Rulings

All cards with clarification and F.A.Q

Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire ( Core Set, 1)

  • Cards trashed by Noise’s ability are placed facedown in Archives. [Official FAQ]

Demolition Run ( Core Set, 3)

  • The Runner can trash an agenda accessed with Demolition Run, instead of stealing it. [Official FAQ]

Djinn ( Core Set, 9)

  • When the Runner installs a program, they have the choice of installing it directly into their rig or on Djinn. Thy cannot move programs onto Djinn at a later point. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner cannot move other installed programs to Djinn when it is installed. [Official FAQ]

Medium ( Core Set, 10)

  • Before accessing cards from R&D at step 4.5 of a run, the Runner chooses how many cards they want to access when using Medium. [Official FAQ]

Parasite ( Core Set, 12)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

  • If a piece of ice hosting Parasite is derezzed, the Parasite continues to collect virus tokens, but the hosting ice has no strength while derezzed and therefore cannot be trashed by Parasite unless it is rezzed again. [Official FAQ]

  • Parasite cannot be hosted on Djinn [or any other Daemon program]. A card or counter can only be hosted in one place at a time, and Parasite has the restriction that it must be installed on a piece of ice. [Official FAQ]

Wyrm ( Core Set, 13)

  • The Runner can only use Wyrm to lower the strength of a currently encountered piece of ice, and only if Wyrm is of equal or higher strength than that ice. [Official FAQ]

Yog.0 ( Core Set, 14)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Wyldside ( Core Set, 16)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Account Siphon ( Core Set, 18)

  • If the Runner ends up running successfully on another server than HQ, the “If successful...” effect on Account Siphon cannot be triggered. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner can choose to not use the ability on Account Siphon when accessing cards, and if so does not take any tags. [Official FAQ]

Forged Activation Orders ( Core Set, 20)

  • The Corp cannot rez Akitaro Watanabe in response to a Forged Activation Orders being played. The effect of Forged Activation Orders is immediately resolved unless prevented or avoided. [Official FAQ]

Femme Fatale ( Core Set, 26)

  • If Femme Fatale is uninstalled, the Runner cannot bypass the ice chosen by the Femme Fatale when it was installed; the ability is no longer active since the card is no longer active. Even if that copy of Femme Fatale is re-installed, it is treated as a ‘new’ copy and cannot bypass anything other than the ice chosen when it was just installed. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner can spend the credit from Cyberfeeder to pay for the bypass ability. [Official FAQ]

  • Femme Fatale does not need to match the strength of a piece of ice in order to bypass it. [Official FAQ]

Sneakdoor Beta ( Core Set, 28)

  • If Sneakdoor Beta is trashed during a run it initiated, the run is still treated as a run on HQ if it is successful. [Official FAQ]

Bank Job ( Core Set, 29)

  • The Runner can take credits from Bank Job if they made a successful run on an empty server. [Official FAQ]

Net Shield ( Core Set, 45)

  • Multiple Net Shields cannot prevent more damage. [Official FAQ]

  • Net Shield can prevent a single point of net damage each turn. It does not prevent all net damage from a single source. [Official FAQ]

Aesop's Pawnshop ( Core Set, 47)

  • Aesop’s Pawnshop can only trash a single card each turn. [Official FAQ]

Aggressive Secretary ( Core Set, 57)

  • The Corporation cannot choose to trash the same program more than once. [Official FAQ]

  • The programs are trashed at the same time. [Official FAQ]

Chum ( Core Set, 75)

  • Chum deals its net damage the first time either of the following occur during an encounter with the next piece of ice:

    1) step 3.1 of a run closes and there is an unbroken subroutine on the piece of ice.

    2) step 3.1 of a run was skipped or did not resolve because the encounter/run ends (if 3.1 does not happen, no subroutines can be broken). This applies even if the piece of ice has 0 subroutines. [Official FAQ]

  • If the Runner jacks out immediately after encountering a Chum and not breaking its subroutine, the Runner does not take any damage. [Official FAQ]

Breaking News ( Core Set, 82)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Tollbooth ( Core Set, 90)

  • The Runner must pay 3 if they are able to do so, even by spending temporary credits (such as bad publicity credits). [Official FAQ]

  • If the Runner cannot pay 3 when encountering Tollbooth, then the run ends without the Runner paying any credits. [Official FAQ]

Red Herrings ( Core Set, 91)

  • If the Runner accesses an agenda from R&D and does not pay the additional cost to steal it, they do not reveal it to the Corp. [Official FAQ]

SanSan City Grid ( Core Set, 92)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Aggressive Negotiation ( Core Set, 97)

  • Aggressive Negotiation can be played if the Corp scores an agenda during step 1.1 of their draw phase. [Official FAQ]

Archer ( Core Set, 101)

  • If the Corp has an over advanced Braintrust scored and rezzes Archer, forfeiting Braintrust, Archer gains the discounted rez cost. [Official FAQ]

Mandatory Upgrades ( What Lies Ahead, 11)

  • If Mandatory Upgrades is forfeited, the Corp loses the additional click immediately. The Corp cannot choose to spend the additional click before the forfeit, except as part of his last action (at which point it has already been spent, and there is nothing left for the Corp to lose). Each player spends clicks from a pool of available clicks, and does not spend each click individually. [Official FAQ]

TMI ( What Lies Ahead, 17)

  • TMI can be rezzed multiple times while the Runner approaches it. Timing structure of a run 2.3 is a window that allows the approached piece of ice to be rezzed. There is no limit to the number of times a Corp can rez an approached piece of ice if it is derezzed during this window. [Official FAQ]

e3 Feedback Implants ( Trace Amount, 24)

  • If multiple subroutines are broken at the same time, e3 Feedback Implants triggers once for each subroutine. [Official FAQ]

  • e3 Feedback Implants triggers itself, so the Runner can break all subroutines on a bioroid ice by paying credits after spending a single click. [Official FAQ]

Fetal AI ( Trace Amount, 32)

  • The Runner must pay the 2 to steal Fetal AI from Archives. [Official FAQ]

Trick of Light ( Trace Amount, 33)

  • Trick of Light can only be used to move advancement tokens from an installed card to another installed card. [Official FAQ]

Sensei ( Trace Amount, 34)

  • Sensei only adds a single “End the run.” subroutine after all of the other subroutines on the next piece of ice, not a subroutine after each subroutine on the ice. [Official FAQ]

Nerve Agent ( Cyber Exodus, 41)

  • Before accessing cards from HQ at step 4.5 of a run, the Runner chooses how many cards they want to access when using Nerve Agent. [Official FAQ]

Snitch ( Cyber Exodus, 45)

  • If the expose effect is prevented, the Runner can still jack out. [Official FAQ]

  • If the outermost piece of ice on a server is unrezzed, the Runner can use Snitch to look at it and then decide to jack out before encountering it. [Official FAQ]

Dinosaurus ( Cyber Exodus, 48)

  • If the Runner has no free MU but a Dinosaurus that is not currently hosting an icebreaker, he can install an icebreaker on Dinosaurus without trashing a program. Declaring where a program is hosted is part of the install action, and so the memory cost of the program does not need to be taken into account. [Official FAQ]

  • If there is an icebreaker already installed on Dinosaurus, the Runner can install a different icebreaker onto Dinosaurus, trashing the previously installed icebreaker. [Official FAQ]

Personal Workshop ( Cyber Exodus, 49)

  • If Personal Workshop is uninstalled, all cards hosted on it are trashed and all counters on those cards are removed. [Official FAQ]

  • When there are no power counters on a program or a piece of hardware that has a play restriction on it that cannot be met (such as a Parasite with no rezzed ice to be hosted on or a console when there is already a console installed), that program or piece of hardware is trashed instead of being installed. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner can pay to remove a power counter from a card hosted on Personal Workshop as a paid ability. A program installed from Personal Workshop follows all the normal install rules; the Runner must trash already installed programs to make room for the new one, if necessary. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner may use the first ability on Personal Workshop to host a program or a piece of hardware on it. Cards hosted by this ability are not installed, and therefore are inactive. [Official FAQ]

Sunset ( Cyber Exodus, 54)

  • When resolving Sunset, the ice must be rearranged in such a way that the Runner knows which pieces of ice moved where. The Corp cannot conceal the rearrangement of the ice. [Official FAQ]

Disrupter ( A Study in Static, 61)

  • Disrupter cannot be used once the Corp has bid during a trace attempt. It must be used when the trace is being initiated, and it prevents the entire trace before re-initiating it with a base trace strength of 0. [Official FAQ]

Oversight AI ( A Study in Static, 79)

  • Oversight AI is trashed to the Archives if the host ice is uninstalled. [Official FAQ]

  • Oversight AI is treated as a condition counter, and is no longer an operation, while it is active. [Official FAQ]

  • Playing Oversight AI does not give Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future 1 for an install. [Official FAQ]

False Lead ( A Study in Static, 80)

  • The Corp can forfeit 2 copies of False Lead at 1.1 to force the Runner to lose 4 clicks. The turn advances to the Runner’s discard phase after 1.2 resolves and the Runner has no clicks. [Official FAQ]

  • False Lead cannot be forfeited unless the Runner can lose 2 clicks. [Official FAQ]

Andromeda: Dispossessed Ristie ( Humanity's Shadow, 83)

  • When the Runner mulligans with Andromeda, they draw another starting hand of 9 cards. [Official FAQ]

Midori ( Future Proof, 113)

  • Ice installed with Midori can be rezzed with the Amazon Industrial Zone. [Official FAQ]

  • Midori must already be rezzed before the run in order to use her on the first piece of ice protecting the server. [Official FAQ]

  • If the Runner exposes an ice with Snitch, Midori can still swap the ice unless the Runner jacks out with Snitch. [Official FAQ]

  • Ice that is swapped is installed, but the install cost of the ice being swapped does not have to be paid. [Official FAQ]

  • Midori can only be used at timing structure of a run 2. [Official FAQ]

Awakening Center ( Creation and Control, 21)

  • Ice on Awakening Center are in the server and do not count as ice protecting the server. [Official FAQ]

  • Only one piece of hosted ice on Awakening Center can be encountered per run. [Official FAQ]

  • Ice hosted on Awakening Center can be rezzed through other card effects, but a rezzed piece of ice cannot be encountered unless it was rezzed by Awakening Center. [Official FAQ]

Scavenge ( Creation and Control, 34)

  • As part of the install action, the Runner can trash installed programs. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner can trash a program as [the] additional cost, and then reinstall that same program. [Official FAQ]

Clone Chip ( Creation and Control, 38)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Same Old Thing ( Creation and Control, 54)

  • The Runner cannot use Same Old Thing to play priority events. [Official FAQ]

Pawn ( Opening Moves, 2)

  • The Runner cannot choose the Pawn that is being trashed as the program to install with Pawn because the trash and install are part of the same effect. [Official FAQ]

  • Pawn can move onto a piece of ice hosting another caïssa, but other caïssa programs cannot move onto a piece of ice hosting Pawn. [Official FAQ]

Rook ( Opening Moves, 3)

  • Rook can be hosted on any piece of ice if it is already hosted on another non-ice card. [Official FAQ]

  • Rook can only move to another server if there is another piece of ice in the same “row” as the ice Rook is hosted on, counting up from the innermost piece of ice protecting each server. [Official FAQ]

Bishop ( Second Thoughts, 21)

  • Bishop can be hosted on any piece of ice if it is already hosted on another non-ice card. [Official FAQ]

  • Bishop only moves from a piece of ice protecting a central server to a piece of ice protecting a remote server, and vice versa. [Official FAQ]

Recon ( Second Thoughts, 24)

  • The Runner can jack out the first time they encounter a piece of ice with Recon, even if it was not the outermost piece of ice protecting the server. [Official FAQ]

Copycat ( Second Thoughts, 25)

  • If a piece of ice is bypassed, Copycat still triggers since the ice is also passed. [Official FAQ]

Eureka! ( Second Thoughts, 27)

  • The Runner can install the card even if they cannot lower the install cost by 10 credits (the “if able” only refers to the install action). [Official FAQ]

The Cleaners ( Second Thoughts, 36)

  • The Cleaners can add unpreventable meat damage if the source is also unpreventable. [Official FAQ]

  • The Cleaners adds an additional point of damage to the source of the damage before any damage is prevented. [Official FAQ]

Knight ( Mala Tempora, 43)

  • Knight can be hosted on any piece of ice if it is already hosted on another non-ice card. [Official FAQ]

  • Knight cannot move to a piece of ice that is vertically adjacent to the ice that it is hosted on. Knight can move to a piece of ice protecting any other server without restriction. [Official FAQ]

Accelerated Diagnostics ( Mala Tempora, 52)

  • If one of the operations played shuffles R&D, the remainder of Accelerated Diagnostics’ effect is ignored. [Official FAQ]

  • The Corp can only play and look at the top 3 cards (as determined when Accelerated Diagnostic was played). Even if other cards are moved into the top 3, those cards are not eligible to be played/ looked at by the Accelerated Diagnostics. [Official FAQ]

  • If any of the 3 cards looked at are no longer in the top 3 positions of R&D (as determined when Accelerated Diagnostics was played), then those cards cannot be played. [Official FAQ]

  • When the Corp plays an operation, they fully resolve it before playing another one or trashing the rest of the cards. [Official FAQ]

  • Each operation the Corp looks at can be played in any order. The Corp does not have to play the topmost operation first. [Official FAQ]

  • Looking at the top 3 cards of R&D does not remove the cards from R&D. The cards are still in R&D and able to be affected by operations played with Accelerated Diagnostics. [Official FAQ]

Sundew ( Mala Tempora, 54)

  • If the Runner plays a run event to initiate a run on the server Sundew is installed in, the Corp does not gain 2 credits. [Official FAQ]

  • The credits are gained when the Runner spends a click to initiate an action that does not make a run on the server Sundew is installed in, before the click is resolved. [Official FAQ]

Power Shutdown ( Mala Tempora, 58)

  • The Corp can play Power Shutdown even if the Runner has no installed cards. [Official FAQ]

  • The Corp cannot choose a number that is greater than the number of cards in R&D. [Official FAQ]

  • The Corp must choose X before trashing cards from R&D. [Official FAQ]

Keyhole ( True Colors, 61)

  • If Keyhole is trashed during a run it initiated, the replacement effect is still resolved. [Official FAQ]

  • The card trashed by Keyhole is trashed faceup. [Official FAQ]

RSVP ( True Colors, 77)

  • The Runner can spend zero credits after the subroutine on RSVP resolves to trash cards or trigger paid abilities. [Official FAQ] [eg to trash Project Junebug, or use Yog.0]

Blackmail ( Fear and Loathing, 89)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 3: Each copy of this card costs 3 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Toshiyuki Sakai ( Fear and Loathing, 92)

  • The card that is swapped with Toshiyuki Sakai is installed. This halts the resolution of the accessing step, taking the Runner back to the beginning of accessing the newly installed card. [Official FAQ]

Restoring Face ( Fear and Loathing, 94)

  • The Corp can trash a facedown card, but must reveal it to the Runner. The card is still trashed facedown. [Official FAQ]

Subliminal Messaging ( Fear and Loathing, 100)

  • When adding a facedown Subliminal Messaging in Archives to HQ, the Corp must reveal it to the Runner. [Official FAQ]

Paintbrush ( Double Time, 108)

  • If the Runner does not make a run during the turn they use Paintbrush, then the condition no longer applies and the ice loses any subtypes gained from Paintbrush. [Official FAQ]

Caprice Nisei ( Double Time, 114)

  • If there is no ice protecting the server, Caprice Nisei’s ability still triggers if she was rezzed before the run was initiated. [Official FAQ]

  • Caprice Nisei’s ability triggers at step 4 of a run. [Official FAQ]

    [This means that in order for Caprice's ability to trigger on a current run, the latest the Corp can rez Caprice is at run step 2.3 of the approach to the innermost ice, when the runner has decided to continue towards this ice. This is the same window that this ice can be rezzed.

    Rezzing Caprice after the runner passes the innermost ice is too late to have her ability trigger this run, because the next non-ice rez window after passing the innermost ice is 4.3, which is after Caprice's ability would trigger.]

