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 limit.

Parasite is a (non-icebreaker) program that reads:

Install Parasite only on a rezzed piece of ice.
Host ice has -1 strength for each virus counter on Parasite and is trashed if its strength is 0 or less.

I'd like to play and install a Parasite such that it is hosted on an opponent's ICE (for it's main benefit of reducing that ICE's strength) AND hosted on Djinn (to reduce MU costs).

Is this legal? Can one card be "hosted" on two other cards at once?

  • I don't see what a computer program has to do with board and card games.
    – Tom Au
    Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 17:07
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    @TomAu ? Android: Netrunner is a card game...
    – Johno
    Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 17:15
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    @TomAu Designed by Richard Garfield. Definitely on-topic. Boardgamegeek link.
    – ghoppe
    Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 17:18
  • @ghoppe: I guess it was my mistake. But that's the conclusion I came to when I saw the word "program." I thought it might be better for the RPG site.
    – Tom Au
    Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 17:36

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No, a card can't be hosted on two different cards at the same time. From the Netrunner FAQ on Fantasy Flight's website:

Can the Runner install Parasite on a piece of ice but host it on Djinn?

No. A card or counter can only be hosted in one place at a time. Parasite has the restriction that it must be installed on a piece of ice, and therefore it cannot also be hosted by Djinn

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