Welcome back, dice fondlers! We asked you, our dear readers, to vote on our next series. We presented choices between the pen and paper origins of two games that had recently appeared at E3 2018.
However, that’s not what you chose. No, you seized upon the brief sentences referring to Paranoia and specific instructions on the poll to please not vote for it…
— DashingNerds (@dashingnerds) June 22, 2018
You voted for it anyway. So I want you to know that what comes next is entirely your fault. The rise of Friend Computer, the tests of loyalty, the accusations of treason, the summary executions, and clone replacements – I just want you to know that this is all your fault.
Seriously though, Paranoia is a darkly comedic game in dystopian setting that most closely resembles perhaps Terry Gilliams’ “Brazil” or some other acid-trip of a nightmare future. You’ll struggle to complete hidden objectives and stay alive, while avoiding both the inherent dangers of your bizarre future and the murderous, paranoid whims of Friend Computer (your GM).
You asked for it. So next week, I shall deliver.
Until then, remember, it is treason to not…