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Paranoia Ideas

Post by Zarathud » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:47 am

I need some ideas for building materials that Secret Societies might make available for a competitive "building" project. Some of it should be useful, and the rest surplus of questionable use.
What I have so far:
Box of 10,000 Roses
Box of 10,000 Baloons
Box of 1,000 Ball Bearings
Metal tubing
Sequin Sheeting
4 2-gallon jugs of Glitter
Can of Metal Sealant
24 thin plastiwood bars (1/4 in by 2 inch, 12 feet long)
Blowtorch
Box of towels
100 LED Lights
Shoe Box filled with Shoestrings

I'm trying to get a list of 20-25 things. Help me give some tools to tormented Troubleshooters tasked with creating a "Loyalty Day" event in Alpha Complex. Kneeling is Treason. Clapping is Mandatory.
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Blackhawk » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:42 am

1 gross of self-sealing stem bolts
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by AWS260 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:21 pm

A 50-gallon barrel of personal lubricant
One block of moldable plastic explosive
One large helium tank
200 square feet of Saran wrap
Box of caltrops
Four mannequins (without heads)

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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:50 pm

A box containing 20 actual, high-quality nails, all of which are painted violet.
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Post by Pyperkub » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:01 pm

You really, really need to change ball bearings to:

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Post by Pyperkub » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:05 pm

Bricks (with the freemason, Illuminati or skull & crossbones logos?)
Popsicle Sticks
Decks of Cards
Army Men
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Post by Pyperkub » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:10 pm

OH, and how can you have a Paranoia party w/o Tin Foil (hats)?
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by AWS260 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:39 pm

Multiple cans of paint. Green, blue, indigo, and violet paint.

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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Zarathud » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:54 pm

Cans of higher level paints are a fun but dangerous idea. Sneaky bastards can put them to nefarious use too easily.

"Friend Computer, it was not my fault the cone rifle misfired and spattered that paint all over the corridor/troubleshooter/bot/bystander. But I was responsible for terminating the offender with the resulting security clearance issue."
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by LordMortis » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:22 pm

Loyal and Traitor buttons in assorted colors.
Multiple cans of paint. Green, blue, indigo, and violet paint.
I like it, only they should all be labeled Fizz Wizz and come from a credit operated Fizz Wizz dispenser.
The complete Flags of different Complexes collection.
Tapes on Book
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Rainbow streamers
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1 gross of self-sealing stem bolts
Nice... but that might give them the wrong ideas.

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Post by Pyperkub » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:56 pm

Silly String?
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Chaosraven » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:27 pm

Make sure all items are appropriately colored to security level.

Wouldn't want any troubleshooters to get in trouble for having them.
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Zarathud » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:31 am

Thanks, this is helpful. Hope to be able to put together an AAR after Origins next week.

I'm hoping that the Troubleshooters get into big, big trouble so they don't notice that I've ripped off the headlines, jumbled them together and given the pieces back to the players to put together. Or more likely blow up. That would be fun. Fun is mandatory.
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"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal. - Nixon
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Post by hepcat » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:07 pm

I still highly recommend that you rethink Friday night's Strip RPG session.
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by LordMortis » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:23 pm

hepcat wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:07 pm
I still highly recommend that you rethink Friday night's Strip RPG session.
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by TheMix » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:09 pm

Assorted farm animals?
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Zarathud » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:59 pm

Hepcat is jealous of Kobolds Ate my Baby. It's like Paranoia except with King Torg (ALL HAIL KING TORG!) and enforced stupidity by being Kobolds.
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Post by hepcat » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:23 am

I can proudly admit to having never experienced it. :dance:
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Post by RMC » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm

hepcat wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:23 am
I can proudly admit to having never experienced it. :dance:
Your coming this year, right? It is so not my scene, but to watch Zarathud light up as a room shouts incredibly silly things, it is all worth it...
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Post by Pyperkub » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Zarathud wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:31 am
Thanks, this is helpful. Hope to be able to put together an AAR after Origins next week.

I'm hoping that the Troubleshooters get into big, big trouble so they don't notice that I've ripped off the headlines, jumbled them together and given the pieces back to the players to put together. Or more likely blow up. That would be fun. Fun is mandatory.
Photos in the AAR please!
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Post by RMC » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 pm

Pyperkub wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Zarathud wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:31 am
Thanks, this is helpful. Hope to be able to put together an AAR after Origins next week.

I'm hoping that the Troubleshooters get into big, big trouble so they don't notice that I've ripped off the headlines, jumbled them together and given the pieces back to the players to put together. Or more likely blow up. That would be fun. Fun is mandatory.
Photos in the AAR please!
I think I played two years ago? Or was it three? I can't remember, but I will play in this again this year. :) It's a blast, and totally worth the price of admission, okay Zarathud let's me in for Free, but you know, still worth it.
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Zarathud » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:15 pm

Last year I bled for the kobold cause. Then the table before ours had their tale told by a 10 year old girl. Who crushed it.

Our Speaker for the Dead Kobolds was so nervous that he flubbed a reference to King Torg (ALL HAIL KING TORG!) so we were immediately eaten and disqualified. Partly because there was no way that we could compete. It was awesome.

Hint for RMC for Paranoia -- Animal House. Ramming Speed!
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by LordMortis » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:53 pm

Zarathud wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:31 am
Thanks, this is helpful. Hope to be able to put together an AAR after Origins next week.
LIES!!!!!

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Post by RMC » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:36 pm

Heh. His first session was a blast.
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Spam!

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Yet more spam!

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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by LordMortis » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:26 am

Something funny about so many bots finding this thread so appealing.

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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Jaymon » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:28 pm

Bots would of course want to be involved in any conversation about the world being run by a computer.
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Re: Paranoia Ideas

Post by Jaymon » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 pm

hmm, I wonder, would a paranoi game be improved if everything the troubleshooters asked was answered by Cleverbot?
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