PARANOIA in the Bundle of Holding

Allen Varney

Attention, citizen! The Computer's loyal servants in Internal Security have approved the PARANOIA Bundle for your security clearance. This bundle has everything you need to become a Troubleshooter hunting traitors in Alpha Complex.

For just US$8.95, you get all three titles in our RED-Clearance core collection (retail value $42):

  • PARANOIA (retail price $24): The 2004 Mongoose edition ("Service Pack 1," with errata corrected) of the classic 1984 SFRPG of light-hearted backstabbing in a future underground city ruled by an insane Computer.
  • Criminal Histories (retail $9): This character-creation rules supplement helps your Troubleshooters uncover all kinds of treason in their past -- their own and each other's.
  • GM Screen and Mission Blender (retail $9): These charts let you generate an entire mission, from briefing to debriefing and terminations, with a mere 60 or 70 die rolls.

And if you pay more than the threshold price (starting at $21.95), you'll rise in clearance and get our ULTRAVIOLET-Clearance collection of five bonus titles:

  • Flashbacks (retail $24): This must-have 256-page mission collection presents classic 1980s PARANOIA missions updated for the 2004 edition. Learn why Vapors Don't Shoot Back, which citizens get The YELLOW Clearance Black Box Blues, when to Send in the Clones, and what to do when Something Falls Off.
  • The Traitor's Manual (retail $9): A comprehensive guide to secret societies like the First Church of Christ-Computer Programmer, Psion, the Sierra Club, and of course, honest-to-Lenin Communists.
  • Crash Priority (retail $9): Five new missions ranging from "Guard this invisible, undetectable train" to "Serve beverages to death-row traitors."
  • STUFF (retail $9): The Alpha Complex auction site, C-bay, offers a ton of new gear, from weapons and ordnance (Lazookas, NuFlesh First Aid Pistols) to Malfeasance Control Devices (Say-No-Evil Speech Censors, Cellophane Jumpsuits).
  • The Mutant Experience (retail $9): New mutant powers like Speed and Creeping Madness, mutagens for giving the gift that keeps on giving (treason), and special equipment just for filthy muties.

Almost all the titles in this offer are illustrated by The One True PARANOIA Artist, the incomparable Jim Holloway. Ten percent of your payment is split equally between the two charities selected by Famous Game Designer Allen Varney: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch.

The starting threshold price of this PARANOIA Bundle will be weighted to keep it from rising too fast. The sooner you buy, the lower the threshold is, and the cheaper it is to get the bonus supplements.

There's another reason to buy early. If The Computer generously authorizes the addition of new bonus titles to this collection after launch, PLC forkbots will automatically place the new additions on your Wizard's Cabinet download page, REGARDLESS of whether you paid more than the bonus threshold. Praise The Computer!

Remember -- now, by paying more than the threshold price, you can give a Bundle of Holding as a gift. CPU considers this the most efficient way to introduce newcomers to their new life in joyous service to The Computer.

You have not yet purchased this collection, citizen. Why not? Are you mistrustful of The Computer's generosity? Perhaps this Internal Security agent can encourage you. Buy with certainty, and quickly -- this PARANOIA Bundle offer ends Monday morning, June 23rd.


Hm. Was this the "something in the works for Paranoia"? Or does it mean plans have been abandoned? Or is this a fire sale to try and squeeze a bit more out before something new?

Allen Varney

finestgreen said:
Hm. Was this the "something in the works for Paranoia"? Or does it mean plans have been abandoned? Or is this a fire sale to try and squeeze a bit more out before something new?
None of the above.

Allen Varney

Citizen! Our PARANOIA Bundle offer, now in its final 12 hours, has enjoyed gratifying success. The current total of $45,867 is approaching the all-time Bundle of Holding record of $46,060 set in the monthcycle of April 2014 by Delta Green. This demonstration of loyalty benefits the owners of PARANOIA and Mongoose Publishing, as well as the two charities selected by PARANOIA Famous Game Designer Allen Varney, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch.

The Computer's loyal servants in Housing Preservation and Development & Mind Control have determined it would improve morale to decisively beat this record. You are therefore instructed to purchase copies of the PARANOIA Bundle both for yourself and as gifts for citizens not yet aware of their duties in our beloved Alpha Complex. Central Processing Unit has set the target amount, to be achieved before this offer concludes Monday morning, June 23, at $46,061,000,000,000,000. Pay accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation.