Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Netrunner Vanguard Project - Original Card Ideas

Mentor Cards:

Card TextDiscussion
Rache Bartmoss
Mentor-AI
Cool ways to hide after a tag
Run on HQ to remove a tag
Nifty ways to upgrade programs
All tagging traces are sucessful
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment. (tagme decks are too mean anyway). While Rache was alive, he used his real name on the net. The corps knew who he was and where to get him. The problem was that he was so resourceful that the corps could never ge a stranglehold on him.
ALT
Mentor-AI
-1 MU
*0 to Kill a sysop first time the sysop's effect is used during a run.
The Corporation may pay *3 to prevent this effect and return the Sysop to HQ.
"Soulkiller 2.0 was a brilliant program by a brilliant programmer, too brilliant"
From CP 2020, 2nd edition:
"The original Soulkiller started as a matrix to contain artificial personalities. She'd studied the concept, worked out the parameters for creating a storage matrix. She'd been facinated and awed to discover that the same matrix could contain living engrams; transfer them from computer to body and even back again. It was immortality." ALT was eventually killed by her own creation. An ALT prodigy would have a copy of the earlier immobile version of Soulkiller to use in sucking the brains out of Sysops. Al this really does is make Sysop cards one timers against decks using this Mentor.
316
Mentor-AI

316 is only mentioned in passing so far as I can tell. I put this AI here for development. RTG may have some more info hiding in other places...
Spider Murphy
Mentor-Netrunner
A: Replace bits on one Stealth source.
Cost to install Stealth cards is reduced by *1
*0: install one Stealth card. Use this ability only during a run and only once per turn.
Spider was the closest thing to a little sister Rache ever had. She helped him compile Rache Bartmoss' Guide to the Net. A world class Netrunner in her own right. Spider was characterized as a "fast" runner in CP2020 lore but in the realm of Netrunner all speed issues are reduced to either actions or cash for runs. A Spider Murphy prodigy would have learned to be fast and clean.
Jason Drow
Mentor-Netrunner

Jason was a "kinder, gentler" Netwatch runner who would prefer to take illegal runners alive. Black ICE would fly if he were attacked.
Magnificent Curtis
Mentor-Netrunner

Tally Ho
Mentor-Netrunner

Owner and chief programmer of the Hunt Club.
Dog
Mentor-Netrunner

The Waycon Kidd
Mentor-Netrunner
All Icebreakers gain +2 to strength at the begining of the run.
All icebreakers gain -1 to strength after passing each piece of ICE the runner encounters.
Runner can not run if tagged.
Runner receives a tag at the end of each turn during wich runner received a tag.
"I just do what I do best."
From Rache Bartmoss' Guide to The Net: "No one knows who this shadowy figure is, all they know is that he runs the Eurotheater with impunity and that he is the best programmer to hit the scene in years. ... He always runs the Net quicly and efficiently, never in the Net for more than fifteen minutes. ... I conceal my identity because this is the information age, and the less information I give, the better." These comments lead me to believe that a prodigy of the Waycon Kidd would be able to crack forts with small ICE stacks easily but would loath to run a larger fort. Since the attitude is what we are really trying to capture, I think this feature set works well. The inability to run while tagged is in place to deter the use of "tagme" cards. This also has the handy side effect of making the trace and tag game much more important. Cautious and clean runners should be inspired to use this card. The strength reduction occurs after the runner encounters ICE so unrezzed or Inside Job'd ICE will not effect this. The corp on the other side may decide to build big forts before putting anything in them to capitalize on this. ICE order becomes very important, put the weak stuff outside where it may be wasted anyways and put the nasties in deep where the runner is already hurting.
Edger
Mentor-Netrunner



"Me, I only trust what I write. And I write good Stuff." -Edger
Flavor text from CP 2020, 2nd edition

