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by Allen Varney
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Paranoia 25th Anniversary Bonus CDROM
Replies: 12
Views: 7104

lastbesthope wrote:Neither is the card game or as it turns out "Sweep of Unhistory/My First treason, or so it seems.
Both of those missions are in Alpha Complex Nights. The abortive short run of My First Treason/Sweep of Unhistory would be of interest only to collectors seeking the physical book.
by Allen Varney
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Complete product list for Mongoose Paranoia?
Replies: 27
Views: 23183

Unlike the My First Treason/Sweep of Unhistory double mission, Collapsatron dates from the time when I was still packaging the PARANOIA line for Mongoose. The way I remember it, I used the title Collapsatron for a few weeks while I was editing the text, but Mongoose changed it to Flashbacks 2 well b...
by Allen Varney
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: New ruleset for Paranoia
Replies: 77
Views: 33654

In fact, I would venture to suggest that, in order to make Paranoia more viable, cool and noughties, I would say that Mr Holloways art has done its job, but is at odds with Mongooses attempt to make the game darker, less humour driven. I think we will see less and less of Jims art on future release...
by Allen Varney
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Paranoia 25th Anniversary Bonus CDROM
Replies: 12
Views: 7104

The Mongoose PARANOIA books not included on the 25th Anniversary Black Missions CD are Flashbacks 1 and 2, STUFF 1 and 2, and The Little RED Book.
by Allen Varney
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: New ruleset for Paranoia
Replies: 77
Views: 33654

The Mongoose PARANOIA books not included on the 25th Anniversary Black Missions CD are Flashbacks 1 and 2, STUFF 1 and 2, and The Little RED Book.
by Allen Varney
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: New ruleset for Paranoia
Replies: 77
Views: 33654

PrinceYyrkoon wrote:A new edition with no announcements?
Treason point, citizen, for ignoring the many announcements about the PARANOIA 25th Anniversary rulebooks on the official PARANOIA development blog and in Matthew Sprange's State of the Mongoose 2008 post from November 2008 in this very forum.
by Allen Varney
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Complete product list for Mongoose Paranoia?
Replies: 27
Views: 23183

PaulB's Amazon list of PARANOIA products is current through Alpha Complex Nights. I don't know of a complete list up to the present.
by Allen Varney
Tue May 12, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Forms, forms and more forms
Replies: 2
Views: 3296

Citizen, report at once to CPU Central Online Form Bureau. You're welcome.
by Allen Varney
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Things every citizen knows...
Replies: 2
Views: 2711

The Acceptable Behavior sidebar in the rulebook's Player section offers a decent start, and citizen Incompleteness's list helps. The out-of-print GM Screen's insert booklet included two one-page player handouts listing rudimentary two-line descriptions of each secret society and each mutant power, w...
by Allen Varney
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Which are all new mission
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Alpha Complex Nights 1 and 2 and Sector Zero have all new missions. WMD has all-new missions in the Straight play style, but I believe it is out of print. You remarked in another thread you couldn't find Crash Priority , which is also all-new. There are new missions in The Traitor's Manual , Servic...
by Allen Varney
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Good 4-hour introductiry adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 3680

Dan Curtis Johnson's "Stealth Train" is a great choice. Other top choices include Ken Rolston's "Robot Imana-667C" and Greg Costikyan's "Whitewash," the short Code 7 mini-mission, both reprinted in Flashbacks . Stephen Crane and Peter Corless's "Me and My Shadow Mark 4," from the same book, is terri...
by Allen Varney
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: How does this game play out?
Replies: 1
Views: 2354

PARANOIA's setting, the future underground city of Alpha Complex, offers the Gamemaster unusual setting-specific tools to keep a mission on track. The Computer may look in at any given time and remind the Troubleshooters to stay on point. It may back up this gentle advice with a squad of IntSec poli...
by Allen Varney
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: The Index of Helpful Forms to Ensure Alpha Complex Happiness
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Yay! Only Alpha Complex Nights 2 , Criminal Histories , STUFF , and STUFF 2: The Gray Subnets still need to be searched! I laid out all those books, and I believe none of them contain forms. (Well, Criminal Histories contains a new character sheet.) Note that the correct title of "Paranoid STUFF" i...
by Allen Varney
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: The Index of Helpful Forms to Ensure Alpha Complex Happiness
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Commendation point, citizen Aahz! It may also be pertinent to mention here the fansite Paranoia-Live.net and its helpful repository of forms, CPU Central.
by Allen Varney
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Where Have All The Clones Gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 6097

Taking a riff from Wall-E, perhaps Alpha Complex has been unihabitable by organic life for many hundreds of years. The Computer has been guiding the bots to cleanse and restore the city to habitability. Now The Computer has decided it is safe to recreate humanity, and so it orders the bot PCs to sec...
by Allen Varney
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Troubleshooter Pre-Gen Team
Replies: 2
Views: 2810

By far your best source of pregenerated Troubleshooter mission teams is the FriendComputer.net Teams page . There Traitor Recycling Studio member WJ MacGuffin offers four different teams in three formats apiece (text, MS Word, and .PDF). The Animalball site includes actual-play recounting of several...
by Allen Varney
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Paranoia MUD/MOO interest check and legality
Replies: 2
Views: 2761

Mongoose Publishing licenses the rights to PARANOIA from the game's owners and original co-designers: Eric Goldberg, Greg Costikyan, and Dan Gelber. You need to write to Greg Costikyan, who handles all such inquiries: costik (at) costik (dot) com.
by Allen Varney
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Thoughts on the Current Paranoia line from an old-school GM
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: Thoughts on the Current Paranoia line from an old-school

I'm not sold yet on the whole "Infrared Black Market" concept as, in my games at least, visits to the market would have to be either done individually which would take absolutely forever or the entire thing would have to be made mostly treason free. Otherwise no one will risk going anywhere near it...
by Allen Varney
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Thoughts on the Current Paranoia line from an old-school GM
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Based on what you're looking for, I think Crash Priority will serve you pretty well, especially with its"six-shooter" packs of pre-generated characters. You're correct that the missions in Service, Service! are unconnected one-shots. In fact, there are no extended missions in the new support line to...
by Allen Varney
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Big Book of Bots funny
Replies: 1
Views: 2318

When I was packaging the PARANOIA line, I called these one-liners "fortune cookies." I collected many of them from the loyal citizens on the leading fan forum, Paranoia-Live.net . Though I left the line long ago, the posters there continue to post new cookies . You can find hundreds of them in that ...