♦ Knobkierie 5[credit]

Hardware: Console
Influence: 3

+3[memory unit]

Use the MU on Knobkierie only for virus programs.

The first time you make a successful run each turn, you may place 1 virus counter on an installed virus program.

Limit 1 console per player.

Illustrated by Martin de Diego Sádaba
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The Devil and the Dragon (tdatd)

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Fixed-Strength Breakers. Trashing. Milling. Viruses.

Long ago, the four Anarch archetypes lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Rotation attacked. Only the Virus Console, master support for all four Anarch archetypes, could stop it, but when the world needed it the most, it vanished.

A hundred days passed and my Boggs and I discovered the new Virus Console, an Anarch card named Knobkierie. And although its virus-memory benefits are great, it has a lot to learn before it’s ready to save anyone. But I believe... Knobkierie can save the world.

(The Devil and the Dragon era)
Is that a Jojo reference? —
Avatar! —
What do they mean "Use the MU on Knobkierie only for virus programs" ? What memory? —
Hard to tell because card images still aren't up yet for DatD but Knobkierie comes with 3 MU. They're only allowed to be used for viruses, similar to MemStrips. —

Knobkierie + Hivemind + Progenitor = viral meningitis for the corp. You still have 1 available MU on knobkierie (progenitor is 0 MU) to throw a medium on, and if you use one of your available MU for a nerve agent, this combination gets nuts quickly. Every sucessful run you can add 1 virus counter to either Medium or Nerve agent depending on whether you ram R+D or HQ, PLUS a virus counter onto hivemind, which counts as a counter on BOTH Medium and Nerve agent. This means that each sucessful run in essence adds a virus counter to both nerve agent and medium, plus an additional one to whichevers corresponding server you ran. Couple that with the fact that progenitor protects the 1 virus counter on hivemind from being purged, and you can essentially bypass the "every virus counter after the first" text on medium and nerve agent, giving them scary efficiency. Add to this disgusting combo that eater is in faction, and you have a cheap and affordable way to sucessfully run servers to boost virus counters before going in there with a more traditional icebreaker suite to instill panic inducing multi access runs on those coporate bastards even the turn after they purged virus counters. Is it a multi card combo that takes a while to set up? Yes. But its all in faction, and all the pieces are useful even before the whole combo is set up.