For anyone trying to fill out their collection of PARANOIA who has made the transistion to the 21st century and can tolerate reading on a computer screen (or who has qualms about the destruction of the rain forests), you can get (almost) the whole PARANOIA range from DriveThruRPG. If youâ€™ve checked Mongoose recently, the whole PARANOIA range is no longer available in hard copy – most probably due to the change to internal printing operations and the limitation of the machinery. If you have a hankering for â€˜Crash Priorityâ€˜ or â€˜The Traitors Manualâ€˜ youâ€™ll need to look to other sources – and at a fraction of the standard retail price DriveThru seems to offer an ideal place to shop.
I have taken to ordering a lot of books recently through this source, largely because I find reading off my laptop rather comfortable. Open Acrobat, hit Ctrl+Shift+(minus sign) to spin counter clockwise 90 degrees and Ctrl+L to go full screen (I think) – voila! Big screen reading in a format that isnâ€™t a hassle. A lot easier on a laptop than a desktopâ€¦ but, you could always tip your monitor on itâ€™s side! Having a PDF of the rules or an adventure means I can Search out what I need without flicking through pages or scanning the index – and I can add my own notes to the text onscreen (as I have an old, but serviceable, copy of the full version of Acrobat). I can sit back on a comfy seat, or out in the sun in the backyard, perch the laptop on my legs and read until the battery goes flat without hassle. Highly recommended.