Nyashia 2[credit]

Memory: 1 • Strength: -
Influence: 3

When you install this program, place 3 power counters on it.

Whenever you breach R&D, you may remove 1 hosted power counter to access 1 additional card.

Speed gets you in, intuition gets you out.
Illustrated by Liiga Smilshkalne
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The Devil and the Dragon (tdatd)

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  • Updated 2024-03-15

    ANCUR UFAQ 22 [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use all three power counters from Nyashia on a single run?

    No. The ability only triggers once per trigger condition.


At first view, this card seems like the poor man R&D Interface. Half the cost AND it is a program, not an hardware. Those are drawback right?

But there are synergies to get with this. First, like any installable card that has a limited use, it is a prime candidate to become the target of Aesop's Pawnshop. Second, being a program, this is tutorable by Self-modifying Code and Customized Secretary.

So, is it better than The Maker's Eye or R&D Interface? Short answers : no, but it has uses. It is equivalent to The Maker's Eye in term of multiaccess. The only advantage it has over The Maker's Eye is that it can be fed to Aesop's Pawnshop (for a net 1 cred gain) and it would not be stopped by Crisium Grid (good thing). But it has less tempo than The Maker's Eye.

In specific type of deck, like those using Customized Secretary and deck using Aesop's Pawnshop, it can be worth it. Making every cards used give you a positive cred gain is nice.

The art is very nice, once you notice it among the saturated colors. Nice quote also.

I just don't understand why it is 3 influences, when R&D Interface is 2.

(Salvaged Memories era)

Note that RDI and Nyashia work off of Divide and Conquer and Mind's Eye, while Maker's Eye cannot be combined with other run events.