Because I Can

Because I Can 0[credit]

Event: Run
Influence: 1

Run a remote server. If successful, instead of breaching that server, you may force the Corp to shuffle all cards in the root of that server into R&D.

At least this time around, the graphic was family-friendly.
Illustrated by Caravan Studio
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The Devil and the Dragon (tdatd)

#66 • English
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So the more I play Netrunner, the more I think Because I Can is this game's Doom Blade.

FOR MAXIMUM COMEDY, mix the letters around, hit 'em with a CBIBIC one-two punch, set the corp back a thousand turns.

So yeah, this is a real strong tech card - not necessarily because it's powerful, but because it's so wonderfully versatile.

(Uprising Booster Pack era)
I have to say, the CBI+BIC combo is absolutely hillarious, and I will 100% try that out when I build my next Kenma deck. —
I'm not sure that BIC works against Giordano Memorial Field or Hokusai Grid. As an access replacement effect, you execute the effect at the access phase (6.9.5.g), not on the successful run trigger (6.9.5.e). An example of this timing issue (but with Bank Job) is in the Replacement Effect section (9.8.4) of NISEI's Comprehensive Rules. —

You are right, I am wrong, and I will edit my review to reflect that :(

This card is usually too weak to warrant deckslots, but it has many uses that are meta-dependent that might make you consider using it. These include:

-Preventing Haarpsichord Studios: Entertainment Unleashed from scoring an agenda you are unable to steal because of their ability.

-Partially trashing a high-cost asset, (preferably unprotected), such as Genetics Pavilion, Team Sponsorship, or Mumbad Virtual Tour.

-Uninstalling a potential ambush asset that is protecting upgrades in its server, such as a Project Junebug protecting a Shell Corporation and/or Expo Grid.

-Weakening a glacier scoring remote by removing defensive upgrades, such as Ash 2X3ZB9CY, Strongbox, Red Herrings, Old Hollywood Grid, etc.

-Reshuffling the deck to refresh R&D accesses during deep digs such as with Deep Data Mining, Indexing, The Maker's Eye, and Medium.

Other than this, the card seems too situational. If you find any more uses, (or if there is a meta shift), mention it in the comments below.

(Thank you OrionJA).

(Reign and Reverie era)
Does this card remove all Ice from a server as well? —
No. ICE is never in a server (excluding shenanigans), only protecting it. —
The best use for this card is as a cheap way to shuffle R&D. Play Indexing. If you don't see any agendas, then play Because I Can to shuffle some asset back in before you drop The Maker's Eye. —

Seems like a decent combo with Eater. Eater limits you to accessing 0 cards, throw that 0 card access away to shuffle all cards in the scoring remote back into the deck.