This is the most played sentry in the NBN card pool. Cheap to rez and it always tax the runner, even if the runner goes tag me. You never go wrong when taking this ice.

If the corp play for tag or economy denial, this ice is great. For a lot of runner, it is cheaper to take the tag than to install a breaker and pay to break this ice.

Good graphic, good quote, good ice, good job.


As of Q2 2023, nobody use this ice anymore (or has used this ice for the past 2 years at least). Is it as it should be?

TL;DR aim to tax the runner. At 1 to rez, you always rez it. But ice placement matter. So, if you plan to have this ice in your deck, then you should try to get ices with 2 or more subs for the other ices that you have. There are many ices like this in NBN (and out of NBN), Two ices stands out in NBN to complement this ice : Unsmiling Tsarevna and Endless EULA. When placed in front of those ices, the runner will always break TL;DR because the next ice will cost too much otherwise.

Sadly, TL;DR does nothing by itself. So unless you are going for 15+ ices, you should not use this ice. Also, TL;DR lend itself better for the glacier strategy, where having taxing ices with a low rez cost makes a difference. Finally, since this ice is related to its placement on the board, it is weak to effect such as Inversificator and Tāo Salonga: Telepresence Magician. Once placed as an innermost ice, it does litterally nothing. Maybe Thimblerig can help here.

While the art is nice, it does not gives the feeling of "too long, didn't read". Which is a missed opportunity, because the quote is one of the best in the game. I give it a passing grade.


When Ob Superheavy Logistics came to the meta, Special Offer started to see play again. Before, it is exactly like @Hayati said in the review, it was mainly used in Spark Agency: Worldswide Reach and sometime elsewhere (by janky players).

In faction, it is a Hedge Fund that hide as an ice. Making it a deterrent in the early game. Because of its function, it is a good way to create an unexpected credit differential, but that seldom change the maths, except when placed in front of an ice and the runner expect you to NOT be able to rez the next ice. Still, bluffing is part of the game and this ice helps with that.

But in Ob Superheavy Logistics, it shine. With or without tutoring, it will trash itself, give 5 AND fetch a 0 cost card (like Spin Doctor or Prisec). This makes this ice very valuable for Ob Superheavy Logistics.

Fun art and fun quote for this fun ice.


Once upon a time, there was an ice called Vanilla. It was used often. Resistor is the NBN equivalent. And it has the exact same value.

At 0 strength, it will cost 1 to pass for Aumakua and Paperclip. But since it has a cost of 0, you ALWAYS rez this ice. And it ALWAYS tax a bit the runner. Where does that lead us.

It is good for rush decks, where you want to gear check the runner, but do not want to spend much doing so. With a trace of 4, a runner will have to pay a lot to pass this ice when not equip for it, thus slowing the runner more without slowing you at all.

Of course, this ice will not protect you much, but that is not what it is good for. It is good as a light tax on the runner that cost you nothing.

Of note, this is an amazing ice against tag-me strategy (such as Counter Surveillance decks), as it keep having a better strength while still costing you 0!

Good, if niche, ice, with a nice art and a good quote. Superb!


Here is the forgotten ice. Since the ban of Currents, ages ago, nobody as look to this ice. Can it still do anything?

The most comparable ice is Turnpike. So let's review it. It has the same cost to rez. Turnpike has strength of 3 while this is strength of 4. Here are the three most popular killer and the total cost to pass the ices.

Except for Bukhgalter, it is usually easier to pay for the trace (cost 3 for most runners and 2 for runner with 1).

Like Turnpike, it can be boosted by Improved Tracers. But considering that you could play Turnpike, there is not much reason to play this ice. If it was to give a tag while keeping the rez cost low, you would be better off playing Authenticator.

So, don't play this ice, unless it is to see the amazing art and quote. A job well done on the card art and flavor.