Some sample bot characters for Paranoia
If you're looking for new bots to torture your players with (especially if you have a couple of intelligent players willing to play these bots!) then here are a pair of fun-lovin' mechanicals for you. For full rules, consult the Bot Abuser's Guide.
The Completely Reprogrammable, Objective-oriented Worker/Technician Robot
Size: Small Armor: P2 Circuits: 3 / 3 Bump: 1 Stability: 2 Macho: 2 Hands: Extensible Graspers W/Small Grabbers Dex Base: 0 Str Base: 0 Carrying: 10 kg. Feets: Extensible Legs w/Power Assist Max Spd: Run Agility: 4 Power: Clockspring (Gridlike head attachment), Standard Power Cord Macho: 2 Input: Directional Audio Sensors Color and Binocular Video Sensors Chemical Analyzer Output: Voice Synth w/Digital voice, sampling, and Music Synth Goofy Glow-Eyes* Add'l: Slugthrower (left grasper, 6 shots, reloadable) SWI Sector Toolkit (built into right grasper, many small tools, gives +1-5 bonus to mech/tech skills, variable weapons, may help other skills, gives wrong tool on GM whim..err...a 20) Data Port (read only)
Secret Society: Methanolics Anonymous Circuits ======== 1-5 Head Clockspring, I/O 6-14 Torso Hands, Data Port 15-20 Feet Feets, Power Cord Secret Parts (may only be known to "Friend Computer") ============ Remote Override Scrambled Asimovs Personality Mod: Crow T. Robot Software ======== RAM: 6 ROM: 9 Override: 1 Jackobot Training ROM (9 ROM Sectors) Slugthrower 6 Mechanical 6 Engineering 6 The tried and true Jackobot ROM. Should fail extremely rarely.
Crow/Ts are usually used to replace an Equipment Guy in a Troubleshooter Team. Crows are happy-go-lucky repairbots that try to help in any way possible. They also like to make jokes.
The Thematically and Humorously Optimized Mobile Assassination and Stealthful Surveillance Robot
THOMAS SurBot ("Tom Surbo")
Size: Small Armor: P1 Circuits: 2 / 3 Bump: 1 Stability: 2 Macho: 0 Hands: Useless Spring Arms Feets: Anti-Grav w/Alter Grav (the "Magnetic" mod) Power: Broadcast Power Induction 10' Retractable Cord Input: Audio Sensor w/Analyzer, Directional Hearing, Controls, and Recorder Video Sensor w/Color, Telephoto, and Recorder Output: Digital Voice Add'l: Standard Data Port Radio Receive and Transmit Read Only Drive (tapes)
Secret Society: Corporganic Circuits ======== 1-3 Head Input, Output, Radio Receive 4-20 Body Everything Else Heads are easily changable; if this robot is assigned to a group, they will usually get extra heads. If the head is hit for a Kill or Vaporize result, any Video/Audio tapes in use are destroyed. Secret Parts (may only be known to "Friend Computer") ============ Retractable Force Sword in Torso Radio Controlled Override Remote Controlled Self Destruct Scrambled Resistor Asimovs (3 1 5 2 4) Personality Mod: Tom Servo Software ======== RAM: 6 ROM: 9 Override: 1 StealthBot ROM Oratory 8 Force Sword 8 Stealth 8
Tom Surbots are usually included in a Troubleshooter team to substitute for the C&RO or when the High Programmer behind the mission suspects trickery. Most Troubleshooters do not know about the Force Sword; some do not know that the bot can transmit Video and Audio.
Make sure the player playing a Surbot makes quips. Lots of quips. Enough to make the Troubleshooters shoot him.