Briefing Feedback Form
This form was inspired
by some computer courses I attended. At the end of each course we
had to fill in an appraisal form giving our opinion of how good the course
was, how well the content was presented, how clueless the tutor was, etc...
this struck me as a brilliant form to bring into the world of Paranoia.
The idea behind this
form is simple (but flawed). Following numerous complaints about
inadequate briefings, The Computer has decided to investigate the
problem further. This form should be filled out by the Troubleshooters
at the end of their briefing (not debriefing) and handed in to their
the forms at the end of the briefing does present a few problems...
Clones can't judge the
accuracy of the information given to them until they actually arrive at
the mission destination.
Clones criticising the
Briefing Officer are likely to get picked on at the debriefing (assuming
they make it that far).
There's no guarantee
that the forms the Briefing Officer sends to The Computer will bear
any resemblance to the ones the clones filled in.
Clones who say their
mission objectives were explained well, and then totally screw up the mission,
are going to have a hard time at the debriefing.
Using the form
As you can imagine,
the Briefing Officers aren't too happy about these forms. Some may
try to influence the feedback they get from Troubleshooters by being especially
nice. Some may appear to be helpful and answer questions, but will
actually give totally inaccurate information. (Either deliberately,
or simply because they don't know). Others may simply give the same
briefing as normal and then fill in feedback forms with the information
want The Computer to see.
If you want to mess
with the Troubleshooters' minds, make the briefing room really comfortable.
Give them snacks and drinks to consume during the briefing. Have
soft music playing in the background. Make the Briefing Officer
pleasant and helpful. Obviously this is just the Briefing Officer's
way of trying to get good feedback, but it should alert the players to
the fact that something is wrong somewhere.
At the end of the
briefing, hand out the Briefing Feedback Forms. ("Oh, I almost forgot...")
By the way, there
is no correct way to answer the final question on this form.
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