Building Blocks

Building Blocks 5[credit]

Influence: 4

Reveal a barrier from HQ. Install and rez it, ignoring all costs.

"It looks like a mistake but I'm pretty sure they leave the gaps on purpose." -Gnat
Illustrated by Ed Mattinian
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Reign and Reverie (rar)

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  • Updated 2023-09-14

    ANCUR UFAQ 24 [Michael Boggs]

    If the first time the Corp installs a card in a turn is with Building Blocks, does 419 trigger?

    Yes, but the barrier is both installed and rezzed simultaneously, thus rendering the ice ineligible to be exposed. Because the barrier cannot be exposed, the Corp can decline to pay 1 and 419's ability will simply do nothing.


At a cost of 5 to play, to get your best from this you will want to play ice of 7 or greater IMO. With 5 influence, probably won't be used out of faction.

In faction Hadrian's Wall, and Curtain Wall are a beast to Rez, but for 5? Not terrible.

Even Orion, which can become cheaper will still cost 3+6=9 or 4+3=7 if you put counters on it manually.

I guess it's a poor corporation's Modded?

(Uprising Booster Pack era)
Your review is alright but it's important to note some things you missed: Curtain Wall is rotated, Blocks is only 4 inf (still won't see play outside of Weyland tho), and this card's best friend is Blue Sun. —
Chiyashi is pretty sweet, and pretty cheap to splash INTO Weyland —
You're also overlooking the way the card enables glacier. You INSTALL ignoring all costs as well. If you've got a 3-deep server, you're basically rezzing the ICE for $2! —

Playing blue sun, this card is a beast. Play building blocks, reveal/install/rez and orion, and the next turn bounce it back to your hand for a net gain of 10 credits. Its the new oversight AI.