ICE: Code Gate • Rez: 4 • Strength: 4 • Influence: 3

When the Runner encounters Peeping Tom, name a card type, then reveal all cards in the grip. Peeping Tom gains "subroutine End the run unless the Runner takes 1 tag." for each revealed card that has the named type for the remainder of this run.

Errata from FAQ 4.2.

"I lost the staring contest. And all seven rematches." -Kabonesa Wu
NBN • Liiga Smilshkalne • Reign and Reverie 45
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Peeping Tom
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Rulings
  • ANCUR UFAQ 24 [Michael Boggs]

    How long does Peeping Tom gain subroutines from its ability?

    Designer's Note: Technically, as Peeping Tom is written the ice gains the subroutines until the end of the game, but treat it as if the card reads "... has the named type for the remainder of this run." Errata for this card will be issued in the next official FAQ.

Reviews

Seems FFG still didn't get the memo that Black Orchestra is omnipresent in the meta. I thought that after Sandman was welcomed with a collective 'eh', they learned that all the cool multisub code gates are strength 5+ nowadays. But now here is Peeping Tom anyway.

To be fair, this card is not nearly as bad as Sandman. First of, it costs 1 credit less while having 1 more strength, which is nice VS not-BO decoders. Also, it has end the run subroutines, always good to have on a code gate, meaning it is more like Authenticator. The issue is that, just like said ICE, the ETR is a lie. While often not advisable, the runner can always opt to take the tags and be on their merry way, if needed. For a runner going full tag me, this card is essentially porous.

And not only that, this card is entirely dependent on the runner's hand. While an educated guess can land you 2 or more subs if you know your opponent's deck, if you do happen to guess wrong at a bad time, this ice could end up being a blank 4-credit investment. At least it promotes remembering what is in your opponent's hand, a mechanic I have always enjoyed about card games.

Two additional pluses to end on a high note: it synergizes perfectly with Salem's Hospitality, so maybe play this in Harishchandra. And I would love to see someone use this ice against those Origami Wu decks, and have it end up with 10 subroutines. That would be hilarious.

(Reign and Reverie era)
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I think you are underselling this a little bit. Even a single card turns this into a Hortum, which is already widely played. It's also an in faction ETR Code Gate for NBN, of which they only had what, Tollbooth? It's fairly affordable, comes with a free Snoop, and HPT/Market Forces already took care of Tagme. —