Esâ Afontov: Eco-Insurrectionist

Esâ Afontov: Eco-Insurrectionist

Identity: Cyborg
Deck size: 45 • Influence: 15 • Link: 0

The first time each turn you suffer core damage, you may draw 1 card and sabotage 2. (The Corp trashes 2 cards of their choice from HQ and/or the top of R&D.)

Waiting is useless. The crisis is here; pick a side.
Illustrated by Benjamin Giletti
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Midnight Sun (ms)

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Midnight Sun's not even properly out yet so I don't have too much to say about Esa mechanically - xir ability seems cool, though repeatable core damage is hard to come by both because you only have so much hand size to lose (especially with Jinteki getting so many good scoops) and because there just aren't that many options to deal it to yourself, but it's a pleasantly strong effect, and I'm interested to see what decks people will come up with using xir.

ALSO HELL YEAH A RUNNER WHO CANONICALLY USES NEOPRONOUNS!!! Genuinely I cannot overstate how cool this is, as someone who also uses neopronouns, to see characters like me in a game I play!!!

(Midnight Sun Booster Pack era)

Pros:

  • Finally, a counter to Hakarl!
  • Spectacularly bad choices make for great stories
  • Anyone who introduces themselves with "The crisis is here" has stories for days

Cons:

  • Hard to wage an eco-insurrection in a $5000 couture parka
  • Uninteractive milling effects: if your first introduction to Netrunner is playing against a sabotage deck, I am so sorry, it gets better
  • Maxx ran off with all the good stimhacks
(Midnight Sun Booster Pack era)