NAPD Contract ( Double Time, 119)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

  • If the Runner accesses NAPD Contract from R&D and does not pay the additional cost to steal it, the NAPD Contract is not revealed. [Official FAQ]

Tennin Institute: The Secrets Within ( Honor and Profit, 3)

  • The Tennin Institute can place advancement tokens on Runner cards. [Official FAQ]

  • The Tennin Institute cannot place advancement tokens on itself, since ID cards are not installed. [Official FAQ]

Tori Hanzō ( Honor and Profit, 22)

  • If the first instance of net damage is prevented by another effect or replaced with Tori Hanzō’s own effect, Tori Hanzō cannot trigger for the remainder of the run. [Official FAQ]

  • The first net damage can be prevented/avoided before Tori Hanzō’s replacement ability resolves. [Official FAQ]

Iain Stirling: Retired Spook ( Honor and Profit, 28)

  • If Iain Stirling has a negative agenda point total, then he has fewer agenda points than a Corp with 0 or more agenda points. [Official FAQ]

Security Testing ( Honor and Profit, 48)

  • If Security Testing is uninstalled after a server is chosen, its ability cannot replace accessing cards if the first run on the chosen server is successful; the ability is no longer active since the card is no longer active. [Official FAQ]

Overmind ( Honor and Profit, 53)

  • Overmind is installed, and its MU counts against the Runner’s memory limit, when it gains power counters. [Official FAQ]

Taurus ( Upstalk, 9)

  • If the Corp’s trace strength is 5 or greater, Taurus trashes a piece of hardware even if the trace was unsuccessful. This also applies to Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo. [Official FAQ]

Mother Goddess ( Upstalk, 10)

  • Mother Goddess only gains the subtypes of other ice while it is rezzed. [Official FAQ]

Bad Times ( Upstalk, 12)

  • The Runner can choose which memory to lose (e.g., memory from Deep Red). [Official FAQ]

Nasir Meidan: Cyber Explorer ( Upstalk, 17)

  • Abilities which require the Corp to pay an additional cost to rez ice do not give Nasir more credits when his ability resolves. [Official FAQ]

  • Abilities which increase the rez cost of ice give Nasir more credits when his ability resolves. Likewise, abilities which reduce the rez cost of ice give Nasir fewer credits. [Official FAQ]

  • An ice is considered “just rezzed” for Nasir’s ability if it is rezzed at any time during timing structure 2 of a run. [Official FAQ]

  • Nasir loses any bad publicity credits he has when his ability resolves. [Official FAQ]

The Foundry: Refining the Process ( The Spaces Between, 21)

  • The Corp must find a piece of ice searched for, if able. [Official FAQ]

Targeted Marketing ( The Spaces Between, 26)

  • The Corp cannot gain 10 credits when the Runner plays a current that trashes Targeted Marketing (if the current was named when Targeted Marketing was played). Targeted Marketing is trashed before its ability resolves. [Official FAQ]

D4v1d ( The Spaces Between, 33)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Crisium Grid ( First Contact, 48)

  • Restrictions which require a successful run (e.g. Emergency Shutdown, Data Leak Reversal) cannot be used if the successful run was against a server with a rezzed Crisium Grid. [Official FAQ]

  • The run is considered neither successful nor unsuccessful for the purpose of future card abilities, even if Crisium Grid is later trashed. (e.g., Tennin Institute will trigger if the only successful run the Runner made was against a server with a rezzed Crisium Grid). [Official FAQ]

The Supplier ( First Contact, 56)

  • The Runner cannot use any “when your turn begins” abilities on cards that are installed by The Supplier until their next turn. [Official FAQ]

Order of Sol ( First Contact, 58)

  • The Runner gains 1 credit even during the resolution of another ability (e.g., paying the cost to play a Sure Gamble with 5 credits in their credit pool). [Official FAQ]

Architect ( Up and Over, 61)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Sagittarius ( All That Remains, 82)

  • If the Corp’s trace strength is 5 or greater, Sagittarius trashes a program even if the trace was unsuccessful. [Official FAQ, listed under Taurus' ruling]

Hostile Infrastructure ( All That Remains, 83)

  • If Hostile Infrastructure and any other Corp cards are trashed simultaneously, Hostile Infrastructure will do 1 net damage for each card trashed. [Official FAQ] [Relevant if playing Apocalypse.]

  • Hostile Infrastructure does not resolve when the Corp trashes his or her cards, even as a result of a Runner ability (e.g. Noise forcing the Corp to trash the top card of R&D). [Official FAQ]

Gemini ( All That Remains, 84)

  • If the Corp’s trace strength is 5 or greater, Gemini does 1 net damage even if the trace was unsuccessful. [Official FAQ, listed under Taurus' ruling]

Daily Business Show ( All That Remains, 86)

  • The Corp does not have to tell the Runner whether they kept the first or second card drawn. The Corp must keep the two cards discrete from the rest of their hand, though, when deciding; the Corp can shuffle the two cards together to obscure which card was taken. [Official FAQ]

  • If the Corp has multiple copies of Daily Business Show installed, the abilities stack on top of each other (e.g. two copies result in the Corp drawing 3 cards and adding 2 to the bottom of R&D). [Official FAQ]

Ekomind ( All That Remains, 93)

  • The memory limit from Ekomind is modified by other card abilities (e.g. a Runner with 5 cards in his or her grip and an Akamatsu Mem Chip installed has 6). [Official FAQ]

Leela Patel: Trained Pragmatist ( All That Remains, 95)

  • If Leela steals an agenda while accessing multiple cards from HQ, she adds a card to HQ before continuing to access more cards. [Official FAQ] [Typically, the Corp player would shuffle this card into their HQ before continuing with accesses.]

Cerberus "Lady" H1 ( All That Remains, 99)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

IT Department ( The Source, 103)

  • IT Department always gives a piece of ice +1 strength due to the token spent to activate the card ability, even if there are no other counters left on the card or IT Department is no longer installed.

    Example: There are 5 tokens on IT Department. If the Corp spends 1 token, the ice has +5 strength (1 for the initial token + 4 for the token still on IT Department). If the Corp spends another token, now the ice has +8 strength (2 for the initial tokens + 3 for each of the two instances of the ability). If the Corp spent a third token, now the ice has only +9 strength (3 for the initial tokens + 2 for each of the three instances of the ability). [Official FAQ]

  • Once triggered, IT Department results in a constant ability that continually tracks how many power counters are on the card. [Official FAQ]

Virgo ( The Source, 109)

  • If the Corp’s trace strength is 5 or greater, Virgo gives the Runner 1 tag even if the trace was unsuccessful. [Official FAQ, listed under Taurus' ruling]

Self-destruct ( The Source, 112)

  • Self-Destruct does not count itself as one of the cards trashed in order to establish the trace value. [Official FAQ]

Gagarin Deep Space: Expanding the Horizon ( Order and Chaos, 2)

  • The Runner can decline to pay the 1 to access a card. [Official FAQ]

Glenn Station ( Order and Chaos, 5)

  • Glenn Station can only host a card through its click ability. [Official FAQ]

  • If Glenn Station is forfeited, any card hosted on it is trashed. [Official FAQ]

Mark Yale ( Order and Chaos, 9)

  • If the Corp spends an agenda counter for Mark Yale’s paid ability, they also gain 1 from his conditional ability. [Official FAQ]

Wormhole ( Order and Chaos, 13)

  • The subroutine that resolves is not considered to be on Wormhole (e.g. when the Corp uses Wormhole with cards like Data Raven or Viktor 2.0, the power counters are placed on those cards and not Wormhole). [Official FAQ]

Housekeeping ( Order and Chaos, 20)

  • If the Runner has 1 card in his or her grip and installs it, Housekeeping has no effect and does not prevent the install. (Only forced trashing through damage can result in a flatline.) [Official FAQ]

The Twins ( Order and Chaos, 24)

  • The Runner cannot jack out before encountering the ice again. [Official FAQ]

Edward Kim: Humanity's Hammer ( Order and Chaos, 28)

  • If the first operation Edward Kim accesses is in Archives, then he cannot trash another operation with his ability that turn. [Official FAQ]

I've Had Worse ( Order and Chaos, 32)

  • I’ve Had Worse cannot prevent the Runner from being flatlined if the Runner takes more damage than the number of cards in their grip. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner trashes all cards from the damage before drawing for I’ve Had Worse. [Official FAQ]

Itinerant Protesters ( Order and Chaos, 33)

  • The Corp does not lose the game if they have a negative hand size. [Official FAQ]

Eater ( Order and Chaos, 40)

  • If the Runner access Archives after using Eater, all cards are turned faceup but no individual cards are accessed. [Official FAQ]

Enhanced Vision ( The Valley, 5)

  • The revealed card is no longer revealed during the access phase; it immediately returns to its unrevealed state after the Corp shows the card to the Runner. [Official FAQ]

Turntable ( Chrome City, 43)

  • Agendas switched with Turntable keep any hosted counters or cards on them, but their text is not active. [Official FAQ]

Faust ( The Underway, 61)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 3: Each copy of this card costs 3 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Allele Repression ( The Underway, 73)

  • Allele Repression can add itself to HQ as part of the resolution of its effect. [Official FAQ]

Film Critic ( Old Hollywood, 86)

  • Film Critic can only host an agenda through its ‘when accessed’ ability. [Official FAQ]

  • The Runner cannot voluntarily trash an agenda hosted on Film Critic, even if the Runner accesses another agenda. [Official FAQ]

  • An agenda hosted on Film Critic is not considered to be stolen. An agenda added to the score area from Film Critic is not considered to be stolen. [Official FAQ] [At neither step does the Runner have to pay the credit cost for Fetal AI or NAPD Contract, or 'play the psi game' on The Future Perfect. Also, neither step satisfies the requirement to play Midseason Replacements or Punitive Counterstrike.]

  • After Film Critic’s ‘when accessed’ ability resolves, any remaining ‘when accessed’ abilities are non-resolvable. [Official FAQ] [So for example, Fetal AI's 2 net damage does not trigger.]

Casting Call ( Old Hollywood, 96)

  • If the agenda hosting Casting Call is uninstalled, Casting Call is trashed. [Official FAQ]

  • Agendas installed faceup with Casting Call are not active (unless those agendas can be installed faceup through their own abilities). [Official FAQ] [Example agendas that can be installed faceup: Oaktown Renovation, Underway Renovation, Hollywood Renovation.]

DDoS ( The Universe of Tomorrow, 103)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 3: Each copy of this card costs 3 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Worlds Plaza ( The Universe of Tomorrow, 116)

  • Worlds Plaza may be accessed and trashed, thereby trashing all of its hosted cards, before the cards hosted on it are accessed. [Official FAQ]

Archangel ( Data and Destiny, 13)

  • Archangel is not considered to be rezzed during its encounter, and cards that interact with rezzed cards, e.g., Datasucker, cannot affect it. [Official FAQ]

  • If Archangel is encountered while accessed and it is moved from its position as determined when accessed (e.g., from R&D being shuffled during the encounter or from Archangel being trashed from HQ by Utopia Shard during the encounter), then the encounter immediately ends and any currently open paid ability windows close. [Official FAQ]

  • When encountering an Archangel during access, the Runner follows timing step 3 of a run, ignoring the portions about approaching ice/ the server. [Official FAQ]

Ad Blitz ( Data and Destiny, 20)

  • The Corp must both install and rez any advertisements chosen by Ad Blitz. [Official FAQ]

The All-Seeing I ( Data and Destiny, 22)

  • The Corp does not have to have a bad publicity in order to play The All-Seeing I. [Official FAQ]

Endless Hunger ( Data and Destiny, 33)

  • Endless Hunger can only break subroutines that read exactly “ End the run.” It cannot break subroutines that use the words “end the run” as only part of its effect, e.g. on Tsurugi or Pop-up Window. [Official FAQ]

Hunting Grounds ( Data and Destiny, 35)

  • The prevent ability on Hunting Grounds is optional; because it can only be triggered “once per turn” it is the Runner’s choice as to when to trigger it. [Official FAQ]

Adam: Compulsive Hacker ( Data and Destiny, 37)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When does the Runner need to decide which 3 directives Adam starts the game with?

    The Runner chooses which 3 directives Adam uses after IDs are revealed.

Brain Chip ( Data and Destiny, 39)

  • If the Runner has negative agenda points, Brain Chip does not lower his or her hand size or MU: these cannot be increased by a negative number. [Official FAQ] [Negative agenda points can be gained from News Team or Shi.Kyū.]

Always Be Running ( Data and Destiny, 41)

  • Programs that make a run, such as Sneakdoor Beta, Keyhole, etc., do not fulfill the requirement to make a run on Always Be Running. [Official FAQ]

Run Amok ( Kala Ghoda, 1)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    When does Run Amok trigger?

    Run Amok triggers as soon as the run ends, similar to Dirty Laundry or Doppelgänger.

    Can the Runner use Run Amok to trash a piece of ice the Corp rezzes during the run but then uses Test Ground to derez before the run ends?

    Yes. Run Amok only cares that the ice was rezzed during the run, not whether or not the ice is still rezzed at the end of the run.

Ramujan-reliant 550 BMI ( Kala Ghoda, 2)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Corp has a scored Sentinel Defense Program when the Runner encounters a Viktor 1.0 and cannot break the subroutines. How many copies of Ramujan-Reliant 550 BMI must be installed to prevent all the damage?

    The Runner only needs 1 copy of Ramujan-Reliant 550 BMI, which can be used to prevent the 1 brain damage from Viktor 1.0. Since Sentinel Defense Program requires the Runner to ‘’suffer’’ damage and not just be dealt damage, it does not trigger if the damage is prevented.

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

Street Magic ( Kala Ghoda, 3)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    When the Runner encounters a piece of ice with Street Magic installed, when is the order of resolution for the subroutines determined? Is the order determined before any subroutines resolve, or does the Runner choose one subroutine to resolve at a time?

    Instead of the subroutines resolving in the order printed on the ice, the Runner chooses the order they will resolve in, and then they resolve one at a time in that order.

High-Stakes Job ( Kala Ghoda, 4)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    When does High-Stakes Job trigger?

    High-Stakes Job triggers as soon as a successful run ends, similar to Dirty Laundry or Doppelgänger?

Mongoose ( Kala Ghoda, 5)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner uses Mongoose to break subroutines on a piece of ice, and then that ice is encountered a second time during the run (through Cell Portal or The The Twins, for example) can the Runner still break its subroutines with Mongoose?

    Yes. It is the same copy of the ice, so the Runner can break subroutines on it.

Jesminder Sareen: Girl Behind the Curtain ( Kala Ghoda, 6)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner avoids a tag from Data Raven with a card other than Jesminder Sareen (e.g. New Angeles City Hall), does Jesminder Sareen avoid the tag from a second Data Raven?

    No. Jesminder can only avoid the first tag that is given during any single run.

    Can Jesminder Sareen avoid the tag from John Masanori?

    No. John Masanori tags the Runner after the run has ended, so Jesminder's ability does not apply.

Maya ( Kala Ghoda, 7)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Runner use Maya to add an accessed card to the bottom of R&D even after trashing it or stealing it?

    Yes. Maya triggers after the access has ended, so the state of the accessed card does not matter for the resolution of Maya's effect.

Panchatantra ( Kala Ghoda, 8)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Which subtypes are valid for Panchatantra to give to ice? Does the Runner have to choose a subtype on a rezzed piece of ice?

    Any subtype is valid. Subtypes are not specific to a particular card type, and you don't have to choose one from rezzed cards.

    Can the Runner make up a subtype to give ice with Panchatantra?

    Yes!

Artist Colony ( Kala Ghoda, 9)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Runner use Artist Colony to search for a card they are unable to install (either because it’s an Event or because they can’t afford the install cost)?

    Yes because Artist Colony does not restrict which card can be searched for. If the Runner cannot install the card, though, it will just get shuffled back into the stack.

Chatterjee University ( Kala Ghoda, 10)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does the counter spent to install a program with Chatterjee University count toward reducing the program's cost?

    Yes. The text of the ability resolves in order, so the counter is only removed after the program is installed. Therefore the counter is still on Chatterjee University when the install cost must be paid, and reduces the cost.

    Can the Runner use Chatterjee University's ability to install a program when there are no counters on it?

    Yes.

Heritage Committee ( Kala Ghoda, 13)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Mumbad City Grid ( Kala Ghoda, 14)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Runner passes a Wall of Static and uses Copycat to bounce to another Wall of Static on a different server. Can the Corp still use Mumbad City Grid to swap the original Wall of Static with another piece of ice protecting the original server?

    No. The Runner is no longer passing that Wall of Static, so Mumbad City Grid's trigger condition has expired.

    If a passed piece of ice protecting a server with Mumbad City Grid is uninstalled (e.g. Paper Wall, or via a card effect like False Echo), what happens?

    Nothing. The ice is no longer installed, and so Mumbad City Grid's trigger condition has expired. "Another piece of ice protecting this server" implies that both pieces of ice must be protecting the server in order for Mumbad City Grid to work.

    Do Susanoo-no-Mikoto and Mumbad City Grid work together?

    No. If the subroutine on Susanoo-no-Mikoto resolves, passing Susanoo-no-Mikoto is replaced with running on Archives, so Mumbad City Grid never triggers.

    During a run, the Runner passes a Wall of Static and then passes an Enigma. When the Runner passes the Enigma, the Corp uses Mumbad City Grid to swap the Enigma with the Wall of Static. Does the Runner now approach the server or continue past the Enigma into an approach with the Wall of Static again?

    The Runner approaches the server, as this is the next step of the run according to the Runner's position in the server.

    The Runner runs on a server protected by two pieces of ice. They pass a Wall of Static and then pass an Enigma. Can the Corp use Mumbad City Grid to swap the Enigma and the Wall of Static, and then use The Twins to force the Runner to encounter the Enigma again from the outer position?

    You can’t use The Twins after using Mumbad City Grid. Both effects have the same trigger condition, which means the Corp could theoretically choose to resolve them in either order, but if they choose to resolve Mumbad City Grid first and swap the Enigma to a different position, the Runner is now passing a different piece of ice (Wall of Static). So the trigger condition for The Twins has expired and that ability can’t be resolved.

    The Runner runs on a server protected by two pieces of ice. They pass a Wall of Static and then pass an Enigma. Can the Corp use The Twins to force the Runner to re-encounter the Enigma and then swap the Runner out to the outer position?

    The Corp can choose to resolve the ability on The Twins first, forcing another encounter with Enigma, and then use Mumbad City Grid to swap it with Wall of Static afterward, but the Runner will approach the server after all the Enigma encounters are completed, and will not have to encounter Wall of Static again.

Dedication Ceremony ( Kala Ghoda, 17)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can Dedication Ceremony be used to place advancement tokens on a rezzed Haas Arcology AI?

    Yes. Dedicated Ceremony does not specify to put the tokens on a card that can be advanced, and rezzed cards are faceup.

    Does Dedication Ceremony trigger the abilities on public agendas like Oaktown Renovation?

    No, the action of advancing a card places advancement tokens, but placing advancement tokens through other effects does not count as advancing a card.

Mumba Temple ( Kala Ghoda, 18)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

Museum of History ( Kala Ghoda, 19)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

EMP Device ( Business First, 20)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp rez any pieces of ice after the Runner uses EMP Device if the Corp has already rezzed ice during the run?

    Yes, EMP Device only restricts how much ice the Corp can rez from the time it is used until the end of the run.

    After the Runner uses EMP Device, the Corp rezzes Howler. Can Howler’s subroutine still install a bioroid behind itself? Is the Howler still trashed?

    Howler installs the ice but does not rez it. Howler is not trashed, as it says “if you do” install and rez the ice.

    Can the Runner use a second EMP Device during a run after having already used one in order to trigger incidental abilities, such as Armand "Geist" Walker and Tech Trader?

    No, as the Corp is already precluded from rezzing more than one piece of ice for the remainder of the run, the second EMP Device would not change the game state and thus cannot be used.

Diwan ( Business First, 21)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can Diwan increase the install cost of an upgrade installed in the root of a central server?

    No. Cards installed in the root of a central server are not in that central server.

