History TabletopGame / Paranoia

9th Jun '18 4:49:41 PM sgamer82
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* KillOnSight: In the supplement ''Acute Paranoia'', adventure "The Harder They Clone". When The Computer learns that Bill-Y-IDL is part of the conspiracy, it announces over the Complex-wide PA system "Bill-Y-IDL is a traitor! Terminate on sight!"
9th Apr '18 10:27:51 PM Geoduck
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** ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'', a fan created TabletopRPG that is sort of an expansion pack to the Old World Of Darkness, gives us Internal Security, or [=InSec=] in the Earth Federation. Imperial Security, or [=ImpSec=] in the Middle Kingdom. Both named in [[ShoutOut conscious imitation]] of the original StateSec in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''.
7th Apr '18 7:18:59 PM Imen1990
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* StateSec: Internal Security, or [=IntSec=].
** ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'', a fan created TabletopRPG that is sort of an expansion pack to the Old World Of Darkness, gives us Internal Security, or [=InSec=] in the Earth Federation. Imperial Security, or [=ImpSec=] in the Middle Kingdom. Both named in [[ShoutOut conscious imitation]] of the original StateSec in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''.
24th Mar '18 7:47:08 AM wingedcatgirl
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!!The following List of Tropes present in ''Paranoia'' is classified Security Clearance ULTRAVIOLET[[labelnote:*]]Official Notice to all Citizens: Any inability to exactly reproduce on demand this complete and current List, either verbally or in writing, will be construed as treason. Have a nice daycycle![[/labelnote]]:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The world of Paranoia is an underground bomb shelter built to withstand nuclear Armageddon. Missions often involve searching vast sewers or labyrinthine tunnel systems.[[labelnote:*]]Unauthorized exploration is treason. Authorized exploration is mandatory! Authorizations are [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial never revoked mid-mission]]![[/labelnote]]

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!!The following List of Tropes present in ''Paranoia'' is classified Security Clearance ULTRAVIOLET[[labelnote:*]]Official ULTRAVIOLET[[labelnote:note]]Official Notice to all Citizens: Any inability to exactly reproduce on demand this complete and current List, either verbally or in writing, will be construed as treason. Have a nice daycycle![[/labelnote]]:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The world of Paranoia is an underground bomb shelter built to withstand nuclear Armageddon. Missions often involve searching vast sewers or labyrinthine tunnel systems.[[labelnote:*]]Unauthorized [[labelnote:note]]Unauthorized exploration is treason. Authorized exploration is mandatory! Authorizations are [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial never revoked mid-mission]]![[/labelnote]]



* AmazingTechnicolorWorld: Due to everything being colored by clearance.[[labelnote:*]] Attempts by unauthorized personnel to alter the color of anything in Alpha Complex are treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* AmazingTechnicolorWorld: Due to everything being colored by clearance.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Attempts by unauthorized personnel to alter the color of anything in Alpha Complex are treason.[[/labelnote]]



* BackStab: If player-characters aren't gleefully doing this to their Troubleshooter "teammates", it's only because they're openly blasting each other with zapguns and grenades.[[labelnote:*]] Helpful notice: Should you inadvertently kill an innocent citizen in your efforts to destroy mutants and traitors, contact your nearest Vulture Squadron! These trained professionals will supply you with special high-velocity grief counseling services! Confess your crime today and win a two-foot head start.[[/labelnote]]
* BadBoss: The Computer is insane and paranoid,[[labelnote:*]] Slander is treason! The Computer is your friend! [[/labelnote]] and the missions it assigns reflect this at every turn.

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* BackStab: If player-characters aren't gleefully doing this to their Troubleshooter "teammates", it's only because they're openly blasting each other with zapguns and grenades.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Helpful notice: Should you inadvertently kill an innocent citizen in your efforts to destroy mutants and traitors, contact your nearest Vulture Squadron! These trained professionals will supply you with special high-velocity grief counseling services! Confess your crime today and win a two-foot head start.[[/labelnote]]
* BadBoss: The Computer is insane and paranoid,[[labelnote:*]] paranoid,[[labelnote:note]] Slander is treason! The Computer is your friend! [[/labelnote]] and the missions it assigns reflect this at every turn.



