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How many cards can I access in R&D / HQ?

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 ...
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Psi 0, 1, or 2 games - are credits from thin air or player's pool?

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 ...
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When can corp trash its own ice?

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 ...
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What happens if the runner choses to play [Magnum Opus] twice?

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 ...
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Can a runner make a run on an "empty" remote server?

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 ...
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What happens if both players get to 7 points at the same time?

The runner chooses who wins (and presumably chooses themselves) with the order they access they access the cards. From the Rules Reference: When the Runner accesses cards in Archives, the Runner ...
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Can I advance an agenda over it's scoring cost?

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 ...
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When does the 'Your turn begins' phase end?

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 ...
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Is upgraded icebreaker strength per subroutine

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 ...
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Neutralize All Threats - Am I required to trash the second card accessed if I was not able to trash the first one?

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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Bioroid 2.0 Ice: can runner spend 2 clicks more than once?

The runner can use this option multiple times, provided he/she has enough clicks to spend, same as with 1.0 model bioroids. Main difference from 1.0 is that runner cannot spend just one click to break ...
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When does Adam choose and install Directives?

Android: Netrunner lead designer Damon Stone has confirmed on Twitter that Adam's directives are chosen and revealed after players' IDs are revealed.
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How often can I trigger private security force

As long as you have scored a private security force, and the runner is tagged, you may use a Click to do one meat damage, in the same way you can use a Click to draw a card, or play a card. It's ...
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How should one access HQ cards with the "Legwork"

You access the cards one at a time, but they don't go back to HQ until you're done. Essentially, you draw one from HQ, decide what to do with it (if anything), then set it aside as you draw the next ...
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How to counter BOOM! + Breaking News + 24/7 News Cycle?

We need to ignore rotation for this, because Breaking News is no longer legal as it has rotated. Here are the cards that can be used to prevent some or all of the damage from Boom!: Biometric ...
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Is it legal to use a paper and a pen during Android: Netrunner play?

Taking notes is not permitted, no. From the current Tournament Regulations (v3.2): Taking Notes and Outside Material Players cannot take notes or reference outside material or information during a ...
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Where should I place tokens via Builder resolved from another server?

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, ...
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Does Femme Fatale target exactly 1 ice, or all with same name?

It's just the one. When a card in Android: Netrunner is referring to multiple cards of the same name, it'll refer to them as copies, e.g. Copycat. There are also other examples.
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Should I forfeit an agenda when rezzing Archer via Priority Requisition?

No, you do not need to forfeit an agenda in this case. "forfeit an Agenda" is "an additional cost" to rez Archer, and Priority Requisition instructs the player to "ignor[e] all costs".
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Must take net damage vs prevent net damage

Firstly, any damage that doesn't have "cannot be prevented" can be prevented. Secondly, if you choose to take damage instead of adding Shi.Kyu to your score area, it doesn't go to your score area, ...
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I don't really understand how the expansions/data packs work in android netrunner

Big Box expansions are deluxe expansions, those terms are synonymous. There are only 4 of these and they will always be tournament legal. Their structure focuses on specific factions (e.g., the first ...
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Accessing advanced agendas

They would be trashed as well. The runner has no use for those tokens, since they add the agenda to their scored point total as soon as they access it.
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Why isn't MU shown on Runner identities?

Without answering for the designers, I'd say that it's simply because the Runner's MU is a basic game rule. It's not something that typically changes with Runners, but it's a resource to use. ...
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Breaking ICE - exactly how should strength be treated?

Unless otherwise stated, strength simply determines which icebreakers can interact with (typically meaning break subroutines on) a piece of ice. From page 16 of the rulebook: An icebreaker can ...
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What happens with cards hosted on Builder after moving it to another server?

From FAQ: Hosting The following replaces the rules on hosting that appear in the core set rulebook: “Hosting” is the result of placing a card, counter, or token on top of a card, creating a ...
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Should I trash a program after "Test Run" and then "Scavenge"?

No, when you Scavenge the Magnum Opus and reinstall it, it's considered a new copy of that program, not the same one which was installed originally with Test Run, which no longer has a valid target ...
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What does the "Ice" word means in terms of Netrunner's Lore?

According to the original Netrunner rulebook (and as recorded in the Wiki ): The corps in Netrunner view it as an acronym for Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics. The runners view it as an acronym ...
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Is False Lead's effect activated when it is forfeited by another card's effect?

False Lead is not activated when forfeited by another card. That's because the ability on False Lead is a Paid Ability, not a Conditional Ability. A card’s trigger cost is always listed in its text ...
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Core Set ways of dealing with Magnum Opus

When playing a Runner who can reliably and easily out econ you the best way to win is to have a game plan that can ignore their econ. Flatlining This is probably best done out of Weyland in core. ...
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Android: Netrunner judge program

Fantasy Flight Games doesn't currently have a judge program, the closest thing they have are the floor rules. However at the start of 2015 they announced their intent to setup something like a judge ...
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