NBN: Reality Plus

NBN: Reality Plus

Identity: Megacorp
Deck size: 40 • Influence: 15

The first time each turn the Runner takes a tag, gain 2credit or draw 2 cards.

Why Settle for Real?
Illustrated by Emilio Rodriguez
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#51 • English
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NBN offer a different tempo than HB. Also, NBN is has the most tools to tag the runner. NBN: Reality Plus shows that in a grand way. Tags either let you draw or gain credits. At first look, this seems fairly tame.

But in reality, it is more like The Outfit: Family Owned and Operated. Rez Funhouse, get 2 credits back from giving a tag to the runner, making the cost effectively 3 instead of 5. Use Public Trail, tag the runner and now it cost you effectively 2 or even better, let you see 2 cards, giving you more chances to have the tag punishment that you need. Score Tomorrow's Headline and it cost you only one effective credit. Even Snare! and Prisec become cheaper for you!

The runner goes "tag me", and run all your ices without a care for the tag. You will get credits or draw out of turn at every turn. That is a good way to make your plan goes faster.

This ID encourages you to play like NBN would play : tag the runner and punish the runner for getting tagged. Which mean you have to consider what you want to do with tags, as it will be an important part of you plan. There are good tag punishment : Retribution, The All-Seeing I or Self-Growth Program to make the runner life more painful. BOOM! and High-Profile Target to make the runner hurt a whole lot more. And of course, you would get even more benefits from Predictive Planogram. And those are just a few exemples.

If you think Misdirection would ruin you days, there is always Best Defense for that, among other cards.

As usual, a 40 cards decks will let you have a more concise plan. Which makes for stronger decks in my opinion.

Beautiful art, beautiful quote, beautiful card.

(System Update 2021 era)
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