I'm re-introducing myself to the game via startup and was generally unimpressed with tag punishment that was available. B-1001 is interesting in asset spam such that you can sometimes buy just enough time or even misdirect with the ability to decent effect.

I'm playing this in NEH asset spam which means you can potentially start to overwhelm the runner's ability to outpace your installs. Oppo Research helps quite a bit as well to mess up the runner's tempo. Suddenly they are in a position of spending time and money dropping tags or floating them and getting bopped by B-1001.

By including solid traps like Snare! and Behold! you're making face checking a little scary. And nothing is better than stopping a run on a Snare by dropping a tag and making them think you don't want them to check that server. The shell mind games are strong here.

Between your ID ability to draw and Wage Workers you're potentially able to maintain some tempo, use extra installs to get extra copies of B-1001 on the table so that if they run and trash him you have one to rez again immediately. They will really be annoyed they didn't just shed those tags.

Finally mix in License Acquisition, The Powers That Be and Spin Doctor to keep recurring whatever tools the runner trashes.

I use SanSan City Grid here over Holo man because of the high trash cost. If they go after B-1001 I try to rez and Score with San San the next turn. If they go trash san san I just bring it back with some of my recursion.

This card isn't amazing by any means but it is really fun and interesting to utilize within an asset shell deck that wants to utilize 3/1 and 3/2 agendas in order to provide both protection and targets for eating up runner's clicks.

This is an interesting bit of econ. 3 credits per turn is an incredible drip, but you have to click to pick them up, and doing so picks up the asset. Theoretically you could use the free install to reinstall it and keep the train going, but that would necessitate repaying the one rez cost, which would cut into your profits, especially the more often you do it. It feels fairly similar to Wall to Wall. It seem intended to install in your scoring server with an ability that won't cost you a click when you need to replace it (Okay technically it does but with the free HQ install, it's a click you'd be spending to install anyways), counteracting its low trash cost by being in an expensive server that will break the bank to enter. Does the runner want to keep both of you poor, or let you be rich? The problem, as with many assets and upgrades, is Pinhole Threading. With its trash cost of 1, a pinhole through an iceless server will only cost the runner two to knock this asset out, which is the same amount if you'd clicked it after the first turn, so at worst they break even. At best you've saved up a couple turns and they've ruined your payday. It's also very porous in RnD and HQ, though this isn't unique for econ assets. I think it has potential, but it isn't reliable. You might include this if you have a deck with downtime, where you're happy to save up creds and maybe force the runner through an expensive run that doesn't get them closer to winning the game, but you can't rely on it.

I agree. Really interesting to see this kind of economy card - a delayed burst that is extremely efficient but has to be well defended to actually work. A card that seems made for a very specific time within a game but will be incredible within that window.

This is perfect in NEH asset spam. Rez at start of turn, get your 3 credits, pick her up and install a card, ideally in a new remote and trigger your ID draw ability. You were going to click to install a card anyways, might as well get 3 free credits. The design is great for a shell game style of play too. I do wish she was 1 rez / 2 trash tho.

Pharos, but worse. A 1 discount is not even vaguely worth the cost of being useless in the early game, coming down at (up to) the same 5 strength but requiring setup time and runner cooperation, and being more expensive to boost. It's an option for decks that really want to run 6x Pharos, though, or Ob Superheavy Logistics decks after a passable 6-cost bridge between Pharos and the rest of the deck.

It does have one saving grace: Boomerang immunity. Is that enough to be favourably comparable to Pharos? ...no. Don't expect to see this one flying solo any time soon.

EDIT: it is a quick stack of advancement tokens for Red Planet Couriers. While I still don't think that makes it good, it does increase the likelihood of me specifically building some kind of hilarious jank deck that fast-advances 5/3 agendas from hand, probably playing Biotic Labor and Red Planet Couriers to score The Basalt Spire then recur the same two cards for re-use, and possibly something to derez Logjam for re-use as well. Interesting note: if you derez and rez Logjam repeatedly, the advancement counters stack. If only Government Takeover still existed...


As you mention here, it seems likely this card exists to be a repository of advancement counters that you don’t have to spend clicks on rather than a particularly strong ice. As a result I love the design here - a role player in certain decks where the synergy with advancement counter trickery will be more useful than the better stats of Pharos.

This is a fairly decent card I've been seeing in a variety of anarch decks, and even outside anarch a bit. Crew is ice trashing when strength hits 0, similar to Chisel. However, crucially, Crew fires during the encounter, while chisel only works at the start. This means that Crew works with Leech, allowing you to lower ice strength to zero with you Leech counters then trash it with this resource. This affords you a good deal of flexibility. Leech is a card that has uses outside of ice trashing, helping to enable the fixed strength or expensive to raise anarch breakers like Buzzsaw, Cleaver, and Mimic. Devil Charm was usually comboed with Chisel, but it wasn't used much outside of the combo. Of course, nothing says you can't run both together, but Crew being one less influence makes it more splashable, and I've seen it in some AI decks to deal with problem ICE.

The tag ability is also useful, but mainly to combo with itself. Crew can very easily trash cheap gear checks from 0-2 strength, letting you run early while maintaining a threat on servers. Late game though, Crew can still serve to remove problem ice, but it starts to need its combo pieces, rather than working on its own.

End of the Line is a rerelease of Scorched Earth, with the condition changing slightly to removing the tag instead of them just needing a tag. Therefore, firing a double EotL is harder than landing a double Scorched Earth. You may want to combo it with other tag damage, like Hypoxia, or damage you can fire at any time, like Angelique Garza Correa. Really just anything you have to drop them to 3 cards without spending the tag. To get the tag, you may want traps like Behold! or Snare!, or aggressive sentry ice like Seraph, or even Pharos If they lack a fracter or are poor. Operations like Public Trail or Oppo Research can get them tags, though both rely on you having an econ advantage, with public trail giving the runner the option to pay 8 to avoid it and Oppo Research needing them to be unable to clear 2 or 4 tags in a single turn to get back to you being able to kill them. So End of the Line requires support, and for you to be either in a winning board state, or a particular losing one.

However, on a personal note, I feel End of the Line is one of the best ways to end a game. Flatlines feel more personal than scoring out to me. I was going to renovate Oaktown whether or not a cyberterrorist decided to cross me, but I, CEO Braganza, took time out of my busy day to coordinate my kill teams to find and eliminate the criminal. End of the Line ends the game with a flourish. You say End of the Line, letting them know their story has come to its conclusion, then pull the trigger. And it's always exhilarating to pull victory from the jaws of defeat, turning their risky run to steal an agenda for an advantage into their final mistake.