Reduced Service

♦ Reduced Service 0[credit]

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Trash: 2
Influence: ●●●○○

When you rez this upgrade, you may pay up to 4credit to place that many power counters on it.

As an additional cost to run this server, the Runner must pay 2credit for each hosted power counter.

Whenever the Runner makes a successful run on a central server, remove 1 hosted power counter.

Illustrated by Krembler
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Downfall (df)

#62 • English
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Reviews

A green Embolus-ish card at first sight. However they are much different in their uses. Reduced Service:

  1. Starts at full strength, enabling reactive lockdown of a server that you predict the runner would run. (E.g. Create a scoring window on the remote, protecting a naked Bio-Ethics Association after the first run in Jinteki: Replicating Perfection, protecting Ronald Five on the last click, etc.)
  2. Counters cannot be regenerated once exhausted, barring derez shenanigans with Divert Power or Test Ground in Standard
  3. Is more like a Tollbooth in server tax calculation compared to Border Control for Embolus
  4. Is more usable in asset-spammy decks (Centrals only) compared to Embolus
  5. Not payable by Bad Publicity
(Salvaged Memories era)

This asset incentize the runner to go against centrals. In a glacier, this card could shine very bright.