Manegarm Skunkworks

♦ Manegarm Skunkworks 2[credit]

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Trash: 3
Influence: ●●●○○

Whenever the Runner approaches this server, end the run unless they either spend clickclick or pay 5credit.

"Whose memory-tape needs such stringent security?"
—The Catalyst
Illustrated by David Lei
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System Gateway (sg)

#42 • English
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  • When is the Corp’s last chance to rez Manegarm Skunkworks for its ability to apply to a run?

    The Runner has an opportunity to jack out after passing the last piece of ice protecting the server. The “last chance” you are looking for is the paid ability window just after this (step 4e).

  • What happens if the Runner uses Omar Keung’s ability to run R&D with Manegarm Skunkworks rezzed?

    Manegarm Skunkworks will not affect this run unless it is rezzed in the root of Archives. Omar Keung’s ability moves the attacked server just before step 5a, which is after the step that can meet Manegarm Skunkworks’s trigger condition, step 4g.

Reviews

This complement bioroid defense perfectly. If the runner is clicking through bioroids, it will still punish by making the runner spend 5. If the runner spend the 5 and then trash Manegarm Skunkworks, that is a 6 differential (counting the cost of rezzing the upgrade). That is quite the differential.

Most Haas-Bioroid deck will benefit from this amazing defensive upgrade. The only downside of it is that it is unique. Which mean you can protect only one server at a time.

Good art, flavorful quote, amazing upgrade.

(System Update 2021 era)
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