Reclaim, at a glance, doesn't seem particularly amazing in the same world where Clone Chip exists. However, there are a lot of little nuanced angles to look at the two cards from. Strictly from an install standpoint, while both are cheap, Reclaim is free, with CC costing 1. CC is a bit safer in general though, considering that it's Hardware and options for trashing hardware are uncommon, and even less commonly slotted into decks. Reclaim, being a Resource, is susceptible to Scarcity, and of course can be trashed when tagged (although it's not that bad to make the corp pay 2 and a to trash a 0 card). Both card's abilities have , so any triggers will work with both. The infamous CC fires instantly (or more technically, at the speed of any available trigger window) and that's where we see a big difference between the two cards. Reclaim costs you a , which is not only relevant because of the cost, but also lets us know that we won't ever be firing it on the Corp's turn (no instant-clots). It doesn't stop there though; as an additional cost to play Reclaim, you must also pitch a card from hand. Not the end of the world (often runners have redundant cards to get rid of) but it's still a cost that CC is without. On the flip side, you do get a bit more freedom in return for these extra costs--CC only allows you to pull programs back from the bin, whereas Reclaim lets you do programs, hardware and virtual resources. That's nearly any card (sans non-virtual resources) that a runner installs as a valid target. Lastly, both cards are Shaper, and cost 2 Influence.

Now that the comparison is out of the way, there's a myriad of potential theory-crafting that can be done. Instead of trying to hit all the marks though, I just want to focus on Adam. (My favorite runner. The only runner.) While lacking the speed of CC, Reclaim does the lion's share of any kind of recursion work you could want in Adam deck. Typically, Adam only runs a few breakers, since all of them cost precious influence. This normally makes him susceptible to program-trashing, but with a Reclaim or two, he no longer needs to worry about being locked out permanently. Likewise, his small hand-size can get gummed early on with programs that he doesn't want to install until later (drawing into 2 Multi-Threaders in turn 1 is awful). Reclaim lets you confidently pitch them early on, or even better--use them as Emergent Creativity fodder only to pull them back later when you have the MU space to afford them. Next, while all the Directives have their place people typically consider Find the Truth to be the strongest, and any time Adam is tagged, FTT usually hits the bin from a corp trash. Reclaim lets you pull back "Virtual" Resources, and as it happens, all of Adam's directives are Virtual. No longer are you blind after a corp trash if you happen to hit a Prisec tag after a Logic Bomb run with no clicks--simply recur it with Reclaim. Speaking of, Logic Bomb (one of Adam's strongest, if not the strongest card) is also a Virtual Resource. One Logic Bomb can change the course of the game. How about 6?

In closing, a lot of times recursion (if it's not naturally built into a deck with things like expendable breakers) or trash-protection comes off as a silver bullet. You don't want to put it into your deck, but you might be tempted just to save you from those awkward SDS corp-scores that snipe your one-of breaker. In Adam, Reclaim fulfills this role as a silver bullet, but is also never wasted--you'll always find a use for one, even if it's just to recur Logic Bomb, which honestly is almost completely worth just on its own.


I don't want to do anything extensive here, because hey, the card is new and I haven't had the time to analyze all the angles yet. Actually, in a world without NASX, this is a pretty innocent economy card, encouraging the corporation to actually put ICE in front of their assets, instead of spamming out new server after server to gain Turtlebacks money. ...the problem is of course, we live in a world with NASX.

NASX makes this card read, "The corp probably just gained anywhere from 9 to 21 credits for two clicks." With just 2 ICEd remotes with something in them (not that hard to do) this gets you 9 credits for 2 clicks (3 triggers of FO, 6 credits gained, dumped onto NASX doubling the 6 to 12 credits gained, -2 for NASX -1 for FO cost for 9 net). 9 Credits for 2 clicks and 2 cards isn't actually that degenerate--after all, Roughneck Repair Squad gets you 6 for 3 clicks, removes a bad Pub and is re-usable for just 1 card. The problem is when it starts getting out of hand--when your ASAs of the world are doing what they want to do anyway, which is dump things into servers and free-click an ICE in front of it. When these ASAs have upwards of 4 or 5 loaded one-ICE servers, FO/NASX becomes a bit nuts. Heaven forbid they have 2 FO's in hand, because at that point they might as well have infinite money.

That being said, this does require time to set up. If they have 5 remotes with ICE, it's safe to say it's around turn 4 or 5. Likewise, I'm a runner--and if I'm letting things sit in single-ICEd servers, then I'm probably a bit at fault for just letting things sit on the table. Realistically though, there is a limit on just how many times you can trash a Jeeves behind a Fairchild 3.0.

