Whispers in the Dark
Whispers in Nalubaale Is Available Now for Android: Netrunner
As the silent war for the future of Lake Victoria continues to rage, runners and corps alike continue to innovate. Runners discover new ways to finance their operations while corps remain on the cutting edge of cyber security. Everyone has their own agenda, but who will come out on top in the Sub-Saharan League?
Whispers in Nalubaale, the fifth Data Pack in the Kitara Cycle for Android: Netrunner The Card Game is available now from your local retailer or our website!
Whispers in Nalubaale features a new Anarch identity, a new resource for the Adam mini-faction, a deadly new piece of bioroid ice and much more. These new tools expand the options for the runner and corp alike and make the perfect companion for the Android: Netrunner Revised Core Set.
The bioroid Adam is unique in the world of Android: Netrunner. As his own mini-faction, Adam has powerful cards that often come with a downside that can be mitigated with clever play. For example, new resource Logic Bomb (Whispers in Nalubaale, 89) allows you to trash it to bypass any piece of ice… but this drains all of your remaining clicks. Therefore, it’s best to use Logic Bomb on your last click, negating the downside. However, running on your last click is a major risk, and should you find something sinister waiting in the corp's servers, you will have no time left to respond, leaving you at the corp's mercy.
Logic Bomb can be a tricky tool to utilize, but bypassing a tricky piece of ice in the early game or saving you precious credits in the late game can be enough to make it a tempting proposition.
Of course, if credits are your concern, there are always more direct methods. Criminals excel at taking on a corp's HQ, and they believe there is a profit in all actions. Embezzle (Whispers in Nalubaale, 84) lets you make a run on HQ which, if successful, allows you to name asset, ice, operation or upgrade. The corp then reveals two random cards from HQ and trashes all revealed cards of the named type while the runner gains four credits for every card trashed. If you have an idea of what's in the corp's hand, you can limit their options while making a profit in true Criminal fashion. It's important to note, however, that agendas cannot be one of the card types named, meaning you can’t toss agendas into archives for later retrieval. Still, seeing agendas revealed can give you important information on where the corporation is hiding their most important secrets.
The corps all receive powerful new tools to defend against intruders in this Data Pack. Criminals will have a hard time embezzling from HB with Kamali 1.0 (Whisers in Nalubaale, 92) guarding their servers. As a sentry, Kamali 1.0 can be lethal to a runner’s health and rig. Three deadly subroutines offer the runner a catastrophic choice; lose a piece of your rig or take a brain damage. Neither solution is ideal; and getting by Kamali 1.0 will be a struggle for the runner every time they encounter it.
As a bioroid, Kamali 1.0 does come with their intrinsic weakness—the runner can spend clicks to avoid its deadly subroutines. However, that weakness can be mitigated with Warden Fatuma (Whispers in Nalubaale, 93), an asset that gives all rezzed bioroids a new subroutine to drain a click from the runner before all of their other subroutines. This not only makes passing bioroids more expensive, but gives the runner fewer resources to work with when tangling with dangerous foes like Kamali 1.0.
Of course, six credits is a steep cost for a piece of ice, but advancements in technology allow Haas-Bioroid to rez their ice for little cost. When you score new agenda Remote Enforcement (Whispers in Nalubaale, 91), you can search R&D for a piece of ice, install it protecting a remote server, and rez it while ignoring its cost. Kamali 1.0 is a decent target for this ability, placing a heavy amount of security over a remote server for no cost. Scoring Remote Enforcement not only brings you closer to victory, it enhances your security as well.
Whispers in the Dark
The Kitara Cycle is coming to an end, the struggle for the future of Lake Victoria is ramping up, and corps and runners alike need all the tools they can to advance their agendas. Who will emerge victorious on the shores of Lake Victoria?
Advance your agenda with Whispers in Nalubaale (ADN54), available now from your local retailer or our website!
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