NetChip ( Business First, 24)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    There are four NetChips installed, and one of them is hosting an Endless Hunger. A different NetChip is trashed. Is the Endless Hunger trashed as a result?

    Yes, as the hosting restriction applies at all times. Cards can host any other game object by default, but abilities can define limitations on the capability to host.

    There are four NetChips installed, and one of them is hosting an Endless Hunger. At the start of the Runner’s turn, Dr. Lovegood blanks the text of that NetChip. Is the Endless Hunger trashed as a result?

    No. Because cards can host any other game object by default, NetChip losing the restriction causes it to have no hosting restrictions, and the Endless Hunger remains. The Runner may, however, be forced to trash Endless Hunger (and/or other programs) because it will count against their MU until the end of the turn.

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

Corporate Scandal ( Business First, 25)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the additional bad publicity from Corporate Scandal be removed?

    No. The Corp is considered to have an additional bad publicity, even when they have none, but it does not exist for the purposes of being manipulated (such as removing it).

    The Corp has 0 bad publicity when the Runner plays Corporate Scandal. The Corp plays The All-Seeing I. Can the Runner remove the additional bad publicity from Corporate Scandal to prevent all resources from being trashed?

    No. The additional bad publicity that the Corp is considered to have cannot be removed, so the Runner does not have the option to remove it in order to prevent the trash effect.

    The Corp has 2 bad publicity when the Runner plays Corporate Scandal. The Corp installs an Exposé, advances it twice, and uses its ability. How many bad publicity tokens does the Corp have after using Exposé? Later, the Corp scores an agenda. How many bad publicity tokens does the Corp have then?

    The additional bad publicity that the Corp is considered to have cannot be removed. When the Runner plays Corporate Scandal, the Corp has 2 bad publicity tokens and is considered to have an additional bad publicity. After using Exposé, the Corp has no bad publicity tokens but is still considered to have an additional bad publicity. After scoring an agenda, the Corp still has no bad publicity tokens and is no longer considered to have any either.

Populist Rally ( Business First, 26)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can Populist Rally be played if the Corp has 0 clicks to spend on their next turn?

    No. As the Corp cannot have fewer than 0 clicks to spend on their next turn, playing Populist Rally would not cause a change in game state and thus cannot be played.

Lakshmi Smartfabrics ( Business First, 28)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does Lakshmi Smartfabrics get a power counter when it is rezzed?

    Yes. "When you rez" abilities meet their trigger condition at the end of the rez action, so Lakshmi Smartfabrics is active and can see its own rez action trigger.

    If the Runner trashes Lakshmi Smartfabrics after the Corp uses its ability, can the Runner steal copies of the revealed agenda?

    No. Once triggered, the ability exists independently of its source.

Product Recall ( Business First, 29)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Do the credits gained from Product Recall include modifications to the trash cost, such as that from Industrial Genomics?

    Yes. Modifiers are always taken into account whenever a value is queried from the game state.

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Pālanā Foods: Sustainable Growth ( Business First, 30)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Runner has Safety First and Drug Dealer installed. What is the exact timing of the two draw effects, and how many times does Pālanā Foods gain 1?

    Conditional abilities that trigger when the Runner’s turn ends do so at Runner 2.4, and abilities that trigger when the Corp’s turn begins do so at Corp 1.2. Pālanā Foods will gain a credit for both Safety First and for Drug Dealer, assuming each was the first time the Runner drew a card.

Harvester ( Business First, 32)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does the Runner have to discard before or after drawing 3 cards from Harvester?

    Resolve the text of each subroutine in the order it appears. First the Runner draws 3 cards, then they must discard to their maximum hand size.

    If the Runner does not draw 3 cards due to Harvester’s subroutine effect, must they still discard cards?

    Yes. Each effect is separate from the other. “Then” does not imply any conditionality to the discard effect, it only indicates the order of resolution.

    Does the Runner flatline if they have a negative hand size when Harvester’s subroutine resolves?

    No. The Runner only loses the game from having a negative hand size at the end of their turn. If the Runner’s hand size is negative when Harvester’s subroutine resolves, they just discard all the cards in their grip.

Disposable HQ ( Business First, 34)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    In what order are the cards added to the bottom of R&D with Disposable HQ?

    In the order of the Corp’s choice. Disposable HQ implicitly gives the choice to the Corp due to being a Corp card effect. (CBI Raid, for example, specifies the choice because it is a Runner card effect.)

    Does Disposable HQ trigger from Archives?

    Yes, "when accessed" abilities trigger from any server, whether or not the card is active, unless the ability specifically says otherwise.

New Construction ( Business First, 35)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp install ice with New Construction's ability?

    No, ice is installed protecting a server not in a server.

Mumbad Construction Co. ( Business First, 36)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does moving an advancement token from Mumbad Construction Co. to a public agenda trigger its ability?

    No. Neither placing nor moving advancement tokens is considered the same as advancing a card.

PAD Factory ( Business First, 38)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can PAD Factory place tokens on non-installed cards?

    No. The Corp cannot choose a card that is not installed to place the advancement token on.

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Political Graffiti ( Democracy and Dogma, 39)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner adds Political Graffiti to an AstroScript Pilot Program, is the AstroScript worth negative 1 agenda point or 1 agenda point?

    It would be worth 1 agenda point.

    If the Runner adds Political Graffiti to a Project Beale with an agenda counter on it, how many agenda points is the Beale worth?

    Project Beale will have +1 and -1 point, so it will be worth 2 agenda points.

    The Runner makes a run with Political Graffiti when the Corp has a Hostile Takeover and no other agendas in their score area. During the run, the Corp rezzes an Archer, forfeiting the Hostile Takeover. What happens when the run is successful?

    Political Graffiti’s "if successful" ability is not optional, so resolve as much of it as you can. When the run is successful, there is nothing to host Political Graffiti on, so the Runner does not access cards, and then trashes Political Graffiti once the run ends.

    The Runner steals a copy of Breaking News, uses Turntable to give it to the Corp, and then plays Political Graffiti on that Breaking News. Is the Corp allowed to play Punitive Counterstrike on their turn?

    The Corp can always play Punitive Counterstrike because it always initiates a trace. But if no other agendas were stolen during the Runner’s turn, Punitive Counterstrike would not do any damage.

    The Runner applies Political Graffiti to an Accelerated Beta Test. Later, they steal a Domestic Sleepers and use Turntable to swap it with the Accelerated Beta Test. How many points is the Accelerated Beta Test worth?

    The Accelerated Beta Test is worth 1 point. While cards in the Runner’s score area are inactive, cards hosted on them can still be active.

Spy Camera ( Democracy and Dogma, 42)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

Political Operative ( Democracy and Dogma, 43)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can recurring credits from cards like Whizzard and Scrubber be used to pay the cost for Political Operative's ability?

    No. Those cards specify to use their credits for trashing cards, so they cannot be spent on using Political Operative.

    Is the cost of Political Operative's ability affected by cards such as Industrial Genomics and Skulljack?

    Yes. Whenever an ability queries a value from the game, modifiers are taken into account unless otherwise noted.

Sadyojata ( Democracy and Dogma, 44)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the first piece of ice Rielle "Kit" Peddler encounters is a NEXT Bronze, giving it the code gate subtype, is it considered to have 3 subtypes for the purpose of breaking with Sadyojata?

    No. Changes in subtypes are tracked cumulatively, but the state of having a subtype is binary.

    Can the Runner use Sadyojata to swap in another copy of Sadyojata from the grip?

    Yes. Sadyojata does not specify "that is not a copy of itself".

    Is swapping Sadyojata with another deva considered an installation?

    No. Swapping just exchanges the places of the two cards.

    If Sadyojata is hosted on Scheherazade when it is swapped with another deva, must the new Deva also be hosted on Scheherazade? Does this gain the Runner 1?

    Yes, the swapped deva exchanges places with Sadyojata, so it must be hosted on the same card. The new deva is not installed, so the Runner does not gain 1.

    If Sadyojata is hosting The Personal Touch when it is swapped with another Deva, is The Personal Touch trashed or hosted onto the new deva?

    Trashed. The hosting card was removed from play, so all hosted items are immediately and unpreventably trashed.

    If the Runner has no unused MU, can they still use Sadyojata's swap ability without trashing programs to free up MU?

    Yes, because the rule about MU and trashing is about installing. Swapping is a simultaneous exchange of two cards. The moment the one deva is coming into play the other is leaving, with no overlap, so there is no need to free up MU.

"Freedom Through Equality" ( Democracy and Dogma, 45)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Is "Freedom Through Equality" trashed while in the score area if another current is played or an agenda is scored?

    No. "Freedom Through Equality" is added to the Runner's score area as a blank agenda worth 1 agenda point. Additionally, agendas in the Runner's score area are not active.

Councilman ( Democracy and Dogma, 47)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Is the rez cost in Councilman's ability affected by constant abilities on cards such as Breaker Bay Grid?

    Yes. Whenever an ability queries a value from the game, modifiers are taken into account unless otherwise noted.

    Is the rez cost in Councilman's ability affected by modifiers at the time of rez, such as from Worlds Plaza?

    No. A modifier that is part of a non-constant ability only applies during the resolution of that ability.

    Can the Runner use Fall Guy to protect Councilman but still pay the rez cost and get the effect?

    No. The Runner can use Fall Guy to prevent Councilman from being trashed, but then the derez effect will not resolve. "If you do" requires that both the credits are paid and the Councilman is trashed in order for the rest of the effect to resolve. Note that if the Runner chooses to use Councilman but then prevents it from being trashed, the credits are still paid.

    If the Runner uses Councilman on Lakshmi Smartfabrics, does Lakshmi Smartfabrics still gain a power counter?

    If it is the Runner’s turn, the Councilman resolves first. Lakshmi Smartfabrics will then be inactive when its ability would trigger, so that ability fails to resolve. If it is the Corp’s turn, Lakshmi Smartfabrics resolves first, so it will gain a power counter, which will remain hosted on it when it is derezzed.

Clone Suffrage Movement ( Democracy and Dogma, 49)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the operation returned to HQ with Clone Suffrage Movement is facedown in Archives, must the Corp reveal it to the Runner?

    Yes, just like when returning a copy of Subliminal Messaging from Archives to HQ, the Corp must reveal this information as the ability resolves.

    If the only piece of ice protecting Clone Suffrage Movement is returned to hand by Blue Sun at the start of the Corp's turn, does the ability of the political asset still trigger?

    Yes. If the Corp chooses to trigger Blue Sun before triggering the ability on Clone Suffrage Movement, then when that ability resolves the "if" clause will be true and allow resolution.

Bio-Ethics Association ( Democracy and Dogma, 50)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the only piece of ice protecting Bio-Ethics Association is returned to hand by Blue Sun at the start of the Corp's turn, does the ability of the political asset still trigger?

    Yes. If the Corp chooses to trigger Blue Sun before triggering the ability on Bio-Ethics Association, then when that ability resolves the "if" clause will be true and allow resolution.

  • MWL [update v1.2]

    NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction.

Political Dealings ( Democracy and Dogma, 51)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Corp draws an agenda and a non-agenda with Daily Business Show and uses Political Dealings to install the agenda, is the Corp forced to return the non-agenda card to the bottom of R&D?

    No, the Corp can return the installed agenda to the bottom of R&D if desired, as the game still knows that it was drawn by Daily Business Show.

    If the Corp draws two agendas with Daily Business Show and uses Political Dealings to install both agendas, is the Corp forced to return one of the installed agendas to the bottom of R&D?

    Yes. The game still knows that those were the two cards drawn with Daily Business Show, so one of them must be returned to the bottom of R&D.

    Can the Corp use Political Dealings to reveal and install the agenda found with Fast Track?

    No. Adding a card to HQ is not the same as drawing a card.

"Clones are not People" ( Democracy and Dogma, 52)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Is "Clones are not People" trashed while in the score area if another current is played or an agenda is stolen?

    No. "Clones are not People" is added to the Corp's score area as a blank agenda.

Sensie Actors Union ( Democracy and Dogma, 53)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Corp has Sensie Actors Union and Daily Business Show rezzed, how is the Sensie Actors Union’s ability resolved?

    The Corp draws four cards, adds one of the drawn cards to the bottom of R&D due to Daily Business Show’s ability, then adds any card from HQ to the bottom of R&D due to Sensie Actors Union’s ability.

    If the only piece of ice protecting Sensie Actors Union is returned to hand by Blue Sun at the start of the Corp's turn, does the ability of the political asset still trigger?

    Yes. If the Corp chooses to trigger Blue Sun before triggering the ability on Sensie Actors Union, then when that ability resolves the "if" clause will be true and allow resolution.

  • MWL [update v1.2]

    NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 3: Each copy of this card costs 3 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities' influence limits, even those in the same faction.

Commercial Bankers Group ( Democracy and Dogma, 54)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the only piece of ice protecting Commercial Bankers Group is returned to hand by Blue Sun at the start of the Corp's turn, does the ability of the political asset still trigger?

    Yes. If the Corp chooses to trigger Blue Sun before triggering the ability on Commercial Bankers Group, then when that ability resolves the "if" clause will be true and allow resolution.

Mumbad City Hall ( Democracy and Dogma, 55)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp use Mumbad City Hall when there is only one card in R&D? Does it matter if that card is an alliance card?

    Yes, whether the last card is an alliance card or not. Since R&D is a hidden zone, the game doesn’t check whether the last card in R&D might meet the criteria for the search when determining if Mumbad City Hall’s ability has the potential to change the game state.

    Can the Corp use Mumbad City Hall when R&D is empty?

    No. Searching and shuffling an empty deck does not have the potential to change the game state.

    Can the Corp use Mumbad City Hall to search for an alliance card they can’t afford to play or install, just to shuffle R&D?

    Mumbad City Hall can resolve at least partially any time there are cards in R&D, so it can be activated regardless of the outcome its effect will have. However, a player can only fail to find on a search if there are no cards matching the search criteria. If there are any alliance cards in R&D that can be played or installed, the Corp must find one of them, reveal it, and play or install it. If there are only alliance cards that cannot be played or installed, the Corp must reveal one of them before shuffling it back into R&D. If there are no alliance cards in R&D, then no cards are revealed, and the effect just shuffles R&D.

    If Near-Earth Hub: Broadcast Center uses Mumbad City Hall to install Mumba Temple in a new remote server, do they draw a card before or after shuffling R&D?

    During resolution of the search effect from Mumbad City Hall, shuffling R&D must come before doing anything with the card the Corp searched for. Thus, R&D is shuffled before installing Mumba Temple and triggering Near-Earth Hub.

    If the Corp uses Mumbad City Hall to play Heritage Committee, when is R&D shuffled?

    During resolution of the search effect from Mumbad City Hall, shuffling R&D must come before doing anything with the card the Corp searched for. Thus, Heritage Committee is played only after R&D is shuffled.

  • MWL [Update v1.2]

    NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction.

Bailiff ( Democracy and Dogma, 56)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Corp uses Sub Boost or Sensei to give Bailiff an additional subroutine, and the Runner uses Breach to break both subroutines at once, does the Corp gain 1 or 2?

    The Corp gains 2. Even though the Runner only triggered one ability, both subroutines were broken.

Salsette Slums ( Salsette Island, 59)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner access a card and then later in the turn uses Political Operative to trash it, can they use Salsette Slums to remove that card from the game?

    No, Salsette Slums can only be used while accessing the card.

    Can the Runner choose not to use Salsette Slums the first time they trash an accessed card and then use it later to remove the second card trashed that turn from the game?

    Yes. Because Salsette Slums can only be used “once per turn”, it is the Runner’s choice when to do so.

    If the Runner has multiple copies of Salsette Slums installed, can they remove from game multiple trashed cards?

    Yes, each installed copy can be used once per turn.

    When the Runner removes a card from the game with Salsette Slums, do they take damage from Hostile Infrastructure?

    No. The accessed card is removed from the game instead of trashed, so Hostile Infrastructure does not trigger.

Exclusive Party ( Salsette Island, 60)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does the Runner gain 1 for the played copy of Exclusive Party?

    No. Events are not trashed until they finish resolving.

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

Vamadeva ( Salsette Island, 61)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Runner encounters a Tyrant with a single advancement token on it and breaks the subroutine with Vamadeva. If the Corp then uses Firmware Updates to add another advancement token to Tyrant, can the Runner break the new subroutine with Vamadeva?

    No. Broken subroutines still exist on the ice.

    Can the Runner use Vamadeva to swap in another copy of Vamadeva from the grip?

    Yes. Vamadeva does not specify "that is not a copy of itself".

    Is swapping Vamadeva with another deva considered an installation?

    No. Swapping just exchanges the places of the two cards.

    If Vamadeva is hosted on Scheherazade when it is swapped with another deva, must the new Deva also be hosted on Scheherazade? Does this gain the Runner 1?

    Yes, the swapped deva exchanges places with Vamadeva, so it must be hosted on the same card. The new deva is not installed, so the Runner does not gain 1.

    If Vamadeva is hosting The Personal Touch when it is swapped with another Deva, is The Personal Touch trashed or hosted onto the new deva?

    Trashed. The hosting card was removed from play, so all hosted items are immediately and unpreventably trashed.

    If the Runner has no unused MU, can they still use Vamadeva's swap ability without trashing programs to free up MU?

    Yes, because the rule about MU and trashing is about installing. Swapping is a simultaneous exchange of two cards. The moment the one deva is coming into play the other is leaving, with no overlap, so there is no need to free up MU.

Brahman ( Salsette Island, 62)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner uses both Brahman and Faerie to break subroutines on a piece of ice, can the Runner choose to add Faerie to the top of their stack instead of trashing Faerie?

    Yes. Faerie and Brahman meet their trigger condition simultaneously, so the Runner chooses the order in which their conditional abilities resolve. If the Runner chooses to resolve Brahman’s ability first, then Faerie is no longer active, so its conditional ability fails to resolve.

Patron ( Salsette Island, 63)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    What happens if the Runner's stack is empty by the time they make a successful run on the server chosen with Patron.

    Patron's replacement effect is not optional. Patron still replaces the access, but the Runner does not draw any cards.

Sports Hopper ( Salsette Island, 64)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner has no cards in their stack but a Tech Trader installed, can the Runner use Sports Hopper?