Is it broken? No, not really. There's a lot of counterplay -- trash NASX's when you find them, clean out servers of their contents, or just ignore the shell game entirely and go straight for the centrals in hopes of rushing out. I think my problem is, the FO/NASX combo just feels cheesy. It takes a more or less honest card that was meant to reward a different kind of shell game (actually ICEing all your stuff) and turns it into a "this card only exists to trigger off of NASX." Ah, well; I know those are just my feelings, and I'm sure plenty of people love this thing.


Okay, nobody has done it yet (at least in the reviews section of NRDB), so I'm going to stand up and say it--I hate this card. SSOOO much do I hate this card.

Oh, I'll completely admit, I've done very little research with it myself. I've never played with it in my deck. I couldn't even tell you which data pack it came out in. And there, now with all of my credibility gone, let me explain.

Ahem. breaths deeply

WASN'T NGO FRONT ENOUGH!?!? Look, I get it, I get it. The corps needed something right? NGO Front, an absolutely obnoxious, influence-free, fits-in-nearly-any-deck, agenda-appearing, pseudo-trap-baiting, almost zero-risk to activate~ability whenever I want~ability (to the point where people are actually HAPPY to slot Interdiction which is just mad), was still a card that had its place. Right? I mean, I didn't like it, but I didn't have to. It brought something new to Netrunner that arguably, the corp was lacking. But then. Then. THEN struts in Rashida Jaheem, with her bulked up armor gear, fancy track pad and smug face that just wears the expression of "That's right. I just shat in your toilet and didn't flush. What are you gonna do about it little boy?"

Because now it doesn't matter if the card was advanced or not--there is a 0-influence asset out there that will screw you over. Now every corp has access to an influence-free pseudo-Black Level clearance that they can have all 3 clicks to react to. But that's not what really chaps my grits--it's the fact that just like NGO, Estelle Moon, Commercial Bankers Group and that toy peddling bastard Jackson (rest his soul), the corp can near-brainlessly put this single card down and put the runner in a no-win situation. It's not hard to put this thing behind ICE (I mean, it's going to be gone the next turn, so scoring servers are A-OK to drop this in, as long as you don't already have agendas in hand) and suddenly the runner is either forced to run it for fear of a 3/2 (and losing all the resources required to break in to get it) or they strategically let it be (perhaps they believe it to be a 4/2 or higher) in which they get punched in the face by the corp gaining 6 clicks worth of tempo. This all wouldn't be so bad (HB's Clearances do a similar thing, and while I hate them too, they are counterblanaced in that the big ones cost the corp their turn) except the corp spends 1 click to do this. One. Stinking. Click.

For one click, they offer the runner a decision. Blow resources to trash it for nothing, or allow the corp to gain a net 5 clicks of resources. (And yes, I know some geezer will be in here yelling at me for comparing a click to a credit but shutup for a moment, you know what I mean). I wouldn't care so much if this was a combo piece, or situational, or conditional--but it's just not. It's a single card. Heck, even if you install this in a blank-ass remote, you're still up tempo-wise by one credit when the runner spends one click and a cred to trash it.

"Oh, but the counterplay is to run HQ/R&D and trash it!" I hear some enthusiast shout. That's a straw-man argument for any card with a low trash cost. I mean, am I supposed to somehow precognitively know that the corp has this card in hand and know that I will hit it? Come on.

No, at the end of the day, Rashida Jaheem does indeed get the job done and then some. I just wish she did it in a bit more of a creative manner.

...and don't even get me started on CtM.

Cards like this are why I won't play competitively. And so many ways to tutor her if that's your thing. —
It’s hard to say at the moment the level of impact this card will have on the meta long term, imho. It certainly is a universally applicable card that most corps will consider, but whether it is broken, or even hugely above the power curve is a bit hard to tell. The game has sped up in general, and that means the best runner decks right now push harder earlier. It seems to harken back to the old days of “run early, run often”. When Temujin was a thing, runners could sit back a little and cash up on poorly defended servers and build a rig for a strong mid to late game push, now with Temujin gone, runners seem to force some ice rezzing, and poke earlier to cause tempo loss for the Corp. I prefer this line of play myself, and Rashida gives the Corp a way of bouncing back from that sort of play. That’s not to say that’s a good thing, because tactical runners should be making educated guesses and running servers, that’s good for the game, but does the Corp need a way to recover from that a little more, I’m not sure yet. I don’t know if this card is broken, it’s certainly a bit above curve, but whether that warps the game over time for good or bad we are yet to see. —
Also, Diversion of Funda is about to become a thing. Corps may like a way of regaining tempo after being slapped with one of those early game. —