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Android: Netrunner

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Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players. Set in the cyberpunk future of Android and Infiltration, the game pits a megacorporation and its massive resources against the subversive talents of lone runners.

Corporations seek to score agendas by advancing them. Doing so takes time and credits. To buy the time and earn the credits they need, they must secure their servers and data forts with "ice". These security programs come in different varieties, from simple barriers, to code gates and aggressive sentries. They serve as the corporation's virtual eyes, ears, and machine guns on the sprawling information superhighways of the network.

In turn, runners need to spend their time and credits acquiring a sufficient wealth of resources, purchasing the necessary hardware, and developing suitably powerful ice-breaker programs to hack past corporate security measures. Their jobs are always a little desperate, driven by tight timelines, and shrouded in mystery. When a runner jacks-in and starts a run at a corporate server, he risks having his best programs trashed or being caught by a trace program and left vulnerable to corporate countermeasures. It's not uncommon for an unprepared runner to fail to bypass a nasty sentry and suffer massive brain damage as a result. Even if a runner gets through a data fort's defenses, there's no telling what it holds. Sometimes, the runner finds something of value. Sometimes, the best he can do is work to trash whatever the corporation was developing.

The first player to seven points wins the game, but not likely before he suffers some brain damage or bad publicity.

Expand your game with a Data Pack, or two...

Deluxe Expansions:
Creation & Control
Honor & Profit
Order & Chaos
Data & Destiny

The Genesis Cycle:
What Lies Ahead
Trace Amount
Cyber Exodus
A Study in Static
Humanity's Shadow
Future Proof

The Spin Cycle
Opening Moves
Second Thoughts
Mala Tempora
True Colors
Fear & Loathing
Double Time

The Lunar Cycle:
Upstalk
The Spaces Between
First Contact
Up and Over
All That Remains
The Source

The SanSan Cycle:
The Valley
Breaker Bay
Chrome City
The Underway
Old Hollywood
The Universe of Tomorrow

Mumbad Cycle:
Kala Ghoda
Business First
Democracy and Dogma
Salsette Island
The Liberated Mind
Fear the Masses

Flashpoint Cycle
23 Seconds
Blood Money
Escalation
Intervention
Martial Law
Quorum

Playmats:
Creation & Control
The Masque
The Root
Feedback Filter

See also tutorial video below.

Android: Netrunner

Video Game Review:

Designed by: Richard Garfield, Lukas Litzsinger

Published by: Fantasy Flight

Genres: 2 Player, Card and Dice, Strategy

Ages: 14 and up

Players: 2

Playing Time: 45 minutes

Year: 2012

This game is available to play in our cafe!

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Android: Netrunner

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Price: £30.50

Available for purchase