Saci 1[credit]

Program: Trojan
Memory: 1 • Strength: -
Influence: 1

Install only on a piece of ice.

Whenever host ice is rezzed or derezzed, gain 3[credit].

I am life, I am sun,
Iʼm a trap, Iʼm a gun,
Iʼm the wind in the dust,
Iʼm the devil that you trust.
Illustrated by Anthony Hutchings
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The Automata Initiative (tai)

#17 • English
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  • Updated 2023-10-04

    If Saci is installed on an unrezzed Magnet, does the Runner gain 3 credits when the Corp rezzes Magnet?

    No. Saci's ability is no longer active once Magnet is rezzed, so it cannot become pending or resolve.

  • Updated 2023-10-04

    If Saci is installed on a rezzed Magnet, does the Runner get 3 credits when the Magnet is derezzed?

    Yes. Saci's ability is active in the checkpoint after Magnet is derezzed, so it is able to see that its trigger condition was met, become pending, and resolve.


Saci punishes the Corp for rez-zing a hosted piece of ice, and rewards the Runner for derez-zing that piece of ice.


  • Keros Mcintyre, also rewards ice-derezzing by gaining credits, but is global although once-per-turn.
  • Compromised Employee, also punishes ice-rezzing by gaining credits, but is also global.
  • Cache, also a $3-for-$1 (ie. +$2) program, which can be built around to net more credits or to earn credits multiple times (by placing virus counters, recurring virus cards, and so on).

Synergies (ice derez):

Flavor: in Brazilian folklore, Saci (pronounced like "sassy" in English) is a one-legged red-capped guy who can teleport. (edited to add the comments by @Anzekay: Saci can transform into a striped cuckoo, the bird in the artwork, or a dust devil, one of the lines in the flavor text.)

Design: Building around “derezzing-matters” sounds fun, but maybe it should cost $0 (like No Free Lunch)? Or maybe it could have a server-wide “on derez” trigger but still keep the host-specific “on rez” trigger (like Monkeywrench)?

Note that:

  • It cannot be flashed in by Arissana in response to a piece of ice being rezzed.
  • It punishes Haas-Bioroid's derez costs (eg. Élivágar Bifurcation) and thus could hate its “derez-to-rerez” theme, but it's not global.
(The Automata Initiative era)

The Saci folklore character is also able to transform into the Striped Cucko, which also known as the saci, or matita-pereira!

The striped cuckoo, the bird in the artwork, right? (And thanks for the info @anzekay!)

That's right, that's the bird in the art! The flavour text, if you're curious, is a bit of a hybrid piece, referencing both a well-known Brazilian song, and something I wrote myself that touches on the folklore Saci.