|You Can't Hide Your True Nature
True Colors Is Now Available for Android: Netrunner
|Android: Netrunner The Card Game | Published 17 January 2014|
“Gabriel Santiago is a man without a sense of guilt. He has no remorse. He seems to take no joy in his work. As far as I am aware, he has no soul… He is a true professional, and it’s a pleasure doing business with him.”
Some truths are unavoidable. You can work to cover them up and show a brave face to the world, but deep down they remain unchanged. And when you’re pushed to your limits, your carefully constructed facade will crack, and your true colors will show through…
Its sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty individual cards) promote new strategies centered around the traces, tags, and bad publicity at the heart of the Spin Cycle, but they do so while marking a return to each faction’s core identity and tactics.
Never Run Empty-Handed
In True Colors, Runners associated with the game’s Criminal faction gain a pair of events that further emphasize the work they do to avoid taking unnecessary risks:
If you make a successful run on HQ, the knowledge you gain may give you power over the Corp. You just have to be willing to perform a bit of blackmail. Unless the Corp is willing to take two bad publicity, your Leverage (True Colors, 64) will prevent you from taking any damage until the beginning of your next turn. This can be handy when you want to explore those iced-up remote servers.
Meanwhile, even the most talented Runners stand a chance of getting tagged. Whether the Corp performs a trace, or you leave your signature all over a sloppy transfer of funds, it’s good to have a talented lawyer to back you up in your darkest moments. Laywer Up (True Colors, 63) is a strong card for the Criminal who acknowledges he may sometimes draw a tag or two. As a Double event, Lawyer Up will eat a large chunk of your turn, but it can remove up to two tags and allows you to draw three cards in a single play.
Since its construction of the space elevator, the Weyland Consortium has moved forward to develop other cutting edge facilities on Earth, the Moon, and Mars. In many ways, the corporation’s work has broadened the human experience, and it would have you believe that it is fully dedicated to opening up new vistas and exploring new frontiers.
However, the world’s most skillful Runners have come to recognize another side of the Weyland Consortium. On the network, the corporation is a closed fortress, sealed behind deadly sentries and iron walls, and it’s willing to kill to safeguard its most valuable secrets.
In True Colors, the Weyland Consortium gains two more cards with which it can ensure that its plans for continued expansion don’t fall into the wrong hands.
Curtain Wall (True Colors, 78) is a truly intimidating barrier, especially when it’s the outermost piece of ice protecting a server, and while its fourteen cost may appear prohibitive, it’s important to remember that the Weyland Consortium is the corporation that developed its own Oversight AI (A Study in Static, 79).
Still, because there are ways for the Runner to break or bypass any piece of ice, even one as mammoth as Curtain Wall, the Weyland Consortium is willing to authorize a Punitive Counterstrike (True Colors, 79) against anyone who would dare steal its most valuable secrets. The more valuable the secrets the Runner steals, the more lethal this card becomes, and as many players found out in challenge games against FFG staff members during the Plugged-in Tour, this can be a game-ending card.
Back to Basics
It’s time to get back to basics! Lawyer Up, Punitive Counterstrike, and the other cards from True Colors, like Shock (True Colors, 73), mark a return to each faction’s core strengths, even as they permit the exploration of new strategies and deck builds. Take advantage of your favorite faction’s new tactical options today; pick up your copy of True Colors at your local retailer or online through our webstore!
Based on the classic card game designed by Richard Garfield, Android: Netrunner The Card Game is a game for two players set in the dystopian future of Android. It pits monolothic megacorps against subversive netrunners in a high-stakes struggle for the control of valuable data.