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To be honest, I wouldn't worry so much about slow play when learning, and I would not recommend complicating it further with a clock. Here are my thoughts: 1) This game requires lots of mental arithmetic, especially when playing as the runner. How much might that run cost? Do I have the breaker suite required to make success likely? What is the worst ...


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Obviously it depends on the game-state, but here are some tips: Be aware of how much money the Corp has. The less they have, the less dangerous the ICE they can afford to rez. (Also, don't forget that the more aggressively you run, the more they rez and the less money they have for other plans.) Run on click one, especially against HB. Judge the threat of ...


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Normally the Corp doesn't get to see what cards the runner accesses from R&D. This would mean the corp wouldn't know they could spend 4C to deal the damage! When accessed from HQ or a remote server, the Corp already knows what the card is, and so can pay 4C to deal the damage. By making the runner reveal the card when accessed from R&D, the corp ...


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From the official FAQ, page 4: Destruction of Servers [...] If there are no cards installed in or protecting a remote server, then the server immediately ceases to exist. If a server ceases to exist during a run, the run immediately ends. Unless the run has passed step 4.4 of the timing structure of a run, it is not considered to be successful or ...


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The powerlevel of cards has changed, quite a lot of cards from the original netrunner have been increased in cost or decreased in effect. The main difference is that the new netrunner has factions and identities. When building a deck you are allowed as many neutral and your faction cards as you like, but you can only include up to 15 (normally) of other ...


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Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Scavenge says "As an additional cost to play this card, trash an installed program". That means that when you play Scavenge (paying the 0 credits), you trash a program as a cost. After you have trashed the program, it then states "Install a program from your grip or heap lowering the install cost of that program by the ...


12

There is nothing banned in All That Remains. This exception was added in the update to the Tournament Rules for the World Championship to clarify that because it was being released so close to the Championship, it would not be legal (since players would not be able to adequately play with it first). I expect this exception to be removed in the next update ...


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You cannot because upgrades are always installed un-rezzed from your hand. In order to put SanSan City Grid onto a server you first have to discard Breaker Bay Grid. Therefore by the time you can rez SanSan City Grid you no longer have the effect of Breaker Bay Grid. Also note the reason is because you aren't allowed to have two regions installed and the ...


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You are correct! No icebreaker is required to make a run. So yes, the mantra: run early, run often! On the first turn, it is usually good to put some pressure on a central server that isn't well defended (either HQ or R&D). However: some decks will punish you for this (especially Jinteki), as they have cards that can hurt you when accessed from R&...


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All transactions are conducted with the bank, credits never change hands directly from one player to another. Thematically, this makes sense as you can think of runner and corp using different scales of money. One credit to the runner may represent say $1,000 or $10,000, but for the corp it may represent 10 or 100 times that amount. From a game design ...


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Core rules: After the Runner breaks all of the ice’s subroutines and/or any effects from unbroken subroutines resolve without ending the run, he has passed that piece of ice. He then continues the run by either approaching the next piece of ice protecting the server or proceeding to the Access phase if there is no more ice to approach. Data Mine ...


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It's in the official rulebook, under Access Phase in the section on Runs: • R&D: The Runner accesses the top card of R&D, and any upgrades in its root... • HQ: The Runner accesses one random card from HQ and any upgrades in its root... • Archives: The Runner accesses all cards in Archives and any upgrades in its root... • ...


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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 ...


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No, ice can only be trashed when installing other ice. The terms "in a server" and "protecting a server" are not interchangeable, but rather used discretely to refer to different types of cards and their relation to servers. Agendas, assets, and upgrades are installed in servers, while ice is always referred to as protecting a server, and is never ...


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There is nothing about Medical Breakthrough that would function differently than other agendas upon forfeit. Forfeited agendas no longer affect the game either for points or for their abilities. Details Medical Breakthrough's ability is: Lower the advancement requirement of each Medical Breakthrough by 1. This ability is active even while Medical ...


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The "gunblade" combo refers to having both a Silencer (the gun) + Dagger (the blade) installed. Dagger is strength 0 killer unless a stealth card provides a credit to boost it (+5 for each credit). Currently, the only stealth cards available that interact with Dagger are Shaper's Cloak (which uses 1 MU, and whose recurring credit can be used on any ...


