Paranoia (role-playing game)

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Paranoia is a dystopian science-fiction tabletop role-playing game originally designed and written by Greg Costikyan, Dan Gelber, and Eric Goldberg, and first published in 1984 by West End Games. Since 2004 the game has been published under license by Mongoose Publishing. The game won the Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Rules of 1984[1] and was inducted into the Origins Awards Hall of Fame in 2007.[2] Paranoia is notable among tabletop games for being more competitive than co-operative, with players encouraged to betray one another for their own interests, as well as for keeping a light-hearted, tongue in cheek tone despite its dystopian setting.

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  • 1984 (1st edition)
  • 1987 (2nd edition)
  • 1995 (5th edition)
  • 2004 (Paranoia XP)
  • 2009 (25th Anniversary edition)
  • 2017 (Mongoose Kickstarter edition)
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Websitewww.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/paranoia.html
ISBN978-0-87431-025-2
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Several editions of the game have been published since the original version, and the franchise has spawned several spin-offs, novels and comic books based on the game.

A crowdfunding at Kickstarter for a new edition was successfully funded. Delivery to backers began in March 2017.[3]