Public Trail

Public Trail 4[credit]

Operation: Gray Ops
Influence: ●●○○○

Play only if the Runner made a successful run during their last turn.

Give the Runner 1 tag unless they pay 8credit.

"A runner uses significant resources scrubbing their traces. Every cycle, it's harder to pin them down. But the game changes. In Heinlein, no one can last a day without brushing our AR-network."
—Cassie LaRosa, Lunar NetDefense Sysop
Illustrated by Bruno Balixa
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  • If the Corp uses Public Trail or another card to give the Runner a tag, can they trigger NBN: Reality Plus?

    Yes. Giving the Runner 1 or more tags results in the Runner taking tags.


If ever you need to tag the runner, this is the card for you. Costing the runner 8 if they do not want the tag is usually a hard choice for the runner. One tag is enough to do a lot of damage : The All-Seeing I, Self-Growth Program, Retribution are all cards that can do a lot of damage on a single tag.

For NBN: Reality Plus, it is even better, since you get additional value from the tag.

At 2 influence, it is easy to splash this in any faction that want to make use of tags. Usually, it will be Weyland, with tag punishment such as High-Profile Target and BOOM!. But other corp could make use of it for Orbital Superiority. At the very least, a tag is still a way to trash the runner most important ressource.

In my opinion, it is a well balanced card, with a cost of 4 to give the choice of paying 8 or having a tag.

Nice art, great lore in the quote, superb card.

(System Update 2021 era)