Lets add some newer comment to the (old and excellent) reviews. First ; Quetzal is very peculiar.

Not just her appearance. Her ability is downright amazing. But, unlike Kit, it can sometime be competely useless. Quetzal ability let you run through a lot of barrier without inconvenience. If you use criminal tools with Quetzal, like Boomerang, Barrier will never be a problem.

The thing is, with Paperclip, barrier are seldom a problem. With Quetzal, it is probably better to use Corroder (2 cred cheaper) and save a cred on breaking barrier by using Quetzal ability. For certain ices, like Sandstone, Vanilla, Static Wall, Rainbow and other, Quetzal will let you pass the ice for free! Major saves.

But certain corps use more sentry and code gate. There, Quetzal become useless.

Which is why Quetzal is often hosted on DJ Fenris, to get a cheap breaker for barrier, that work once a turn.

Finally, Quetzal is most colorful ID out there. In all variation, she has this quality that fascinate the eye.


Since the excellent review of chris_walker is now 5 years old, I will revisit this ID.

Reina Roja is a mid tier ID. The link and the ability will always be of use. You will not have to do anything special to get it to fire. Reina will allow the runner to put early pressure on the corp. After the corp rez the first ice, it will be unlikely that the corp can rez the second ice.

The reason to use Reina is to do some econ warfare. With Anarch tools, it generally involve using ice trashing tools, like Run Amok and Hippo. The corp will rez, paying +1 cred and then get their ice trashed, making it matter only once. If you wish to make matter worse, go for Xanadu and make the corp pay +2 creds.

There are 3 additional tools for econ pressure in Anarch : Lamprey, Hijacked Router and Mining Accident.

Reina synergize well with Criminal tools. Diversion of Fund put a great pressure on the econ of the corp. Hernando Cortez will make the cost of rezzing an ice even worse. For example, it would cost 8 creds to rez Spiderweb, instead of 4!

If you play criminal, it will be worth it to use Reina on DJ Fenris, to get a link and to make the corp pay +1 cred to rez an ice.

Another tool that pairs well with Reina is Flip Switch. Letting you facecheck, costing the corp an additional cred and not facing any consequences.

Only Edward Kim, in Anarch, has 1 link. That link can be used for many many things. It is very good to have that link. Making trace less hurtful and letting you use trace tools in a more efficient way.

And finally, let face it, in every variation of the art for Reina Roja, she is always the most iconic runner of Netrunner.


Since the last review date from 2015-2016, let check how this card does in the meta of late 2020.

Street Peddler is comparable to Gachapon. Like Gachapon, Street Peddler (SP) allow you to mill your deck, install out of turn and save a credit in the process. Gachapon "look" at 6 cards while Street Peddler "look" at 3 cards.

SP has the advantage to trashing the 2 cards that are not selected, instead of removing 2 cards from the game. This can let you use this to put your bin breakers in the heap, while installing something else for cheaper. If you use recursion tools (Rip Deal, Harmony AR Therapy, The Back, Labor Right), you can get those cards back when needed.

In 50 cards decks (Valencia, Alice, Sunny), SP allow you to virtually "reduce" you deck.

And if you use the Apartment, you get to draw a card at the same time as you look through the deck. This push the click compression even further.

One thing to note : SP is not good if you have a lot of events (if around half you deck are Events). In those cases, there is a good chance that SP "draw" 3 Events, making it useless and a loss of Events.

SP is a pretty good card, giving click compression, deck reduction and saving some econ. At one influence, it is worth the include out of faction (Geist and Hayley are good exemple of gain you can make with their ID).

Who can result that face, of course you'll buy something.


Expose is the best at getting rid of Bad Publicity (BP). There are other alternative, of course, but Expose will let you get rid of BP so much quicker.

If you just advance it like an NGO, if the runner does not run it, you can advance it further. If the runner runs it, you make the run useless by trashing it to get rid of 2 BP.

In NBN, it will be rare to have more than 3 BP. In which case, while Expose is better to get rid of BP faster, Increase Drop Rate could be also used for the same purpose. Not as sure fire, but it will always cost something to the runner.

But Expose shine much brighter with The Outfit, in Weyland, it would work well with other Weyland ID, but The Outfit incentize the heavy use of BP. With The Outfit, you''ll easily get to 5 or more BP. Use Dedication on Expose and you can get rid of 4 BP in one go. If the runner does not run Expose, you can get rid of ALL the BP in one shot. This is an insane value! Especially for an ID that get 3 creds for each BP. Expose basically eliminate the drawback of getting BP (by eliminating BP).

Another alternative could be Roughneck Repair Squad. But this card slow you down a lot. Sure, it get you 6 creds and let you get rid of one BP. But you cannot activate it on an install. And using a full turn to get rid of ONE BP is a lot.

At 2 influences, Expose can be used easily in BP heavy deck. Even just one, could be enough, if you use tutor card like Tech Startup and other.

To top it off, the art is very nice. An exceptionnal card.


How to direct a card toward a specific corp ID. Answer : Put the corp name in the title.

This is one of the better lockdown. It gives a choice to the runner, but both are difficult. Take a tag, lose a click and 3 creds (if used with Sync, otherwise 2 cred), or pay 4 creds.

The first will cost the runner some tempo and the second will prevent the runner from getting that Bellona.

It compares well NAPD Cordon. NAPD Cordon will cost more to the runner, but will protect only agendas. SYNC Rerouting protect all the servers. This could buy you a turn. If your corp strategy has a lot of drip economy, getting a turn where the runner will not run is pretty good.

Otherwise, there is synergy to use this with Keegan Lane, Drone Screen, Henry Philips and Quantum Predictive Model. It also pairs well with "Acme" ices like IP Block, Data Ward and Pachinko. Good also with Hydra.

This is a great exemple of what a lockdown should be (I'm looking at you, Hyoubu Precog Manifold).

While the art is nice, I feel the quote is better and speak more about the card intention.