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  1. Well, THERE’S your problem... 😜
  2. No. If you've got three ice with three tokens apiece and a Satellite Grid in the server, then you treat each ice as though it had four counters. Red Planet Couriers says "move all advancement tokens," so you'd pick up those nine pieces of cardboard and put them on a card that can be advanced, after which you would consider that the ice has 1 advancement apiece. When a card says "move tokens," you can only move what physically exists.
  3. I still HIGHLY recommend that you observe rotation, for game balance purposes. HB:ETF with access to NGO Front/Jinja City Grid, Noise with access to a suite of new Virus tech cards that were designed on the assumption that he would never see them. Corporations with access to Distract the Masses/Preemptive Action and Jackson Howard, being able to combo Economic Warfare with Midseason Replacements, etc. I think your best strategy for jumping back into the game is just to start with Kitara cycle cards, and then only purchase from the Mumbad/Flashpoint/Red Sand Cycles on an as-needed basis. Cull everything that’s rotated otherwise there will be some gross combos.
  4. The horse is very very dead. Put down the whip.
  5. None of the cards are mechanically changed from their original versions, but some have new art. If you had the complete Genesis and Spin Cycle and two Core Sets then I’m pretty sure you don’t have to buy anything unless you want the shiny new art.
  6. LAPD MWL Updated

    What’s LAPD?
  7. But to answer the earlier question, you can’t prevent the MU-mandated trashing of programs with Sacrificial Construct, but you can choose which to trash if any. N.B. That’s one reason Bad Times is not a good card: it’s a dead draw if the runner isn’t fully using their MU, it’s expensive to play, and the runner will never trash the programs you really want gone.
  8. I would say just go on and search for decks that use Adam as one of the cards in the deck.
  9. Another co-op LCG?

    FFG doesn't release sales figures that I know of, but they do like to talk about how 40K Conquest, AGOT 2nd Edition, and then good god, L5R all sold at Gen Con when they debuted. Arkham Horror may be doing quite well, but it doesn't "make headlines" as it were. I get the impression that it meets expectations, but those expectations are lower.
  10. Another co-op LCG?

    I'm skeptical of a SW co-op LCG for the simple reason that they tried it already, then scrapped it after a lot of development in favor of the competitive version.
  11. Another co-op LCG?

    It’s a nice thought but just imagining games using intellectual properties FFG/Asmodee doesn’t have access to is...optimistic.* Also—there’s more to a successful game than just buy-in price. People want individual competition and individual deck building, apparently. The competitive LCGs generally outsell the co-op ones. (*in particular there used to be a 40K LCG but GDW pulled the license when FFG/Asmodee started moving onto the miniatures market that GDW considers its turf. Imperial Assault, SW Legion, and Runewars directly compete with Warhammer and 40K. So that’s never happening ever again. Probably ditto for any other miniatures-heavy IPs.)
  12. Wayland Asteroid Snipe viable?

    Something that new players don’t often quite notice is that ice by and large never does what is printed on it. Barriers don’t keep the runner out, code gates don’t disrupt the game state, and sentries usually don’t punish the runner. Instead, what ice does is tax the runner, either in the time and the money it takes to locate and install an icebreaker, or in the cost to break the ice once their icebreaker is installed. To get Meteor Mining to fire, you need to get two tags on the runner and the runner will never, *ever* allow that to happen from tagging ice. Why would they? The only way they would even get one tag is if they encountered one of your ice without a Killer installed, and that is going to happen once per game, if at all. Assuming they do faceplant into one of your tracer ice, they will clear the tag and never go near it again until they have an icebreaker. It is not a winning strategy to rely on your opponent doing something stupid. Instead, your task as the corp is to pile on so many tags that the runner can’t clear them out, which even in the case of a Sea Source/Closed Accounts/Hard-Hitting News combo probably doesn’t keep them tagged for more than two or three turns. And even that relies on you having the agenda ready, enough money to execute both the combo and the advancement, and ice installed to keep the runner out while you advance your agenda and they are still clearing tags. That’s a LOT of variables which have to come together, and many points of failure which prevent your combo. For this reason Meteor Mining is just not very commonly played; it is not considered a very good card in the game. Your deck would be stronger if you had almost any other win condition.
  13. That doesn’t answer OP’s question. I know you found a good link and you’re really excited to share it, but it’s not the answer to every thread ;-)
  14. Newb here, seeking buy guides.

    Buying guides are probably out of date. Here’s a rough order: 1. Core Set 2. Kitara Cycle packs (and keep current with ongoing releases) 3. Terminal Directive 4. Deluxes as you see fit (whatever factions you favor) 5. Red Sand Cycle (as needed based on cards desired) 6. anything from Mumbad/Flashpoint cycles (as needed based on cards desired) 7. anything from Lunar/SanSan cycles. (Buy these packs only for must-haves). Once you get to #4 you should be in a position to make selective judgments about what to buy based on what cards you know of that you want to own—you’ll probably find it will happen organically, without much effort. Now that I think about it, the notion of a “buying guide” is kind of an artifact of the time before rotation. Since all data packs now have a limited life cycle, your best bang for your buck is based much more on how old the pack is rather than what’s in it, all things being equal.