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Traps generally do not have one of the 3 usual subtypes (Barrier, Code Gate, or Sentry). So they cannot be broken by breakers for those types of ice. In general you need an AI breaker like Crypsis, Overmind, Knight, or any of the other AI breakers. However traps can still be bypassed with Femme, just like any other ice. Note that some traps DO have a ...


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The answer provided by @user30903 in the comments is correct, and I believe your question effectively clarifies what you mean by "playing" as you also reference icebreakers. There is no benefit in installing Magnum Opus twice at the same time: the effects do not stack, and in fact it is detrimental due to the memory usage. The same is true of each individual ...


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No, remotes only exist if there is a card installed either inside of them (asset/upgrade/agenda) or in front of them (ICE). This differs from the central servers, which always exist even if there is nothing in or protecting them (e.g., archives). This is discussed on page 4 of the official FAQ, under "Destruction of Servers" (emphasis mine): If there are ...


7

Android Netrunner cards are the same size as Magic: the Gathering cards, so you can use any sleeves that are Magic sized for them. This includes Fantasy Flight, Ultra-Pro, KMC, and Dragon Shield. The color or design on the sleeves doesn't matter as long as the deck has all of the same color/design (the Corporation and Runner decks can have different colors/...


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Accessing Cards in Netrunner Access in Netrunner is highly dependent on server location. The following draws primarily from the latest FAQ, and is supplemented by my notes/clarifications. Accessing Archives From the FAQ, with additional emphasis: When accessing cards in Archives, the Runner turns all cards faceup in Archives before accessing them. ...


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Chairman Hiro is a unique asset (there is a diamond next to the card name designating this status). While multiple unique cards may be installed simultaneously, only one may be rezzed at a time. So, if you have two Chairman Hiro's installed, and one is rezzed and the runner runs on it, you could conceivably rez the second Hiro which would cause the first ...


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The ability is: Install an asset, agenda, or upgrade from HQ in a new remote server. Place 3 advancement tokens on that card. You cannot score or rez that card until your next turn begins. Unlike cards like Shipment from Kaguya, Mushin No Shin has no restriction here that the card must be a card that can be advanced. Thus, any card that can be ...


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Summary: Inside Job bypasses the first piece of face up ice on a server, regardless of when that was rezzed. Note: there are some effects that can cause to to encounter ice that hasn't been installed, such as Archangel, or that is installed on Awakening Center. These can also be bypassed with Inside Job if the server has no rezzed ice in front of it. The ...


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If the Corporation player attempts to draw from his empty R&D deck, he loses the game. From the rules PDF, page 3: ...the Runner wins if the Corporation must draw a card from his empty draw deck The Runner simply loses the ability to draw more cards if his Stack is empty, but it's not a game-ender. You don't reshuffle.


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No. Once the first paid ability is triggered, it resolves completely before another paid ability can be triggered. The exceptions are "prevent" and "avoid" abilities. So, in your example either ability will result in the Cortez Chip being in the Heap and no longer installed before you could possibly trigger the other ability. The specific text from the ...


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The "turn begins" trigger happens only once (at step 1.2 of the corp/runners turn according to the timing structure chart). So a card installed when the triggers resolve would not itself trigger. This is also separately clarified for The Supplier in the official FAQ (https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/android-netrunner/support/...


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Yes, you can. From the rulebook, p. 14 Agendas can always be advanced while installed. Cards other than agendas can only be advanced if their text box allows it. There is no limit to the number of times a card can be advanced. and Scoring Agendas– When the number of advancement tokens on an agenda is equal to or higher than its advancement ...


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Whole encounter. From the rules (emphasis theirs): This strength increase lasts only while the current piece of ice is being encountered, unless otherwise noted by card abilities. After an encounter with a piece of ice, the icebreaker’s strength returns to the value shown on its card


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No, it doesn't force you. Neutralize All Threats triggers "the first time each turn you access a card with trash cost..." and whatever you did with that card is irrelevant for next accesses same turn.


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