It is official. I am ready for this week to be over.
On the plus side, I bought a wonderful new book 2 nights ago. Called Paranoia XP. It is the rule book for a revamped RPG. Set in a post-appocalyptic era the last survivors of the human race crowd togeter in an underground habitat called Alpha-Complex. Run by a Mainframe computer Alpha-Complex is constantly under seige by traitorous forces, be they Commie, Mutant or the member of Secret Societies. The Computer has divided all the population and all areas of Alpha-Complex into security clearances.
The player takes the role of a Trouble shooter, that is you find the traitors, be they mutant, or Secret Society members, and then when you find these troublemakers, you shoot them. There is one minor problem. Each player is both a mutant and a secret society member, and therefore a traitor.....
The game is just hilarious, it is all about the party backstabbing one another, accusing each other of crimes and then finding (or fabricating) evidence.
It is inevitible that characters die, especially in a game where the life expectancy is measured in days, if not hours, but here your name just goes up by one number and you take control of your next clone.....
I can't wait to play this game, especially because the group that I play with is so very, very random to start with.
The Computer is your friend, Obey the computer and you will go far, disobey the computer and you will be used for reactor sheilding.
Dean-R-QLD-1 (Dean-Red Clearance-Queensland-1st Clone)
*Dean-R is convicted of treason and shot for knowing too much about Alpha-Complex* (Which does actually happen in the game, if you argue the rules you are a traitor and will be shot)
The computer is your friend! Fun is mandatory! Failure to have fun is treason! Treason will get you shot, Repetedly! Have a nice day! Enjoy your stay in Alpha-Complex!