Hardware: Consumer-grade • Install: 1 • Influence: 1

trash: Prevent up to X net or brain damage. Trash cards from the top of your stack equal to the amount of damage prevented. X is the number of copies of Ramujan-reliant 550 BMI installed (including the one just trashed).

Limit 6 per deck.

Anarch • Kate Laird • Kala Ghoda 2
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Ramujan-reliant 550 BMI
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Rulings
  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Corp has a scored Sentinel Defense Program when the Runner encounters a Viktor 1.0 and cannot break the subroutines. How many copies of Ramujan-Reliant 550 BMI must be installed to prevent all the damage?

    The Runner only needs 1 copy of Ramujan-Reliant 550 BMI, which can be used to prevent the 1 brain damage from Viktor 1.0. Since Sentinel Defense Program requires the Runner to ‘’suffer’’ damage and not just be dealt damage, it does not trigger if the damage is prevented.

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

Reviews

I like it in Shaper with Kate "Mac" McCaffrey: Digital Tinker

TLDR you can replicate and sell them to thin your deck and get an Easy Mark each turn. Actually its better than an easy mark because you dont need to click to draw. Or you can use them to prevent damage, then user shaper recursion to get the cards you want back...

Full use case-

5 copies are included in my deck which features a lot of other cheap hardware and 3x Replicator + Aesop's Pawnshop

I sell one each turn for 3 profit using kates ability to install for -1 and replicate the next one in. Alternatively i keep them and use them to counter net damage/brain damage against Jinteki: Personal Evolution and in this instance just sell the rest of my economy.

The reasons Ramujan is good for this are:-

  • Its cheap to install so i can maximize Aesop profit.
  • I can include up to 6 so i can reliably keep replicating them in and getting an easy mark every turn for 6 turns. All the while thinning my deck without a need to click to draw. Just a click to install (so actually 1 click more efficient than easy mark after economic engine is set up)
  • They work well in Shaper because clone chip and levy ar lab access enable their damage preventing abilities. That lightspeed sharper recursion means that taking damage on your stack isn't such a risk. So i can use them as a net and brain damage counter if required

EDIT- Technical Writer has great synergy with these consumer electronics as well, frequently netting up to around 10-12 creds on a writer if installed early.

EDIT 2- This thing absolutely defangs Cerebral Overwriter #ronin and Snare! (remember to take the tag off) and makes Project Junebug much less fatal. However its use is very much enabled by Replicator and Kate "Mac" McCaffrey: Digital Tinker and having the backup plan of making it Aesop's Pawnshop and Technical Writer food if its function is unneeded in the matchup.

I look forward to seeing if anyone else fits it into other decks.

(Kala Ghoda era)
that so nice review —
I don't understand this card. Unless you're preventing fatal damage or brain damage this card makes net damage worse. Not only do you loose one card but instead one additional card and you also have to pay for it. Also massive net damage is not that common apart from Junebug. So I don't see this being worth including. —
@Capstone- other dangers are Ronin+EMP, Snare!, Psychic Field (heck edge of world) The advantage these cards get you are the ability to cheaply face plant tons of damage and lose 0 momentum. If you hit a snare and take the damage you have to stop to draw up or prepare for flatlining. If you transfer it to your R+d you dont need to spend 3 clicks drawing back up to 5 (which is where you should be to avoid Ronin +2*emp.) You can tanke 3 ronin's with 4 of these installed easy peasy and in kate all that cost you is 4 clikcs Plus the other viable alternative Deus Ex needs plenty of support to use from clone chips & SMC Whereas this is just inoffensive hardware. (which you can totally sell off for steady economy if you dont need.) —

Ramujan is great with the non-non-preventable brain damage abilities that some cards give you. As of the end of the Mumbad Cycle, I believe that list is:

All you need to do is draw and install Ramujan first before any of the adverse effects hit. So instead of Brain Cage saying "Your hand size goes up by two, but trash a random card from your hand" it says, "Your hand size goes up by three, just lose a , a , and trash the top card of your stack. But only if you filled up some of your deck slots with fluff."

Wait a minute...that doesn't sound very good.

More like Rubbish-Reliant, amirite???

P.S. The text of Skulljack is often read, "wtf put in Scrubber if you want this effect; no one is going to burn their Snatch and Grab on it, it's fine."

(Fear the Masses era)