Progenitor 0[credit]

Program: Daemon
Memory: 0 • Strength: -
Influence: 2

You can install virus programs onto this program. Limit 1 hosted program.

The memory cost of the hosted program does not count against your memory limit.

[interrupt] → Whenever virus counters would be purged, prevent 1 virus counter on the hosted program from being removed.

Illustrated by Hannah Christenson
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This card is going to be A Huge boost for Virus decks that isn't just about installing and aesoping viruses into hades shard.

some of the more powerful combos of hosted viruses

Hivemind, the most obvious one that every one as pretty much thought of

Imp, on a progenitor paired with virus breeding ground, means it always has 1 counter to move another one to, for super trashing. ill happy trade one click to put a token on to trash a sansan ect

Darwin, so darwin (i have a soft spot for the old 4 legged killer whale) with be minimum of 2 after start of your turn. 1 token saved, 1 added (credit) , or 3 if you got a hivemind paired up and why wouldn't you. then for a click from virus breeding ground your on 4, with david +e3 your set !

(The Source era)

Progenitor may seem scary when you're sitting across the table from it, but there is an answer.

Runner has a Hivemind or Medium hosted on a Progenitor?

Repeat after me: "Power Shutdown for 1 and 0 cards, please."

(Salsette Island era)
Best Defense is another one the runner will need to worry about. —
The issue is that any virus runner worth their salt will have easy recursion, allowing them to swing those cards right back. And anyone carrying Power Shutdown will almost always want it for the combos, rather than the elimination. —