Event: Run • Cost: 2 • Influence: 3

Make a run. Bypass the first piece of ice encountered during this run.

"Hey, listen, I'm not asking you to do anything dangerous. Just let me into the building. And tell me which room has the weakest security. And please don't say 'the bathroom' again."
Criminal • Clark Huggins • Core Set #21
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What is there to say about this card, really? Let's you bypass a piece of ICE either for early game server access, or for late game surprise runs where the corp has done the maths on your programs and think they're safe to advance an agenda. 2 can be a lot cheaper than that outermost piece of ICE after all.

The down sides to this card are that it forces the run by the card's effect, meaning it can't combo with things like The Maker's Eye, but that's a small price to pay for potential and surprise access, and Corp ICE like Data Raven and Matrix Analyzer still proc as the encounter effect is on the card, not the subroutine.

Out of faction, it's a little less attractive at 3 influence and unfortunately doesn't splash with Rielle "Kit" Peddler: Transhuman decks as the ICE is still technically "encountered" meaning the very ICE you're bypassing gets the code gate.

No. Data Raven, tollbooth etc won't proc. “Bypass” When an effect allows the Runner to “bypass” a piece of ice, he immediately passes that ice and continues the run. Any subroutines on the ice bypassed are not broken. Bypassing prevents any unresolved conditional abilities that met their trigger condition when the ice was encountered from resolving. —
Fair enough. I always read it as the ICE is still technically being encountered, so those effects resolve, then you just move past it immediately. Thank you for the clarification. —