* BeleagueredBureaucrat[=/=]CorruptBureaucrat[=/=]ObstructiveBureaucrat: And it's entirely possible that you'll encounter them all sitting behind the same desk.[[labelnote:*]]This is a figure of speech! [[CaptainObvious Anyone you encounter who actually has three heads is a mutant]] and must be shot. [[/labelnote]]

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* BeleagueredBureaucrat[=/=]CorruptBureaucrat[=/=]ObstructiveBureaucrat: And it's entirely possible that you'll encounter them all sitting behind the same desk.[[labelnote:*]]This [[labelnote:note]]This is a figure of speech! [[CaptainObvious Anyone you encounter who actually has three heads is a mutant]] and must be shot. [[/labelnote]]



** Avoid being a Communist. Friend Computer will allow mutants to register their powers, and may even be lenient on traitors.[[labelnote:*]] For instance, a confessed traitor may be allowed to assist Research and Design with a ''very special'' project.[[/labelnote]] But if you are a Commie (or made to look like one), you '''will''' be terminated.

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** Avoid being a Communist. Friend Computer will allow mutants to register their powers, and may even be lenient on traitors.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] For instance, a confessed traitor may be allowed to assist Research and Design with a ''very special'' project.[[/labelnote]] But if you are a Commie (or made to look like one), you '''will''' be terminated.



* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: The players are assigned their missions by the all-seeing Friend Computer.[[labelnote:*]] Express your appreciation for this special honor rigorously! HappinessIsMandatory! [[/labelnote]]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Played with; while pretty much every square centimeter of Alpha Complex is bugged, scanned and wired, whether or not Friend Computer, a High Programmer, [=IntSec=] or anyone else is actually ''paying attention'' at any given time is another matter.[[labelnote:*]]Most of the Computer's attention is focused on the bathrooms. This knowledge is clearance Ultraviolet, so it is treasonous to demonstrate this knowledge in-game.[[/labelnote]]

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* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: The players are assigned their missions by the all-seeing Friend Computer.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Express your appreciation for this special honor rigorously! HappinessIsMandatory! [[/labelnote]]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Played with; while pretty much every square centimeter of Alpha Complex is bugged, scanned and wired, whether or not Friend Computer, a High Programmer, [=IntSec=] or anyone else is actually ''paying attention'' at any given time is another matter.[[labelnote:*]]Most [[labelnote:note]]Most of the Computer's attention is focused on the bathrooms. This knowledge is clearance Ultraviolet, so it is treasonous to demonstrate this knowledge in-game.[[/labelnote]]



* BlackMarket: Or Infrared Market. Sadly, seeking an infrared market supplier is often the only way to get equipment that might actually ''help'' you in your mission.[[labelnote:*]] Possession of infrared market goods is treason.[[/labelnote]] Your legally-acquired gear tends to be a combination of whatever the Requisition department had a surplus of that day (say, 500 cases of styrofoam cups) and anything the Research and Design boys are keen to see tested on live subjects.

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* BlackMarket: Or Infrared Market. Sadly, seeking an infrared market supplier is often the only way to get equipment that might actually ''help'' you in your mission.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Possession of infrared market goods is treason.[[/labelnote]] Your legally-acquired gear tends to be a combination of whatever the Requisition department had a surplus of that day (say, 500 cases of styrofoam cups) and anything the Research and Design boys are keen to see tested on live subjects.



* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: Often the method by which Troubleshooters are [[BlatantLies flawlessly and precisely]] assigned their missions.[[labelnote:*]]Failing to appear punctually at the briefing will result in demotion![[/labelnote]]

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* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: Often the method by which Troubleshooters are [[BlatantLies flawlessly and precisely]] assigned their missions.[[labelnote:*]]Failing [[labelnote:note]]Failing to appear punctually at the briefing will result in demotion![[/labelnote]]



** The Second Edition "Post-Crash" adventures are also considered this by some[[labelnote:*]] The Computer is perfect. The Computer never crashes. Rumors that Friend Computer has crashed or is even capable of crashing are treason.[[/labelnote]].

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** The Second Edition "Post-Crash" adventures are also considered this by some[[labelnote:*]] some[[labelnote:note]] The Computer is perfect. The Computer never crashes. Rumors that Friend Computer has crashed or is even capable of crashing are treason.[[/labelnote]].



