Prognostic Q-Loop

♦ Prognostic Q-Loop 1[credit]

Hardware: Chip
Influence: ●●●○○

The first time each turn a run begins, you may look at the top 2 cards of your stack.

1credit: Reveal the top card of your stack. You may install that card if it is a program or piece of hardware. Use this ability only once per turn.

"Overinflate a superposition-stack and optimal code forms the negentropy traverse."
"Aha, like putting too much air into a balloon?!"
Illustrated by N. Hopkins
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Uprising (ur)

#77 • English
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Uprising
Rulings
  • NISEI Uprising Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    Does Prognostic Q-Loop require the Runner to pay the install cost when they use it to install a program or piece of hardware?

    Yes. Effects that allow players to install cards require them to pay their normal costs unless specifically stated.

Reviews

This hardware is very good. And low price too. If you are playing Geist, this card is for you. It has other synergy also.

First, it allow you to install a program or hardware from hand. How can that be leveraged. With Boomerang obviouly. Especialy at late game, when you have a stack near zero, you can make runs and install a Boomerang mid-run.

Other synergy include Tech Trader and Grappling Hook, Shiv, Spike, Crowbar, allowing you to install such program while on the run, use it, and get credits from Tech Trader.

Same goes with Sports Hopper, with Tech Trader, allowing you to clicklessly install Sport Hopper, trash it (and regain the creds spent) to draw 3, while on the run. Allowing you to steal City Work Project or Obotaka Protocol.

Even without those synergy, the ability to clicklessly install a program or an hardware, this saving you a click, is awesome. There are not many tools that get you click compression.

At 3 influences, you probably will not see it outside of criminals. But with criminals like Az or Geist, it is amazing and a must have.

(Uprising era)
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