News for June 2014
All That Remains
Announcing the Fifth Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle
Android: Netrunner The Card Game | Published 06 June 2014

Three tunnels formed a triangular shape with the work area in the center of the room. It was filled with rows of ancient displays, below which were a series of knobs, keyboards, and ports and all covered with a thick layer of dust…

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of All That Remains, the fifth Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle for Android: Netrunner!

What will come of one Runner’s hunt for the net’s legendary source protocols? All That Remains explores this question with sixty new cards (three copies of each new card), including a new Criminal Runner identity, a new shard of the source protocols, and a host of assets designed to support the ambitions and secrecy of those Corporations that have the most investment in lunar development.

Additionally, a number of other cards ensure that every action ripples outward and spurs new responses. You’ll find a trio of Corp agendas with powerful “when scored” abilities and trace cards that can hit the Runner even if their traces fail.

Life is different on the moon, and the cat-and-mouse cyberstruggles between Corp and Runner follow deadly new twists. Explore the ends to which they lead in All That Remains.

The Ripple Effect

On the net, all data is connected. One upload alters a server, which modifies the next transmission that server emits, which alters the server that receives it, and so on into infinity. Because of this, no transmission ever truly ends. Instead, data echoes ripple throughout the net and assume their own forms of permanence or recurrence.

We saw these echoes depicted in one form in The Spaces Between. That Data Pack’s current events and operations introduce players to data packages that have echoed throughout the net long enough to assume something like a static permanence. Now, several of the cards in All That Remains revisit the moon’s oldest data streams, offering efficient means to revitalize old data and derive new benefits from it.

Three Corps gain agendas with “when scored” effects that gain strength based upon the amount of data the Corps have previously pumped into the net.

  • NBN gains License Acquisition (All That Remains, 85), which allows the Corp to install and rez an asset or upgrade, ignoring all costs. The Corp can choose to install this card from HQ, but it can also choose to install it from Archives. This means that even if a Runner manages to trash an asset like SanSan City Grid (Core Set, 92), the Corp can pull up its archived schematics and quickly get back to business.
  • Weyland Consortium gains Superior Cyberwalls (All That Remains, 87) which rewards players for sticking with Weyland’s expertise in barriers. The more barrier ice you install, the greater the benefit you’ll derive from Superior Cyberwalls. For starters, “when scored,” it grants you one credit for each piece of rezzed barrier ice. Then, it enhances each of these barriers, granting them all a permanent one-point bump to their strength. Moreover, these bonuses are cumulative, meaning that if Weyland can quickly score two or more copies of Superior Cyberwalls, it may be able to form an impenetrable defense by layering its barrier ice before the Runner.
  • Finally, Haas-Bioroid gains tremendous flexibility from their new agenda, Bifrost Array (All That Remains, 81). When scored, Bifrost Array allows Haas-Bioroid to echo the “when scored” effect of any other agenda in the Corp’s scored pile. This means it can be as powerful as an Accelerated Beta Test (Core Set, 55) or Director Haas’ Pet Project (Creation and Control, 4). A repository of many forms of data, Bifrost Array can even deliver all the benefits of winning a Corporate War (Future Proof, 120), without any threat of suffering the penalties of losing the war. Naturally, you need to have the other agendas in your scored pile in order to copy their effects, but by combining Bifrost Array with Fast Track (Honor and Profit, 27), Haas-Bioroid can deliver upon an adaptable schedule of agendas.

Data Never Dies

When bytes hit the net, they can’t be taken back. The best you can do is seek to master the flow of information. With its sixty new cards, All That Remains allows Corps and Runners to explore new means to hunt – and ultimately control – the net’s legendary source protocols.

Look for All That Remains to add greater depth and resonance to your games of Android: Netrunner when it arrives at retailers everywhere late in the third quarter of 2014!

Based on the classic card game designed by Richard Garfield, Android: Netrunner The Card Game is a game for two players set in the dystopian future of Android. It pits monolothic megacorps against subversive netrunners in a high-stakes struggle for the control of valuable data.

Netrunner is a TM of R. Talsorian Games, Inc. Android is TM & ©2014 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Netrunner is licensed by Wizards of the Coast LLC. ©2014 Wizards.
    
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