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: While there is technically some sort of mission the [=PC=]s are trying to finish, the real point of the game is to gleefully accept your true role as "backstabbing lying weasel" and come up with ever-more humorous and creative ways to ''sabotage'' that mission and screw over your teammates.[[labelnote:*]] Sabotaging a mission is treason. Failure to punish treason is also treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: While there is technically some sort of mission the [=PC=]s are trying to finish, the real point of the game is to gleefully accept your true role as "backstabbing lying weasel" and come up with ever-more humorous and creative ways to ''sabotage'' that mission and screw over your teammates.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Sabotaging a mission is treason. Failure to punish treason is also treason.[[/labelnote]]



* CrushKillDestroy: A common mission is to stop berserk robots. Hardcore robot members of Corpore Metal often state this as their goal. [[labelnote:*]] Please note: Robots are a valuable resource! Destroying a particularly obstructive, obsessive or homicidally insane robot ''will'' be discussed at length during your mission debriefing! [[/labelnote]]

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* CrushKillDestroy: A common mission is to stop berserk robots. Hardcore robot members of Corpore Metal often state this as their goal. [[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Please note: Robots are a valuable resource! Destroying a particularly obstructive, obsessive or homicidally insane robot ''will'' be discussed at length during your mission debriefing! [[/labelnote]]



* DeceasedFallGuyGambit: A common strategy to stay out of trouble following the inevitable failure of the latest Troubleshooter mission. [[labelnote:*]] Friend Computer notes with concern that the Mission Recorder is the first to die in 92% of missions! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Please monitor the safety of your Mission Recorder and his highly incriminating records with more care.]] [[/labelnote]]

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* DeceasedFallGuyGambit: A common strategy to stay out of trouble following the inevitable failure of the latest Troubleshooter mission. [[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Friend Computer notes with concern that the Mission Recorder is the first to die in 92% of missions! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Please monitor the safety of your Mission Recorder and his highly incriminating records with more care.]] [[/labelnote]]



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: One key aspect of Paranoia is the red tape, and nothing shows it better than the Form Request Form. With this form, you can request Termination Vouchers, Jacuzzi Installation, Commendations (in bulk), the Chapstick Cap Replacement Form (part 1 of 7)... or the Form Request Form.[[labelnote:*]]Rumors of the existence of a Form Completion Form are treason. Friend Computer assures you that there is no such form as the Form Completion Form. Be advised that, should you be issued a Form Completion Form, completing it is treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: One key aspect of Paranoia is the red tape, and nothing shows it better than the Form Request Form. With this form, you can request Termination Vouchers, Jacuzzi Installation, Commendations (in bulk), the Chapstick Cap Replacement Form (part 1 of 7)... or the Form Request Form.[[labelnote:*]]Rumors [[labelnote:note]]Rumors of the existence of a Form Completion Form are treason. Friend Computer assures you that there is no such form as the Form Completion Form. Be advised that, should you be issued a Form Completion Form, completing it is treason.[[/labelnote]]



* DirtyCommunists: Commies are one of the Computer's chief fears, given the Cold War theme of the game. Players are expected to shoot anyone they suspect is a Commie. Of course, false accusations of Communism are treason. But shoot him anyway. Evidence can always be fabricated! [[labelnote:*]] Fabrication of evidence is treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* DirtyCommunists: Commies are one of the Computer's chief fears, given the Cold War theme of the game. Players are expected to shoot anyone they suspect is a Commie. Of course, false accusations of Communism are treason. But shoot him anyway. Evidence can always be fabricated! [[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Fabrication of evidence is treason.[[/labelnote]]



* DoubleAgent: Characters are Troubleshooters for the Computer, and usually double agents for one of many secret societies.[[labelnote:*]] To prevent yourself from accidentally vaporizing a 'traitor' whose true loyalty is to Friend Computer, you may consult Friend Computer for a full list of undercover agents! Please note that this information is not available at your Clearance Level. [[/labelnote]]

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* DoubleAgent: Characters are Troubleshooters for the Computer, and usually double agents for one of many secret societies.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] To prevent yourself from accidentally vaporizing a 'traitor' whose true loyalty is to Friend Computer, you may consult Friend Computer for a full list of undercover agents! Please note that this information is not available at your Clearance Level. [[/labelnote]]



* EmotionControl: One potential mutation.[[labelnote:*]] Interfering with the emotions of a citizen of higher clearance is treason, but then, being a mutant is already treason.[[/labelnote]] The mutant in question may or may not be immune to their own effect.

