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* TheVerse: The original was set in the same universe as ''Cyberpunk 2020'' (complete with rules for using the card game in the RPG). ''Android: Netrunner'' is set in the universe of ''TabletopGames/{{Android}}''.

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* TheVerse: The original was set in the same universe as ''Cyberpunk 2020'' (complete with rules for using the card game in the RPG). ''Android: Netrunner'' is set in the universe of ''TabletopGames/{{Android}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Android}}''.


* Alphabet News Network: NBN

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* Alphabet News Network: AlphabetNewsNetwork: NBN


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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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.received. The game has both a core set and several expansions of varying sizes.

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* PutOnABus: Android: Netrunner experienced its first card rotation in 2017, eliminating Andromeda, Kate McCaffrey and Whizzard from tournament play, but they each have a single card depicting a narrative for why they no longer run.

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* PutOnABus: Android: Netrunner experienced its first card rotation in 2017, eliminating Andromeda, Whizzard, and Kate McCaffrey and Whizzard from tournament play, but they each two of them have a single card depicting a narrative for why they no longer run.



** ''BOOM!'' depicts Whizzard on the recieving end of a small missile intended to kill him. Whether or not it did is unknown.



** ''BOOM!'' depicts Whizzard on the recieving end of a small missile intended to kill him. Whether or not it did is unknown.


* PutOnABus: Android: Netrunner experienced its first card rotation in 2017, eliminating Andromeda, Chaos Theory and Whizzard from tournament play, but they each have a single card depicting a narrative for why they no longer run.

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* PutOnABus: Android: Netrunner experienced its first card rotation in 2017, eliminating Andromeda, Chaos Theory Kate McCaffrey and Whizzard from tournament play, but they each have a single card depicting a narrative for why they no longer run.


* 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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* GreyAndGreyMorality: The corps certainly have dubious morality and at the end of the day making a profit and attaining global domination is their objective, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans but they have often legitimately improved life for ordinary people in the process]]. This is especially the case for Haas-Bioroid and Jinteki, who can be read as [[VisionaryVillain Visionary Villains]] for their pursuit of androids and clones respectively. On the other side of the coin, some of the runners include criminals who hold no personal grievance against the Corps, and others are willing to do some dirty work to achieve their own ends as well.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: A frequent theme, as far as Jinteki, Haas-Bioroid, and the Anarch group "Human First" are concerned. The former corporations are fighting to ensure that their intellectual property are ''not'' considered people, and Haas is trying to undermine its competitor with a suffrage movement for clones. Human First, however, hates all androids (and their owners) for taking their jobs and definitely do not consider them people.


Compare ''{{Uplink}}''.

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Compare ''{{Uplink}}''.
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* CloningBlues: Life pretty much sucks for clones, who are supposed to have HappinessInServitude but are hinted to be aware that they're basically slaves that can be [[NeverSayDie "retired"]]. Several do run away, including criminal runner Ken "Express" Tenma.

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* CloningBlues: Life pretty much sucks for clones, who are supposed to have HappinessInServitude HappinessInSlavery but are hinted to be aware that they're basically slaves that can be [[NeverSayDie "retired"]]. Several do run away, including criminal runner Ken "Express" Tenma.



* OurTerroristsAreYourFreedomFighters: Frequently mentioned. It really does depend on the runner in question; some are motivated by altruism, some by greed, and some simply by boredom. The Anarch faction has the most self-described freedom fighters against corporate oppression.

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* OurTerroristsAreYourFreedomFighters: YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Frequently mentioned. It really does depend on the runner in question; some are motivated by altruism, some by greed, and some simply by boredom. The Anarch faction has the most self-described freedom fighters against corporate oppression.


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



* 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.

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* 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. They're also trying to get citizenship rights for clones, their main competitor's androids, to undermine their business strategy, although a few notable clones like Caprice Nisei are trying to secure personhood for themselves and their brethren.



* 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.

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: The NBN faction, besides owning almost all the media, specialises specializes 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.



* CloningBlues: Life pretty much sucks for clones, who are supposed to have HappinessInServitude but are hinted to be aware that they're basically slaves that can be [[NeverSayDie "retired"]]. Several do run away, including criminal runner Ken "Express" Tenma.



* OurTerroristsAreYourFreedomFighters: Frequently mentioned. It really does depend on the runner in question; some are motivated by altruism, some by greed, and some simply by boredom. The Anarch faction has the most self-described freedom fighters against corporate oppression.
* PowerAtAPrice: Cards that confer strong benefits for some drawbacks, such as trashing cards from the player's hands.
** Runners: Cards that inflict brain damage (permanent reduced hand size) are one of Anarch's specialties
** Corporation: Bad Publicity gives 1 recurring credit for runners to use on every subsequent run, but is usually associated with a powerful upfront gain.



** ''Financial Collapse'' depicts Chaos Theory heartbroken as her dads fight over money, implying she is aware her run on the Titan bank [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is part of the reason.]]

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** ''Financial Collapse'' depicts Chaos Theory heartbroken as her dads fight over money, implying she is aware her run on the Titan bank [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is part of the reason.]] However, when Core 2.0 was announced, [[TheBusCameBack a teenaged Chaos Theory returns as the default Shaper ID.]]



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

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* TakeOverTheWorld: The SituationalSword: Certain "tech" cards that are strong against certain archetypes or card "[[http://www.netrunneronline.com/cards/world-domination/ World Domination]]". If the corp manages to score the card, it wins the game.types but useless if they don't appear. For example, Cyberdex Virus Suite shuts down virus decks, while Film Critic is only useful for securing agendas that have harmful effects associated with stealing them.

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* PutOnABus: Android: Netrunner experienced its first card rotation in 2017, eliminating Andromeda, Chaos Theory and Whizzard from tournament play, but they each have a single card depicting a narrative for why they no longer run.
** ''On the Lam'' depicts Andromeda fleeing pursuit and leaving her dress and ''wig'' in the dumpster, revealing she is actually a short-haired brunette.
** ''Financial Collapse'' depicts Chaos Theory heartbroken as her dads fight over money, implying she is aware her run on the Titan bank [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is part of the reason.]]
** ''BOOM!'' depicts Whizzard on the recieving end of a small missile intended to kill him. Whether or not it did is unknown.


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.


''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.

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