Jaguarundi 4[credit]

Ice: Sentry - AP
Strength: 3
Influence: 2

Threat 4 → When the Runner encounters this ice, give them 1 tag unless they spend [click]. (This ability is active if any player has 4 or more agenda points.)

[subroutine] Give the Runner 1 tag.

[subroutine] If the Runner is tagged, do 1 core damage.

"Hey Br3n-N, just doing the hourly check-in. I saw a weird cyber-echo near your last node. You OK, mate?"
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Jaguarundi tags and cores.

Design: It pairs a conditional effect (↳ If the Runner is tagged, ….) with the conditioning effect (↳ Give the Runner 1 tag.). cf. a “green Jaguarundidestroyer, with:

↳ Give the Runner 1 tag.
↳ If the Runner is tagged,
  trash 1 installed program.
↳ If the Runner has at least 2 tags,
  trash 1 installed piece of hardware.

Also, any “click-bribeable” Haas-Bioroid effect acts like a “pseudo-bioroid” subroutine (with infinite strength). I think more non-bioroids should have such “click, or else” ultimatums, and with more “else” effects than just ETR. Such as Jaguarundi's tagging, or:

  • blanking: eg. When the Runner encounters this ice, choose 1 installed program. For the remainder of this run, that program loses all abilities unless the Runner spends [click].
  • damaging: eg. When the Runner encounters this ice, if they have any [click] remaining, do 1 core damage unless the Runner spends [click].
  • installing: eg. When the Runner encounters this ice, you may install 1 card from HQ unless they spend [click]. If you do, they may spend [click] to expose that card.
  • purging: eg. When you rez this ice during a run against this server, purge virus counters unless the Runner spends [click][click].

Flavor: The jaguarundi is a wild cat in South America, smaller than a jaguar and larger than a house cat.

(Context warning: discussion of enslavement below.)

Flavor: There is no bioroid ice in The Automata Initiative, but two-out-of-three Haas-Bioroid ice are still “click-thru-able” (Jaguarundi and M.I.C.). Why? Maybe because in Brazil, while most bioroid people are still in debt peonage or wage slavery (of being Wage Workers), Mercury: Chrome Libertador et alia have liberated themselves from chattel slavery (as of Ansel 1.0’s and Brân 1.0’s).

(The Automata Initiative era)