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* EmotionControl: One potential mutation.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Interfering with the emotions of a citizen of higher clearance is treason, but then, being a mutant is already treason.[[/labelnote]] The mutant in question may or may not be immune to their own effect.



* EvilElevator: One of the many ways in which Alpha Complex can wipe out a few clones.[[labelnote:*]] I'm sorry, Citizen: the emergency staircase is a restricted area at your clearance level! [[/labelnote]]

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* EvilElevator: One of the many ways in which Alpha Complex can wipe out a few clones.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] I'm sorry, Citizen: the emergency staircase is a restricted area at your clearance level! [[/labelnote]]



* FakeAristocrat: Forging yourself a higher security clearance qualifies.[[labelnote:*]] If you are even ''considering'' this course of action, please report to the nearest Psych facility for lengthy and excruciating psychological readjustment. Thank you for your cooperation! [[/labelnote]]

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* FakeAristocrat: Forging yourself a higher security clearance qualifies.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] If you are even ''considering'' this course of action, please report to the nearest Psych facility for lengthy and excruciating psychological readjustment. Thank you for your cooperation! [[/labelnote]]



* ForbiddenFruit: The Computer hates Communists, so some fed-up citizens took up the name, despite having only the vaguest idea what "Communism" actually ''is.''[[labelnote:*]] Communism is treason; all other information on this subject is unavailable at your clearance level! [[/labelnote]]

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* ForbiddenFruit: The Computer hates Communists, so some fed-up citizens took up the name, despite having only the vaguest idea what "Communism" actually ''is.''[[labelnote:*]] ''[[labelnote:note]] Communism is treason; all other information on this subject is unavailable at your clearance level! [[/labelnote]]



* FutureFoodIsArtificial: At lower clearances, anyway.[[labelnote:*]] 'Natural' foods were not made to the same stringent nutrition and flavor standards as the synthetic food provided by your friend, the Computer.[[/labelnote]]

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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: At lower clearances, anyway.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] 'Natural' foods were not made to the same stringent nutrition and flavor standards as the synthetic food provided by your friend, the Computer.[[/labelnote]]



* GambitPileup: Players are always scheming against each other, causing each mission to result in everybody's schemes tripping over everybody else's schemes.[[labelnote:*]] Interfering with a Computer-assigned mission is treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* GambitPileup: Players are always scheming against each other, causing each mission to result in everybody's schemes tripping over everybody else's schemes.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Interfering with a Computer-assigned mission is treason.[[/labelnote]]



* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: The Transdimensional Collapsatron, which allows travel between dimensions in several adventures.[[labelnote:*]] Unauthorized interdimensional travel is treason. Also, there is no such thing as the Transdimensional Collapsatron: the Transdimensional Collapsatron cannot allow you to travel to other dimensions: and spreading rumors about non-existent objects is treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: The Transdimensional Collapsatron, which allows travel between dimensions in several adventures.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Unauthorized interdimensional travel is treason. Also, there is no such thing as the Transdimensional Collapsatron: the Transdimensional Collapsatron cannot allow you to travel to other dimensions: and spreading rumors about non-existent objects is treason.[[/labelnote]]



* MachineWorship: Corpore Metal thinks that robots and cyborgs should rule, while the FCCCP (First Church of Christ Computer Programmer) not-quite-secret society worships Alpha Complex's current ruler, The Computer, as an aspect of God.[[labelnote:*]] Belief in God is not actually treason itself; however, it is almost impossible to explain the concept of God to Friend Computer without making one or more treasonous statements.[[/labelnote]]

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* MachineWorship: Corpore Metal thinks that robots and cyborgs should rule, while the FCCCP (First Church of Christ Computer Programmer) not-quite-secret society worships Alpha Complex's current ruler, The Computer, as an aspect of God.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Belief in God is not actually treason itself; however, it is almost impossible to explain the concept of God to Friend Computer without making one or more treasonous statements.[[/labelnote]]



* ManInWhite: A man (or [[WomanInWhite woman]]) in white, in the context of ''Paranoia'', would be an Ultraviolet-clearance citizen and thus an exceedingly powerful and dangerous individual.[[labelnote:*]] Disobeying your friend, the Computer, is treason. Disobeying a citizen of Ultraviolet clearance is treason. If you feel that instructions you have received from those sources are in conflict, you are clearly in danger of committing treason. Please report to your nearest Reeducation Center for mental readjustment.[[/labelnote]]