    No. Sports Hopper's effect cannot change the game state, so its ability cannot be triggered.

Bazaar ( Salsette Island, 65)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner has both Bazaar and Replicator installed, can they install all copies of a piece of hardware from Grip and Stack by installing the first copy?

    Yes. Bazaar and Replicator meet their trigger condition simultaneously, so the Runner can choose to trigger Replicator first and then trigger Bazaar. The Runner may choose to repeat this process until there are no more copies of that hardware available to install.

Personality Profiles ( Salsette Island, 66)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does Personality Profiles trigger when the search for Hostage begins or after a connection is found and added to the Runner’s grip?

    When the search initiates, before the Runner looks at the stack.

Jeeves Model Bioroids ( Salsette Island, 67)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Among other things, the following series of actions can all trigger Jeeves Model Bioroids:

    Among other things, the following series of actions do not trigger Jeeves Model Bioroids:

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

  • Official FAQ

    • Playing a double operation and then playing a regular operation, spending three clicks for Melange Mining Corp., as well as clicking for three credits are each considered spending three clicks on the same action. Additional costs are still costs to trigger an ability.
    • Jeeves must be rezzed while all 3 clicks are being spent. Installed cards must be active while meeting their trigger condition, and Jeeves trigger condition is the spending of 3 clicks on the same action, not the third click.

Raman Rai ( Salsette Island, 68)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does the card swapped into Archives with Raman Rai enter faceup, facedown, or in the same state as the card swapped out of Archives?

    Facedown.

    The Corp has Raman Rai and Daily Business Show rezzed for the mandatory draw. If the Corp uses Raman Rai to swap one of the drawn cards, can the Corp choose to return the card swapped into Archives to the bottom of R&D?

    Yes, the game still knows that the card swapped into Archives is one of the two cards drawn, so it may be put on the bottom of R&D.

    The Corp has Raman Rai and Political Dealings rezzed for the mandatory draw. If the Corp uses Raman Rai first to swap a drawn agenda with one in Archives, can the Corp then use Political Dealings to install the agenda swapped into Archives? What about the other way around?

    No. Raman Rai and Political Dealings are simultaneous effects that both trigger off of drawing the agenda. The Corp chooses the order that the two abilities trigger, but either ability will cause the agenda to no longer be in the state of being drawn. Thus, when the second ability goes to trigger, its trigger condition is no longer valid and the ability fails to resolve.

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Upayoga ( Salsette Island, 69)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner only has 1 after losing the Psi game on Upayoga, do they lose that credit?

    Yes. Upayoga’s subroutine lacks an “if able” clause, so as much of the effect as can be resolved must resolve.

    If the Runner has no credits in their credit pool after losing the Psi game on Upayoga, can they be forced to lose credits on other cards, such as Ghost Runner or Net Celebrity?

    Yes. Those credits are usable during a run, so they are available to be lost during the run.

    Can the second subroutine on Upayoga resolve the first subroutine on Upayoga?

    Yes. Upayoga’s second subroutine does not specify that the resolved subroutine must be on another piece of ice.

Aryabhata Tech ( Salsette Island, 70)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner has 2 when the trace on Virgo is successful, can the Runner avoid the tag with New Angeles City Hall before losing 1 to Aryabhata Tech?

    Yes. The “if successful” effects of a trace are constant effects, so they always resolve before any abilities triggered by the successful trace.

    If the Runner has 4 when the trace on Virgo is successful and boosted to at least trace strength 5, can the Runner avoid both tags with New Angeles City Hall before losing 1 to Aryabhata Tech?

    Yes. The second “if” ability on Virgo is a constant effect just like the “if successful” effect, so they will both resolve before any abilities triggered by the successful trace.

Salem's Hospitality ( Salsette Island, 71)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp play Salem's Hospitality while the Runner has an empty grip?

    No. Salem's Hospitality has no potential to change the game state, so the Corp cannot choose to take that action.

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Executive Search Firm ( Salsette Island, 72)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Indian Union Stock Exchange ( Salsette Island, 73)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does “out-of-faction” refer to cards not belonging to the Corp’s identity faction or to cards not belonging to Weyland?

    Out-of-faction refers to cards that do not belong to the faction of the Corp’s identity.

    If the Corp is playing a Weyland identity, does the parenthetical text on Indian Union Stock Exchange allow it to still trigger off of itself?

    No. Indian Union Stock Exchange is not out-of-faction for a Weyland identity, so it cannot trigger in a deck with a Weyland identity.

    Are neutral cards considered “out-of-faction”?

    Yes. Neutral cards do not belong to a faction, so they are out-of-faction cards for every Corp.

    If the Corp is playing as The Shadow, are all cards considered “out-of-faction”?

    Yes. The Shadow does not belong to a faction, so all cards, including neutral cards, are out-of-faction.

Mumbad Virtual Tour ( Salsette Island, 76)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner does not have 5 but has an installed Imp that they haven’t used yet, is the Runner forced to use the Imp to trash Mumbad Virtual Tour?

    Yes. The Runner is able to trash Mumbad Virtual Tour, so they must do so.

    If the Runner has only 2 but a full Ghost Runner installed, is the Runner forced to spend the credits from Ghost Runner to trash Mumbad Virtual Tour?

    Yes. The Runner is able to trash Mumbad Virtual Tour, so they must do so.

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

The Noble Path ( The Liberated Mind, 77)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Runner play The Noble Path if it is the only card in their grip?

    Yes. There is no stipulation on the card that requires at least one card to be trashed.

    Does The Noble Path prevent the damage dealt by Dedicated Response Team?

    No. Dedicated Response Team triggers when the run ends, so ability on The Noble Path has already ended by the time the damage is dealt.

    Does The Noble Path prevent the damage dealt by Checkpoint?

    Yes. Checkpoint triggers when the run is declared successful at step 4.4, which is still part of the run.

    Does The Noble Path prevent damage from both Runner and Corp card abilities?

    Yes, even damage suffered from Runner abilities like Spinal Modem is prevented.

Emptied Mind ( The Liberated Mind, 78)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner starts their turn with Out of the Ashes in their heap and Emptied Mind installed, does the Runner still gain if during the run from Out of the Ashes they discard all the cards in grip to using Faust?

    Yes, Emptied Mind checks the number of cards in grip when its ability resolves. If other simultaneous effects are triggered before Emptied Mind, then the check will wait until those effects are fully resolved.

Information Sifting ( The Liberated Mind, 79)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    When Information Sifting resolves, can the Corp choose for one of the piles to contain 0 cards?

    The Corp cannot make a facedown pile of 0 cards. At least 1 card must be in each pile in order for it to be a pile and for it to be facedown.

    If HQ does not contain enough cards to make 2 piles when an Information Sifting run is successful, what happens?

    No cards are accessed. The access step has been mandatorily replaced by Information Sifting’s ability, and that ability cannot successfully resolve.

    In what order are the cards in a pile created by Information Sifting accessed?

    The Runner chooses the order in which the hidden cards are accessed, just like with remote servers. In practice, this means the Runner can either accept the Corp’s ordering or shuffle the chosen pile.

    If Leela Patel plays Information Sifting and accesses an agenda in the chosen pile, does she access the card returned to HQ?

    No, the Runner’s regular access step has been replaced with the ability of Information Sifting. The card added to HQ is not in the chosen pile, and as Leela must access all cards in the chosen pile, she does not have any accesses left over to access the card that was returned to HQ.

    If Leela Patel has an HQ Interface installed and plays Information Sifting, does she access the card returned to HQ after accessing an agenda in the chosen pile?

    No. When the Runner begins accessing cards from HQ or R&D, the total number of cards to be accessed is capped, regardless of modifiers or changes to the makeup of the central server. For example, if the Runner begins to access a pile of 2 cards from Information Sifting, she will only access 2 cards regardless of modifiers like HQ interface. Additionally, Information Sifting confines those 2 accesses to cards in the chosen pile.

    The Runner accesses Disposable HQ while accessing cards in a pile created by Information Sifting. Can the Corp put any number of cards from the piles on the bottom of R&D?

    Yes. The Corp can freely choose cards from either, both, or neither pile, as the cards are still in HQ.

Out of the Ashes ( The Liberated Mind, 80)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Runner use more than one copy of Out of the Ashes when their turn begins?

    Yes, each Out of the Ashes triggers separately from each other. Each copy is finished resolving only after the run has ended, at which time the Runner can resolve another copy (or any other “when your turn begins” abilities).

    Is using the “When your turn begins” ability on Out of the Ashes considered to be playing the event?

    No.

    The Runner uses Out of the Ashes to make a run. During that run, they trash other copies of Out of the Ashes using Faust. When the run is complete, can the Runner trigger one of the newly trashed copies of Out of the Ashes?

    No. The only copies of Out of the Ashes that are eligible to trigger their “when your turn begins” abilities are the ones that were in the runner’s heap when the trigger condition was met.

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

Liberated Chela ( The Liberated Mind, 81)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner has 5 agenda points and a Fan Site in their score area, can they use Liberated Chela to win the game before the Corp can forfeit an agenda?

    No, if adding Liberated Chela to the score area is prevented, then it never becomes an agenda at all.

Temple of the Liberated Mind ( The Liberated Mind, 82)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Runner uses a power counter from Temple of the Liberated Mind in turn step 1.1 (before "Turn begins") or step 2.3 (before "End of turn"). Can the gained be spent on actions at either of these times?

    The Runner cannot spend clicks on taking actions until "Take actions" during step 1.4 of their turn. Before that step of the turn, clicks can still be lost or spent through card effects, such as Wyldside or Bioroid ice during a run initiated by a card effect. A click gained during step 2.3 after the action phase does not return the runner to the action phase, and it will not be available to spend until the Runner’s next action phase because clicks can only be gained or spent during a player’s own turn. However, it can still be lost by card effects (for example, if the Corp plays An Offer You Can't Refuse and resolves the first subroutine on an Enigma).

Rebirth ( The Liberated Mind, 83)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can Andromeda play Rebirth and change into Boris "Syfr" Kovac?

    No, the factioned identities from the Hardwired draft are for "draft format only" as indicated on the cards.

    Can Apex, Adam, and Sunny Lebeau play Rebirth?

    No.

Guru Davinder ( The Liberated Mind, 84)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Runner has Guru Davinder and Net Shield installed when they suffer 1 net damage. Can they choose to use Net Shield, or are they forced to use Guru Davinder because his ability is constant versus Net Shield's paid ability? What if the Runner suffers 1 meat damage while Guru Davinder and Muresh Bodysuit are both installed (as they are both constant)?

    Guru Davinder prevents all net or meat damage, leaving nothing left for the Runner to use Net Shield on. In the case of Guru Davinder and Muresh Bodysuit, simultaneous triggers on cards are resolved in the order of their owner's choosing.

The Turning Wheel ( The Liberated Mind, 85)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    After using The Turning Wheel, when does the Runner access an additional card?

    Each time the Runner accesses cards from HQ or R&D for the remainder of the run.

    After using The Turning Wheel, can the Runner choose to access a card from R&D when they access a card from HQ and vice versa?

    No. The Turning Wheel’s extra accesses are from whichever server the Runner accesses.

    Can the Runner wait to see the first card they will access from R&D before deciding to use The Turning Wheel to access another card?

    No. The Turning Wheel’s ability is activated during paid ability windows and thus cannot be used once accessing has begun.

    The Runner activates The Turning Wheel’s ability during an on-access encounter with Archangel. If they continues to access more cards during the run, the get an additional access from The Turning Wheel?

    No. The number of cards the Runner accesses during a run on HQ or R&D is determined at the beginning of the access step; it cannot be increased after that point.

Dedicated Neural Net ( The Liberated Mind, 88)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner plays Legwork while Dedicated Neural Net is scored and loses the Psi game, does the Corp choose the cards the Runner will access one at a time, or does the Corp choose a set of cards and the Runner accesses them in any order?

    The Corp chooses a set of cards for the runner to access of size equal to the number of cards the Runner will access from HQ, then the Runner accesses them one at a time in the order of the Runner’s choosing.

    If the Corp has scored Dedicated Neural Net and wins the Psi game, what happens when an Information Sifting run is successful?

    Dedicated Neural Net has no effect on Information Sifting runs. The Corp will create 2 piles, the Runner will choose one of the piles, then the Runner will access all cards in the pile in the order of their choosing.

Waiver ( The Liberated Mind, 91)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    When resolving the trace on Waiver, by how much does the Corp’s trace strength need to exceed the Runner’s link strength in order to trash cards with cost X, such as Angel Arena and Bribery?

    The Corp’s trace strength only needs to exceed the Runner’s link strength by 1 to be considered successful and trash cards with cost X. A printed cost of X is considered to be 0 when referenced outside of paying that cost to play/install the card.

Consulting Visit ( The Liberated Mind, 94)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Corp triggers Mumbad City Hall three times with Jeeves Model Bioroids rezzed, can they reveal Consulting Visit for the third usage of Mumbad City Hall and use the click from Jeeves to pay the additional cost?

    Yes. Jeeves Model Bioroids triggers off of the Corp paying the clicks, and due to the chain reaction rule it must resolve before Mumbad City Hall continues on to play the Consulting Visit.

    If the Corp plays Accelerated Diagnostics and finds Consulting Visit and two other operations, can they play Consulting Visit followed by the other operations seen with Accelerated Diagnostics?

    No. The three cards looked at with Accelerated Diagnostics are still in R&D, so when Consulting Visit shuffles R&D the cards previously looked at can no longer be played with Accelerated Diagnostics.

    When does Consulting Visit shuffle R&D?

    During resolution of the search effect from Consulting Visit, shuffling R&D must come before doing anything with the card the Corp searched for. Thus, the found operation is played only after R&D is shuffled.

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Fear the Masses ( Fear the Masses, 96)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    When does the Runner reveal extra copies of Fear the Masses to force the Corp to trash additional cards?

    The Runner reveals the other copies during the access cards step (4.5) before any cards have been trashed from Fear the Masses' effect.

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

Aghora ( Fear the Masses, 97)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does Reina Roja's ability allow a newly rezzed piece of ice with a printed rez cost of 4 to be broken by Aghora?

    No. Reina's ability only lasts for the duration in which the Corp is paying to rez the ice.

    Can the Runner use Aghora to swap in another copy of Aghora from the grip?

    Yes. Aghora does not specify "that is not a copy of itself".

    Is swapping Aghora with another deva considered an installation?

    No. Swapping just exchanges the places of the two cards.

    If Aghora is hosted on Scheherazade when it is swapped with another deva, must the new Deva also be hosted on Scheherazade? Does this gain the Runner 1?

    Yes, the swapped deva exchanges places with Aghora, so it must be hosted on the same card. The new deva is not installed, so the Runner does not gain 1.

    If Aghora is hosting The Personal Touch when it is swapped with another Deva, is The Personal Touch trashed or hosted onto the new deva?

    Trashed. The hosting card was removed from play, so all hosted items are immediately and unpreventably trashed.

    If the Runner has no unused MU, can they still use Aghora's swap ability without trashing programs to free up MU?

    Yes, because the rule about MU and trashing is about installing. Swapping is a simultaneous exchange of two cards. The moment the one deva is coming into play the other is leaving, with no overlap, so there is no need to free up MU.

The Black File ( Fear the Masses, 99)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If both players have at least 7 agenda points while The Black File is installed, does the game end in a tie or the Runner winning?

    The Runner wins and the Corp loses.

    If a tournament game ends due to time while The Black File is installed and the Corp has at least 7 agenda points, what happens?

    The Corp receives a timed win.

The Price of Freedom ( Fear the Masses, 100)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp still place advancement counters on cards through card abilities while suffering the effects of The Price of Freedom?

    Yes, only the action of advancing cards is forbidden.

Ankusa ( Fear the Masses, 101)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If Ankusa breaks all the subroutines on Paper Wall, what happens?

    If it is the Runner's turn, then Paper Wall is returned to HQ and is not trashed. If it is the Corp's turn, then Paper Wall is trashed and is not returned to HQ.

    If Ankusa breaks all subroutines on a piece of ice during a Knifed run, what happens?

    Ankusa's ability must resolve first because it is constant, so the ice is returned to HQ. However, Knifed will not be able to trash any further barrier whose subroutines are all broken because its trigger condition has already been met during that run.

Magnet ( Fear the Masses, 103)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If a Parasite hosted on a Bastion has 3 virus counters on it when Magnet is rezzed, does Magnet get trashed as soon as the Parasite is moved to it?

    No. The blanking of Parasite's text box takes the higher precedence.

    If a Magnet hosting a Parasite with 3 virus counters is derezzed, does the Magnet get trashed by the Parasite as soon as it is rezzed again?

    No. The blanking of Parasite's text box takes the higher precedence.

    Can the Runner host a Caïssa program on a Magnet that is already hosting another Caïssa program?

    No. Subtypes are not part of the text box and are not blanked by Magnet. All the Caïssa programs require themselves to move to ice not already hosting Caïssa, so the Runner cannot move them to Magnet if one is already hosted.

Voter Intimidation ( Fear the Masses, 106)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Runner has a copy of Fan Site in their score area. Can the Corp play Voter Intimidation?

    Yes. Cards that move to a zone as agendas are considered to be agendas for all purposes.

Harishchandra Ent.: Where You're the Star ( Fear the Masses, 107)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If a tagged Runner is damaged while playing against Harischandra Ent., how is the damage resolved?

    Damage is still random. In practice, the Runner should hide and shuffle their grip, suffer damage as normal, then reveal their grip again.

Ibrahim Salem ( Fear the Masses, 109)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.

Navi Mumbai City Grid ( Fear the Masses, 110)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does Navi Mumbai City Grid prohibit the Runner from using conditional abilities with costs, such as the subroutine breaking of e3 Feedback Implants or the derez of Councilman? What about the to break ability provided on many bioroid pieces of ice?

    No, the Runner can still use all of those abilities. Even though those abilities involve paying a cost, paid abilities are always specifically written in the form “cost: effect”. Only those abilities are prohibited.

Zealous Judge ( Fear the Masses, 111)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp use Worlds Plaza to install Zealous Judge if the runner is not tagged?

