For many reasons, this classic and very odd game is getting a lot of new attention. Unsurprisingly, Mongoose is giving us all a brand new, fully-updated version to play with. 6 clones. A laser pistol. A government that makes utterly zero sense, led by…
Yeah, just read it. Trust me, if you never play the game once, the reading is worth the price of admission. Especially since the legendary James Wallis is one of the folks involved.
Welcome to Alpha Complex! Welcome to the ranks of the Troubleshooters! Welcome to Paranoia!
As a Troubleshooter, you are a member of Alpha Complex’s most expendable elite force. Tasked with finding trouble and shooting it, you will be hunting mutants, terrorists, traitors, [CLASSIFIED], secret societies, renegade bots, and DAIVs, which are [REDACTED]. You’ll save Alpha Complex from its greatest threat, unless you accidentally become Alpha Complex’s greatest threat.
Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Paranoia is the classic RPG of a darkly humorous future, rebooted for a humorously dark present. All-new mechanics include a simple yet brilliant character-generation system, a bluffing-based card-driven combat system that encourages creativity, clever moves and lying, a special Computer Dice which means even the simplest interaction can become hilariously fatal, in-game XP point rewards, and more advice to GMs than you can shake a stick at. Three single-session adventures introduce you painlessly to the new mechanics and background, and are designed to be played straight out of the box.
Everything is the same but everything is different.
You look worried, citizen. Relax! It’s still Paranoia. The year is still 214. You still have six clones and a laser pistol. The Computer is still your friend.
The Player’s Handbook
The Gamesmaster’s Handbook
The Missions Book
110 Playing Cards
Sean Patrick Fannon
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