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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What's the etymology of the term “rez” in the Netrunner games?

In the Netrunner games, "rezzing" a card is the act of revealing and paying for it when you're playing as the Corporation (in the new LCG anyway; I'm not familiar with the original CCG, but I believe ...
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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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Do any successful draft formats exist for Android: Netrunner?

It's still early enough in Android: Netrunner's lifecycle that using the full cardlist to build decks isn't too overwhelming, but as time goes on, it could well be, and archetypes will become ...
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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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How do Data Raven and Chum interact?

Chum deals 3 damage if the next encountered ICE doesn't have all its subroutines broken. Data Raven gives the runner the option to either take a tag, or end the run when encountered before proceeding ...
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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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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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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 distribution of ICE should I have in my deck?

When building Corporation decks for Android: Netrunner, I've been finding it difficult to get the balance of ICE in my deck right. For instance, in my most recent deck, I've found that I've put a ...
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What is E3 feedback implants good for?

Whenever you break a subroutine on a piece of ice, you may pay 1 cred to break 1 additional subroutine on that ice. When would I need this card? With most icebreakers, it's 1 cred to break a ...
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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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If I forfeit Breaking News, will the tags stick?

Breaking News is an agenda that reads: When you score Breaking News, give the Runner 2 tags. When the turn on which you scored Breaking News ends, the Runner loses 2 tags. If I find some ...
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Can abilities with a [Click] cost be used during a run?

Some abilities have a [Click] cost to them, such as Crypsis' ability to add a virus counter to it. Does it count as a "paid ability" for the purposes of the Run Timeline? I.e. could I, mid-run, add a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to use 'Nisei MK II' free 'End the run'?

From the 'Nisei MK II' card: Place 1 agenda counter on Nisei MK II when you score it. Hosted agenda counter: End the run. Does this really means that you get a free 'End the run' that the ...
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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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Placing advancements on non-advanceable cards

I know you can't advance something that is non-advanceable, but what about the Runner? In the new Opening Moves Data Pack, there is a card called "Queen's Gambit" (according to the pics). It says: ...
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Does ZU.13 Key Master confuse the MU rule?

It is clearly stated in the rules that Memory Units (MU) only apply to 'installed' programs. By 'installed' I mean installed on the runner's rig. Then I read the ZU.13 Key Master card: [...]the ...
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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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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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Can the Runner/Corporation trash their own installed cards?

This mostly came up last game with a player that had Wyldside. When your turn begins, draw 2 cards and lose [Click]. He was using it to good effect up until a few turns in, when he had too many ...
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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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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 we look at R&D cards that are trashed by virus install?

Noise is a Runner whose ability states: Whenever you install a virus program, the Corp trashes the top card of R&D. Can the Corp and/or the runner look at that card? Is the card trashed ...
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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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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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What happens when the Runner stack is empty?

When the corporation R&D is empty the corporation loses. What happens when the Runner's stack is empty? I think that: He must finish the game with only the cards on the table. or I doubt ...
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Simultaneous win conditions in Android: Netrunner?

If the runner access an agenda which gives them enough points to win the game, but the corporation is Jinteki and deals 1 net damage as a result which is enough to kill the player and win the game, ...
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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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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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Can Net Shield ability be triggered “in response”?

When runner has Net Shield installed, can they wait until they are about to receive net damage before they decide to trigger its ability? If the answer is "yes" (or even "no") could you please also ...
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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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When do you increment the 'Successful run' counters?

Do you increment your 'Successful run' counters at the moment you successfully went through the ice(s) and are accessing a server or do you increment your counters after a run is completed? For ...
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Can I use Project Atlas just before the Runner accesses cards from HQ?

Project Atlas is a Corporation agenda that can be over-advanced to provide agenda counters for the following ability: Hosted agenda counter: Search R&D for 1 card, reveal it, and add it to HQ. ...
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Can we fake-advance any card?

Some Assets can be advanced (e.g. Project Junebug) and some can't (e.g. Snare!). Is it OK to advance any asset cards to make them look like Agenda? For example, with the ambush assets the Runner ...
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Can a runner trash ICE or Operation cards after a run on the HQ?

A sneaky runner managed to make his way into my corporate HQ. I let him pick a card at random from my hand (I had no upgrades), and it just happened to be a piece of ICE or an Operation or maybe even ...
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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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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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Can a Djinn host a Parasite?

In Android: Netrunner, Djinn is a program that reads: Djinn can host up to 3 [Memory Units] of non-icebreaker programs. The memory costs of hosted programs do not count against your memory ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 I start with my identity card unrezzed?

The rules state There are six types of Corporation cards: identities, operations, agendas, ice, upgrades, and assets... Corporation cards are installed facedown, and are inactive unless rezzed. ...