Wotan

ICE: Barrier - Bioroid • Rez: 14 • Strength: 10 • Influence: 5

End the run unless the Runner spends .

End the run unless the Runner pays 3.

End the run unless the Runner trashes 1 installed program.

End the run unless the Runner takes 1 brain damage.

Haas-Bioroid • Christina Davis • Second Thoughts #30
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Wotan
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Wotan, of the famous Project Wotan and subsequent playmat is named from the old Norse God Odin (Woden, Wotan, etc). I sometimes like to think about this card being named from the German tank operation in WW2 called Operation Wotan but alas, in Russia, Moscow captures you. Much like the ill-fated Battle of Moscow, Wotan is a sort of shiny massive barrier in the corpus of Bioroid Ice. Blue Sun: Powering the Future Decks might enjoy him with Oversight AI or Bioroid Efficiency Research but in the end, a 10 strength Barrier without many punishing effects doesn't really do much but offer a "wtf" moment when you rez him. Sadly, I love Wotan and as I have deemed him, "LORD OF THE ICE" I am a "wtf" moment lover.

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Well, first of all, it's a barrier, and so it does a fair bit more than most barriers at not simply being "end the run". It's a bioroid, but without the ability to click to get through, and while it is technically passable without a breaker, that *is* punishing. It occupies the same place as curtain wall but with one more sub and no positional clause, although it is unique. I think it's an excellent wall, while I agree that it works best with ways to rez for free or at least cheaply. —