Questions tagged [paranoia-2017]

For questions about the Paranoia RPG written in 2016 and published in 2017 by Mongoose Publishing. Notable new features include a boxed set of booklets, d6 dice pools featuring the Computer die, cards, and group character creation.

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Paranoia Rebooted: Is the expectation that every mission in Paranoia begins with new characters?

I've run one-shots, I've heard the stories, and now I'm about to start a real long-running Paranoia campaign. And there's one thing I'm not sure of: Is the expectation that every major adventure ...
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Does a Computer Symbol on the Computer Dice count towards successes?

The Players Handbook says: When your character needs to do a non-easy thing in the game or the GM asks you to do a thing, you’ll roll a number of dice equal to your NODE plus the Computer Dice. ...
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How does Body Armor work in MGP Paranoia (2017)?

I'm just starting a series of Paranoia (2017), having not run Paranoia since 5th Edition (a long time ago). I'm confused about the cards, in particular, 'Body Armour'. The card states that it has an ...
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Does a 5 on the Computer Dice count towards successes?

The Players Handbook says: When your character needs to do a non-easy thing in the game or the GM asks you to do a thing, you’ll roll a number of dice equal to your NODE plus the Computer Dice. ...
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If I run a game of Paranoia, will knowing the rules lead to a worse experience if/when I participate as a player in the future?

I received the boxed starter set of Paranoia for Christmas, and find myself in the classic dilemma of tabletop players everywhere: do I want to run this game, or try to find someone else to run it, so ...
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Can I choose a skill that the person on my left already has, during character creation in Paranoia Red Clearance Edition?

In 2016 Paranoia during character creation player on my left gets the exact opposite of what I choose. If I write +4 in Throw, she gets -4. I cannot choose a skill I got negative modifier previously ...
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Different ways to run Player Creation in Paranoia [closed]

I am now looking at running my 5th Paranoia session and this will be the 4th time the players have used the Player generation system from the New Paranoia system (pick a stat player to your left/right ...
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During Debriefing, do you ignore the rules about earlier clones' crimes?

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 ...
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Applying Paranoia techniques to D&D 5e?

I have now run a game of Paranoia with my players, and they really enjoyed it. In particular they loved that for once they could turn on each other, they really enjoyed passing me secret notes, ...
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How can I run an ongoing Paranoia campaign?

I am planing on running Paranoia (2017 edition) to give my D&D DM a rest for a few weeks. My players love social engineering boardgames such as Resistance and Secret Hitler but also would prefer ...
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Does Paranoia 2017 have a Perversity Point system?

Does the 2017 version of Paranoia include an equivalent of the old perversity points system, points handed out to reward great role playing or suitably loyal behaviour, which could be spent to make a ...
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What are the differences between Paranoia XP/25th Anniversary and Paranoia 2017?

The 2017 version of Paranoia (which unfortunately is just called Paranoia without any edition subtitle that I can find) appears to be pretty different from Paranoia XP/25th Anniversary (which were ...