Weird idea: Could you use Panchatantra to give a Bioroid the subtype Icebreaker, and thus use the Bioroid to break itself through Next Activation Command? It doesn't say "Icebreaker Program".

'Cause that would be awesome. I ship it.

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<p>No unfortunately.</p> —

This is not really a review of this card in particular, so much as a review of the state of Link in general. Because it's tough out here in standard. Gone are the days of triple Rabbit Hole, and we are in a distinctly linkless era.

Our options for link at the moment are:

  • Three Consoles. Reflection, Forger and Security Nexus. The former two are not very strong (especially in Criminal, who have Paragon to work with), and Nexus wants other Links to work with anyway.

All of these also means giving up your Console slot, which isn't very attractive if all you wanted was some Link.

  • Two connections. The Archivist and Cybertrooper Talut, both of which are both unique and faction-bound. Bad in multiples and costing influence, these guys are not the strong Link we're looking for.

  • Power Tap: Is great, but on the MWL. That means giving up your unicorn, which is a steep cost for some Link.

  • Borrowed Satellite and Sports Hopper. One is faction-bound, and both are woefully inefficient if you want Link...

Our best option seems to be Sports Hopper, and that's not a great place to be in. Link as a mechanic is the counterplay to strong Traces, such as CtM and Surveyor. If your deck had a problem with these tactics, your answer would have been to slot some Link and give yourself a fighting chance.

Which is a strange thing. Cards like No One Home, Citadel Sanctuary and everything Sunny Lebeau ever did clearly shows an interest in traces as a mechanic from both sides of the game. Yet Runners have very few options to find some good sources for Link, even as Traces are becoming meaner, stronger and more punishing.

I for one am looking forward to when we can have Link be a bigger deal again, and really exploring what can be done with the mechanic.

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This card alone shows how weird Link is. Despite its mostly attractive numbers, it never saw any play which is the same for most of the cards you mentioned. On the other extreme, we were given cards like Maxwell James. —
I think the time for &quot;pure&quot; link is behind us. I'd rather see more auxillary link on cards, like how Compromised Employee used to be, or how Talut is now. —
I agree with your comment, pang4, that &quot;auxillary&quot; link cards are the way to go. I'm not a fan of the link mechanic, and especially not cards that let you repeatedly initiate traces as the runner. IMO link should only be reserved for being a silver bullet against trace-heavy decks, and I wish it were decoupled from all the other mechanics such as cloud. —
as seen from the experience, when link was a silver bullet against trace-heavy decks, it was never used. At least now there is a way to incorporate link into your deck without feeling like a complete failure —
My issue is that unfortunately link has that silver bullet effect, even if you didn't mean to include it that way. I wish that was decoupled. Because a deck that focuses on link to activate things like cloud, or win self-induced traces like Security Nexus, also just happen to randomly have a huge advantage against trace-heavy decks. So not only do you have a functioning deck against most archetypes, you've accidentally built an even better deck against one particular archetype. And unfortunately link really adds up in an irritating way. Once you hit link 3 or 4, most traces meant to tax the runner are just blank, which isn't very fun for the corp. —

Two words, for this lady: Psychic Field. Rez her in the Jackson window, and watch the Runner play for their lives...

More reliable than the Prisec combo, as that one relies on BOTH winning a Psi game and getting lucky with the runner's access order.

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Actually a nombo. Fumiko is triggered at the &quot;Reveal spent credits&quot; step of Psychic Field, so her meat damage completes before Psychic Field counts the runner's grip. —
You sure about this? As a corp, don't you choose your own trigger orders? You reveal credits. both Fumiko and Psychic Field happen, and you choose the order. —
I suppose it depends on whether &quot;If you and the Runner spent a different number of credits...&quot; counts as another ability triggered by 'Reveal spent credits'. I think it doesn't, but I could be wrong! —
The wording is kinda weird. I'd say these go as separate triggers in the same moment, so Corp would choose the order. But I've been wrong before. —
It's a moot point, triggers are stacked by the active player IIRC so the Runner stacks the triggers since it's tue Runner's turn when they access the field. —
@LordRandomness, the rule is that players choose the order of their own cards' triggers, but the player whose turn it is has their effects happen first. —
I thought of this a few days ago, along with Chetana, and did some research before making a deck. The FAQ says under Chain Reactions, &quot;If during the resolution of an ability another ability meets its trigger condition, then a “chain reaction” is created. The ability that just met its trigger condition resolves immediately following the active effect on the current ability. If this ability results in another ability meeting its trigger condition, then that ability is also “chained.” Resolve all the abilities from the most recent trigger condition before continuing.&quot; So yeah, the meat damage happens first. I'm actually glad about this,as the Psychic Field/Prisec combo is pretty dumb. —
I just realized that I read this incorrectly. I still am not sure though. I think I agree with Toper's original comment. —
The way i'm reading that the triggered condition ability resolves after the effect that triggered it is done —
According to the latest version of the FAQ (ver. 4), this combo works now. Fumiko triggers after Psychic Field! —

The greatest lie in Netrunner.

Whizzard has a cybernetic left arm, yet his subtype is Natural instead of Cyborg.

You deserved everything you got, you fraud. May you and your recurring credits never plague our assets again.

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Could be something like the old Power Glove, probably used in this strategic game with robots that Whizz used to play. Check out the leaflet in What Lies Ahead. —

Really? Is this REALLY what Netrunner needs?

Let's break it down. Mumbad City Hall is a stupidly, stupidly powerful card. It propels the Assetspam decks into an obscene powerlevel, has a frankly stupid interaction with Heritage Committee, and is more efficient than drawing and installing.

And now, for 2, , you can play ANY OPERATION IN YOUR DECK! Just by having this as a one-of in your deck and a City Hall on the table. This is madness. We already had an Asset toolbox more efficient than God himself, and now we have an Operation toolbox as well?

Think about it. Always having your Current online. Always having cash when you need it. Always being able to Interns back a clutch ICE that was trashed. Having a consistent Midseason threat. Always being able to find your random, one-off tech cards like Closed Accounts, Snatch and Grab or Power Shutdown. It's absurd. It's mad. It's terrifying.

So what happens now? Now that the corp essentially can play with over half their deck in their hands, and gets to pick and choose whatever they like? Is this good for the game?

Maybe I'm just being hyperbolic. Maybe I'm seeing ghosts where none exist. I really hope it is so, because of this is as powerful as it seems, I fear for us all.

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Can this and interns work together? The &quot;paying all costs&quot; section makes me think this wouldn't work with doubles unless you had another click for whatever reason. —
One click for MCH, second click goes to double cost for CV, third click goes to double cost for Interns. It's a full-turn play, unless you are also rocking Jeeves. —
How would it work with Mumbad City Hall and Jeeves? If I MCH a Consulting Visit, am I spending 2 clicks on the same action or not? —
No. You spent 1 cilck on MCH, and 2 clicks playing operations. —
Play Subliminal Messaging before to trigger Jeeves —
How about this: Weyland deck with a single copy of Consulting Visit, three copies of Mumbad City Hall and a single Localized production line? With a full tag and bag suite of course! —
I am rather new to the game, if i look a double click operation with this card, would i spend a total of 3 or 4 clicks? So for example using this card to look up witness tampering i would spend 2 cloci —