone is a mutant and a member of a secret society. See the note on the Wobblies at the top of the page.

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* FlockOfWolves: Alpha Complex in general. The Computer has everyone out hunting mutants and secret society members, but it seems that everyone is a mutant and a member of a secret society. See At least one secret society (the Wobblies) originated when a group of Troubleshooters sent to investigate them failed to find any and created the note on the Wobblies at the top of the page.group themselves rather than return empty-handed.
28th Apr '16 9:02:18 PM Portaller
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* Players, in theory, had [[InAndOutOfCharacter no knowledge]] of the rules, so anyone {{metagam|e}}ing ("I get plus one for being behind cover") could be executed for it. (If they ''did'' look, they should simply factor the rules into their schemes without admitting they know, because it's NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught)

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* Players, in theory, had [[InAndOutOfCharacter no knowledge]] of the rules, so anyone {{metagam|e}}ing ("I get plus one for being behind cover") could be executed for it. (If they ''did'' look, they should simply factor the rules into their schemes without admitting they know, because it's NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught)
NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught[[note]]The assumption that GM will follow the rules, however, is probably not one players should make.)[[/note]]
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