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Psychic Field mentions spending credits. Are both players actually spending these credits from their credit pool, or are these imaginary credits?

If a runner has 0 credits, this is basically a guaranteed win?

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  • It is only a guaranteed win if the runner has no way of preventing net damage.
    – bwarner
    May 12 '16 at 13:06
  • This card is never a guaranteed win, because it only deals as much damage as the runner has cards in hand. You need to do cards in hand +1 to flatline the runner.
    – shanodin
    May 29 '16 at 19:00
  • @shanodin win the psi game. Not the whole game.
    – prolink007
    May 29 '16 at 19:03
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Yes, this card is an example of the Psi game mechanic, and credits are always spent from your credit pool. If aplayer has no credits, then they can only bid 0 during the Psi game (note: this is an excellent way of dealing with Caprice Nisei!).

From the manual (p.7),

Credit Pool: Each player has a credit pool where he keeps the credit tokens he has available to spend. Spent credits are returned to the token bank.

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  • It's worth noting that credits can be spent from anywhere, not just the credit pool, as long as they are legal to spend on psi games. For instance Ghost Runner credits can be spent for psi games.
    – Andrew
    Jan 12 '18 at 17:59

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