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* ManInWhite: A man (or [[WomanInWhite woman]]) in white, in the context of ''Paranoia'', would be an Ultraviolet-clearance citizen and thus an exceedingly powerful and dangerous individual.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Disobeying your friend, the Computer, is treason. Disobeying a citizen of Ultraviolet clearance is treason. If you feel that instructions you have received from those sources are in conflict, you are clearly in danger of committing treason. Please report to your nearest Reeducation Center for mental readjustment.[[/labelnote]]



* NoSexAllowed: Everyone's a clone for a reason. Still, humans are humans, and exceptions do exist (particularly for High Programmers, and anyone who lives Outdoors long enough for the hormone suppressants to wear off).[[labelnote:*]] The Outdoors are a rumor: spreading rumors is treason. The food that you receive from Friend Computer does not contain hormone suppressants. Hormone suppressants are a rumor spread by Commies. Spreading rumors is treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* NoSexAllowed: Everyone's a clone for a reason. Still, humans are humans, and exceptions do exist (particularly for High Programmers, and anyone who lives Outdoors long enough for the hormone suppressants to wear off).[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] The Outdoors are a rumor: spreading rumors is treason. The food that you receive from Friend Computer does not contain hormone suppressants. Hormone suppressants are a rumor spread by Commies. Spreading rumors is treason.[[/labelnote]]



* NotThisOneThatOne: At least one official mission includes a spiffy pile of equipment that looks like it might ''actually work and be useful''... and is promptly assigned to some other team, after which a much less spiffy pile of equipment is rolled out and assigned to the [[PlayerCharacter [=PC=]s]].[[labelnote:*]] Please note that efforts to acquire another team's assigned supplies - such as switching shipping labels, bribing Supply Department personnel, disguising yourself as another team, and/or lying in wait to ambush another team - are all [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing highly effective and useful]] kinds of treason![[/labelnote]]

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* NotThisOneThatOne: At least one official mission includes a spiffy pile of equipment that looks like it might ''actually work and be useful''... and is promptly assigned to some other team, after which a much less spiffy pile of equipment is rolled out and assigned to the [[PlayerCharacter [=PC=]s]].[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Please note that efforts to acquire another team's assigned supplies - such as switching shipping labels, bribing Supply Department personnel, disguising yourself as another team, and/or lying in wait to ambush another team - are all [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing highly effective and useful]] kinds of treason![[/labelnote]]



* ObviousBeta: Troubleshooters often have the opportunity to assist Friend Computer[[labelnote:*]] Refusing to help The Computer is Communism. [[/labelnote]] by bringing along various half-baked inventions from the Research and Design labs. Sometimes the instruction manual does not yet exist; if it exists, it's guaranteed to be above your security clearance. And sometimes there ''is'' no method to use these devices safely. Nevertheless, R&D will expect a full and complete field test!

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* ObviousBeta: Troubleshooters often have the opportunity to assist Friend Computer[[labelnote:*]] Computer[[labelnote:note]] Refusing to help The Computer is Communism. [[/labelnote]] by bringing along various half-baked inventions from the Research and Design labs. Sometimes the instruction manual does not yet exist; if it exists, it's guaranteed to be above your security clearance. And sometimes there ''is'' no method to use these devices safely. Nevertheless, R&D will expect a full and complete field test!



* TheOutsideWorld: PlayedForLaughs. All citizens are born in the underground Alpha Complex, which can lead to hilarity ensuing when troubleshooters are asked to go outside and face its hideous dangers... like squirrels.[[labelnote:*]] Which is to say that the hideous dangers of the Outside may include squirrels, not that the Troubleshooters must face the hideous dangers of the Outside by scuttling along phone lines, burying nuts or the like.[[/labelnote]]

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* TheOutsideWorld: PlayedForLaughs. All citizens are born in the underground Alpha Complex, which can lead to hilarity ensuing when troubleshooters are asked to go outside and face its hideous dangers... like squirrels.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Which is to say that the hideous dangers of the Outside may include squirrels, not that the Troubleshooters must face the hideous dangers of the Outside by scuttling along phone lines, burying nuts or the like.[[/labelnote]]



* ScannableMan: Tongue tattoos. [[labelnote:*]] Alteration of your tongue tattoo is ordinarily treason, unless of course your tongue was damaged by some traitor or other. But good luck explaining that with a damaged tongue. [[/labelnote]]
* SchmuckBait: Accepting promotion from Infrared.[[labelnote:*]] Refusing promotion is misuse of Friend Computer's property, e.g. yourself, which is treason.[[/labelnote]] Also, almost anything good that happens to you from that point onward.

