Android: Netrunner is a cyberpunk-themed asymmetrical living card game edition based on the original CCG Netrunner. Players take the role of either a corporation or a runner and attempt to advance or steal agendas to win.

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Can a runner end the run before accessing all cards?

When playing casually, I have seen runners occasionally access some cards but decline accessing the remaining (typically due to hitting a trap and being concerned about subsequent traps). The ...
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Android netrunner: may I trash a card before I am forced to discard?

As a runner, if I am tagged and the corp spends a click to destroy a resource of mine, if the resource can be trashed for some good, may I trash it before it gets discarded? (as an example of such a ...
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Can you trash Crimium Grid to make the run Successful?

Can as a runner when you encounter a server that has Crimium Grid trash it to make that run successful or do you have to make another run after you trash it?
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Proper Sleeves for Android Netrunner

I am trying to find the right sleeves to get for Android Netrunner. And while Fantasy Flight was nice enough to put a color coded sleeve and number of packs needed for that box on the back of both the ...
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Why is “All that remains” banned from Android: Netrunner World Championships?

The Android: Netrunner tournament rules say the choice of banned cards is up to the tournament organiser. With the single exception of banning "All That Remains" at world level. Authorized Cards ...
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Can I Advance an Unrezzed Ice in Netrunner?

The rule book specifically prohibits advancing cards that cannot be advanced. Ice generally cannot be advanced but there are a few exceptions. Does the exception apply when it's face down? What I'm ...
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Can Nisei MK II Be Used During an Ice Encounter?

This is related to: How to use 'Nisei MK II' free 'End the run'? Say the Corp has a counter on a harvested Nisei MK II. Example 1: The Runner encounters Chum and begins breaking ...
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What deck should be used for a beginner in Netrunner

The Netrunner rules suggest playing with Jinteki as a first hand, but I have heard that is a bad starting deck. Which should be used for a starting deck for introducing someone to the game? And which ...
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Who does the Runner pay if a piece if ICE states “runner… pays X Credits”?

If the runner triggers an ability that says they "pay" a number of credits, who should they pay? The bank or the Corp? Is "pay" the same as "loses"? Examples of "pay" abilities and subroutines ...
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Can I use a program run ability (eg: Sneakdoor Beta) and an run event card (eg: Account Siphon) for the same run?

If I use a "make a run..." event this cost me a click. Is it possible to use a "make a run..." program with another click cost on the same run? I'm sure there are more examples but Account Siphon ...
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Which programs can break subroutines on a trap?

If I Rez a trap (eg: Howler) which programs can break subroutines on it? Is it just AI like Crypsis or are there others?
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Can you Rez an upgrade during a run? And when?

If I have an upgrade (eg: Strongbox) on a server (eg : Archives) - can I Rez it during a run? If i can, how does this differ if there is Ice or not?
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Is there a paid ability window before the runner can jack out after the last subroutine executes on a piece of ice?

Basically the title. A situation where this would matter. If I have a House of Knives scored and my opponent runs into Kominu with no breaker can I use the House of Knives ability after he loses all ...
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Possible to play 2x2 with 1 core set and data pack in Netrunner?

I have just purchased the Android Netrunner Core Set, played a few games, and am now excited to play more. The problem is that out usual gaming group consists of 4 people, and to my knowledge the ...
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Does destroying a server mean the run is unsuccessful?

Maybe I'm missing this from somewhere, but a situation came up in a recent game that I need clarification on. The runner plays Dirty Laundry on a remote server with no ICE and only one card ...
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Are there any known “available for purchase” life spans for expansions for Android Netrunner?

As far as I know, a lot of cards (in TCG world) are stopped being produced (and available in stores) at some point. Is there a known life span for Android Netrunner expansions? For example is there a ...
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In Android: Netrunner, is there a bias towards a particular sub-type of ICE in corp decks?

I'm looking to put together a runner deck that takes advantage of Tinkering and Paintbrush. I'm also considering cards that care about ICE or breaker sub-types, such as Kit for my identity, or ...
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In Android: Netrunner, can the Shaper event Scavenge install the program that was trashed to pay for it?

This question touches on the timing when an event card is played. If a runner plays Scavenge, they must trash an installed program as part of the cost. Is that program already in the heap by the time ...
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What are some of the different interactions with empty remote servers in Android: Netrunner?

This is a multi-part question about empty remote servers. Each of these questions came up during gameplay and I'm hoping to get clarification on them since some of the interactions aren't completely ...
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Clocking Android Netrunner

I started playing Netrunner quite recently. Love it so far. However, we're finding it slow--or rather, I think Netrunner is finding us slow. I've only played a handful of games with one friend so far, ...
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Tyr's Hand - Rule Check

I have Tyr's Hand installed in a remote server and Heimdall 2.0 protecting it. The runner declares a run and approaches Heimdall 2.0. I pay to rez the ice, and the runner decides to break all three ...
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What are some common tactics to make runs against servers with unrezzed ICE in Netrunner?

When I play as a runner, I tend to be apprehensive about unrezzed ICE unless I have a breaker of each type and a pile of credits. Naturally, neither of those things are in place early in the game, and ...
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Number of Agenda Cards Scored

How many agendas of each type of agenda can be scored? It is possible that only one of each type can be scored and the corporation wins the game with 7 agenda points total.
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What does “Gunblade” refer to in Netrunner?

I'm just starting to look into Android: Netrunner and encountered some decks that referenced a "Gunblade". For context, I was looking at some Shaper decks that utilized Cloak/Dagger to break ICE. What ...
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What is Astrochain and how does it work?

