Mission Fragment 1.3.66.21

The Troubleshooter team, while engaged in a mission of particular danger and excitement, draw the attentions of a High Programmer. At particularly awkward moments amidst the action / investigation / mayhem / explosive decompression / heart-rending emotional exchange the team encounter INFRARED Clearance cannon-fodder / RED Clearance administrative personnel / communication rockets / DiploBots / annoying advermercial PDA scumware downloads / experimental mind-altering message delivery pharmaceuticals. The missives to the team ask probing questions of a single member of the

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Code 7 – Delta 77.A.812-ccC.0

Troubleshooter Central Control has implemented a new resource integration and management system (RIMS) for which the Troubleshooter team has been selected as test subjects, along with several other teams. The system, a sub-node of a division of a lesser matrix of The Computer, takes all the information about the resources available and the tasks currently requiring attention, from Commie attacks and outer wall breaches through to pedestrian transit hygiene operations and ambient habitat temperature monitoring malfunctions. #134617362 / gettyimages.com Everyone

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Code 7 – Kappa 6.11111.a-a8

Having stared down the Vultures guarding the door and made it into the room, the Troubleshooters watch the Briefing Officer keel over halfway through the mission brief, without explanation. He’d been telling them about the Commie infiltration of a sub-level warehouse facility in AKZ Sector, gone boggle eyed, then collapsed like a stone. After lying on the floor for a moment, he probably starts spurting blood out of all his orifices, or exudes a foul smelling, but innocuous, gas, or

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Code 7 – Gamma 22.a-1.668.1

Something struck a communications relay tower in YBF Sector. A Tech Services team went in and didn’t return. A squad of Vultures went in and didn’t come out either. The Troubleshooters have to find out what’s going on. It could be a flying saucer; a meteorite containing a weird metallic signature; a piece of Old Reckoning space junk filled with media recordings from Before; an experimental, homemade ground-to-air missile etched with obscenities about The Computer; a structural fault caused by

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Medieval Home Alone

At the end of last year I attended the Dragonmeet event in Kensington. In previous years, I attend purely as a visitor; but, on this occasion I attended as a guest of Arion Games. I have been writing for Arion for the historical adventure game Maelstrom, so planned to do my bit running an adventure. I have to admit, I went there having never run a game at a convention before. If anyone involved experienced any trauma as a result,

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