History TabletopGame / NetRunner

10th May '17 2:10:19 PM OneEyedSamurai
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In 2012, Fantasy Flight Games bought the rights to ''Netrunner'', updated it to be consistent with its cyberpunk-noir board game ''Android'', and reissued the game as the Living Card Game [[http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=207 Android: Netrunner]]. Though there have been some changes (making the game an LCG and not a CCG, of course; providing "identities" for the Corp and the Runner, each with their own abilities; lots of flavor text overhauls with references to the ''TabletopGame/{{Android}}'' universe as well as lots of other sci-fi and fantasy), the game has been very well received so far.

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In 2012, Fantasy Flight Games bought the rights to ''Netrunner'', updated it to be consistent with its cyberpunk-noir board game ''Android'', and reissued the game as the Living Card Game [[http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=207 Android: Netrunner]]. Though there have been some changes (making the game an LCG and not a CCG, of course; providing "identities" for the Corp and the Runner, each with their own abilities; lots of flavor text overhauls with references to the ''TabletopGame/{{Android}}'' universe as well as lots of other sci-fi and fantasy), the game has been very well received so far. The game has both a core set and several expansions of varying sizes.

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!!This game provides examples of:
* AndroidsArePeopleToo: In ''Android: Netrunner'', the Haas-Bioroid faction specialises in AI and androids. In the verse, they're running a PR campaign to get them accepted as people.
* Alphabet News Network: In ''Android: Netrunner'',NBN
* BigBrotherIsWatching: In ''Android: Netrunner'', the NBN faction, besides owning almost all the media, specialises in knowing everything about the runner, which in game mechanics translate to "tags," which enable actions the corp can perform to cripple the runner. There is even an NBN card named Big Brother.

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!!This game provides !!Both games provide examples of:
* AndroidsArePeopleToo: In ''Android: Netrunner'', the Haas-Bioroid faction specialises in AI and androids. In the verse, they're running a PR campaign to get them accepted as people.
* Alphabet News Network: In ''Android: Netrunner'',NBN
* BigBrotherIsWatching: In ''Android: Netrunner'', the NBN faction, besides owning almost all the media, specialises in knowing everything about the runner, which in game mechanics translate to "tags," which enable actions the corp can perform to cripple the runner. There is even an NBN card named Big Brother.
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* ClonesAreExpendable: In ''Android: Netrunner'', the Jinteki corp mainly sells clones to do work that humans can't or won't do, or to grow medical spare parts.



* EvilInc: All Corporation factions from ''Android: Netrunner'' more or less qualify, but Weyland deserves special mention. Their way of dealing with Runners is usually nothing short of assassination, and they don't mind blowing up a whole district just to get one guy.



* TakeOverTheWorld: The card "[[http://www.netrunneronline.com/cards/world-domination/ World Domination]]". If the corp manages to score the card, it wins the game.



* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Played straight in ''Android: Netrunner'', with credits as the currency used by both the Runner and the Corp.

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!!Tropes Exclusive To ''Android: Netrunner'':
* AndroidsArePeopleToo: The Haas-Bioroid faction specialises in AI and androids. In the verse, they're running a PR campaign to get them accepted as people.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Several cards that are devastating but unwieldy or cost-ineffective.
* Alphabet News Network: NBN
* BigBrotherIsWatching: The NBN faction, besides owning almost all the media, specialises in knowing everything about the runner, which in game mechanics translate to "tags," which enable actions the corp can perform to cripple the runner. There is even an NBN card named Big Brother.
* ClonesAreExpendable: The Jinteki corp mainly sells clones to do work that humans can't or won't do, or to grow medical spare parts.
* EvilInc: All Corporation factions from ''Android: Netrunner'' more or less qualify, but Weyland deserves special mention. Their way of dealing with Runners is usually nothing short of assassination, and they don't mind blowing up a whole district just to get one guy.
* TakeOverTheWorld: The card "[[http://www.netrunneronline.com/cards/world-domination/ World Domination]]". If the corp manages to score the card, it wins the game.
* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Played straight in ''Android: Netrunner'', with credits as straight. Credits are the universal currency used by both the Runner and the Corp.
3rd May '17 7:02:43 PM PaulA
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''Netrunner'' is a card game that depicts [[CyberPunk cyberspace combat]] between [[ShadowDictator a global]] [[MegaCorp mega-corporation]] (the Corp) and a hacker (the Runner). The Corp's goal is to [[TakeOverTheWorld complete their secret agendas]] before the Runner can hack in and spoil their secret plans for world domination. It isn't easy, though, as the Corp has strong defensive data forts protected by malevolent computer programs known as [[WilliamGibson ICE]] (once again short for [[FunWithAcronyms Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics]]). The Runner must use special programs of their own (called icebreakers) to break through and steal the hidden plans - to keep the Corp from taking over completely.

