Runner Dirtbags and Corporate Scum,
A question: when making a run on a server, is a runner permitted to continue spending credits to strengthen a program after a subsequent ice has been rezzed? Example: making a run on a server with Crypsis.First ice is rezzed Matrix Analyzer, strength of three.One credit is spent to beat trace subroutine, three credits are spent to increase strength of Crypsis to three. Matrix Analyzer is defeated, next ice is rezzed by corp. It's a Tollbooth, strenght five. At this point, if the runner opts not to jack out, is he stuck with a Crypsis with a strength of three, or can he pay the two credits to increase the Crypsis to a strength that will beat Tollbooth? Or, is each ice encounter a separate event requiring the runner to re-up a program as necessary for each encounter? Also, do program strengths in a runner's rig stack?
Thanks in advance!