Consortium Cards:
Card TextDiscussion
San Dia Coorperative
Consortium-Research
Difficulty of all research agendas is reduced by 1
Difficulty of all Black Ops agenda increased by 2
Difficulty of all Grey Ops agenda increased by 1
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment. Creates an interesting problem aound the area of Black ICE QA which is Black Research. Assets are not touched so that fits an R&D centric consortium
LDL Lobby
Consortium-Communications
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment.
Defensive Software User's Group
Consortium-Security
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment. Really crappy name too...
Regional Runner Cards:
Card TextDiscussion
Location-Pacifica
Pacifica
Location-Region
Dolphins...
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment.
Sydney
Location-Pacifica-Australia
All non tagging traces are reduced by 2
If you trash more than 3 cards in a turn, take 3 net that cannot be prevented.
All Black ICE in Pacifica has its strength reduced by 1
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment.
Night City
Location-Pacifica-NorCal

Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment.
Location-Rustbelt
Rustbelt
Location-Region

Location-Olympia
Olympia
Location-Region

Las Vegas
Location-Olympia-Nevada

Very heavy gambling and meat influences.
Location-Tokyo/Chiba
Tokyo/Chiba
Location-Region

Location-Atlantis
Atlantis
Location-Region

Location-Eurotheater
Eurotheater
Location-Region

Location-Sovspace
Sovspace
Location-Region

Location-Afrikani
Afrikani
Location-Region

Location-Orbitsville
Orbitsville
Location-Region

Location-Wilderspace
Wilderspace
Location-Region

Regional Corp Cards:
Card TextDiscussion
Location-Pacifica
Pacifica
Location-Region
Dolphins...
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment.
Night City
Location-Pacifica-NorCal

Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment.
Location-Rustbelt
Rustbelt
Location-Region

Location-Olympia
Olympia
Location-Region

Austin
Location-Olympia-Texas
Increase by 1 the meat damage dealt by another source.
Rez cost on all Black ICE is reduced by *1
Cost to install any card is increased by *1
Not really a card design just throwing some thoughts out for the moment.
Las Vegas
Location-Olympia-Nevada

Very heavy gambling and meat influences.
Location-Tokyo/Chiba
Tokyo/Chiba
Location-Region

Location-Atlantis
Atlantis
Location-Region

Location-Eurotheater
Eurotheater
Location-Region

Location-Sovspace
Sovspace
Location-Region

Location-Afrikani
Afrikani
Location-Region

Location-Orbitsville
Orbitsville
Location-Region

Location-Wilderspace
Wilderspace
Location-Region

NR-L Card Suggestions:
Card TextDiscussion
Joe Rhodes:
Max Forward
Runner Character
Starting Bit level:4
Starting hand size:4
All ICEbreakers in play are +1 strength
This is fairly cool. The runner is exposed to an early game flatline with the reduced hand size. Given 2 turns, the opening restrictions could be meaningless though. The lasting effect of +1 to all ICEBreakers is not well balanced against the opening restrictions.
Wutech
Corp Character
Starting Bit level:3
Starting hand size:8
Draw an additional card at the beginning of your turn
This is an interesting idea. The starting bit restrictions are not harsh enough to cause the corp to have a difficult early game. The drawing requirement would lead to decks loaded with Edgrunners to get lots of cards installed. It does have the negative effect of helping the runner empty R&D. Card drawing is one of those abilities on the corp side that some players love and others hate. Play a Skivvies deck against 5 different people and you will get 5 different reactions to the counters.
Judd Hallas:
Bit Pool : 5
Hand Size : 0
Hand size is always zero, if hand size is altered, hand size remains zero.
All damage (net, meat and brain) is ignored.
Forfeit the first three agenda points you gain.
"You've never run until you've run only on the fly"
James Falco:
Corporate Profile: Petrochem
Starting and Maximum Hand Size: 7
Starting Bits: 6
We may not play with any Black Ops or AP Ice.
We gain 3 bits each time we score a Research agenda.

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