    No. Worlds Plaza uses the phrase “if able”, which applies to the entire effect of installing and rezzing a card. Since Zealous Judge cannot be rezzed in this circumstance, Worlds Plaza’s ability cannot be used to install it.

    The Corp scores License Acquisition and the Runner is not tagged. Can the Corp install Zealous Judge with Licence Acquisition’s ability?

    Yes, but the Zealous Judge is not rezzed.

Election Day ( Fear the Masses, 112)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    What does the parenthetical "(minimum of 1)" mean on Election Day?

    The text "(minimum of 1)" prohibits the Corp from playing Election Day unless at least one card is trashed by its effect.

Subcontract ( Fear the Masses, 113)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp spend credits gained from the first operation played with Subcontract to pay for the second operation?

    Yes. The entire process of paying for the first operation’s cost and resolving its effects is carried out before playing the second operation.

    While resolving Subcontract, can the Corp play a Hedge Fund as the second operation if it was drawn from playing Anonymous Tip as the first operation?

    Yes. The Corp chooses a second operation to play (if any) after the first operation is finished resolving.

    When is Subcontract added to Archives?

    Subcontract is not trashed until after all operations played by its effect are finish resolving.

Merger ( Fear the Masses, 114)

GPI Net Tap ( 23 Seconds, 3)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the expose effect is prevented, can the Runner still trash GPI Net Tap to jack out?

    Yes. Each effect is separate from the other. "Then" does not imply any conditionality to the expose effect, it only indicates the order of resolution.

Hernando Cortez ( 23 Seconds, 4)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If a piece of ice will gain a subroutine from an effect like Sensei or Komainu, does that subroutine factor into the additional cost for Hernando Cortez as well?

    No. Those effects cause the next piece of ice encountered to gain a subroutine, but ice is rezzed during the approach.

    How many credits is the additional cost incurred for rezzing a piece of ice with flexible subroutines while Hernando Cortez's ability is active (such as NEXT Silver, Ashigaru, Tour Guide, etc.)?

    The abilities that cause these pieces of ice to gain/lose subroutines are only active once the pieces of ice have been successfully rezzed. Because costs are always paid before the rez, Hernando Cortez will not add an additional cost to these pieces of ice.

Mirror ( 23 Seconds, 5)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the number of recurring credits available on Pheromones has decreased (e.g. from the Corp using Cyberdex Virus Suite during the run on R&D), can the Runner still use Mirror to replace a recurring credit if the number of credits still hosted on Pheromones is greater than or equal the number of virus counters?

    No. Recurring credits can only be replaced up to the value shown on the card, never over it.

    Can the Runner use Mirror's ability to replace a spent recurring credit on Whizzard: Master Gamer?

    Mirror's ability does not require the choice of a card, so it can replace a recurring credit on any active card whether or not it is installed.

    Can the Runner use Mirror's ability to replace a spent recurring credit on a Corp card?

    Yes.

    If the number of recurring credits available on Pheromones has increased, can the Runner "replace" the new recurring credit using Mirror's ability?

    No. The Recurring credit must have actually been spent in order to be replaced.

    The Runner starts the turn with 1 virus counter on Pheromones. The Runner then makes a run on HQ, during which the Runner spends the credit on Pheromones and the Corp uses Cyberdex Virus Suite. The Runner makes a second run on HQ, bringing the number of virus counters on Pheromones to 2. If the Runner then makes two successful runs on R&D, can Mirror replace a spent credit on Pheromones both times?

    The first Mirror trigger can replace a recurring credit, but the second Mirror trigger cannot. Mirror cares only whether the card hosted recurring credits that were spent since the last replacement, but the game will only allow Mirror to replace a credit if there is "room" for the recurring credit to be replaced.

Deuces Wild ( 23 Seconds, 8)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    When does the Runner choose and resolve the second option for Deuces Wild?

    The Runner does not have to choose which mode to resolve next until the first has finished resolving.

    Can the Runner choose the same option on Deuces Wild twice?

    No.

    With Always Be Running installed, may a Runner play Deuces Wild with their first click?

    No. Deuces Wild is not a Run event.

    If all ice is rezzed, can the Runner select the fourth option on Deuces Wild?

    Yes. Each effect is separate from the other. "Then" does not imply any conditionality to the expose effect, it only indicates the order of resolution.

    Why is Dan D'Argenio depicted as wearing sleeves on Deuces Wild?

    Cards must be sleeved to be legal for tournament play.

Fairchild 1.0 ( 23 Seconds, 10)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    What happens if the Runner has no installed cards or no credits when encountering Fairchild 1.0?

    When one of Fairchild 1.0's subroutines resolves, the Runner must follow the instructions to the extent that they are able. So if they have no credits, they will need to trash an installed card. If they have no installed cards, they will be forced to pay a credit. If they have neither credits nor installed cards, they will not be able to fulfill the instruction at all, so the subroutine does nothing.

Chrysalis ( 23 Seconds, 13)

Georgia Emelyov ( 23 Seconds, 14)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Corp move Georgia Emelyov to a new remote server?

    No. Georgia Emelyov must be moved to another server that already exists. New remote servers can only be made during installations.

Hard-Hitting News ( 23 Seconds, 16)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    How does "After you resolve this operation, end your action phase." on terminal operations like Hard-Hitting News work?

    Immediately after the operation resolves and is trashed from playing it, "after you resolve this operation" triggers meet their trigger condition. Ending the action phase then advances the game to the discard phase. This skips the paid ability window that would normally follow the end of an action, ceases the resolution of any other pending abilities or effects, and invalidates any conditional abilities. If the operation was played as part of a card ability, any remaining effects from that card ability immediately stop resolving as well.

    If the Corp plays Hard-Hitting News as the first operation for Subcontract, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Hard-Hitting News. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Subcontract is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing of a second operation with Subcontract. The played Subcontract is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

    If the Corp plays Hard-Hitting News as one of the operations looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Hard-Hitting News. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Accelerated Diagnostics is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing or trashing of any remaining cards looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics. The played Accelerated Diagnostics is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

NBN: Controlling the Message ( 23 Seconds, 17)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner trashes more than one Corp card at the same time, such as with Apocalypse, how many traces does Controlling the Message initiate?

    One.

    If the Runner plays Apocalypse and Aryabhata Tech Tech trigger?

    No. Controlling the Message triggers off of the Runner trashing the installed Corp cards, and only abilities on active cards can trigger.

Stock Buy-Back ( 23 Seconds, 19)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    How does "After you resolve this operation, end your action phase." on terminal operations like Stock Buyback work?

    Immediately after the operation resolves and is trashed from playing it, "after you resolve this operation" triggers meet their trigger condition. Ending the action phase then advances the game to the discard phase. This skips the paid ability window that would normally follow the end of an action, ceases the resolution of any other pending abilities or effects, and invalidates any conditional abilities. If the operation was played as part of a card ability, any remaining effects from that card ability immediately stop resolving as well.

    If the Corp plays Stock Buyback as the first operation for Subcontract, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Stock Buyback. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Subcontract is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing of a second operation with Subcontract. The played Subcontract is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

    If the Corp plays Stock Buyback as one of the operations looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Stock Buyback. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Accelerated Diagnostics is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing or trashing of any remaining cards looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics. The played Accelerated Diagnostics is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

Sandburg ( 23 Seconds, 20)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    The Corp has 10 while Sandburg is installed. A Parasite with 1 hosted virus counter is installed on an Ice Wall without advancement counters. Is the Ice Wall trashed if the Corp plays Hedge Fund?

    Yes. The Corp's credit pool dips below 10 after paying the cost of Hedge Fund, so Ice Wall's strength is reduced to zero momentarily.

Credit Crash ( Blood Money, 21)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    During a run initiated by Credit Crash, is the Runner required to reveal the accessed card to the Corp if it is accessed from R&D?

    The card must be revealed. This effect requires the Corp to act on an element of the card, so it is satisfied by the Corp examining that card.

    If the Corp prevents the trashing of the first card accessed with Credit Crash, can the Runner still trash that card normally?

    Yes.

Rumor Mill ( Blood Money, 22)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 3: Each copy of this card costs 3 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the Corp have to forfeit an agenda to rez Ibrahim Salem while Rumor Mill is active?

    No, Ibrahim Salem’s text box is considered blank while Rumor Mill is active, even if Ibrahim Salem is inactive.

    Does the Runner add Director Haas to their score area if they trash it when accessing it from R&D while Rumor Mill is active?

    No. Director Haas’s text box is considered blank while Rumor Mill is active, even if Director Haas is not installed.

    What happens to cards hosted on Worlds Plaza while Rumor Mill is active?

    They remain hosted. A blank card does not have any hosting abilities or restrictions, so anything already hosted on it remains hosted.

Nfr ( Blood Money, 23)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Corp has The Twins installed, which goes first, Nfr or The Twins? If The Twins is used first, does Nfr still gain a counter after the second encounter?

    The encounter with the piece of ice ending is a result of the Runner passing the ice. For simultaneous effects, first all of the active player’s abilities trigger, then all of the inactive player’s abilities trigger. Thus, if it is the Runner’s turn, Nfr will gain a counter before the second encounter occurs. If it is the Corp’s turn, The Twins triggers first; after the second encounter with the piece of ice, Nfr will resolve twice to place two counters on itself.

Paperclip ( Blood Money, 24)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner spend credits on Cloak to install Paperclip from the heap?

    No. While triggering Paperclip’s ability from the heap is considered using Paperclip, paying the install cost is part of the install action and not a cost of using the ability.

    Can the Runner use Paperclip’s paid ability even if its strength doesn’t match a piece of ice?

    Yes, you can always trigger the ability to get the strength boost. However, if the strength of Paperclip does not match the ice’s strength after this part of the ability resolves, the “break subroutines” part will not do anything.

    Can the Runner trash Paperclip for Null: Whistleblower ability and then install Paperclip at the same encounter step?

    No. In order for Paperclip's ability to meet its trigger condition, it must be in the heap at the time the encounter occurs.

Golden ( Blood Money, 25)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Golden to derez Troll?

    No. The Runner cannot use Golden to break any subroutines on Troll, so the usage requirement for Golden has no way of being satisfied.

Temüjin Contract ( Blood Money, 26)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 1: Each copy of this card costs 1 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    What happens if the remote server chosen for Temujin Contract is destroyed?

    Any credits still on Temujin Contract remain on it, but the card does not have any abilities that let you take them.

Khan: Savvy Skiptracer ( Blood Money, 27)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Khan’s ability trigger if an encountered ice is trashed?

    Yes. Ice that is uninstalled while it is being approached or encountered is immediately passed.

Data Breach ( Blood Money, 28)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If a Runner with Doppelgänger uses Data Breach, can he or she choose in which order their effects trigger?

    Both Doppelgänger and Data Breach meet their trigger condition at the same time, so the Runner chooses the order the effects trigger. Once the additional run from either effect has completed, then the other ability triggers and the Runner may initiate another run. Either (a) the Runner chooses to trigger Data Breach first, makes a run on R&D, and then makes an additional run with Doppelgänger’s ability; or (b) the Runner makes an additional run with Doppelgänger’s ability, and then makes an additional run on R&D after that run completes.

Algo Trading ( Blood Money, 29)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Algo Trading start getting 2 from the bank on the second or third turn after it is installed?

    Algo Trading’s second ability can start putting 2 on it the second turn after it is installed. Both abilities meet their trigger condition at the same time each turn, so the Runner can choose the order in which they trigger. The second ability does not check how many credits are on Algo Trading until it resolves, so if the Runner chooses to trigger the first ability before the second ability and this brings the number of credits on it up to 6, then the second ability will be able to resolve.

Beth Kilrain-Chang ( Blood Money, 30)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    What does it mean for the Corp to “have” a certain number of credits?

    This means that the player has that number of credits in their credit pool. Recurring credits and other credits hosted on cards do not count unless they say otherwise.

    With Beth Kilrain-Chang installed, if the Corp has 9 and a scored Corporate Sales Team when the Runner's turn begins, does the Runner gain 1, draw 1 card, or both?

    The credit requirements for Beth's abilities are part of their trigger conditions, so only one of them can possibly meet its trigger condition when the Runner's turn begins. In this case, when the Runner's turn begins, Beth's first ability and Corporate Sales Team meet their trigger conditions at the same time. As it is the Runner's turn, first Beth's ability resolves and the Runner gains 1. Then, Corporate Sales Team's ability resolves. Since the turn has already begun, Beth's second ability cannot retroactively trigger at this point.

Fairchild 2.0 ( Blood Money, 31)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner has exactly 1 when Fairchild 2.0’s first subroutine resolves, what happens? What if the Runner has no installed cards?

    The Runner must choose an option they are able to fulfill if possible. If they don’t have 2, they must trash an installed card. If the Runner doesn’t have any installed cards, they can’t fulfill either option, so they get to keep their 1.

Enforcing Loyalty ( Blood Money, 33)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can Enforcing Loyalty be used to trash installed Corp cards?

    Yes. There are no Corp cards that have factions that match the factions of Runner identities.

    Do neutral cards match the faction of any Runner's identity?

    Neutral cards do not belong to any faction, so Enforcing Loyalty can trash them against any Runner identity.

Hatchet Job ( Blood Money, 34)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can Hatchet Job add a Corp card to the Runner's grip?

    No, cards can only be added to hands and decks belonging to their owner.

    Can Hatchet Job add a facedown virtual card to the Runner's grip?

    Yes. Runner cards do not have subtypes while facedown.

Special Report ( Blood Money, 35)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp play Special Report and choose to shuffle 0 cards into R&D?

    Yes.

    Can the Corp play Special Report when it is the only card in HQ.

    Yes, Special Report can shuffle R&D even if you have no other cards in HQ, so it has the potential to change the game state and can be played.

    Can the Corp play Special Report when there are no cards in R&D?

    Yes, unless there would be no cards in HQ when Special Report is played, in which case it does not have the potential to changed the game state.

Liquidation ( Blood Money, 37)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp play Liquidation while there are no rezzed cards?

    No, you cannot trigger an ability that has no potential to change the game state.

    Can the Corp play Liquidation while there are rezzed cards, but then choose not to trash any cards?

    Yes. Abilities are only checked for their potential to change the game state to determine whether or not those abilities can be triggered. Once an ability begins resolving, it does not have to change the game state.

Weyland Consortium: Builder of Nations ( Blood Money, 38)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Builder of Nations trigger when a piece of ice with advancement tokens on it is trashed?

    Yes. When an encountered piece of ice is uninstalled, the encounter immediately ends.

    Does Builder of Nations trigger for a piece of ice without any advancement tokens on it that is protecting a server in which Satellite Grid is installed and rezzed?

    Yes. The game treats each piece of ice protecting a server with Satellite Grid as though it had advancement tokens.

Financial Collapse ( Blood Money, 39)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp play Financial Collapse while there are no installed resources?

    No.

    The Runner is playing Armand "Geist" Walker, and Fall Guy and Tech Trader are the only installed resources. If the Corp plays Financial Collapse, can Geist attempt to trash Tech Trader for Financial Collapse, then prevent the trash with Fall Guy? What happens?

    The Runner can use Fall guy to prevent the trashing of Tech Trader (drawing a card and gaining a credit through Geist’s and Tech Trader’s abilities), but this means the cost to prevent Financial Collapse’s ability has not been paid, so Financial Collapse’s ability will still resolve, and Geist will lose 2 credits for the 1 remaining resource.

Obelus ( Escalation, 41)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner accesses a single card twice during a run on HQ with Obelus, how many cards do they draw?

    Two cards. The Runner is considered to have accessed two cards even if they end up being the same card.

    If the Runner accesses cards from another server during a run on HQ or R&D, such as through the ability on Hades Shard, does the Runner draw cards for those accesses as well?

    Yes. Those cards were accessed during the run, and the ability does not stipulate that the accesses must be from the attacked server or its root.

Omar Keung: Conspiracy Theorist ( Escalation, 43)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the Runner have to choose a server for Omar’s ability when it is used or when the run on Archives is successful?

    The choice is not made until the relevant part of the ability resolves.

    If Crisium Grid is installed on the central server chosen for Omar’s ability, is it considered a successful run and if so on which server?

    The successful run on Archives is replaced with a run on the central server that is considered neither successful nor unsuccessful.

Net Mercur ( Escalation, 46)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    What does "for anything" on Net Mercur mean?

    For the purposes of spending credits, credits on Net Mercur act like credits in your credit pool. However, if an effect makes the Runner lose all credits in their credit pool, credits on Net Mercur are not lost.

Find the Truth ( Escalation, 47)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Adam starts the game with Find the Truth in play, does the Runner reveal his or her starting hand to the Corp?

    No. The directives start the game installed, but during set up they are not active.

Ark Lockdown ( Escalation, 50)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp name a card that is not in the heap when playing Ark Lockdown?

    Yes. Abilities are only checked for their potential to change the game state to determine whether those abilities can be triggered. Once an ability begins resolving, it does not have to change the game state.

Hellion Beta Test ( Escalation, 51)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner accesses a card and then later trashes it outside of an access (e.g. with Political Operative), can the Corp play Hellion Beta Test on the next turn?

    No, Hellion Beta Test’s condition requires a card to have been trashed while it was being accessed.

    If the Runner trashed only one Corp card on their last turn and subsequently used Salsette Slums to remove that card from the game, can the Corp still play Hellion Beta Test?

    No. Salsette Slums has a replacement ability, so the card is not considered to have been trashed.

    If the Corp plays Hellion Beta Test and the Runner only has one installed non-program card, must the Corp trash one of their own installed cards?

    Yes.

Project Kusanagi ( Escalation, 52)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp choose an unrezzed piece of ice for Project Kusanagi's ability?

    Yes, but it won’t do anything because unrezzed ice cannot have subroutines. Note that the Corp can only activate Project Kusagani’s ability if there is a rezzed piece of ice somewhere: to activate the ability, it must have the potential to change the game state, but once the ability resolves the Corp is not required to make a choice that actually changes the game state.

Jinteki: Potential Unleashed ( Escalation, 54)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner suffers net damage and one of the cards trashed is I've Had Worse, which goes first: trashing the top card of the stack or drawing three cards?

