Court documents may explain paranoia’s disappearance: happiness is mandatory

Two years ago, the Orwellian sci-fi RPG Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory was pulled from shelves within weeks of its release.The reason for its delisting is still a mystery, but a set of court documents unearthed game library The situation can be explained.

This court documents Details of an October 2021 complaint by publisher Bigben Interactive (AKA Nacon) against Paranoia’s rights holders. The two creators of the Paranoia tabletop RPG, Greg Costikyan and Eric Goldberg, have been named in the complaint, which apparently concerns the license agreement for breaches.