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Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that the Android: Netrunner Core Set will soon be back in stock!
The initial fan response to Android: Netrunner has been truly astonishing. Thousands of players around the world have picked up their Core Sets and tapped into the game’s high-stakes cybercrime. Our initial supply of the Core Set sold out in record time at Gen Con Indy 2012, and we had to special order a second shipment. Similarly, Android: Netrunner flew out of our warehouse at a fantastic pace, and we have moved as quickly as possible to get the Core Set back into stock and allow you to join the growing community of players building Corporate servers and hacking into them!
In Android: Netrunner, one player assumes the identity of one of the game’s four monolithic megacorporations, each of which manages a vast financial empire as it attempts to develop and distribute the latest and greatest innovations in its field. The Corp player seeks to advance corporate agendas to score them and earn their points. However, the other player assumes the role of an individualistic, subversive criminal known as a runner. Runners hack into corporate servers in order to discover the secrets the giant megacorps would rather the world never saw. When they access corporate agendas, they steal them and score their points for themselves. The first player to seven points wins.
The ensuing cat-and-mouse struggles escalate as the Corp installs defense programs known as ice and the Runner seeks new ways and new icebreakers to hack through them. Each player works with a limited number of actions per turn, but has tremendous freedom in how he uses those actions. The asymmetrical game play of Android: Netrunner creates radically different experiences for the Corp and Runner as they pursue different sets of available actions, and the strategies they pursue, the facedown cards they play, and the cards they hold in their hands create multiple opportunities for subtle bluffs and feints. In Android: Netrunner, the game isn’t just about which cards you have, but it’s how you play them!
A Classic Reborn
Reimagining Richard Garfield’s much beloved Netrunner card game, Android: Netrunner transports the gritty, cyberpunk feel of the game to the Android universe and updates the basic mechanics for the fixed-distribution, LCG format.
While you wait for the Core Set to return to stock, you can learn more about Android: Netrunner and its upcoming expansions by visiting the game’s website and checking out our series of previews. Then, once we announce the game is back in stock, you can head to your local retailer, access your copy, and hack into the future!