Pawn 0[credit]

Program: Caïssa
Memory: 0 • Strength: -
Influence: ○○○○

click: Host this program on the outermost piece of ice protecting a central server.

Whenever you make a successful run while this program is hosted on a piece of ice, move it to the next inward piece of ice, if able. If you cannot, trash this program and install 1 other Caïssa program from your grip or heap, ignoring all costs.

Illustrated by Liiga Smilshkalne
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  • Pawn can move onto a piece of ice hosting another caïssa, but other caïssa programs cannot move onto a piece of ice hosting Pawn. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner cannot choose the Pawn that is being trashed as the program to install with Pawn because the trash and install are part of the same effect. [Official FAQ]


According to the FAQ 2.2, Pawn Should read: “Whenever you make a successful run while Pawn is hosted on a piece of ice, move Pawn to the piece of ice directly after the current ice hosting Pawn, if able..."

(The Universe of Tomorrow era)
Surely that's implied by the "after the current ice hosting Pawn" bit? —
A straightforward (but obviously unintended) interpretation is that an unhosted Pawn fails the 'if able' check and pops a new Caïssa. —
I'm confused, why does faq version 2.2 call for this distinction? Pawn was already able to be hosted on other cards (scher) and then moved onto ice. The new faq changes the rules for other Caissa, but not pawn. If anything, the extra text you mention should have been on the card since it was introduced. —
What difference does it make which piece of ice Pawn is hosted on? The only benefit I can see is that it helps get other Caissa programs installed after a successful run. Can someone provide a review that describes how the strategy this card facilitates actually works? —