Scummers Paranoia! And Praise Friend Computer!

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:07 pm

Do you want to shoot your friends?
I LOVE Shooting my firends.
And if you do, Paranoia is probably for you.

But what else Paranoia?
Well tbh, I'm not allowed to tell you! As telling you is traitorous and punishable by death.
Well ok, I'm allowed to give you backstory on it.

You are living in the Alpha Complex, where you have recently been promoted to Red security clearence because you turned in your friend who was a traitor!
You are a troubleshooter? Meaning you shoot trouble, trouble being Communists, Mutants, and Traitors!
Friend Computer will send you on missions to kill these things or just do other wonderful, fantastic, fun missions for the good of the Alpha Complex!
You're heroes surving your country.
Praise Alpha Complex!
Praise Friend Computer!
Its important to have a good time and to suceed in your mission, Friend Computer depends on your success.
And if you are not having fun then you are committing treason, as fun is mandatory!
If you are not happy you are committing treason, as happiness is mandatory!
So have fun and succeed in your mission.

Here is the rulebook for the player's only section.

Here is some brief descriptions about the roles of a basic troubleshooter team
Spoiler: Team Leader
Team leader is, well, the leader of the team. The team leader can order the troubleshooter the task required for the mission. If the troubleshooters do not follow the order, they become the subject the target for Loyalty Officer to record. Team leader become the tactical advisor during the combat. It is rare for Team Leader to choose complicated tactic. When the Team Leader uses complicated tactic, team members can not complete that, and the Team Leader takes responsibility for failure. Instead, many Team Leader likes tactics such as "kamikaze one member" or "save many by sacrificing few."

Spoiler: Loyalty Officer
Loyalty Officer is responsible for troubleshooters' loyalty. Of course "reporting treasonous activity" is all citizen's duty. However, Loyalty Officer does not only must report the traitor, but also report those "who haven't commit the treasonous activity yet but has a potential to" to the computer. Loyalty Officer gets ILTR - Indestructible Loyalty Transcripts Recorder. This is a memo pad contained in indestructible case, and Loyalty Officer record his fellow teammates' activity in this notepad. During the de-briefing, Loyalty Officer has a special reporting session called "Loyalty Transcript Debriefing," which is reading what he has written in ILTR. Loyalty Officer is allowed to add his personal opinion to his report. Usually the report ends with "Thus it is clear that Citizen XX shows treasonous intent."

Spoiler: Hygiene Officer
Hygeine Officer is responsible for troubleshooters' hygiene.

Citizen: "Friend Computer, how does something like 'hygiene' affects the mission?"
Computer: "Good question, citizen. If your hands are dirty your laser gun can slip. If your breath smells foul the commies notice you. Improper outfits lowers the team's morale. Also the dust is the enemy of all robots and all electronic devices. Dust is the product of filthy commies, and we must do everything to stop them."
Citizen: "So what happens if the troubleshooter has bad hygiene?"
Computer: "Not following the hygiene standard is treason. And treason is punishable by death."

Thus, each troubleshooter team has Hygiene Officer assigned. Hygiene Officer can perform PHT - Personal Hygiene Test. This test checks how clean the troubleshooters are. Hygiene Officer has right to perform the PHT any time. Refusing to submit to PHT is a treason. There are many methods to perform PHT but the most widely-used method is Sin-Core Sample. This uses the awesome invention by R&D called "Skin-Core Sampler Type VI." The device takes the sample of the target's skin and compare the ratio between the skin component and dust. Hygiene Officer sets to SCS-6 depends on how much the target cuts the skin, from 1 micron to 30cm. Cutting the skin as deep as possible gives the better report on cleanliness.

Spoiler: Communications and Recording Officer
Communications and Recording Officer is very important related to team's survival. He uses his Multicoder to record the progress of the mission and submit it to the Computer. It is depended on his filming angle skill and his compilation skill whether the team promotes to Vulture Squadron or they are terminated. For various reason, there may be Com Unit for everyone or one per team. When it happens, the C&R Officer holds the Com Unit. In this case, C&R Officer holds a very strong power, sicne it is only him who gets to report to the Computer, and it is only him who receives the order from the Computer and send it to the team. The recording done by Multicoder can be a huge threat, especially for the Team Leader when the mission ends in failure. Thus, Team Leader always wish C&R Officer dead. C&R Officer wants to avoid being alone with Team Leader at all cost.

Spoiler: Equipment Guy
Equipment Guy is responsible for taking care of team's equipment. Equipment Guy fixes the broken equipment. Of course, not being able to fix the broken equipment is not treasonous. He simply brings the equipment back and fixes it. Also the Equipment Guy can perform RSI - Random Surprise Inspection, to prevent the equipment from breaking. This inspection is recommended to be done frequently. Refusing to submit to RSI is treason. Broken equipment are the commie mutant traitor's treasonous act, thus many treasons were found by RSI. Equipment also takes care of the experimental equipment lent by R&D. Troubleshooters are required to use the device at least once and write a report on it. Equipment Guy can tell the teammate to test the untested device.

Spoiler: Happiness Officer
Happiness Officer is the last and important role. He is responsible for keeping the team happy. When the Troubleshooters look town, that's when Happiness Officer comes in. He must keep his team happy by singing, dancing, or throwing puns. Not being happy is what we call SSM - Sub-Standard Morale. SSM is assumed to be the biggest reason for failed missions. Happiness Officer monitors the team's mood and checks for signs of SSM. There are guidelines to check if someone is suffering SSM.

1. Is the subject refusing to participate in the suicidal mission?
2. Is the subject refusing to follow the order from his Team Leader?
3. Is the subject suffering insomnia?
4. Is the subject not laughing to HO's pun?
5. Is the subject refusing to sing?
6. Is the subject doubting the Friend Computer's decision?
8. Is the subject whining?

It is the job if Happiness Officer to cure SSM. According to the long lasting experience by the Friend Computer, drug therapy is the best solution. Happiness Officer has right to inject a happiness drug to those who suffer SSM. Refusing the drug is, of course, treason.
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