    Both Potential Unleashed and I’ve Had Worse meet their trigger conditions at the same time. If it is currently the Runner’s turn, they draw three cards then trash a card from the top of the stack. If it is the Corp’s turn, the top card of the stack is trashed then the Runner draws three cards.

    If the Runner takes more than 1 net damage at once (e.g. with Project Junebug), how many cards do they trash from the top of the stack?

    “For each” effects are a single batch of net damage that depends on another value, so only one card from the top of the stack is trashed.

Observe and Destroy ( Escalation, 56)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can Observe and Destroy trash a Corp card?

    Yes.

Service Outage ( Escalation, 57)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner initiate an effect that makes a run while Service Outage is active, then decline to pay the additional cost? If so, does that count as the “first run” on their turn?

    Yes, the additional cost can be declined (and the run does not initiate). This does not count as the first run, as no run was initiated.

Door to Door ( Escalation, 59)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Door to Door give the Runner 1 tag if the trace is unsuccessful or if the runner is not tagged?

    Door to Door does not give the tag if the trace is unsuccessful, but rather only if the trace is successful and the Runner is not tagged.

En Passant ( Intervention, 61)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner play En Passant to trash a piece of ice that was passed while rezzed and then subsequently derezzed by another card ability (e.g. Emergency Shutdown or Golden)?

    Yes. En Passant trashes an unrezzed piece of ice, regardless of the situation in which it was passed earlier in the turn.

Frantic Coding ( Intervention, 62)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner uses Paige Piper to find and trash the other copies of the card installed by Frantic Coding, are the rest of the cards looked at still trashed?

    No. Paige Piper interrupts the resolution of Frantic Coding, and as a search effect it shuffles the stack. After this, the cards that were looked at can no longer be confirmed and referenced, so the rest of Frantic Coding’s ability fails to resolve.

The Gauntlet ( Intervention, 63)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does The Gauntlet count broken pieces of ice that have since been derezzed or trashed?

    The Gauntlet can count derezzed pieces of ice on which all subroutines were broken, but it cannot count trashed pieces of ice because they are no longer protecting HQ.

Top Hat ( Intervention, 67)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Top Hat allow the Runner to see the top cards of R&D before choosing which to access?

    No.

Citadel Sanctuary ( Intervention, 70)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner uses Joshua B. to gain an extra click while untagged, can Citadel Sanctuary remove the tag gained from Joshua B.’s ability at the end of the turn?

    No. The Runner must be tagged when the end of the turn occurs in order for Citadel Sanctuary to meet its trigger condition. If the Runner takes a tag after the end of the turn has already occurred, such as through Joshua B.’s ability, then Citadel Sanctuary cannot retroactively meet its trigger condition.

Haas-Bioroid: Architects of Tomorrow ( Intervention, 72)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Architects of Tomorrow trigger if the Runner trashes an encountered bioroid?

    No. Architects of Tomorrow requires that the Runner passses a rezzed piece of ice, and ice that is not installed is neither rezzed nor unrezzed. Consequently, Architects of Tomorrow is still available to trigger later in the same turn.

Fumiko Yamamori ( Intervention, 73)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner loses the psi game from Caprice Nisei while Fumiko Yamamori is rezzed, does the Runner take meat damage before or after the run ends?

    After. The run ending is a constant effect from the result of the secretly spent credits being revealed, so it must be immediately resolved before any abilities triggered from the secretly spent credits being revealed.

Chief Slee ( Intervention, 77)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If an encountered piece of ice is trashed, does Chief Slee gain power counters?

    Yes. If an encountered piece of ice is uninstalled, then the encounter immediately ends.

    If the Runner trashes Hive during the encounter while the Corp has 2 agenda points in their score area, how many power counters are placed on Chief Slee? What if the Runner encounters and trashes an ice that gains subroutines, like Komainu?

    Chief Slee references the number of unbroken subroutines that were on the encountered ice at the time the encounter ended. Thus, if the Runner trashes Hive in this situation, Chief Slee will gain 3 power counters. Likewise, Chief Slee will gain as many power counters as the Komainu had subroutines when it was trashed.

Best Defense ( Intervention, 79)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can Best Defense trash a Corp card?

    No.

Preemptive Action ( Intervention, 80)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    How does "After you resolve this operation, end your action phase." on terminal operations like Preemptive Action work?

    Immediately after the operation resolves and is trashed from playing it, "after you resolve this operation" triggers meet their trigger condition. Ending the action phase then advances the game to the discard phase. This skips the paid ability window that would normally follow the end of an action, ceases the resolution of any other pending abilities or effects, and invalidates any conditional abilities. If the operation was played as part of a card ability, any remaining effects from that card ability immediately stop resolving as well.

    If the Corp plays Preemptive Action as the first operation for Subcontract, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Preemptive Action. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Subcontract is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing of a second operation with Subcontract. The played Subcontract is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

    If the Corp plays Preemptive Action as one of the operations looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Preemptive Action. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Accelerated Diagnostics is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing or trashing of any remaining cards looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics. The played Accelerated Diagnostics is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

On the Lam ( Martial Law, 82)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does using On the Lam's ability trigger Wasteland?

    No. On the Lam is a condition counter and no longer considered a card while hosted on the resource.

    Can the Runner install On the Lam from a Street Peddler?

    No. On the Lam's ability causes it to be installed as a hosted condition counter. As an event, it cannot ever be installed.

Cold Read ( Martial Law, 83)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner trash a Cloak if they spend the credit from Cloak during the run initiated by Cold Read?

    Yes. Spending recurring credits from a card is considered using that card, so trashing Cloak for Cold Read is allowed.

Reaver ( Martial Law, 86)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Reaver is the first card trashed during a turn, does the Runner draw a card?

    No. Reaver must be active when the card is trashed in order to trigger.

Friends in High Places ( Martial Law, 90)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    How does "After you resolve this operation, end your action phase." on terminal operations like Friends in High Places work?

    Immediately after the operation resolves and is trashed from playing it, "after you resolve this operation" triggers meet their trigger condition. Ending the action phase then advances the game to the discard phase. This skips the paid ability window that would normally follow the end of an action, ceases the resolution of any other pending abilities or effects, and invalidates any conditional abilities. If the operation was played as part of a card ability, any remaining effects from that card ability immediately stop resolving as well.

    If the Corp plays Friends in High Places as the first operation for Subcontract, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Friends in High Places. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Subcontract is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing of a second operation with Subcontract. The played Subcontract is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

    If the Corp plays Friends in High Places as one of the operations looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Friends in High Places. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Accelerated Diagnostics is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing or trashing of any remaining cards looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics. The played Accelerated Diagnostics is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

Manta Grid ( Martial Law, 91)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner would gain enough credits to have more than 6 when the run ends (e.g. through a run initiated by Dirty Laundry or High-Stakes Job), does Manta Grid still trigger?

    The credit amount requirement for Manta Grid’s ability is a part of the trigger condition, so the number of credits the Runner has when the run ends is the amount that is checked. Any changes in credit amount due to other triggered abilities will not stop Manta Grid from triggering.

    If the Runner trashes Manta Grid after the run in which it triggers (e.g. with Political Operative or on another run), does the Corp still get an additional click on their next turn?

    Yes. Once an ability is triggered, it exists independently of its source.

Mind Game ( Martial Law, 92)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If there is ice protecting the server chosen for Mind Game, can the Runner jack out before encountering the outermost piece of ice on that server, or must they encounter it first?

    The Runner can jack out before encountering ice on the new server, as long as they add 1 installed card to the bottom of the stack. The choice to jack out from a run is during the approach to a piece of ice, and the restriction from jacking out on a run only applies to the first piece of ice approached during a run, not the outermost ice of any server.

    What happens if the subroutine on Wormhole resolves the one on Mind Game?

    The psi-game occurs, but if you spent a different number of credits the Runner will continue their run passing Wormhole and the Runner will incur the additional cost to jack out for the remainder of the run. The Runner’s position does not otherwise change because Mind Game’s position-changing effect replaces “passing Mind Game”.

Şifr ( Quorum, 101)

  • NAPD Most Wanted List - Level 3: Each copy of this card costs 3 universal influence, which is separate & in addition to the normal printed influence, and counts against all Identities influence limits, even those in the same faction. [MWL v1.2]

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can Şifr be used on Lotus Field?

    No. Lotus Field cannot have its strength lowered.

    What is the strength of Wraparound if there is no fracter installed and the Runner uses Şifr? What if the Runner then installs Paperclip from the heap?

    Wraparound will be 0 strength until the end of the encounter or until another strength modifier is applied. It will still be 0 after Paperclip is installed, as Wraparound losing the +7 strength modifier is not the same as applying a -7 modifier.

    The Runner has a Parasite hosting four virus counters and installed on a rezzed Architect, and they have an Atman with no power counters on it. Can the Runner use Şifr to set Architect’s strength to 0 so they can break it with Atman?

    No. Şifr can only lower the strength of an ice to 0, it cannot raise it.

    The Corp has a rezzed Sandburg and 14. The Runner has a Faust installed. If the Runner uses Şifr when they encounter Bulwark, what is Bulwark’s final strength?

    Bulwark’s final strength once the runner has the ability to use paid abilities to break subroutines is 3. When Şifr is used, it is the most recently applied modifier, so even though Sandburg gives Bulwark +2 strength it still has a final strength of 0. Then when Bulwark’s ability resolves causing the Corp to go from 14 to 16, Sandburg’s effect updates and becomes the most recently applied modifier, which applies after Şifr sets the strength from the base of 8 to 0; the final strength becomes 3.

Aaron Marrón ( Quorum, 106)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Aaron Marrón when they have no tags? How about if the stack is empty?

    As long as either a tag would be removed or a card would be drawn, the ability has the potential to change the game state and thus can be used. If both the stack is empty and the Runner has no tags, then Aaron Marrón cannot possibly change the game state and thus cannot be used.

Encore ( Quorum, 107)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner play two Encores on the same turn?

    If the Runner has enough clicks in a single turn to run successfully on R&D, HQ, and Archives then play two Encores, then the Runner takes two additional turns after that one.

Peace in Our Time ( Quorum, 109)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner play Peace in Our Time if they’ve already made any runs before spending any clicks, such as with Out of the Ashes or Jak Sinclair?

    Yes.

Violet Level Clearance ( Quorum, 111)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    How does "After you resolve this operation, end your action phase." on terminal operations like Violet Level Clearance work?

    Immediately after the operation resolves and is trashed from playing it, "after you resolve this operation" triggers meet their trigger condition. Ending the action phase then advances the game to the discard phase. This skips the paid ability window that would normally follow the end of an action, ceases the resolution of any other pending abilities or effects, and invalidates any conditional abilities. If the operation was played as part of a card ability, any remaining effects from that card ability immediately stop resolving as well.

    If the Corp plays Violet Level Clearance as the first operation for Subcontract, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Violet Level Clearance. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Subcontract is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing of a second operation with Subcontract. The played Subcontract is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

    If the Corp plays Violet Level Clearance as one of the operations looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Violet Level Clearance. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Accelerated Diagnostics is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing or trashing of any remaining cards looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics. The played Accelerated Diagnostics is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

Psychokinesis ( Quorum, 113)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    How does "After you resolve this operation, end your action phase." on terminal operations like Psychokinesis work?

    Immediately after the operation resolves and is trashed from playing it, "after you resolve this operation" triggers meet their trigger condition. Ending the action phase then advances the game to the discard phase. This skips the paid ability window that would normally follow the end of an action, ceases the resolution of any other pending abilities or effects, and invalidates any conditional abilities. If the operation was played as part of a card ability, any remaining effects from that card ability immediately stop resolving as well.

    If the Corp plays Psychokinesis as the first operation for Subcontract, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Psychokinesis. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Subcontract is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing of a second operation with Subcontract. The played Subcontract is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

    If the Corp plays Psychokinesis as one of the operations looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of Psychokinesis. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Accelerated Diagnostics is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing or trashing of any remaining cards looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics. The played Accelerated Diagnostics is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

Net Quarantine ( Quorum, 114)

  • UFAQ [Micahel Boggs]

    Does the base link strength reduction include any link from installed cards?

    Yes.

    When the first trace on a turn occurs with Net Quarantine scored, do cloud breakers then cost MU (and subsequently must be trashed if the Runner is over their memory limit)?

    No. Net Quarantine reduces the Runner’s base link strength, which is the strength the Runner starts a trace with not the Runner’s current link.

Bryan Stinson ( Quorum, 117)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Corp plays Paywall Implementation with Bryan Stinson, does it get removed from the game? If so, when? What if the Runner trashes Bryan Stinson before an agenda is stolen or another current is played?

    Paywall Implementation will be removed from the game instead of trashed whenever it would normally get trashed: once an agenda is stolen or another current is played. Once Bryan Stinson’s ability is triggered, it exists independently of Bryan Stinson, so Paywall Implementation will still be removed from game instead of being trashed even if Bryan Stinson is trashed before that happens.

    If the Corp plays a terminal transaction with Bryan Stinson, such as Violet Level Clearance, does it still get removed from the game?

    Yes. “After you resolve this operation” does not meet its trigger condition until the operation is trashed following its resolution, so the operation resolves, is removed from the game instead of being trashed, and then the game immediately advances to discard phase.

NASX ( Quorum, 118)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Corp spends 1 after playing Hedge Fund, do they place 1 power counter on NASX or 9?

    The Corp places 1 power counter on NASX. "That many power counters" refers to the number of credits "up to 2" that the Corp spends using the ability.

    Does NASX trigger before or after the credits are gained? For example, if the Corp plays Beanstalk Royalties with an empty credit pool, can they use NASX at all?

    NASX triggers after the credits are gained, so after playing Beanstalk Royalties the Corp can spend those credits for the NASX ability.

    Does taking credits from a card (e.g. Corporate Sales Team) trigger NASX?

    No. Taking credits from a card is not the same as gaining credits.

    Does moving credits from Sealed Vault to the Corp's credit pool trigger NASX?

    No. Moving credits from a card into your credit pool is not the same as gaining credits.

Macrophage ( Quorum, 119)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the first subroutine on Macrophage resolves and the trace is successful, but there are no virus counters hosted on cards and no cards that will be trashed from the purge effect, does the Corp still lose 2 from Fester?

    Yes. Subroutines that are not broken must resolve, even if they will not have any direct effect on the game state.

Pushing the Envelope ( Daedalus Complex, 1)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner draws cards so they have 3 or more in grip during the run initiated by Pushing the Envelope, do installed icebreakers lose the +2 strength?

    No. The ability of Pushing the Envelope takes effect when the event is played.

    If the Runner installs another icebreaker during a run initiated by Pushing the Envelope (e.g. Paperclip from heap), does it have +2 strength?

    No. Pushing the Envelope’s effect occurs when the event is played, so only icebreakers installed at that time will get the strength boost. [UFAQ, Michael Boggs]

Maw ( Daedalus Complex, 2)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the first card the Runner accesses not in Archives that they do not steal or trash is an agenda that they host on Film Critic, does Maw trigger?

    Yes. The Runner accessed a card and did not steal or trash it. Maw's trigger condition can only ever be met after an access ends, so it isn't a condition met by entering the "accessing a card" timing structure. Ending the access prematurely with Film Critic won't invalidate its trigger condition.

    If the Runner does not steal or trash the first card they access in HQ, and that card is then randomly selected for Maw's trigger, is the card trashed to Archives faceup or facedown?

    The Corp trashes that card to Archives faceup as it is currently visible to the Runner.

    Does Maw trigger when the Runner accesses but does not trash an upgrade installed in the root of Archives?

    Yes. Cards in the root of Archives are not considered in Archives.

    If the Runner uses Salsette Slums to remove a trashed card from the game, does Maw trigger?

    No, Maw does not trigger. In order to use Salsette Slums, the Runner must trash the accessed card.

    How does Maw work if the Runner accesses more than one card from HQ during a single access step (e.g. through Legwork)?

    The first of the accesses from HQ that the Runner does not steal or trash triggers Maw. Before continuing accessing cards, the Corp trashes a card from HQ at the same time, which can include a card already accessed during this access step. As a best practice, resolve HQ accesses by placing all the cards in HQ facedown on the table. Thus, the Runner can flip cards faceup to access them, as well as roll a die or use some other method to select a random card to perform another type of effect (such as trashing with Maw).

Bio-Modeled Network ( Daedalus Complex, 6)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner prevent all of the first instance of net damage in a turn using both Net Shield and Bio-Modeled Network?

    Yes. The Runner can trash Bio-Modeled Network, preventing all but the first damage, then pay 1 using Net Shield to prevent that damage.

NEXT Wave 2 ( Daedalus Complex, 9)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp use Bifrost Array or 24/7 News Cycle to trigger the ability on NEXT Wave 2?

    No, NEXT Wave 2 does not have an explicit “when scored” ability on it because its ability has an additional condition.

Kakugo ( Daedalus Complex, 13)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Kakugo trigger if it is trashed during an encounter?

    No. The encounter ends immediately when Kakugo is trashed, but then it is no longer active and thus its ability cannot trigger.

SYNC BRE ( Daedalus Complex, 15)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    How long does the effect of the second trace on SYNC BRE last?

    Designer's Note: Technically, as SYNC BRE is written this effect lasts until the end of the game, but it should read: "Trace2 - if successful, the Runner accesses 1 fewer card whenever he or she accesses cards for the remainder of the run."

    If SYNC BRE’s second trace resolves during a run on Archives, how will the access step be affected?

    Just like normal, the Corp flips all facedown cards in Archives faceup, then the Runner accesses cards in the order of their choice. The Runner will not be able to access the last card, so in practice this means the Runner chooses a card to not access.

    If SYNC BRE’s second trace resolves during a run on a remote server, how will the access step be affected? What if there are multiple cards installed in the server?

    Just like normal, the Runner chooses the order they will access the cards installed in the remote server. If there is only one card installed in the remote server, then the Runner does not access that card. If there are multiple cards installed in the remote server, the Runner chooses and accesses one card from the remote server at a time. The Runner will not be able to access the last card, so in practice this means the Runner chooses a card to not access.

