I've got several ices on a remote server. On the top of them - rezzed Builder. I've got rezzed Wormhole, protecting another server (HQ, for example). The runner makes a run on HQ and faces the Wormhole. It's subroutine is triggered (resolve a subroutine on another piece of rezzed ice) and I decide to resolve the Builder's subroutine. On what server's ice can I put the advancement token? HQ or the server with the Builder on top?

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If you use Wormhole's subroutine to resolve a subroutine on Builder, you place the advancement counter on a piece of ICE protecting the server Builder is on. Builder is resolving it's own subroutine, not Wormhole.

  • Wormhole's subroutine: "resolve a subroutine on another piece of rezzed ice". Builder is another rezzed piece of ice. So, I think, I can resolve a subroutine on it in the case of triggering subroutine on the Wormhole. Feb 14, 2017 at 8:49
  • I've improved the question. Feb 14, 2017 at 8:50
  • Ok, I see, you've edited the answer. Do you have any references to the rules? I feel you are right, also we've played the Wormhole exactly this way. And it would be nice to find any clues in the official rules of FAQ. Feb 16, 2017 at 3:16

I've been convinced this answer is wrong, but I'm leaving it for posterity until I see an official ruling.

You place the token on an ice protecting HQ. The subroutine is being resolved on Wormhole, not Builder. I couldn't find an exact ruling on this question, but it's been ruled that the click ability on Bioroid Ice can't be used when Wormhole resolves one of their subroutines, and I think my answer here is a fair extension of that logic. Only if the ability referenced the Ice it lives on by name (e.g. Data Raven) should it not be referencing Wormhole (or in this case, the server Wormhole is protecting).

  • You say, that subroutine resolves on the Wormhole. But the text on it literally says "resolve a subroutine on another piece of rezzed ice". On another peice of rezzed ice! Not on Wormhole. To be resolved on the Wormhole, the text sould be something like "resolve a subrounite form another... on Wormhole"? Feb 16, 2017 at 3:12
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    Bioroid click clause concerns only breaking subroutines and has nothing to do with resolving them. I believe, this situation is closer to Bifrost Array, which has similar wording and triggers agenda ability relative to that agenda
    – Deo
    Feb 16, 2017 at 9:40
  • Hmm, I find your logics appealing. Feb 16, 2017 at 23:58
  • All subroutines the runner wants to break are broken before the first one resolves, so by the time wormhole triggers the bioroid ice's subroutine, it's too late in the encounter to break any subs anyways, even if you could.
    – Andrew
    Dec 20, 2017 at 20:59

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