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

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

subroutine The Runner loses 3credit.

subroutine If you revealed 2 or more cards that share a type when this encounter began, gain 3credit.

subroutine If you revealed 3 or more cards that share a type when this encounter began, 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. —
If a runner has one or two credits. Does the first sub routine still take those away? Or are they safe from the lose 3 if under three credits —
To clarify for others, yes the 1st sub will still sap 2 credits or even 1 credit. The precedent for this can be found in the Upayoga UFAQ. —