Everyone thought Jack Weyland was turning a new leaf by disassociating himself with war-profiteering Weyland Consortium. But they were wrong. Jack revealed himself to be none other than cyborg Ronald Reagan, who finally got his chance to enact his Star Wars plan!
The goal is simple. Neo-Reagan must score Utopia Fragment, preferably gained at the beginning of the game with Fast Track. If for whatever reason you fail the Convention's last dying wish, score Glenn Station first. During this phase of the game, play Paywall Implementation to ensure that you profit as much as the runner is hurt by Gagarin's identity. Privatize the gains, socialize the losses.
RSVP is effectively ETR against a runner who doesn't have a decoder. Meru Mati is quite strong at protecting Government Takeover and High-Risk Investment in your HQ if you have an unlucky mulligan.
The second phase of the game begins when you've scored the Utopia Fragment, representing all of the hopes and dreams of Wall Street. Now that you've subjugated the government to your will and you're too big to fail, it's time to turn de-facto into de-jure. Arrange your Caduceii, Negotiators, and Swarm them around a server to minimize the impending PR disaster. Drop the Government Takeover on click #1. Advance it twice. At this point in the game you are preoccupied with the thoughts of the innocent citizens -- save them from tyranny! -- so replace your Paywall strategy with Predictive Algorithm. Hearts and minds, friends, hearts and minds. These people don't know freedom, but you can teach them.
The fantastic thing about Caduceus, Negotiator, and Swarm are their ability to let the consum--runner drain their pockets willingly for your own good. They ran the server, they've clearly got agency. After all, it's voluntary that they go into debt and sell their house just to survive. You've got a Government Takeover to pursue.
What's great about this is that the entire time you pursue freedom and justice, you're immune to the silly weak croaks of the unenlightened little people. Utopia Fragment scored? Government Takeover has 5 advancement tokens? Predictive Algorithm is functioning? That will be 13 credits with fries, please. NAPD Contract has 3 advancement tokens in a similar situation? That will be 13 credits and your house.
Outer space is a natural resource. Of course Neo-Reagan can privatize it.
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