Upgrade • Rez: 1 • Trash: 4 • Influence: 2

If the Runner is tagged, Drone Screen gains "Whenever the Runner initiates a run on this server, Trace3– If successful, do 1 meat damage (cannot be prevented)."

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NBN • Adam S. Doyle • Intervention 76
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Drone Screen
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Dedicated Response Team as an NBN upgrade, so how does it compare?

Pros:

  • Upgrade rather than an Asset, meaning it can be protected easily.
  • Damage is unpreventable.
  • Is in NBN, where getting the runner tagged is more feasible.
  • Slightly better rez and trash costs.
  • Works before the runner can trash it when running it.

Cons:

  • Only effects one server.
  • Damage is trace dependant.
  • Only 1 damage per Drone Screen.
  • Must be rezzed before the run, removing surprise factor (DRT can be rezzed after the runner chooses not to jack out)
  • Doesn't work with mid-run tags, such as Data Raven, Snare and Prisec.
  • Extremely powerful tag-punishment operations already exist in faction.

... And I was really scraping the bottom of the barrel with some of those pros; so it should be painfully clear that Drone Screen is nigh undeniably worse than Dedicated Response Team, which wasn't a great card to begin with. At least DRT enabled some funny surprise flatlines, whereas Drone Screen will be quite unsurprisingly useless.

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