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1996
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Best with 2 players
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10 and up
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45 minutes
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Netrunner
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Netrunner is a cyberpunk-themed collectible card game. The two players are the Corp (who wins by completing Agendas) and the Runner (who wins by infiltrating the Corp and liberating Agendas).

Each side has a limited number of both actions and bits (money) to spend per turn; bits are gone once used, and actions must be spent to gain more.
An important thing when evaluating the power of cards is to see the Bit per action ratio.

One unique feature of this game is that the Runner physically moves on the "board" created by facedown Corp cards. It has the feel of a "capture the flag" game, with the Runner moving in dataforts to steal Agendas from the Corp.

Another unique feature is that the Cards are NOT the primary strategy of the game; in fact, players can win by simply "playing with the rules" itself (a concept difficult to understand if you've never played Netrunner).

Both players play as both Corp and Runner in a game, one after the other, with each player's Runner going against the opponent's Corp. A winning match provides 10 points and the loser scores points equal to the number of agenda points scored/liberated. The winner of the game is the one who has the most points in the 2 submatches.

Though Netrunner is traditionally a two-player duel, there are formats that allow for more players (called "The Big Sell Out").

Richard Garfield himself considered Netrunner as his best boardgame design instead of CCG design game, and he loves games that include bluffing mechanics; with Netrunner, bluffing is an integral part of the game.

When it was released in 1996, many gaming magazines gave Netrunner critical acclaim as the best CCG ever designed. Even today, most of them still consider this to be true.

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Netrunner
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Wizards of the Coast Starter Edition
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Artist: Ash Arnett, Doug Chaffee, Craig Hooper, Mike Kimble, Margaret Organ-Kean, Mark Poolemore»
Year: 1996
Product Code: 6201
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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7 Original Netrunner starter pack generator, including broad drafting approximation
This script generates valid Netrunner starter packs using a method designed to broadly approximate drafting while still adhering to WotC’s starter pack formulation specifications. Specifically, this script follows WotC’s requirements for what constitutes a valid Netrunner starter pack while letting users broadly skew packs toward containing certain types and functions of cards—for example, programs, resources, attack cards, engine cards, and the like. You may generate as many starter packs simultaneously as you like to create a card pool for initial deck construction. The script runs only in VBScript—so only on Microsoft Windows. If someone wants to convert it to JScript, feel free.
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2015-01-26
3 Guide de jeu - règles détaillées
Traduction corrigée et complétée du guide de Mateui par labellerouge, avec guide de construction des paquets, glossaire des termes techniques, etc.
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2013-07-10
6 Netrunner Play Aid
Play aid for Corp and Runner with actions, and areas to keep track of the game status.
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2012-05-16
10 Quick Reference Rulebook
I took the 26 page Official Rulebook and compressed it into 3 pages (4 if you count the card explanation picture page). Enjoy!
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2012-03-08
0 Mateui's Guide - How to Play Netrunner - Français
La traduction de l'excellent guide de Mateui. Il s'agit de la version 1.0. Il y a forcément quelques fautes et peut-être quelques coquilles minimes. N'hésitez pas à me les rapporter. J'ai laissé un certain nombre de terme directement lié au texte des cartes en anglais car la plupart des cartes sont en anglais.
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2012-01-16
3 NR redesign V2 - Bakdoor
Bakdoor redux. Lots of cards to go. Will have to find somewhere to host them if I ever finish the set.
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2011-12-15
1 NR design v2 - Dropp
Minor font changes and the colour scheme on the numeric buttons has changed; red = pay to play; green = pay to activate (rez); purple = strength; blue = difficulty; black = agenda points.
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2011-12-15
1 NR card design prototype - Fang 2.0
A Matrix-esque card design I'm slowly working on.
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2011-12-12
2 NR card design prototype - Nasuko Cycle
A Matrix-esque style of Netrunner card I thought I'd start putting together. Early days yet.
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2011-12-12
68 Guide - How to Play Netrunner
Updated version of the original guide with a few corrections and wording changes to simplify matters.
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2011-12-12
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