Archive for the 'Paranoia' Category

Countdown to Detonation

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The pre-frontal cortex. This is where the nuclear warhead needs to be planted and programmed to detonate. Dropping the warhead in the right place turns out to be a pretty easy task, given that its location doesn't need to be particularly precise. Making sure it detonates is also surprisingly simple, particularly given the Troubleshooters' complete […]

In Case of Accidental Nuclear Warhead Detonation

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The Troubleshooters, miniaturised and injected in to Stan-U, have somehow reached Brain Sector. Their mission to plant a nuclear warhead in the pre-frontal cortex of the rogue High Programmer is coming to a head. The revamped internal structure of Stan-U's brain looks similar to Alpha Complex corridors. 'Can we take off our suits?' says Carmen-R, […]

Continuing the Many Deaths of Eric-R

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Betty-R returns to silo 543, Eric-R no longer with her, to reunite with George-R. 'Did you see the alert The Computer sent out, to launch a nuclear missile at Sector ZQD?', says Betty-R. 'Yes. I tried to launch one', George-R lies, 'but it didn't work. I pressed all the buttons, nothing happened.' 'Did you try […]

Losing His Head in Seeking Revenge

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Eric-R wants revenge. He has just had his left forearm vaporised whilst trying to stop Betty-R from shooting High Programmer Stan-U. It seems he needn't have bothered, as Stan-U's body is protected by a force field, and with no ideas left of what to do in the secret base the pair start trudging back to […]

Correcting Treason with Laser Fire

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

It was all a ruse. Betty-R wasn't looking for other ways in to the base all along, although she and Eric-R found one. It was one of the missile silo hatches, which George-R managed to work out how to open. Quite why both Eric-R and Betty-R had to fall through the newly discovered entrance is […]

Go to the Source

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

To complete the mission of securing and maintaing nuclear missile silo 543, Betty-R announces that 'I'm going outside to search for a way in'. But you've already found a way in. You're inside. 'Alternative ways in.' 'Mutant commie ways in', adds Eric-R, inviting himself along for the task. And how are you going to find […]

Lending a Hand, and an Arm

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The leak in the nuclear reactor cooling system needs to be fixed. And it's more accurate to describe the leak as a major rupture in a critical pipe. 'Weld it with your laser pistol!' suggests George-R. 'You mean, shoot it with my laser pistol? Because shooting the pipe is kind of what made it rupture […]

If Lasers Don't Work, Go Nuclear

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

As often happens when people are thrust together in confined spaces for extended periods of time, tempers flare in Nuclear Missile Silo 543. Except the Troubleshooters have only been here for about thirty minutes, and have inspected three of the six or so domes in the silo. And it's not just angry words being thrown […]

Nuclear Security is Easy

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The mission to escort Herman-G down a short corridor was a miserable failure, albeit a partial success. Herman-G was executed at the Executionaganza on schedule, but in red reflec armour and apparently after a sex-change. Even so, the Troubleshooters have found themselves on punishment duty. The Troubleshooters' punishment is to inspect and maintain the assets […]

Thrilling Headgear

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

The Troubleshooters have an easy mission: escort a prisoner down a short corridor. Simple. Even so, they need to be briefed, outfitted, and then actually complete the mission, otherwise they'd be commie mutants. Outfitting is a little unusual in this case, as the citizen in charge of equipping the Troublershooters has gone for lunch. Or […]