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Costs: Free
Frequency: Not set, certain features cycle weekly
URL: [ dead link ]
Type: Dystopian, Humourous, Sci-fi
Last-Update: 2005Jun22
Keywords: free, open-ended, www, human, space, economic, rpg


Paranoia-Live was originally founded as a method of organising games of the pen and paper game PARANOIA over the internet. The community has grown a great deal over the last few years and a large segment of the forum has been given over to in character role playing, complete with a sophisticated custom-programmed economy and rank system. In addition to this games are frequently run over the net with the custom made JParanoia client.

The game itself is essentially a large freeform game of PARANOIA, a game set in a future in which people dwell within a sprawling totalitarian city known as Alpha Complex under the watchful eye of the utterly insane Friend Computer. While Friend Computer wants the best for its citizens, it is also more than a little paranoid, it sees treason and attempts to disrupt life in Alpha Complex everywhere. And treason is punishable by summary execution. Through in a colour coded ridgit heirarchy of Security Clearances, secret societies, mutations, mad plots, dangerously experimental technology, a very generous lashing of humour and you pretty much have PARANOIA.


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Greg Lindahl