Got another piece of sample art for Shambles. Couldn’t wait to share. I continue to be excited and jazzed. SO JAZZED!
Monthly Archives:: July 2009
From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” department, this morning Amazon, at the request of the publisher, remotely deleted copies of 1984 and Animal Farm from Kindle devices. I’d have LOVED to be in the room when that one was pushed through. UPDATE : Engadget has reported that the copies where in fact removed […]
The Computer has taken time out of a very busy schedule to do an interview in a great post on the Official Paranoia Blog. This interview provides some information about the new edition of Paranoia, set to be released in the very near future (The Black Missions Limited Edition is supposed to ship next month. Can’t wait to see it.)
Excerpt follows :
At your service, citizen. How may I help you?
I feel uneasy about the rumoured new editions of PARANOIA.
Fear and apprehension are not permitted. Joy is mandatory. If you not experiencing mandatory joy, report for chemical joy enhancement therapy.
Would you mind answering a few questions about the new edition?
Not at all.
I’ve heard there are going to be three books.
There will now be three core rulebooks in the PARANOIA line. These are the TROUBLESHOOTERS book, the INTSEC book, and the HIGH PROGRAMMER’s book. Each of these books is self-contained and focusses on a different way to play PARANOIA.
Personally, I’m pretty intrigued and excited by the prospect of delving deeper into the world of Paranoia. But I’m a little apprehensive as well. Perhaps I need to be medicated.
I’ve had this idea for a bit, but tonight I finally decided to give it a try. I think Twitter is a fairly odd beast. I’ve seen some neat stuff, and some dumb stuff come through Twitter. I don’t really use it, other than for fun things. Like This. I couldn’t believe the name was […]
I made a few changes to the site layout today, the most significant of which was to add the comments links on the front page. You could always comment on a post by clicking on the title of the post and viewing the whole thing, but since I wasn’t excerpting posts, there was never really a need to do this. I also changed the way the comment-related links and forms are displayed, to make the layout a little more consistent.
This will make it easier for all my nonexistent readers to leave nonexistant comments.
Making this change was sorta a big deal for me….
I got these in over the weekend, and I wanted to share them with you as soon as I could. These four pictures are used in the book to demonstrate what a person might look like while going through various stages of decay. This should give you an idea for what to expect stylistically in […]
By way of the official Paranoia blog Allen Varney has posted information about a benefit auction being held for Aaron Allston, a novelist and game designer with some serious medical bills to pay. I do not know any of the parties involved, nor will I pretend to, but I know how burdensome the bills from […]
In the context of running a one-off Zap game, it can be cumbersome and time consuming to generate a Paranoia charcter according to the standard rules. I usually run around with a couple dozen pre-generated characters for such an occasion, but I’ve used the following process for creating characters on the fly. It’s worth pointing […]
You know how sometimes the airplane loses people’s luggage? It’s never happened to me directly, but I know it happens. And you know how most of the time the luggage gets lost it shows up at the doorstep the next day, with an apology and an explanation? Again, never happened to me, but did happen […]
I haven’t had time lately to work on the Straight Paranoia writeup I’m putting together, but I wanted to give a couple samples from the character backgrounds I wrote. I don’t tend to actually create characters the normal way. I usually go into this cool Paranoia Character Generator I found online and generate a stack […]