Paranoia RPG

The nwe Paranoia role-playing game is out and here is anRPGnet: Review of Paranoia XP. This post is mostly for Jason who’s the only Paranoia player I’ve ever known. I stuck to more traditional fare like D&D and TMNT in middle school.

The original PARANOIA is one of the best roleplaying games ever published, a classic ranking alongside D&D and CALL OF CTHULHU. When it came out, it was an effective subversion of many of the shared assumptions of roleplaying at the time (player characters cooperating to reach a common goal, a general adherence to the rules as written, the GM being fair and honest), and on top of that, the first successful stab at “black comedy” and dystopian satire in the roleplaying medium.