Rosetta 2.0

Rosetta 2.0 3[credit]

Resource: Virtual
Influence: 4

[click], remove an installed program from the game: Search your stack for a non-virus program, shuffle your stack, then install that program, lowering the install cost by the cost of the program removed from the game.

Illustrated by Hannah Christenson
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Earth's Scion (eas)

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Earth's Scion
  • Updated 2017-05-25

    ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner removes a program hosted on Dhegdheer from the game as the cost for using Rosetta 2.0, by how much is the install cost of the new program lowered?

    Dhegdheer’s cost reduction only applies at the time the program hosted on it is installed. The install cost of the new program will be lowered by the printed cost of the trashed program.


Since Earth's Scion was released i was looking this card thinking "it's something but i can't grab it".

First Thought was : use it for Apex: Invasive Predator

Second one was : use it to cycle an emtied program for a new fresh one ::

Then i realized, OH MY GOD ! London Library !!!

Do the math, please.

With both installed and a, let's say Femme Fatale or Garrote (all in faction) in your grip, you have ::

, : search and freely install whatever program you want from your stack :)

And that's work too if you have something in your grip and another copy in your stack !!!

Ok, now we have the engine, but what for ?

Remember that for two and the same card in your grip you can have for FREE :

Of course that's just an idea ... Time will tell if that is become a story :)

(Earth's Scion era)
It's indeed an interesting combo. Not a top-tier combo since the pieces by themselves aren't that great but it could certainly help punch above your weight credits-wise. The major downside I see is speed. Setting up a combo takes time and criminals are typically strongest in the early game so you can't really afford to waste much time getting your breakers out. For criminals credits, on the other hand, are usually less of a problem due to a strong run-based economy. —
I got really excited about this card, but I struggled to find a situation in which I wanted to use it instead of Special Order. London Library is a great idea for this. Kudos! —
The reaction to this card is understated. This card affords a different approach to programs in deck design. This card is a sleeper. —

Although the math for this doesn't compare well to Special Order, I actually really like that they gave Criminals another option that feels like you are rolling with the punches.

The biggest complaint we have gotten so far from the majority of Criminal programs that aren't icebreakers are that they are niche.

And some of them are super niche.

Cards like Copycat, Tracker and Sneakdoor Beta are great examples.

Copycat can be great depending on the situation! It might even be better than an inside job because of the way corp servers can be stacked up. Most competitive decks run 3x of all sorts of ice. Now, for the brief few months til rotation that card is actually decent rather than complete garbage!

Sneakdoor is probably, currently the widest application of "freaking awesome" to use it with. Simple click a program into a sneakdoor and boom, you are off to the races. When it becomes impractical to run Archives to get their sweet, sweet HQ simply bid Sneakdoor adiue and grab some other awesome program.

Really, what this allows is Criminals for the first time to be a bit like shaper and splash ultra impactful, non-virus programs into their decks. I think the best targets are going to be cards that force responses, but that could change based on builds.

But the first time they find and slam down their keyhole, I am probably going to cry "Oh man this card is OP!"

(Earth's Scion era)
Target Cache to get rid of a program you don't need anymore anyway. —
What about running X3 Femme Fatale with this card? That seems like a combo worth mentioning... —

I thought I would post a review since the last one is from three years ago. Much of what the previous reviewers posted holds true: Overmind, Femme Fatale, and Sneakdoor Beta remain useful pairings with Rosetta. The London Library trick also works which, while cool, is a bit cumbersome imo.

But there are new options now too. Stargate is useful for the same reasons Sneakdoor is, namely, getting the Corp to dedicate ICE to a server that will go to waste when you switch gears and swap your Stargate or Sneakdoor for a Paperclip to help get through that barrier on HQ. And we all know how much Crims love an open HQ. Pelangi can now be trashed to tutor for the icebreaker that you were using Pelangi as a stopgap for. Cordyceps is interesting, if you can get it to work. I prefer Nyashia since it's more straightforward, or of course the classic Imp. Any of those put a sizable dent in tutoring for a Bukhgalter and the discount isn't too bad for Amina either.

Notable also that Rosetta is a virtual resource so you could try to work in the synergy with Utae or Odore, or even use it with Apex: Invasive Predator, but these interactions are not that powerful in my limited experience.

(Uprising era)