I will keep this brief, I am usually verbose as heck and it tends to.. oops doing it again.
You should be familar with Paranoia, reading the Campaign Info might be enough. You should not expect to “win” in this game, the fun comes from nuance, irony, dark humour and being a good sport. References: 1984, Brazil, Idiocracy, Catch 22, Kafka, Communist propaganda, The Young Ones, THX-1138, Logan’s Run, A Clockwork Orange, Soylent Green, The Prisoner / The Island, Equilibrium, Portal games
Turns will be 1-2 days, I set up the situation, you reply with your intention and I will resolve the replies and set up the next situation. Feel free to send me a private message which explains what your SECRET INTENTIONS are. If enough people have posted I will assume those who aren’t posting are just being idle or continuing with their previous intentions to keep things moving. Don’t worry too much if you miss a turn. Don’t send me any standing orders that are more than 1 turn in the future, I don’t want to remember a zillion trigger situations.
Guest posts are welcome, you will become part of the scenery - to be exploded.example: You’re in a red clearance room, mostly empty exlcuding some paper mess and a possibly functional ceiling camera.
Player 1 reply -> I walk out of the room.
Player 1 private message -> I want to plant some pamphlets on Player 2 as I leave, secretly.
.. other players do similar things..
Player 2 reply -> I walk out of the room.
Player 2 private message -> If anyone tries anything I’d find annoying I want to try to stop them.
GM reply -> Player 1 tries to walk out of the room but is attacked physically by Player 2 screaming something about commie propaganda, Player 3 is nowhere to be seen, Player 4 is leaning against the doorway with a new PetBot at her side etc..
There is a web-based tool that I will be using, you will be able to get physical desciptions of the team from that, updated live, take actions, report treason etc. I will post a copy of relevant log texts in this thread every now and then for the spectators.
You will probably need to check your "character sheet" every now and then in case someone(or The Computer) sends/takes your items.
When you "USE" your items you will also need to "USE" them in the character sheet tool (as well as describing your action in the forum), sometimes you will suddenly notice your item is missing!, how unfortunate - you can ask me if this is a mistake just in case it is a mistake. Environmental gear, you can just use as per normal forum PBP since there wont be "items" for every object in the world in the character sheet tool.
Whenever you do anyting that MIGHT require a die roll, you should probably “use” whatever skill you think appropriate using the web tool in case I need the result.
If you are taking secret actions you should at least post something about how your character is behaving physically, bonus points for being conspicous.
This is Paranoia, you can expect to be killed by your leader for no sensible reason - just try not to get offended. And please do NOT offend anyone, we’re all professionals here.
Campaign Info - http://bit.ly/paranoiarpgnet