Thule Subsea: Safety Below

Thule Subsea: Safety Below

Identity: Division
Deck size: 45 • Influence: 15

Whenever the Runner steals an agenda, do 1 core damage unless they spend click and 2credit.

Join us. Safe, away from the crisis.
Illustrated by Kira L. Nguyen
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Parhelion (ph)

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For possibly the first time in Netrunner's history, HB's cards for following up on brain damage actually look kinda decent. At 2+ brain damage, Ontological Dependence is an easy score and you now have in-faction tagging (Distributed Tracing) which can set up a usually fatal End of the Line. You now have much better options for proactively and reactively inflicting brain damage than ever before. This ID does not look to be one of them.

We've seen terrible marketing from HB before*, but if you think people are coming to live in bone-crushingly pressurized waters in the freezing depths off Siberia for "safety", search your heart and get somebody better to write the ads. And, also, you probably want something safer than the runner losing ~2.5 clicks and ~5 credits over the course of the game. This will inconvenience 2-3 agenda steals with no impact whatsoever on the game-winning steal.

*EVE CAMPAIGN 1.0: "We hear metal corpses are in this year."
EVE CAMPAIGN 2.0: "This time, we splurged on a droid designer who's seen a woman before."
EVE CAMPAIGN 3.0: "What you want, we've got! 60% fewer wires sticking out."

(Parhelion era)

This Haas-Bioroid identity is middle of the road in term of power. It does the reverse of what usual HB identity does : it slows the game rather than accelerate it. The identity is made to use Ontological Dependence by design. If a runner takes the core damage, Ontological Dependence is that much easier to score. This encourage the corp player to have "smaller" agenda like Élivágar Bifurcation, to have more opportunity to trigger the ability. Usually, Thule Subsea: Safety Below ability will trigger around 3 to 4 times per game, and that is not much. If the ability had been like Jinteki: Personal Evolution, triggering on scored agendas, it would be much more powerful.

Most runner will not run last click and spend a click and 2 to steal an agenda. This will foil the plan to use Deep Dive to see 2 agendas.

Still, Thule Subsea: Safety Below combine very well with Mr. Hendrik, every bioroid ices, Nightmare Archive, Manegarm Skunkworks, Warden Fatuma and Tempus.

Because the identity encourage doing Core Damage, Dr. Vientiane Keeling combine well as a doomsday kill package.

As long as Haas-Bioroid: Precision Design, Asa Group: Security Through Vigilance and Sportsmetal: Go Big or Go Home are in the meta, Thule Subsea: Safety Below will be far behind in the HB faction, competitively.

The art is stunning and has probably inspired the quote (or was it the reverse). An interesting identity in the faction.

(Parhelion era)