Given that when a clone dies its new model is a fresh citizen and cannot be held responsible for the crimes of its former model, how do you handle this challenge during Debriefing?
Until now I have just gone over every incident and allowed clones to bring up every little thing in order to throw their fellow clones under the bus. However, in my most recent session, just before the debrief started a particularly awkward clone declared himself a traitor, was shot, and then his new clone (5th one) proclaimed he could not be held responsible for any of the actions his former models had taken, including destruction of property, failure to return equipment, etc.
Now as a one-off it worked really well and he actually role-played himself into a corner where he didn't get any of the consequences but then also got none of the reward. But I want to make sure the group doesn't start doing this as standard operating procedure during each mission: it may (shock, horror) start leading to some cooperation between them.
Historically, have any of the Paranoia sourcebooks gone into any detail about debriefing sessions and clones being fully responsible for everything they and all other clones did each session? (I have already come up with one idea: I enter clone names on all equipment forms without the current clone number...
I didn't sign that form.
But your first name and sector are on it.
That was my former clone!
Can you prove that?