I just got into Netrunner, and I'm reading up about it, and I keep seeing Astrochain being mentioned everywhere, but I can't find an explanation of it. I know it involves AstroScript Pilot Program in ...
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How do “Run” Events interact with effects that change the server you're running on?

In Android: Netrunner, there are several Events that specify that a Runner make a run on a particular server. For instance, Account Siphon: Make a run on HQ. If successful, instead of accessing ...
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Looking for uber-accessible game formats for Android: Netrunner

I've got about 8 friends with varying levels of interest in picking up Netrunner. At least 3 folks have spent a lot of money on cards and play in local tournaments. On the other end of the spectrum ...
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How compatible are the two versions of Netrunner?

I have a stash of the original Netrunner game. If I were to play a game against someone with the Android:Netrunner game, what changes/adjustments would we need to make?
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Are hosted power counters and advancement tokens the same thing?

For example: VIKTOR 2.0: Hosted Power Counter: Do 1 brain damage Aggressive Secretary: trash 1 program for each advancement token Can I advance a card that makes use of Hosted Power ...
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Can Android: Netrunner be played with more than two people?

I've heard that in the old CCG version of Netrunner, there were rules which allowed the game to be played with four players, similar to two-headed giant in Magic: The Gathering. Were these rules ...
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Why is Femme Fatale so expensive to install?

Femme fatale costs 9 to install and I am struggling to figure out why it costs so much. The card has the ability to render a piece of ice fairly useless by allowing you to break its subroutines by ...
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What are the rules when accessing a remote server with upgrades?

Android netrunner has a seemingly endless and complex set of rules. I was hoping to get a clarification on how accessing a remote server works. In the rules it states you get access to all cards when ...
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How does Snare! work in Netrunner?

Snare! says ,"If accessed from R&D the runner must reveal it". It then allows the corp to pay 4 coin to give 3 net damage and add a tag. It also mentions to ignore this affect if Snare! is ...
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Do you need a program to make a run in Netrunner?

The definition for interaction in netrunner seems a tad vague and I was hoping to clear up some points. I know you can run through ice and accept subroutines if you do not have the appropriate ice ...
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Does ice ever break in Netrunner?

I recently learned how to play Netrunner and it seems to me that the corporation has a large advantage because ice doesn't break if bypassed. As a corp I can just keep piling on ice and the runner ...
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Can I spend Stimhack credits after accessing cards?

Stimhack gives me 9 credits that I have to spend during a run. Cards like Clone Chip allow me to install programs during a run. I can obviously use my Stimhack credits to pay for these programs. My ...
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Hokusai and Bernice Mai timing

What is the jack-out and rez timing of upgrade traps that need to be rezzed. For instance, let's say the runner has passed the last piece of ice. Does the corp rez Hokusai Grid after the runner has ...
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Oversight AI Woodcutter behind a Chum

I am the runner and on a run I encounter a Chum, but I don't break its subroutine. I encounter the next piece of ICE which happens to be a Woodcutter (rezzed with an Oversight AI) without advancement ...
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What can a Runner do to trash ICE that is in play?

I know that the card parasite can potentially trash ice, but is there any other way? (I've just recently started playing)
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Can the active player choose the order of simultaneous effects?

I am the runner. I have a Femme Fatale that targets a Data Raven and make a run on a server that is protected by that Data Raven. When I encouter the Data Raven, both cards trigger (When you ...
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Can the Corporation know which HQ cards were accessed?

When the Runner accesses cards from the Corporation's HQ, does the Corporation get to know which cards were accessed, or are they returned to the HQ before the Corporation sees them?
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Does bypassing an ICE trigger Chum's subroutine?

If the runner bypasses an ICE behind a Chum (subroutine not broken) with Femme Fatale, does Chum's subroutine trigger and deal three netdamage to the runner?
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Do I need to buy data packs to be competitive?

I've seen that there are tournaments of Android: Netrunner. Regarding data packs, is it necessary to buy all the data packs to have a chance to win those tournaments? I guess the cards allowed to ...
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When can I use Cyberfeeder's recurring credit with icebreakers?

In Android: Netrunner, Cyberfeeder is a piece of hardware that reads: 1 [Recurring credit] Use this credit to pay for using icebreakers or for installing virus programs. I'm interested in ...
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Should runners be able to tell the difference between installed upgrades and agendas/assets?

If a corporation installs an upgrade on a remote server, should the runner be able to tell it's an upgrade, and not an asset or agenda? You can install multiple upgrades, but only one asset or ...
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Can Aesop's Pawnshop Remove Wyldside before the start-of-turn resolves?

Aesop's Pawnshop When your turn begins, you may trash another of your installed cards to gain 3 [credits]. Wyldside When your turn begins, draw 2 cards and lose [click] . ...
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Can you remove a 'Personal Workshop' 'Power Counter' during an encounter with ICE?

Personal Workshop When your turn begins, remove 1 power counter from a hosted card. When there are no power counters left on a hosted card, install it, ignoring all costs. [Click]: Host a ...
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When should I mulligan in Android: Netrunner?

I expect this is quite an open question, but I'll try to keep it on point: I know it depends on specific deck tactics, but under what circumstances should I consider mulliganing? My initial thoughts ...
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Does Cell Portal restart the run?

Cell Portal has the following text: The Runner approaches the outermost piece of ice protecting the attacked server. Derez Cell Portal. What happens after the Runner passes the outermost piece ...
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Parasite + Wyrm combo - is it an insta-killer?

Wyrm has the following text: 1[Credit]: Ice has -1 strength. Parasite has the following text: Host ice has -1 strength for each virus counter on Parasite and is trashed if its strength is 0 ...