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Paranoia Red Clearance Edition

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Welcome to Alpha Complex! Welcome to the ranks of the Troubleshooters! Welcome to Paranoia!

As a Troubleshooter, you are a member of Alpha Complex’s most expendable elite force. Tasked with finding trouble and shooting it, you will be hunting mutants, terrorists, traitors, [CLASSIFIED], secret societies, renegade bots, and DAIVs, which are [REDACTED]. You’ll save Alpha Complex from its greatest threat, unless you accidentally become Alpha Complex’s greatest threat.

Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Paranoia is the classic RPG of a darkly humorous future, rebooted for a humorously dark present. All-new mechanics include a simple yet brilliant character-generation system, a bluffing-based card-driven combat system that encourages creativity, clever moves and lying, a special Computer Dice which means even the simplest interaction can become hilariously fatal, in-game XP point rewards, and more advice to GMs than you can shake a stick at. Three single-session adventures introduce you painlessly to the new mechanics and background, and are designed to be played straight out of the box.

Everything is the same but everything is different.

You look worried, citizen. Relax! It’s still Paranoia. The year is still 214. You still have six clones and a laser pistol. The Computer is still your friend.

The Player's Handbook
The Gamesmaster's Handbook
The Missions Book
110 Playing Cards
Character Cards 

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Eric A April 21, 2017 1:56 am UTC
The cut/fold lines on page 2 of the card set are misaligned and go right through the cards. Also the Mandatory bonus duty title's are really hard to read even zoomed in on the PDF.
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Lawrence S April 22, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
Eric, I agree with the misaligned dashes through the cards on page 2 of the cards pdf; it makes those cards easy to identify from the others when playing... I really look forward to this being corrected with an update. Other than that, I am very happy with the game. Please, Mongoose, repair this page of the pdf. Thanks.
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Matthew S April 22, 2017 11:09 pm UTC
Will be done early next week - apologies!
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Peter P April 19, 2017 3:09 am UTC
It's too expensive. I would love to have it, but it had a kick-starter campaign (initial $$$) plus now it's digital (even more $$$). Print copy price for a digital edition. I pass for now.
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DANI J April 19, 2017 4:35 am UTC
Well, peter I have to agree with he expensive pricing they are keeping up. But after the updates on the page count are shown. I figured they are not as bad... Not as bad as Traveller 2nd editions Price. I might go for this one soon, however if it's not worth money going in I will let you know in May.
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Ryan L April 17, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
It is not 107 pages!!! Page count is off. I have purchased this, and the players handbook is 73 pages, gamemasters handbook is 129, and the mission book is 89. There is also a 40 page pdf of print-and-cut cards.
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April 17, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Thank you, Ryan. $30 for 107 pages is what kept me from buying this, but now I'll take a shot at it.
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Shayne L April 17, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
Still seems overpriced. Like the just exchanged the dollar sign for the pound sign or something.
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Pierre S April 18, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
They modified the page-count to say 330 pages overall, which almost adds up to what you said.
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Shayne L April 17, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
39.89 CAD, which is exactly the same price as Exalted 3rd Edition, but 107 pages vs 659? Such blatant overpricing is treasonous. Have your sales department report for termination immediately.

Or, is there something weird with the page count? The blurb lists the Players HB, GM HB and Missions book; surely, they're not 30 pages each, more or less? On the gripping hand, the apparently 41 page Guide to Alpha Complex is another $19.94 CAD.

Seriously, what gives? I've been on this site since at least 2004, looking back through my order history, and this is the first time I've ever looked at a 'major' release and thought 'XXX is wrong with that pricing?'

I just pulled my copy of the WEG 5th edition (I know, I know) off the shelf, ran the $25 price tag through an inflation calculator for 1995, and surprise, that book cost $37.27 CAD in present dollars. And it's 224 pages long. So yeah, this PDF is way overpriced, yo.
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Pierre S April 18, 2017 10:04 pm UTC
They corrected their page-count to 330 pages total, probably counting the card pages.
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Shayne L April 20, 2017 7:01 pm UTC
Still drastically overpriced for digital, especially considering their kickstarter was quite well funded.
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Daniel S April 17, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
29,99 bucks for ~100 pages???
Never ever!!!
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Pierre S April 18, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
They corrected their total page-count to 330.
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April 15, 2017 5:29 am UTC
Does Red Clearance Edition mean this isn't the complete game? I remember one of the prior editions having 3 core rule books. What is the complete plan?
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Matthew S April 16, 2017 10:03 am UTC
This is indeed the full game.
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April 18, 2017 9:29 pm UTC
Would ya look at that, I got a shiny new green "Purchaser" tag! ^_^
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Jeffrey K April 14, 2017 2:59 pm UTC
The full-size preview doesn't work.
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DANI J April 14, 2017 12:45 am UTC
What on earth. Mongoose never fails to suprise me with their pricing.
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Nick C April 13, 2017 2:47 pm UTC
How very confusing, because I wasn't even aware of the Kickstarter (how did I miss it???) yet I received a press release from Mongoose saying the new edition was here and ready. I really hope the annotated version gets published in hardcopy!
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Matthew S April 13, 2017 12:49 pm UTC
Ignore my post below - this one really is for you!
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Matthew S August 18, 2016 11:59 am UTC
Don't panic, this one is not for you :) We just have it posted as we are using Drivethru for distributing copies to Kickstarter Backers. The full release will appear later this year for a much more agreeable price!
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Vojtěch P August 18, 2016 1:04 pm UTC
It would start to be funny i someone really bought it ;)
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Anne T August 18, 2016 2:07 pm UTC
May I _strongly_ recommend that once the appropriate codes go out to all backers, that when you are ready to release the book to the masses, you simply change the price on this page? It's far better for you, for your backers, and your future customers. First of all, because your backers can comment/review the work in question (better for them!), and new customers will be able to see all those reviews (much better for them!), and you'll get both feedback and buzz (much, much better for you!). Later on, backers won't have to dig around in their library or account info to find it again, you will only have to track updating of the one file... Hopefully that's already in your plans, but I've been frustrated with the number of KS campaigns who haven't done it right.
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Matthew S August 18, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Good point, well made!
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Laurent L August 18, 2016 11:00 am UTC
"Almost Ready"...not for the price....
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Anne T August 18, 2016 2:09 pm UTC
This is a Kickstarter-backer release only. Hopefully by doing it this way, they can drop the price once all the backers have got their codes, and put in a review of the game. If they had two separate product pages, as most campaigns do, then the backers can never submit rated reviews about the product so later customers can get a sense of the quality.
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Kai P August 18, 2016 10:49 am UTC
The price MUST be wrong, please check
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