    If SYNC BRE’s second trace resolves during a run on a central server that has upgrades installed in its root, how will the access step be affected?

    Just like normal, the Runner chooses the order of accesses from among accessing the central server and accessing the root. The Runner picks one at a time, but will not be able to access the last card. For example, if the Runner plays Maker’s Eye and there is a Hokusai Grid installed in the root of R&D, the Runner can either

    (A) Access three cards in a row from R&D, not accessing Hokusai Grid

    (B) Access two cards from R&D, access Hokusai, and not access a third card from R&D

    (C) Access one card from R&D, access Hokusai, access a second card from R&D, and not access a third card from R&D

    (D) etc.

    If SYNC BRE’s second trace resolves during a run initiated by Information Sifting, how is the access step resolved?

    Just like normal, the Corp separates HQ into two piles, the Runner chooses one of the piles, and then the Runner accesses one card at a time from the chosen pile. The Runner will not be able to access the last card in the pile.

Jemison Astronautics: Sacrifice. Audacity. Success. ( Daedalus Complex, 16)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp place the advancement tokens from the ability on Jemison Astronautics onto multiple cards?

    No, all the advancement tokens must be placed on the same card.

    If the Corp, playing as Jemison Astronautics, forfeits Hostile Takeover hosting Political Graffiti, how many advancement tokens do they place on a card?

    The Corp places 1 advancement token on a card, 1 for the ability and no additional tokens because the Hostile Takeover was worth 0 agenda points when it was forfeited.

    If the Corp forfeits a card that becomes an agenda, such as "Clones are not People", how many advancement tokens can Jemison place on a card?

    The Corp places 2 advancement tokens on the card, 1 for the ability and an additional 1 for the agenda point “Clones are Not People” was worth.

Quarantine System ( Daedalus Complex, 17)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    The Corp, playing Jemison Astronautics, uses Quarantine System to forfeit a Hostile Takeover. What is the exact order of operations, and how much discount does the Corp receive for rezzing an Asteroid Belt?

    The trigger for Jemison Astronautics is the forfeiting of the agenda. As this is a chain reaction, Jemison must resolve before Quarantine System, so the Corp places 2 advancement tokens on a card, which can be placed on Asteroid Belt. Then, Quarantine System resolves and rezzes one piece of ice at a time. If the Asteroid Belt receives the advancement tokens from Jemison, then the total rez cost of the Asteroid Belt is 1: 9 printed rez cost, 6 discounted for having 2 advancement tokens, and 2 discounted for the printed agenda point on the forfeited Hostile Takeover.

    If the Corp forfeits a card that becomes an agenda for Quarantine System, such as "Clones are not People", how much is the discount for rezzing the ice?

    The rez cost of the three pieces of ice will not be lowered by any amount, as cards that are turned into agendas do not have any agenda points printed on them.

Severnius Stim Implant ( Station One, 21)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When does the Runner trash cards to use Severnius Stim Implant?

    The cards are trashed as the run is initiated.

    After using Severnius Stim Implant, does the Runner access additional cards from that server in later runs or card abilities?

    No. The number of cards trashed can only be referenced by the ability itself during the run initiated by that ability.

Counter Surveillance ( Station One, 23)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner uses Counter Surveillance to run on R&D, but they have fewer credits than tags by the time the run is successful, what happens?

    The Runner cannot pay the full cost, so the Runner’s access step is replaced with accessing no cards.

    If the Runner uses Eater during a run initiated by Counter Surveillance, what happens?

    The effect on Counter Surveillance is required, so the Runner pays the credits but then accesses no cards.

    If the Runner uses Counter Surveillance to run on R&D, can they distribute the accesses as they choose among cards in R&D and upgrades installed in the root of R&D?

    No. Counter Surveillance only allows the Runner to access cards from the attacked server, and cards in the root of central servers are not in those central servers.

    If the Runner uses Counter Surveillance to run on R&D with two tags and an R&D Interface installed, how many cards does the Runner access from R&D?

    The Runner pays 2 credits to access three cards from R&D.

Möbius ( Station One, 24)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When does the Runner gain credits from Möbius?

    The Runner gains 4 from Möbius as soon as the second run is considered to be successful.

System Seizure ( Station One, 26)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the icebreaker affected by System Seizure hold its strength only during the run when System Seizure is triggered, or during every run that turn?

    The icebreaker only holds its strength until the end of the run System Seizure was triggered.

    While System Seizure is active, how long does the strength boost of an icebreaker last if the Runner boosts its strength outside of a run?

    If boosted outside of a run, its strength resets to base immediately, just like Gordian Blade and other icebreakers that hold their strength until the end of the run.

    While System Seizure is active, if the first time the Runner increases the strength of an icebreaker is from installing one while LLDS Processor is installed, how long does the +1 strength last?

    Any additional strength applied from installed LLDS Processors last until the end of the turn. If the Runner boosts the strength of that icebreaker during a run through other means, those strength boosts last until the end of the run.

Customized Secretary ( Station One, 27)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When the Runner installs a program from Customized Secretary, does it remain hosted?

    No, the program moves off of Customized Secretary and is installed in the rig as usual.

Seidr Adaptive Barrier ( Station One, 29)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Seidr Adaptive Barrier have +1 strength from itself?

    Yes.

Bloom ( Station One, 32)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Where does the Corp install the ice for Bloom's second subroutine?

    The ice is installed in the position closer to the server than Bloom where the Runner would approach it after passing Bloom.

    If the Corp uses Wormhole to resolve Bloom's first subroutine, where can the Corp install the ice?

    "Another server" refers to a server that Bloom is not currently protecting.

    If the Corp uses Wormhole to resolve Bloom's second subroutine, where can the Corp install the ice?

    The ice is installed exactly as directed: in the next innermost position from Bloom protecting the same server as Bloom.

MCA Informant ( Station One, 36)

  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    How does "After you resolve this operation, end your action phase." on terminal operations like MCA Informant work?

    Immediately after the operation resolves and is trashed from playing it, "after you resolve this operation" triggers meet their trigger condition. Ending the action phase then advances the game to the discard phase. This skips the paid ability window that would normally follow the end of an action, ceases the resolution of any other pending abilities or effects, and invalidates any conditional abilities. If the operation was played as part of a card ability, any remaining effects from that card ability immediately stop resolving as well.

    If the Corp plays MCA Informant as the first operation for Subcontract, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of MCA Informant. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Subcontract is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing of a second operation with Subcontract. The played Subcontract is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

    If the Corp plays MCA Informant as one of the operations looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics, what happens?

    The game advances to the discard phase following the resolution and trashing of MCA Informant. The paid ability window that would normally follow the action of playing Accelerated Diagnostics is skipped, and no pending abilities or triggers are resolved - including the playing or trashing of any remaining cards looked at by Accelerated Diagnostics. The played Accelerated Diagnostics is immediately trashed by the game because its resolution is ceased and considered complete.

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp install MCA Informant on a rezzed Corporate Troubleshooter? An unrezzed Corporate Troubleshooter?

    Yes and yes. If the Corp installs MCA Informant on an unrezzed Corporate Troubleshooter, they must reveal the Troubleshooter to the Runner to confirm that it has the connection subtype.

    If the Corp installs MCA Informant on a Corporate Troubleshooter, does the Runner have access to the click ability to trash it?

    No. The ability is on the Corporate Troubleshooter, so it is only available to the Corp as an action. The Runner must trash the Corporate Troubleshooter while accessing it or through a card ability.

    While MCA Informant is installed as a condition counter, can the tag be removed if the Runner has no tag tokens?

    No. The Runner is considered to have an additional tag, but it cannot be manipulated by card abilities.

Sacrifice ( Station One, 39)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Corp forfeits a Project Beale with an agenda counter on it when they play Sacrifice, how much bad publicity can they remove?

    The Corp removes three bad publicity as the Project Beale was worth three agenda points. If the Corp has less than three bad publicity, they remove all the bad publicity they have and gain that many credits.

    Can the Corp play Sacrifice if they have no bad publicity?

    No. The effect of Sacrifice does not have the potential to change the game state, so it cannot be initiated.

Berserker ( Earth's Scion, 41)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    How long does the strength boost on Berserker last?

    Like with typical strength boosts from icebreakers, Berserker resets at the end of each encounter.

    If the Runner encounters a Galahad, how much strength does Berserker gain?

    If it is currently the Runner’s turn, Berserker’s ability must trigger before Galahad’s ability, so Berserker gains 1 strength (for Galahad's printed “End the run.”) before Galahad gains any additional subroutines. If it is currently the Corp’s turn, Galahad must go first, so it can gain subroutines before Berserker checks the number of subroutines and gains strength.

Persephone ( Earth's Scion, 42)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If two subroutines resolve during an encounter with a sentry and the Runner has Persephone installed, how many cards does each player trash from the top of their decks?

    If the Runner wishes to use Persephone, they must trash 1 card from the top of their stack. This will trash the top 2 cards of R&D.

Aeneas Informant ( Earth's Scion, 44)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Aeneas Informant when accessing a rezzed card?

    Yes. Revealing the card is part of the effect and not a condition for using the ability.

    If the Runner uses Salsette Slums to remove a trashed card from the game, does Aeneas Informant trigger?

    No. In order to use Salsette Slums, the Runner must trash the accessed card.

    If the Runner has both Maw and Aeneas Informant installed, what happens if the first card accessed is not trashed or stolen? What if the card trashed by Maw is that already accessed card?

    Both Aeneas Informant and Maw meet their trigger at the same time, so the Runner chooses the order in which to trigger and resolve them. If the Runner chooses to trigger Maw first, and the card that was just accessed is randomly chosen to be trashed, then the Runner still gains 1.

Rosetta 2.0 ( Earth's Scion, 45)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner removes a program hosted on Dhegdheer from the game as the cost for using Rosetta 2.0, by how much is the install cost of the new program lowered?

    Dhegdheer’s cost reduction only applies at the time the program hosted on it is installed. The install cost of the new program will be lowered by the printed cost of the trashed program.

Adjusted Matrix ( Earth's Scion, 46)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When can the Runner use the ability gained by Adjusted Matrix?

    The Runner can use this ability if the host icebreaker meets the strength of the encountered ice. Treat the card as if it said “Host icebreaker gains AI and "You may spend to break any subroutine on a piece of ice currently being encountered."

    Designer’s Note: Errata for this card will be issued in the next FAQ.

    What happens if the Runner installs an Adjusted Matrix on an icebreaker hosted on another card with a non-AI icebreaker restriction (such as Dinosaurus)?

    The icebreaker hosting Adjusted Matrix gains AI, which makes it no longer satisfy the hosting requirement on Dinosaurus. The icebreaker is immediately trashed, then so is the Adjusted Matrix.

    What happens if the Runner installs an Adjusted Matrix on an icebreaker hosting Dedicated Processor?

    Similar to Parasite, Dedicated Processor’s restriction is only considered at the time of its installation. If the host icebreaker later gains AI, nothing happens.

Dedicated Processor ( Earth's Scion, 47)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Dedicated Processor is hosted on an icebreaker that is hosted on Baba Yaga, does Baba Yaga gain "2: +4 strength."?

    Yes.

Inversificator ( Earth's Scion, 48)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Inversificator to swap the passed piece of ice with an ice in Archives?

    No. Unless specified otherwise, only installed cards can be chosen by effects.

    The Runner plays Prey and runs on a remote server protected by Turing. If the Runner then uses Inversificator to break all subroutines on Turing and swaps it with a piece of ice protecting R&D, how many cards must the Runner trash in order to trash the Turing?

    The number of cards the Runner must discard for Prey is not determined until Prey’s ability resolves. Because Inversificator and Prey meet their trigger conditions simultaneously, the Runner can choose to trigger Inversificator first and then use Prey to trash 2 cards for Turing’s new strength. If the Runner chooses Prey first, then they must trash 5 cards to trash the Turing; the Runner will then not be able to use Inversificator because the Turing is no longer installed and cannot be swapped with another piece of ice.

Dadiana Chacon ( Earth's Scion, 49)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner has both Dadiana Chacon and Order of Sol installed, can the Runner keep Dadiana Chacon from trashing herself by triggering Order of Sol first?

    No. Although the Runner can trigger Order of Sol first, Dadiana Chacon will still be trashed.

Bioroid Work Crew ( Earth's Scion, 51)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    What does “immediately after playing an operation” on Bioroid Work Crew mean? Does the Corp trigger this ability in the next paid ability window after resolving an operation, or does it have special timing?

    Treat Bioroid Work Crew as if it read “Use this ability only during the next paid ability window after playing and resolving an operation.”

    Designer’s Note: Errata for this card will be issued in the next FAQ.

    Does Bioroid Work Crew need to be rezzed when the Corp plays the operation, or can they rez and use it in the same window?

    Bioroid Work Crew does not need to be rezzed when the operation is played or resolved. The Corp can rez Bioroid Work Crew, or even use any other paid ability window effects, before using Bioroid Work Crew, as long as this all occurs during the first paid ability window that opens immediately following the resolution of the operation.

    Can the Corp use more than one Bioroid Work Crew in the same paid ability window after playing an operation?

    Yes.

    Can the Corp use Bioroid Work Crew after playing a terminal operation?

    Yes. Although the paid ability window that normally immediately follows each action is skipped by terminal operations, the paid ability window during the Corp’s discard phase is the “next” paid ability window that opens after having played and resolved the operation in question.

    Can the Corp use Bioroid Work Crew after playing an operation through a card ability, such as Bryan Stinson?

    Yes.

AgInfusion: New Miracles for a New World ( Earth's Scion, 52)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp use AgInfusion on an already rezzed approached ice?

    No. There is no opportunity to rez that ice, so that opportunity cannot be replaced.

    If the Corp does not have enough credits to rez the approached piece of ice, can they still use AgInfusion’s ability with that ice?

    Yes. AgInfusion is only looking for whether or not the Corp has the opportunity to rez the approached piece of ice. It doesn’t check the ability to pay any costs to rez the particular piece of ice being approached.

    If the Corp cannot rez the approached piece of ice due to a card effect (e.g. Blackmail or DDoS), can they still use AgInfusion’s ability with that ice?

    No. The Corp must have the opportunity to rez the ice in order to replace rezzing it with AgInfusion’s ability.

    If the Corp uses AgInfusion to redirect the Runner to a different server, what happens if the outermost ice protecting the new server is unrezzed?

    If the outermost piece of ice is unrezzed, the Runner passes it and proceeds as normal for a run on the new server. There is no opportunity to rez the ice because the approach phase is skipped.

    If the Corp uses AgInfusion to redirect the Runner to a different server, what happens if there is no ice protecting the new server? Can the Runner jack out?

    The Runner has passed all the ice protecting the new server, so the next step is to approach the server (Step 5 of the timing structure of a run). This means the Runner will have the normal opportunity to jack out at step 5.2.

    If the Corp uses AgInfusion to redirect the Runner to a different server with a rezzed piece of ice, can the Runner jack out before encountering that ice?

    No. The Runner is encountering the ice, and there is no opportunity to jack out at that point, barring exceptions from other card abilities such as Nero Severn or Recon.

    Does AgInfusion’s ability end the paid ability window at Step 2.3? If the Runner is moved to a server with Tollbooth as its outermost piece of ice, can the Runner use Clone Chip to install Femme Fatale before Tollbooth’s “when encountered” ability triggers?

    Yes, AgInfusion ends the paid ability window at Step 2.3. AgInfusion moves the Runner to Step 3 of the run if the outermost piece of ice protecting the new server is rezzed, or to Step 4 of the run if there is no ice protecting the new server or the outermost piece of ice protecting the new server is unrezzed. Thus the Runner has no opportunity to use paid abilities before a "when encountered" ability meets its trigger condition.

Ben Musashi ( Earth's Scion, 54)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner still steal an agenda if they prevent some or all of the net damage incurred by Ben Musashi?

    If the Runner prevents even a single point of the net damage incurred by Ben Musashi, then they have not paid the additional cost to steal the agenda and therefore do not steal it.

Authenticator ( Earth's Scion, 55)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner avoid the tag from Authenticator and still bypass it?

    If the Runner avoids the tag, then they have not paid the cost to bypass Authenticator and therefore do not bypass it.

    If Jesminder Sareen has not previously avoided a tag this run and encounters Authenticator, can she bypass it?

    No. Her ability is mandatory, so she cannot pay the cost to bypass because the tag will be avoided.

Henry Phillips ( Earth's Scion, 56)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner is tagged and breaks more than one subroutine with a single ability (e.g. with Berserker), how many credits does the Corp gain?

    The Corp gains 2 for each subroutine broken.

Audacity ( Earth's Scion, 58)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Audacity count itself toward the required number of cards in HQ?

    Yes.

Alice Merchant: Clan Agitator ( Blood and Water, 61)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When Alice Merchant makes a successful run on Archives, does the Corp trash a card from HQ before or after the Runner accesses cards?

    Before.

Jarogniew Mercs ( Blood and Water, 62)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner has zero tags when they install Jarogniew Mercs, how many power counters are placed on it?

    Four power counters are placed on Jarogniew Mercs: 3 + 1 for the tag taken from its ability.

    If the Corp plays The All-Seeing I while Jarogniew Mercs and another resource are installed, what happens?

    The All-Seeing I attempts to trash all resources at the same time. Since there is another resource installed, Jarogniew Merc's ability prevents it from being trashed.

    If the Corp plays Freelancer while Jarogniew Mercs and another resource are installed, can they trash Jarogniew Mercs?

    No. The Corp must pick both resources to trash first, then they are both trashed simultaneously. Since there is another resource installed, Jarogniew Merc's ability prevents it from being trashed.

Māui ( Blood and Water, 63)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the Runner place credits on Māui when they install it if there are pieces of ice currently protecting HQ?

    Yes. The value of X is already greater than 0 when Māui is installed, so credits up to that X value are immediately placed on it.

    If the Corp installs another piece of ice protecting HQ during a run on HQ, does Māui gain an additional credit for use immediately?

    No. The number of pieces of ice protecting HQ sets the value of X, but credits are only replaced up to that X value at the beginning of the Runner's turn.

    If a piece of ice protecting HQ is trashed during a run on HQ, does Māui ever lose a credit?

