DRUG CONVERSIONS FROM PARANOIA
compiled by Gary Astleford
West End Games' Paranoia is a game of dark comedy in an equally dark future. The society presented in the game is controlled by a powerful computer that everyone (at least publicly) obeys. One of the many tools used to control the Computer's legion of servants is, of course, drugs. Several of these drugs would be perfect for the CP2020 environment, so I converted them over using my Drug Lab. Most of them are nasty and, of course, addictive. Bon appetit!
Asperquaint, "Tireless Servant of the Computer" (Acute Paranoia, pg 8)
Keeps the subject awake, even after many hours without sleep. Users have a gung ho, can-do attitude, and are super enthusiastic. May cause tremors, weakness, and memory loss once it wears off.
Increased Endurance 10 Attribute Increase : Body 20 Strength +3 3 Mildly Physiologically Addictive -10 Delusions : Invulnerability - Immediate -5 Aggressive Behavior - Immediate -6 Possible Tremors - Delayed -1 Possible Reduced Attribute : Body - Delayed -2 Possible Memory Loss - Delayed -2 Subtotal 7 Medium Duration : 1d6 x 10 min x2 Total Difficulty 14 Type A Illegal x 10 Base Cost 140 Euro Form : Capsule/Gelcap x1 Total Cost 140 Euro/Dose
Benetridin, "VideoLand" (Acute Paranoia, pg 8)
Users will think that no matter how outrageous the risk that they cannot be hurt. Causes mild visual and audio fantasies.
Hallucinogen 10 Strength +4 4 Slightly Physiologically Addictive -5 Possible Attribute Loss : Body -8 Reduced Attribute : Reflex - Immediate -5 Delusion : Invulnerability - Immediate -5 Light Sensitivity - Immediate -2 Subtotal -11 (drop negative) Long Duration : 1d10 hrs x3 Total Difficulty 33 Type B Illegal x 7.5 Base Cost 247.50 Euro Form : Capsule x1 Total Cost 140 Euro/Dose
Gelgernine, "Inner Happiness" (Acute Paranoia, pg 8)
Makes the user happy. Since he's so damn happy, he cares very little for his own physical well being. Causes paranoia, memory loss, and tremors in long-time users.
Pain Negation 10 Depressant 5 Euphoric 5 Strength +2 2 Mildly Psychologically Addictive -8 Paranoia - Delayed -5 Memory Loss - Immediate -4 Tremors - Delayed -2 Subtotal 3 (drop negative) Medium Duration : 1d6 x 10 mins x2 Total Difficulty 6 Type C Illegal x 5 Base Cost 30 Euro Form : Capsule/Gel Cap x1 Total Cost 30 Euro/Dose
Rolactin, "Happy Life" (Acute Paranoia, pg 8)
Increases human interaction abilities, but causes a slight blue tint to the skin.
Increased Attribute : Cool 20 Increased Attribute : Empathy 20 Strength +2 2 Mildly Psychologically Addictive -8 Strange Skin Pallor - Immediate -2 Subtotal 32 Medium Duration : 1d6 x 10 mins x2 Total Difficulty 64 Type B Illegal x 7.5 Base Cost 480 Euro Form : Capsule x1 Total Cost 480 Euro/Dose
Sandallathon, "Sleepy Sleepy" (Acute Paranoia, pg 8)
Puts you to sleep. Causes tremors and anxiety (which is reflected in a reduced Cool stat).
Soporific 5 Strength +3 3 Slightly Psychologically Addictive -4 Tremors - Delayed -2 Reduced Attribute : Cool - Delayed -5 Subtotal -3 (drop negative) Medium Duration : 1d6 x 10 mins x2 Total Difficulty 6 Type C Illegal x 5 Base Cost 30 Euro Form : Capsule/Gel Cap x1 Total Cost 30 Euro/Dose
Visomorpain, "Little Black Friend" (Acute Paranoia, pg 8)
Makes you happy and quiet. Users have a perpetually stupid expression on their faces and ask very few questions.
Pain Negation 10 Attribute Increase : Cool 20 Strength +4 4 Highly Psychologically Addictive -12 Mildly Psychologically Addictive -10 Reduced Attribute : Intelligence -5 Subtotal 7 Medium Duration : 1d6 x 10 mins x2 Total Difficulty 14 Type C Illegal x 5 Base Cost 70 Euro Form : Tablet x.5 Total Cost 35 Euro/Dose
Xanitrick, "Wakey Wakey" (Acute Paranoia, pg 8)
Induces a hyper, speedy feeling with accompanying tremors, anxiety, and uncontrollable sneezing, which is followed by total exhaustion when the drug wears off.
Increased Endurance 10 Strength +2 2 Reduced Attribute : Cool - Immediate -5 Uncontrollable Sneezing - Immediate -2 Sleepy - Delayed -4 Subtotal -1 (drop negative) Medium Duration : 1d6 x 10 mins x2 Total Difficulty 2 Type C Illegal x 5 Base Cost 10 Euro Form : Tablet x.5 Total Cost 5 Euro/Dose