Flip Switch

Flip Switch 1[credit]

Influence: 1

Use this hardware only during your turn.

[trash]: Jack out.

[trash]: Remove 1 tag.

[interrupt][trash]: Reduce the base trace strength of a trace to 0.

BMI switches let runners surface without a true disconnect. Handy for a break… immediately.
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Downfall (df)

#13 • English
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  • Updated 2019-04-27

    NISEI Downfall Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    Does the Runner still have to pay the additional cost from Port Anson Grid if they use Flip Switch to jack out from a run on its server?

    Yes. When the ability on Flip Switch resolves, the Runner must trash a program to jack out. If they do not trash a program, they do not jack out.

    Does the third ability on Flip Switch trigger Armand “Geist” Walker?

    Yes. Geist only cares that it’s an ability with a icon; it doesn’t have to be a paid ability.


This little guys sinergyzes with Az McCaffrey: Mechanical Prodigy and his console Masterwork (v37) but also shines in Thrash decks such us Armand "Geist" Walker: Tech Lord or Hayley Kaplan: Universal Scholar with Tech Trader.

And even with that it allows you to run with impunity of allmost any encounter (except from Anansi) or remove a tag in pinch (such a 4th clic Snare! or 4th clic Agenda theft from Argus Security: Protection Guaranteed)

The cons is that it's a hardware that has to be installed so if you don't have sinergyies about installing stuff (such as the mentioned or Technical Writer or... The Supplier ) it doesn't see much play.

It's still a fun card for criminals that missed Nero Severn: Information Broker

(I'm trying to fill reviews in cards that doesn't have one so you can have opinions and information in all the netrunnerdb)

(Uprising Booster Pack era)
Solid summary. Wanted to add some additional clarifications to your review: Flip Switch can be used on Anansi if it's used on the approach. Additionally, Flip Switch's synergy with The Supplier isn't worth it as you won't get the full 2c discount as you would with something more expensive. —

Just install this and laugh when you encounter a Data Raven, Data Ward or an IP Block when you have turtle installed (Pachinko also wouldn´t make problems). I think that it could help to solve Endless Hunger´s problems with "End the run if the Runner is tagged" subroutines that aren´t "End the run", so they can´t be broken with Endless Hunger. Bye bye, Keegan Lane!

Flip Switch has seen a renaissance with the rise of Ob decks using the nasty Stavka plus Hafrún combo. This unassuming little tech card could be the thing that keeps your rig from being blasted. If you expect to run into nasty Ob players, consider packing 1x of these in your deck. And hey, it ain't useless in other situations either.

(The Automata Initiative era)