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* ScannableMan: Tongue tattoos. [[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Alteration of your tongue tattoo is ordinarily treason, unless of course your tongue was damaged by some traitor or other. But good luck explaining that with a damaged tongue. [[/labelnote]]
* SchmuckBait: Accepting promotion from Infrared.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Refusing promotion is misuse of Friend Computer's property, e.g. yourself, which is treason.[[/labelnote]] Also, almost anything good that happens to you from that point onward.



* SecretPolice: Internal Security, or [=IntSec=].[[labelnote:*]] [=IntSec=] exists to protect you from mutants, Communists and traitors! Cooperate fully with [=IntSec=] at all times! Failure to cooperate with [=IntSec=] is treason![[/labelnote]]

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* SecretPolice: Internal Security, or [=IntSec=].[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] [=IntSec=] exists to protect you from mutants, Communists and traitors! Cooperate fully with [=IntSec=] at all times! Failure to cooperate with [=IntSec=] is treason![[/labelnote]]



* SoleSurvivor: "I speak without fear of contradiction..." means that you're the only Troubleshooter to make it to the debriefing. Accordingly, you are permitted to take credit for anything that accidentally went right during the mission, while blaming everything that went wrong and all the treason you've committed on [[TheScapegoat your dead teammates]]. [[labelnote:*]]Please accurately report the cause of all of your teammates' deaths. Failure to accurately report the correct chain of events is treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* SoleSurvivor: "I speak without fear of contradiction..." means that you're the only Troubleshooter to make it to the debriefing. Accordingly, you are permitted to take credit for anything that accidentally went right during the mission, while blaming everything that went wrong and all the treason you've committed on [[TheScapegoat your dead teammates]]. [[labelnote:*]]Please [[labelnote:note]]Please accurately report the cause of all of your teammates' deaths. Failure to accurately report the correct chain of events is treason.[[/labelnote]]



* SuperRegistrationAct: Mutant registration results in permanent suspicion and second-class citizen status. [[labelnote:*]]Failure to register your mutation is treason.[[/labelnote]]

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* SuperRegistrationAct: Mutant registration results in permanent suspicion and second-class citizen status. [[labelnote:*]]Failure [[labelnote:note]]Failure to register your mutation is treason.[[/labelnote]]



* {{Technopath}}: The Machine Empathy mutation.[[labelnote:*]] If you suspect that you or a fellow clone possess Machine Empathy, please report to [=IntSec=] immediately. Immediate and sincere cooperation in this matter will help your friend, the Computer, contain the terrible scourge of Machine Empathy![[/labelnote]]

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* {{Technopath}}: The Machine Empathy mutation.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] If you suspect that you or a fellow clone possess Machine Empathy, please report to [=IntSec=] immediately. Immediate and sincere cooperation in this matter will help your friend, the Computer, contain the terrible scourge of Machine Empathy![[/labelnote]]



* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: A Troubleshooter's job is to find the trouble and shoot it.[[labelnote:*]] Killing Citizens is punishable by death, unless of course they turn out to have been mutants or traitors all along. Please present your evidence and/or vaguely plausible pretext at the debriefing. [[/labelnote]]

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* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: A Troubleshooter's job is to find the trouble and shoot it.[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Killing Citizens is punishable by death, unless of course they turn out to have been mutants or traitors all along. Please present your evidence and/or vaguely plausible pretext at the debriefing. [[/labelnote]]



* WitchHunt: For communists, mutants, and subversives in general, lumped together under the heading of "Commie Mutant Traitors".[[labelnote:*]] Note to Citizens of subtypical intelligence: It is not necessary for an individual to be a Commie ''as well as'' a mutant ''and'' a traitor. Report anyone you suspect of belonging to any of the three categories to win a special prize![[/labelnote]]

