John Masanori

♦ John Masanori 2[credit]

Resource: Connection
Influence: 0

The first time you make a successful run each turn, draw 1 card.

The first time you make an unsuccessful run each turn, take 1 tag.

"I've been logging online with babes all day. Don't worry, the connections are clean. I guarantee it."
Illustrated by Zefanya Langkan Maega
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#9 • English
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  • Successful runs and drawing cards might just be the two best things the runner can spend a on, so getting both for one is amazingly good click compression
  • At 2 rez cost, he only takes about 3 successful runs to break even on installing


  • Having to pay to remove a tag after an unsuccessful run is very undesirable, so he is best in decks that:
    • can be fairly sure runs will be successful by quite early in the game
    • and/or won't care too much about being tagged
  • won't do much as much in decks that only make occasional, high-impact runs

Notable Interactions

  • combines well with Desperado and Datasucker to get incredible value for a run
  • also nice with Security Testing and Gabe
  • can be used to deliberately self-tag by running a simple 'end the run' barrier, in order to use a card like Data Leak Reversal that the runner must be tagged for
  • dangerous to use in the same deck as expensive resources like Professional Contacts as these add extra danger to getting tagged

Final Thoughts

  • a good supplemental draw option in decks that have no long-term/high-value resources, ignore tags, and rely on Plascrete Carapace to protect from meat damage
(Order and Chaos era)
Would Jesminder Sareen: Girl Behind the Curtain 's ability have an effect here? It does sound like this effect takes place "after" the run, not during ... otherwise it would be a great synergy —
The timing structure of a run says that the run ends and is then considered unsuccessful. So I guess Jesminder does not work with this. —