Argus Crackdown

Argus Crackdown 0[credit]

Operation: Lockdown - Gray Ops
Trash: 4
Influence: 3

Play only if there is no active lockdown. This operation is not trashed until your next turn begins.

Whenever the Runner makes a successful run on a server protected by ice, do 2 meat damage.

“If it moves, shoot it. Then shoot it again.”
—Chief Slee
Illustrated by Krembler
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Uprising (ur)

#126 • English
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Obvious pairings include Builder of Nations, Argus itself, and the agenda City Works Project out of any ID (though it'd obviously be strongest in BoN, Argus, or SSO). It also works well with any Jinteki deck that's trying to whittle the runner down--mixed damage is good, and even a single fire from this thing could hurt a good deal. More than one on a turn is just asking to get killed by a Snare! or Neural EMP, unless you're a badass. Oh right, did I mention Obokata Protocol? Last but not least, it makes for fantastic protection against Apocalypse, provided you know it's coming next turn.

Not a bad showing for this new card type. Who knows if it'll actually get slotted into any decks, but a lot of the cards I mentioned above are used frequently enough, so we'll see...

(Uprising Booster Pack era)
I hadn't considered this out of Jinteki, actually. Saraswati using it to make Obo even more secure might be a thing! —
Janktown of An Offer You Can't Refuse is happy town ! —

All of the fine folks suggesting, that this card may help with Obokata scoring might overestimate this card because your install+double advance no longer works. So you either have to sneak this card out unadvanced and then play the lockdown or have some fast advance tools handy. Neither option is really all that viable in my opinion.

In the first case you you need three turn to score which gives the runner options for money/tools or even winning somewhere else. Secondly fast advance in Jinteki is really reserved for 4/2 or 3/2 agendas in my mind. If you really want to protect your Obokatas more i would suggest Ben Musashi or Data Loop (which can die in a garbage fire by the way).

I appreciate the design space of lockdowns, but as it stands they are just too awkward to use for scoring. In a grindy Weyland deck this card might see some use.

(Uprising era)

La Costa Grid a card.

Point taken. Still preffer Ben Mushasi because you can set it up earlier and don't telegraph as much.