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Discarding from Grip or HQ

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So, barring card effects, the only situation in which one can get rid of more cards than strictly necessary to get under a limit (such as hand size) would be when the runner is allowed to trash any number of programs if a new one is installed?

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Freelance Coding Contracts can deplete your hand, or other effects which have discard as a cost.

 

 

He did say 'barring card effects' :P

 

In answer to that question, you can trash any number of INSTALLED programs whenever you install a program - you can't freely trash from grip. Not sure if you were implying otherwise or not, but I wanted to be sure there's no confusion :)

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Freelance Coding Contracts can deplete your hand, or other effects which have discard as a cost.

 

 

He did say 'barring card effects' :P

 

In answer to that question, you can trash any number of INSTALLED programs whenever you install a program - you can't freely trash from grip. Not sure if you were implying otherwise or not, but I wanted to be sure there's no confusion :)

 

 

I misread his question. Was in a hurry. Not sure why he wants to ditch cards from Grip, as that's generally an objectively horrible idea. HQ? Sure, I'd love to lay down a Jackson and then just discard everything from my hand that isn't a Snare or a Shock, but that's cheating.

This is in plain English in the rulebook:

 

Discard: The act by which a player
moves a card to his trash pile at the
end of his turn if he has exceeded his
maximum hand size.
 
Nothing more, nothing less.
Edited by Grimwalker

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Eh, could be useful in some scenarios (want to run on unrezzed ICE, have Parasite in grip and Datasuckers loaded, Clone Chip installed) but the uses are probably pretty niche.

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You could want to intentionally discard cards if you are playing as Exile. Retrieval Run would let you install an expensive icebreaker for little cost, and Clone Chip could reinstall a card from Archives while giving you an extra draw. Most Runners wouldn't want to do this though.

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