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* WitchHunt: For communists, mutants, and subversives in general, lumped together under the heading of "Commie Mutant Traitors".[[labelnote:*]] [[labelnote:note]] Note to Citizens of subtypical intelligence: It is not necessary for an individual to be a Commie ''as well as'' a mutant ''and'' a traitor. Report anyone you suspect of belonging to any of the three categories to win a special prize![[/labelnote]]
4th Mar '18 2:55:14 AM Chabal2
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* JobMindsetInertia: supplement Acute Paranoia, chapter "Playing Robots". One of the Drawbacks that can be taken for robots is "Flashbacks". This means that the robot's brain was originally programmed for some other type of job and the robot sometimes starts acting as if it were still programmed that way. One example given is a warbot whose brain originally operated an automated dry-cleaners. Every once in a while it will start talking (and acting) as if it were still running the shop instead of fighting.
1st Jan '18 8:34:16 PM FordPrefect
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** While Friend Computer is merciful to those who were mutated by foul Commie sabotage of their cloning tanks, registering your Machine Empathy mutation is [[TooDumbToLive not recommended]], as you and any remaining clone-siblings of yours will [[OrwellianRetcon never have existed]].

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** While Friend Computer is merciful to those who were mutated by foul Commie sabotage of their cloning tanks, registering your Machine Empathy mutation is [[TooDumbToLive not recommended]], as you and any remaining clone-siblings of yours will [[OrwellianRetcon never have existed]].be terminated ''and'' [[DeaderThanDead your genetic template will be erased to prevent the creation of new clones]].
1st Jan '18 8:31:15 PM FordPrefect
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** [[spoiler: The default setting for 8th Edition as well, though Downplayed. Communists are replaced with Terrorists, Friend Computer is much more authoritain, there are ''several active'' resistance movements, non of which get along with each other, and Alpha Complex really is running on it's last legs.]]

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** [[spoiler: The default setting for 8th Edition as well, though Downplayed. Communists are replaced with Terrorists, Friend Computer is much more authoritain, authoritarian, there are ''several active'' resistance movements, non movements [[WeAREStrugglingTogether (none of which get along with each other, other)]], and Alpha Complex really is running on it's its last legs.]]



** In ''8th Edition'', Communists are replaced with Terrorists. [[spoiler: It's a ViciousCycle as well, as the Computer becomes more opressive to crack down on Terrorists and Resistance movements, thus causing more clones to join resistance movements which in turn makes the Computer limit free will even more.]]

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** In ''8th Edition'', Communists are replaced with Terrorists. [[spoiler: It's a ViciousCycle as well, as the Computer becomes more opressive oppressive to crack down on Terrorists and Resistance movements, thus causing more clones to join resistance movements which in turn makes the Computer limit free will even more.]]
8th Nov '17 3:17:55 PM FordPrefect
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* FascistButInefficient: At RED Clearance. Inverted at higher clearances; the game suggests that the GM play ''efficiency'' for as much scary value as the inefficiency that [=REDs=] have to deal with. For instance, the guardbots assigned to your quarters may catch an "intruder" (your secret society contact) and confiscate his "contraband" (which he was delivering to you).

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* FascistButInefficient: At RED Clearance. Inverted at higher clearances; the game suggests that the GM play ''efficiency'' ''[[RepressiveButEfficient efficiency]]'' for as much scary value as the inefficiency that [=REDs=] have to deal with. For instance, the guardbots assigned to your quarters may catch an "intruder" (your secret society contact) and confiscate his "contraband" (which he was delivering to you).
8th Nov '17 3:15:07 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. 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.

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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 excessive security programming, cascade errors, High Programmer meddling, and sabotage, The Computer often loses track of what parts of Itself are doing.
13th Oct '17 5:02:26 PM Novaheart
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** [[spoiler: The default setting for 8th Edition as well, though Downplayed. Communists are replaced with Terrorists, Friend Computer is much more authoritain, there are ''several active'' resistance movements, non of which get along with each other, and Alpha Complex really is running on it's last legs.]]


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** In ''8th Edition'', Communists are replaced with Terrorists. [[spoiler: It's a ViciousCycle as well, as the Computer becomes more opressive to crack down on Terrorists and Resistance movements, thus causing more clones to join resistance movements which in turn makes the Computer limit free will even more.]]
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