    No. The number of pieces of ice protecting HQ sets the value of X, but does not affect the credits currently hosted on Māui. Cards with recurring credits only ever get refilled up to the indicated value, the recurring credit mechanic never removes credits that are already there.

Bug Out Bag ( Blood and Water, 64)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner installs Bug Out Bag with Career Fair, how many power counters are placed on it?

    Lowering the install cost of Bug Out Bag has no effect on the value of X. The number of counters placed on Bug Out Bag is always equal to the number of credits actually paid to install it.

    How many tags must the Runner have for the Corp to use Best Defense to trash a Bug Out Bag with 5 power counters on it?

    The number of tags the Runner has does not matter for playing Best Defense to trash Bug Out Bag. The Value of X is only set during the time at which it is paid. Once installed, the cost of Bug Out Bag is assumed to be 0.

    If the Runner has two Bug Out Bags installed, will both copies trigger at the end of the Runner's turn?

    Yes. The condition for the Runner to have no cards in their grip is part of the ability's trigger condition, so it is checked at the end of the turn instead of when the ability resolves.

    If the Runner uses Fall Guy to prevent Bug Out Bag from trashing itself, do they still draw cards?

    Yes. Trashing Bug Out Bag is part of the effect of the ability not a cost or condition.

Keros Mcintyre ( Blood and Water, 65)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does Keros Mcintyre gain 2 if the Corp derezzes a piece of ice? How do the players know if the Runner or the Corp is responsible for the derez?

    Unless otherwise stated in the card text, the player who owns the card is always assumed to be the owner of any abilities on that card. Keros Mcintyre's ability only triggers if the Runner is responsible for the ice being derezzed. If a Corp card derezzes a piece of ice (e.g. Test Ground), or if a Runner card tells the Corp to derez a piece of ice (e.g. Muertos Gang Member), then Keros Mcintyre does not trigger.

Mass-Driver ( Blood and Water, 67)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner breaks all the subroutines on a piece of ice with Mass-Driver, can they still break the subroutines on the next piece of ice that would not normally resolve?

    Yes.

    If the Runner breaks all the subroutines on a piece of ice with Mass-Driver, then breaks one of the first three subroutines on the next ice encountered, does the fourth subroutine on that ice resolve or not?

    Only the first three subroutines on the next piece of ice are ever ignored. If the Runner breaks any of those subroutines, then the effect of Mass-Driver does not pass on to the next subroutine.

Warroid Tracker ( Blood and Water, 68)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does a Warroid Tracker installed in the root of R&D trigger when the Runner uses Keyhole to trash a card?

    Yes.

    If Warroid Tracker and Adonis Campaign are installed in the same server and the Runner makes a run and trashes both cards while accessing them, how many times does Warroid Tracker trigger?

    The Runner accesses cards in a remote server one at a time in the order of their choice. If Adonis Campaign is accessed and trashed first, both trash events will trigger Warroid Tracker. If Warroid Tracker is accessed and trashed first, it will trigger once for itself, and then it will not trigger for Adonis Campaign because the ability is no longer active.

    If Warroid Tracker is installed in a remote server with other cards and the Runner plays Singularity to run on that server, how many times does Warroid Tracker trigger?

    Singularity trashes all cards in the server simultaneously, so Warroid Tracker will trigger only once.

    If the Runner uses Salsette Slums to remove a card from the game, does Warroid Tracker still trigger?

    No.

Loki ( Blood and Water, 69)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Loki gains a subroutine with a self-reference from another piece of ice, such as a trap like Kitsune, what happens?

    Everything in the subroutine resolves as normal, except for any effect with a self-reference in it. The reference does not refer to Loki, so it cannot resolve.

    If Loki gains a subroutine from a Mausolus with 3 advancement tokens on it, does the regular text resolve or does the parenthetical text resolve?

    Loki gains the subroutine text but not the ability text that says to resolve the parenthetical, so only the regular text will resolve. Even if Loki were to somehow copy the other ability, it would contain a broken self-reference and thus would not work either.

    If Loki gains the subroutines from NEXT Gold, what are the values of X?

    Loki does not have any way to set the value of X, so the subroutines do 0 net damage and trash 0 programs.

    If the Corp chooses a NEXT Opal or NEXT Silver for Loki's ability, how many subroutines does Loki gain?

    When Loki's ability resolves, it gains the subtypes and subroutines of the chosen ice simultaneously, so Loki is not counted as a rezzed NEXT ice until the ability completes. Loki gains as many subroutines as the NEXT Opal/Silver had before the ability began to resolve.

    If the Corp chooses a Hive for Loki's ability, and then the Corp forfeits a False Lead during the encounter, does Loki gain another subroutine?

    No. Loki only gains subroutines at the time that its "when encountered" ability resolves.

    What happens if the Corp chooses a deflector ice (Bullfrog, Mind Game, Susanoo-no-Mikoto) for Loki's ability?

    Most deflector ice change the Runner's position "instead of passing" that ice. In these cases as well as the case of Bullfrog, the subroutine gained by Loki contains a broken self-reference, so the Runner is not deflected because the Runner will not pass the named piece of ice.

    What happens if the Corp chooses Cell Portal for Loki's ability?

    Cell Portal only uses a self-reference for the "Derez Cell Portal" part of its effect. The copied subroutine will send the Runner to the outermost piece of ice protecting the attacked server (usually the server Loki is protecting), but nothing will be derezzed. If Loki is encountered again later in the run, Loki will still have Cell Portal's subroutine, in between the printed subroutine and any subroutines gained by the second resolution of its "when encountered" ability.

Obokata Protocol ( Blood and Water, 70)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When the Runner accesses Obokata Protocol, can the Corp use Tori Hanzō to replace the net damage with brain damage? Does this prevent the Runner from stealing the agenda?

    The Corp cannot use Tori Hanzō's ability on the net damage from Obokata Protocol because Tori only works on net damage that is dealt by the Corp.

Mirāju ( Blood and Water, 71)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When does Mirāju's effect resolve? Does the Runner start running on Archives immediately upon breaking Mirāju's subroutine?

    When the Runner reaches step 4 of the run and would pass Mirāju, if they broke the printed subroutine they instead run on Archives and the Corp derezzes Mirāju.

    When the subroutine on Mirāju resolves, does the Corp have to draw a card in order to shuffle a card from HQ into R&D?

    No. "Then" does not imply any causation, it is merely an indicator of order of resolution.

    If the Corp does not have any cards in HQ and does not draw a card when the subroutine on Mirāju resolves, do they still shuffle R&D?

    No. The Corp cannot shuffle a card from HQ into R&D.

Shipment from Tennin ( Blood and Water, 72)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp play Shipment from Tennin on their first turn?

    No. The Runner does not have a last turn to reference.

Reeducation ( Blood and Water, 74)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Corp uses Reeducation to add more cards from HQ to the bottom of R&D than the Runner has in their grip, does the Runner still have to randomly add cards to the bottom of their stack?

    No. If the Runner does not have enough cards with which to resolve the effect, then they are not "able" to do so.

Standoff ( Blood and Water, 77)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can players trash their opponent's cards during a Standoff?

    Yes.

Success ( Blood and Water, 78)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When the Corp plays Success, can they split the advancements among more than one card?

    No.

    If Jemison Astronautics plays Success, which goes first? Jemison or Success?

    Jemison Astronautics must go first because it is a chain reaction that meets its trigger condition while paying the costs of Success.

    If the Corp forfeits a NAPD Contract to Success while they have a bad publicity, how many times do they advance a card?

    The Corp advances a card 5 times.

    Does the ability on Success trigger the abilities on public agendas?

    Yes.

Whampoa Reclamation ( Blood and Water, 79)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp use the ability on Whampoa Reclamation to add the card used to pay for the ability to the bottom of R&D?

    Yes.

    Can the Corp use Whampoa Reclamation while there are no cards in Archives?

    No. The effect of the ability does not have the potential to change the game state.

Mass Commercialization ( Blood and Water, 80)

  • ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Tennin Institute has placed an advancement token on a Runner card, does that increase the credits gained from Mass Commercialization?

    Yes.

Steve Cambridge: Master Grifter ( Terminal Directive, 1)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner choose to look at the top card of R&D with Find the Truth before using Steve Cambridge?

    Yes. Both cards meet their trigger conditions at the same time, so the Runner chooses the order in which they trigger.

    If the Runner returns Utopia Shard to their grip with Steve Cambridge, can they then install Utopia Shard?

    No. In order for Utopia Shard to install itself with its ability, it must already be in the Runner’s grip at the time it would meet its trigger condition.

    If the Runner, playing as Steve Cambridge, plays an Account Siphon, can they choose that copy of Account Siphon as one of the cards for Steve’s ability?

    No. An event that initiates a run is not considered fully resolved until that run is complete, and thus is not trashed until afterward.

Spear Phishing ( Terminal Directive, 3)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner encounters the innermost piece of ice multiple times during a Spear Phishing run (e.g. through Cell Portal or The Twins), do they bypass it each time?

    Yes.

SYN Attack ( Terminal Directive, 4)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp choose to discard 2 cards if they have 1 or fewer cards in HQ?

    No, in that case they must choose to draw 4 cards.

Mammon ( Terminal Directive, 9)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner uses Dr. Lovegood to blank the text of Mammon for the remainder of the turn, does Mammon still lose all of its power counters?

    No. When the Runner’s turn begins, they can trigger Mammon’s ability first to put power counters on it, then trigger Dr. Lovegood’s ability to blank Mammon’s text box. It is still the Runner’s turn when “turn ends” abilities meet their trigger condition, so Mammon’s text box will still be blank, and the ability that removes the counters won’t meet its trigger condition.

Charlatan ( Terminal Directive, 10)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Charlatan to bypass a piece of ice after the Corp rezzes it?

    No. “When approached” abilities meet their trigger condition at step 2 of a run when the approach begins, but the Corp does not rez approached ice until step 2.3 of the run. Charlatan’s ability creates a conditional ability that only meets its trigger condition the first time the runner approaches an already rezzed piece of ice.

Maxwell James ( Terminal Directive, 11)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When can the Runner use the ability on Maxwell James?

    Maxwell James can be used in any paid ability window during the same turn in which the Runner has made a successful run on HQ. Interpret the card as if it said "Use this ability only if you made a successful run on HQ during this turn."

    Designer's Note: Errata for this card will be issued in the next FAQ.

Ayla "Bios" Rahim: Simulant Specialist ( Terminal Directive, 12)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When exactly does the Runner set up NVRAM for Ayla “Bios” Rahim, and how does the ability interact with taking a mulligan?

    The Runner should set up NVRAM after revealing IDs and shuffling their deck, before drawing any cards. After setting aside NVRAM and shuffling again, the Runner draws a starting hand. If the Runner chooses to take a mulligan, NVRAM is not affected in any way as those cards are no longer in the deck.

    Can the Runner trash cards in NVRAM to use Endless Hunger?

    No. Cards in NVRAM are not installed.

Deep Data Mining ( Terminal Directive, 14)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If the Runner has 4 unused MU when they play Deep Data Mining, do they access 4 cards or 5 cards from R&D?

    The Runner accesses 5 cards. “Up to” limits the number of additional accesses the Runner can get, not the total number of accesses.

Savant ( Terminal Directive, 18)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Savant to break 1 code gate subroutine?

    Yes. Because the ability does not say "if able", it will resolve as much as possible when used.

Dhegdheer ( Terminal Directive, 20)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Dhegdheer's middle ability is worded like a conditional ability that triggers after the install action. Does Dhegdheer actually reduce the cost to install programs on it?

    Yes. Interpret the text as if it read "Lower the install cost of programs you install on Dhegdheer by 1."

    Designer's Note: Errata for this card will be issued in the next FAQ.

Levy Advanced Research Lab ( Terminal Directive, 21)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Levy Advanced Research Lab reveals a program, can the Runner add a non-program from among the revealed cards to the grip?

    No.

    If Levy Advanced Research Lab does not reveal any programs, or if the Runner chooses not to take any revealed programs, do the revealed cards still get added to the bottom of the stack?

    Yes.

Dean Lister ( Terminal Directive, 25)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    When does the ability from Dean Lister expire if activated outside of a run?

    It expires immediately just like an icebreaker boosting its own strength.

    Is the strength increase from Dean Lister locked in at the moment the ability resolves, or does it track the number of cards in the Runner’s grip?

    The latter. Dean Lister confers “+1 strength for each card in your grip” to the icebreaker until the end of the run.

Biometric Spoofing ( Terminal Directive, 26)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use Biometric Spoofing to prevent 1 damage?

    Yes. Because the ability does not say "if able", it will resolve as much as possible when used.

The Shadow Net ( Terminal Directive, 27)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner use The Shadow Net to play a priority event?

    No. The first click woould have been spent to use The Shadow Net instead of on playing the priority event.

Brain Rewiring ( Terminal Directive, 29)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    What is randomized by Brain Rewiring? Which cards are selected from the grip, or the order they are put on the bottom of the stack?

    Both.

Estelle Moon ( Terminal Directive, 32)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Estelle Moon has 3 power counters, does the Corp draw 1 card and gain 6 or draw 3 cards and gain 6?

    The latter.

Marilyn Campaign ( Terminal Directive, 33)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Marilyn Campaign is installed but unrezzed, can the Corp still shuffle it into R&D when it is trashed?

    No. The abilities on a card are only active while the card itself is active. The phrase "while installed" is just a reminder and does not functionally change the ability.

Executive Functioning ( Terminal Directive, 35)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the trace for the subroutine on Executive Functioning need to be successful to do the brain damage?

    Yes. Interpret the text as if it said "If successful".

    Designer's Note: Errata for this card will be issued in the next FAQ.

Holmegaard ( Terminal Directive, 36)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the trace for the subroutine on Holmegaard need to be successful to stop the Runner from accessing cards?

    Yes. Interpret the text as if it said "If successful".

    Designer's Note: Errata for this card will be issued in the next FAQ.

    If the subroutine on Holmegaard resolves, can the Runner still use an access replacement effect like Security Testing?

    No. The Runner cannot access any cards, so the access cannot be replaced with anything.

Black Level Clearance ( Terminal Directive, 39)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the Corp gain the bonuses from Black Level Clearance if the Runner jacks out before Black Level Clearance allows the Runner to?

    No. The latter part of the ability is conditional on the first part.

    If the Runner jacks out with Black Level Clearance, does the Runner take a tag from John Masanori?

    No. The run has already been declared successful, so it does not become unsuccessful.

    What happens if the Corp has two Black Level Clearances installed in the same server?

    Both copies of Black Level Clearance meet their trigger conditions simultaneously, and the Corp chooses the order in which they trigger one at a time. When the first one resolves, either the Runner jacks out or takes a brain damage. If the Runner jacks out, the Corp gains 5, draws a card, and trashes that copy of Black Level Clearance, but as the run has ended before the other copy of Black Level Clearance triggers, the second one fails to resolve. If the Runner takes a brain damage from the first Black Level Clearance, then the second one triggers and resolves as normal.

Skorpios Defense Systems: Persuasive Power ( Terminal Directive, 41)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    If Employee Strike is active when either an agenda is scored or another current is played, can Skorpios Defense Systems remove it from the game?

    No. Employee Strike is active until it is trashed, so Skorpios doesn’t have its ability in time to see the trigger condition being met.

    If the Runner trashes multiple cards at once, such as through damage from Scorched Earth or through MaxX's ability, does the Corp have to choose one at a time which card to remove from the game as damage is picked?

    Skorpios meets its trigger condition once for each card trashed simultaneously after they have all been picked, so the Corp can choose any of the cards that were trashed to remove from the game.

    If an I've Had Worse is trashed to damage while the Corp is playing Skorpios Defense Systems, does the Runner get to draw 3 cards before I’ve Had Worse can be removed from the game?

    Yes.

    Can Skorpios Defense Systems remove an event from the game after the Runner plays and resolves it?

    Yes.

    If the Runner plays a run event like Account Siphon, when would Skorpios Defense Systems trigger?

    An event that initiates a run is not considered fully resolved until the run completes, and is thus not trashed until afterward. If a Runner card is trashed during the run initiated by Account Siphon, the Corp will have to choose at that moment whether or not to remove that card from the game. If the Corp chooses to use the ability on Skorpios, they will not be able to use it again when the Account Siphon run ends and the event is trashed.

    If the Runner uses Scavenge to trash an installed program, can the Corp use Skorpios Defense Systems to remove that program from the game before the Runner can install the same program again?

    Yes.

    If the Corp uses Skorpios Defense Systems to remove a Clone Chip from the game when the Runner uses it, does the Runner still get to install a program from their heap or has the cost been prevented?

    Yes, the Runner still installs a program from their heap. Skorpios replaces the Clone Chip entering the heap with being removed from the game, it doesn’t replace the trash event; thus, the cost has been paid and the ability triggers.

Armored Servers ( Terminal Directive, 42)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp use more than one Armored Servers during a run?

    Yes. Both add an additional cost to jacking out or breaking subroutines, so the Runner would have to trash 2 cards from their grip whenever they wish to do one of those two things.

    If the Runner wants use an ability that breaks multiple subroutines, must they trash a card from their grip for each subroutine that ability would break?

    Yes.

    If the Runner wants use an ability that breaks multiple subroutines, but declines to pay the additional cost from Armored Servers for some of the subroutines, what happens?

    The Runner breaks the subroutines for which they paid the additional cost, and does not break the subroutines for which they didn’t.

Illegal Arms Factory ( Terminal Directive, 45)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the Corp take a bad publicity if the Runner trashes an unrezzed Illegal Arms Factory?

    No. The ability is not active if Illegal Arms Factory is not active. The phrase "while it is installed" is just a reminder and does not functionally change the ability.

Hortum ( Terminal Directive, 50)

  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Designer's Note: This card should say "If Hortum has 3 or more advancement tokens on it." Errata will be issued in the next FAQ.

    Can the Runner use Endless Hunger to break the second subroutine on Hortum if it has fewer than 3 advancement tokens on it? If it has 3 or more advancement tokens on it?

    The Runner can use Endless Hunger to break the second subroutine on Hortum only while there are fewer than 3 advancement tokens on it.