Hmm, just some thoughts about NBN's Breaking News. I always thought is odd that it granted two temporary tags. Now don't get me wrong, I understand why multiple tags are a good thing for a corp, but since these new tags are only temporary, why two? Tagged is tagged right?
Now this could indicate a few things.
- This could just be for thematic's sake. I mean, it's a fairly flavoursome card, tracking the "Runner" live for all the viewing audience to see* it's pretty damning evidence for the Runner to shake off, so they would have to pull of some slick moves to escape detection. Leading to..
- .. A feasible means of forcing the Runner to burn through credits and resources- could mean a return of the Nasuko Cycle for the Runner?
- Failing that, maybe NBN has some heavy hitters that require multiple tags to operate? Now there weren't many of these in the original game (3 if I recall) but could this be more prevalent in the new game?
I have a feeling that tagging play would be forte of NBN, having eyes all over NA and generally being omniscient as the media giant that it is. It wouldn't surprise me if the equivalent of that killer card City Surveillance didn't fall under NBN. I'm just curious as to what end though- big finishers, as typical of conventional Tag n' Bag play? or perhaps something more insidious like starving the Runner of credits?
All in all, as much as the 2/1 cost surprised me at first, it has grown on me due to the potential this card offers whilst still being thematically sound- and pretty cool at the same time "Man, even on my Nasuko they were still on my tail! I think I shook them off in the eastside tenements… Shame about Ms. Melman though.."
(*it's all fake, don't believe the media's lies!)