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by Allen Varney
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Supplementary PDFs for previous edition products?
Replies: 20
Views: 11536

I don't know the filename they used in posting the .PDF, and I'd prefer not to guess.
by Allen Varney
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Supplementary PDFs for previous edition products?
Replies: 20
Views: 11536

Re: Supplementary PDFs for previous edition products?

Arkku wrote:Any chance of you posting the PDF somewhere else? =)
That's possible. As the PARANOIA licensee, Mongoose would have to grant permission, and I'd probably want to check to make sure with the owners (Eric Goldberg and Greg Costikyan). I should ask.
by Allen Varney
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Supplementary PDFs for previous edition products?
Replies: 20
Views: 11536

Re: Supplementary PDFs for previous edition products?

While on that note, how about finally releasing the “free bonus material” promised in WMD ? The paragraph in that module gives the impression that the stuff was already done but just cut for lack of space, so what gives? This past summer I finally finally got around to producing the bonus .PDF for ...
by Allen Varney
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: what changed in the new Troubleshooters book
Replies: 3
Views: 5120

The Troubleshooter rulebook reinstitutes the treason point system from the older West End Games editions of PARANOIA; the 2004 edition's Treason codes are relocated to an appendix. The Troubleshooter rulebook also concentrates solely on the Classic play style, removing the Straight and Zap styles to...
by Allen Varney
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: First run question
Replies: 3
Views: 3266

"Mister Bubbles" is a pretty good first choice. The first Flashbacks mission collection has some good alternatives, such as "Robot Imana-665-C" (also presented in the new Troubleshotoers rulebook) and the introductory orientation "Pre-PARANOIA." The official PARANOIA development blog has, in its rig...
by Allen Varney
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Complete product list for Mongoose Paranoia?
Replies: 27
Views: 23108

Now this is interesting. I found a supposed quote from AV online regarding Collapsatron: "Two classic-era missions which were incorporated into Flashbacks 2 for full release. But again it seems a few copies of this version escaped into the wild..." If I said "Flashbacks 2," I misspoke and meant "Al...
by Allen Varney
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: How does High Programmers play?
Replies: 3
Views: 4691

It is for Gareth Hanrahan, designer of High Programmers , to answer with true ULTRAVIOLET-Clearance authority, but I can provide a temporary stopgap. Each player plays a single UV-Clearance High Programmer. Character creation involves several auctions, in the manner of Amber Diceless Roleplaying , f...
by Allen Varney
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Playing Paranoia with a Small Group
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

With only two PCs it is hard to capture PARANOIA's characteristic atmosphere. When something bad happens to one PC, he automatically knows who did it. That said, you should really look at the rules supplement Criminal Histories , which expands character generation options to develop a trail of past ...
by Allen Varney
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Excited :)
Replies: 1
Views: 2422

Provisional congratulations on your imminent promotion to ULTRAVIOLET Clearance, citizen Danforth! The official PARANOIA development blog lists, in its right sidebar, many links to forum threads (some of them right here on the Mongoose forums) that offer copious advice to first-time Gamemasters. Goo...
by Allen Varney
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Mandatory Reading Material
Replies: 6
Views: 4030

All the adventures in both Flashbacks volumes are in the Classic play style -- in fact, they defined that style. They are universally considered some of -- actually, most of -- the funniest writing ever seen in the roleplaying field.
by Allen Varney
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Paranoia: Troubleshooters handouts?
Replies: 7
Views: 5160

The MBD Badges are downloadable in the Extreme Paranoia downloads section. Those would be for the additional MBDs introduced in Extreme (Advertising and Branding, Medical, Agent Provocateur, etc.). The standard MBDs in the rulebook (Team Leader, Loyalty Officer, Equipment Guy, etc.) are available a...
by Allen Varney
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Anyone received their Black Missions preorder yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 10757

Authorship of the new rules seems unclear: the book itself lists Allen Varney as the writer/scapegoat and Gareth Hanrahan only as “additional material” (for reactor shielding?) while the Mongoose website lists him as the author of this edition. Was so much of the material written by Allen Varney th...
by Allen Varney
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Is Paranoia: Troubleshooters Fun?
Replies: 2
Views: 3581

The official PARANOIA development blog lists, in its right sidebar, links to many online reviews of the entire Mongoose line, including a review just posted today of the Black Missions limited-edition version of Troubleshooters . These may help clarify your curiosity. The new rulebook excises the se...
by Allen Varney
Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: A Stupid Question about Paranoia
Replies: 9
Views: 5156

The Black Missions black book is the limited edition of the new PARANOIA Troubleshooters rulebook. Troubleshooters is the unlimited edition of the same rulebook; it has a different cover and no CD-ROM. The limited edition's CD-ROM includes .PDFs of most of the support line from 2004-08, basically ev...
by Allen Varney
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Anyone received their Black Missions preorder yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 10757

It's a shame they couldn't get the Stuff books cleared for inclusion... perhaps there were one too many 2004-era rules entanglements to work out? Or maybe it's a rights thing. That's the most likely explanation for the Flashbacks books being omitted too. There are no rights issues regarding any of ...
by Allen Varney
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Mandatory Bonus Duty: Health and Safety Officer
Replies: 1
Views: 2696

You can get some good ideas for your Health & Safety Officer MBD from Eric Minton's writeups of the Medical Officer and Alertness Officer MBDs in Extreme PARANOIA.
by Allen Varney
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Official PARANOIA development blog has moved!
Replies: 0
Views: 2125

Official PARANOIA development blog has moved!

Owing to technical diffi-- I mean, to a breakthrough from our loyal web designers in R&D! -- the official PARANOIA development blog now has a new URL: http://paranoia.costik.com/ The PARANOIA blog RSS feed URL is new too: http://paranoia.costik.com/blogger_rss.xml Change your bookmarks and news feed...
by Allen Varney
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: alan varney's paranoia blog is down???
Replies: 3
Views: 3193

Gareth Hanrahan had the same experience, but the site is up in America (or in Austin, Texas anyway): http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://www.costik.com/paranoia/ Are you perhaps in Europe/the UK, like Gareth? It might be some DNS issue. EDIT 1 HOUR LATER: It's now a holding page for me too. I ...
by Allen Varney
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: WMD PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 2781

Yeah yeah okay okay, I'm getting to it, I don't know why people keep bringing this up, it's only three years late....
by Allen Varney
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: New ruleset for Paranoia
Replies: 77
Views: 33552

There's no problem running the existing Flashbacks missions using the 25th Anniversary edition. No update is needed.