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''Netrunner'' is a card game that depicts [[CyberPunk cyberspace combat]] between [[ShadowDictator a global]] [[MegaCorp mega-corporation]] (the Corp) and a hacker (the Runner). The Corp's goal is to [[TakeOverTheWorld complete their secret agendas]] before the Runner can hack in and spoil their secret plans for world domination. It isn't easy, though, as the Corp has strong defensive data forts protected by malevolent computer programs known as [[WilliamGibson [[Creator/WilliamGibson ICE]] (once again short for [[FunWithAcronyms Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics]]). The Runner must use special programs of their own (called icebreakers) to break through and steal the hidden plans - to keep the Corp from taking over completely.
20th Sep '16 5:12:26 PM Cantido
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* MugglePower: Several Anarch members, representing anti-android and anti-clone movements.
24th Jul '16 8:01:53 PM ThoraninC
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24th Jul '16 8:00:02 PM ThoraninC
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* Alphabet News Network In ''Android: Netrunner'',NBN

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* Alphabet News Network Network: In ''Android: Netrunner'',NBN
24th Jul '16 7:59:40 PM ThoraninC
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* Alphabet News Network In ''Android: Netrunner'',NBN
23rd Jul '16 1:03:06 PM nombretomado
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''Netrunner'' is a card game that depicts [[CyberPunk cyberspace combat]] between [[BigBrother a global]] [[MegaCorp mega-corporation]] (the Corp) and a hacker (the Runner). The Corp's goal is to [[TakeOverTheWorld complete their secret agendas]] before the Runner can hack in and spoil their secret plans for world domination. It isn't easy, though, as the Corp has strong defensive data forts protected by malevolent computer programs known as [[WilliamGibson ICE]] (once again short for [[FunWithAcronyms Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics]]). The Runner must use special programs of their own (called icebreakers) to break through and steal the hidden plans - to keep the Corp from taking over completely.

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''Netrunner'' is a card game that depicts [[CyberPunk cyberspace combat]] between [[BigBrother [[ShadowDictator a global]] [[MegaCorp mega-corporation]] (the Corp) and a hacker (the Runner). The Corp's goal is to [[TakeOverTheWorld complete their secret agendas]] before the Runner can hack in and spoil their secret plans for world domination. It isn't easy, though, as the Corp has strong defensive data forts protected by malevolent computer programs known as [[WilliamGibson ICE]] (once again short for [[FunWithAcronyms Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics]]). The Runner must use special programs of their own (called icebreakers) to break through and steal the hidden plans - to keep the Corp from taking over completely.
19th May '16 8:15:51 PM ZenBlade
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* BilingualBonus: The flavor text for Harbinger and Apocalypse are written in Baudot Code, a binary character system used by teleprinters. They translate to "I AM BECOME DEATH" and "THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS" respectively, recalling Oppenheimer's famous quote.


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*** Adding to this, an AI Icebreaker called Hudson 1.0 has flavor text is: "I'm not here to play games. The game is over."
8th Apr '16 2:06:33 PM Dramatic
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** The Flavor text of "[[http://netrunnerdb.com/en/card/01101 Archer]]": "Next time, read the Terms of Service more carefully. Or you might find yourself in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/Archer?from=Main.Archer/ danger zone]].

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** The Flavor text of "[[http://netrunnerdb.com/en/card/01101 Archer]]": "Next time, read the Terms of Service more carefully. Or you might find yourself in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/Archer?from=Main.Archer/ [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} danger zone]].zone]]".



** The flavor text for the Wyrm icebreaker? "[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Fire and ichor...]]"
** The arrangement of the clones in the Nisei Mk. II card is strongly reminiscent of the Precogs from Film/MinorityReport

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** The flavor text for the Wyrm icebreaker? "[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Fire and ichor...]]"
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** The arrangement of the clones in the Nisei Mk. II card is strongly reminiscent of the Precogs from Film/MinorityReport''Film/MinorityReport''.
** The Weyland Consortium brings to mind the Weyland-Yutani Corporation from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
7th Apr '16 2:54:50 PM Dramatic
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* GreyAndGreyMorality: More evident in ''Netrunner'' than the original. The corps have dubious morality and manipulate public interests to fulfil their own goals, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans but they have legitimately improved life for most people in the process]]. On the other hand, some of the runners include selfish criminals with no real grievance against the Corps, and are willing to do some dirty work to achieve their own ends as well.
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