ICE: Code Gate • Rez: 3 • Strength: 5 • Influence: 1

When the Runner encounters Slot Machine, put the top card of the stack on the bottom, then reveal the top 3 cards of the stack.

subroutine The Runner loses 3credit.

subroutine If two of the revealed cards have the same type, the Corp gains 3credit.

subroutine If three of the revealed cards have the same type, place 3 advancement tokens on an installed card.

Designed by 2017 World Champion Wilfy Horig
NBN • Ed Mattinian • Magnum Opus 3
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Slot Machine
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Rule #1 of gambling: The House always wins.

Slot Machine is the custom card designed by 2017 champion Wilfry Horig, and boy is it interesting!

With a rez/str ratio of 3/5, its already worth a look, and with 3 subs and priced at a single influence, its almost TGTBT. When looked at a little closer, however, it gets a little worse.

Encounter effect: Bottoming a card is useful but will rarely be game threatening. If its a critical icebreaker then the runner may have to dig for a tutor but most of the time they won't care about losing something random. However, this does get significantlu better with any sort of draw seal or a Kala Ghoda Real TV on the board. Furthermore, the information for knowing the next 3 cards is useful but not critical as well.

-> The runner loses 3

This sub is always useful, as making the runner lose money is important for any economic war, especially out of Spark Agency: Worldswide Reach. This sub also immediately evens out the cost.

If two of the cards..

This is where the ICE gets weird. Ensuring 2 of 3 random cards from the runner's deck isnt impossible: Many runners pack more Resources and Events than other types.

If 3 of the cards... This one will amost never happen, and if it does, what are you going to use those counters on? Importing into Weyland could work, or using a False Flag, but realistically you can't count on this sub.

One final note

Chief Slee.

1 influence, 3 rez, 3 subs. 5 strength. Nobody actually wants to break this ICE. Yup.

(NAPD Multiplayer era)
The encounter effect can mess with decks using Brahman. —