In a world where corporations can scan the human mind and interface it directly with electronic data, more data moves every second than was ever processed in the first five-thousand years of written language. The network is omnipresent, the crux of modern human civilization, and while visionary corporations seek to secure their most valuable data on the network, the elite hackers known as runners seek to steal it.
Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game® that pits a megacorporation and its massive resources against the subversive talents of an individualistic runner. The Corp tries to score points by advancing agendas, and the Runner tries to score points by breaking through the Corp’s defenses to steal valuable data. The first player to seven points wins the game, but not likely without first suffering some brain damage or bad publicity.
The asymmetrical game play of Android: Netrunner creates entirely different experiences for Corps and Runners, but in all cases, players gain an unprecedented amount of control over the flow of the game. Tension builds immediately from the very outset as both players consider how to maneuver through their actions each turn. Bluffs, calculated risks, and assumed losses all play into your decision-making as you must forge quickly ahead with limited and imperfect knowledge.
Furthermore, you can explore the flavorful distinctions between the four different Corp factions and three different Runner factions. Each of these seven factions offers a distinctive personality, further rooting it in the Android universe and enriching the game’s variety.
Develop or destroy. Share your discoveries with the world, or sell them for profit. As a Living Card Game®, Android: Netrunner allows you tremendous deck-building freedom. Corps and Runners enjoy different play styles, and each of the game’s seven different factions benefits from a distinct personality, even while rules for influence allow you to import a limited number of cards from one faction into another.
Meanwhile, the game and its setting are constantly evolving with faction-focused deluxe expansions and monthly Data Packs. Hire new sysops to your heart’s content, and tinker with your rig all you want – there’s always room for exploration and improvement.