Upgrade: Ambush • Rez: 0 • Trash: 2 • Influence: 1

While the Runner is accessing this card from R&D, they must reveal it.

When the Runner accesses this card, remove 1 bad publicity unless they take 1 tag.

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NBN • N. Hopkins/Krembler • Downfall 54
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Increased Drop Rates
MWL Entries

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Rulings
  • NISEI Downfall Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    If the Runner avoids a tag from Increased Drop rate, can the Corp still remove bad publicity?

    Since “unless” designates taking a tag as a nested cost (rule 1.15.10b) and costs cannot be avoided (rule 1.15.1a), the tag cannot be avoided.

    If the Corp does not have any bad publicity when the Runner accesses Increased Drop Rates, is the Runner forced to take a tag?

    No. Since “unless” designates taking a tag as a nested cost (rule 1.15.10b), the Runner can choose not to pay that cost. In this case, “remove 1 bad publicity” resolves but does nothing.

Reviews

A cute ambush, but too niche to see mainstream play. In NBN, unless you expect most of your tournament match-ups to be Val (and if that is the case, my condolences), this card will probably be dead. You could make a deck with Reality Threedee and/or Game Over, but wouldn't you rather play any of the other great yellow assets and operations?

The Outfit can definitely benefit from this, but many builds straight up ignore the bp in favor of rush and kill strategies. And if the publicity is getting too heated, you could always just hire a Roughneck Repair Squad. That won't cost you any precious influence either.

I won't say this is a bad card, since removing bad pub has always been difficult and handy in some situations. And it is definitely nice that it fires everywhere, including archives. If you fear Val and Mining Accidents, feel free to include a copy. Just don't blame me if you only face Hayleys and 419's.

(Uprising Booster Pack era)
759
Short, sweet, and concise. Great review. —
Thank you! —