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If anyone's interested (and local to Winnipeg), I'm co-hosting a Netrunner tournament:

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There are never enough Netrunner Photoshops IMO.

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Campaign expansion for Android: Netrunner coming in 2017. This smells a bit like a diet version of a Legacy game (and SU&SD GotY bait), yay!

Not sure how many Winnipeg folk are in this thread, 'specially ones that play Netrunner, but...

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Anyone else playing A Game of Thones LCG, 2nd Edition? My local game night crew has been playing it fairly regularly for a long time now, and we love it.

I'd really like to get into Netrunner. My buddy and I played it once - enough to learn the rules - and then failed to play it enough after that to really get settled into the groove of the game.

My friends have it and will play but more often than not, we just break out Warhammer: Conquest because it is legitimately great.

I took a 3-ish month break from Netrunner, to focus on my social and wedding. With that all behind me now, it's time to get back in to the game.

This is accurately depicts how I feel catching up on the current meta:
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Solution: Get Terminal Directive, enjoy TD with a friend while you continue ignoring the meta for another 4-6 months. Then, relearn the meta with everyone else when the next pack cycle starts and rotation kicks in.

Alternatively, check out the new Cache Refresh format?

shoptroll wrote:

Solution: Get Terminal Directive, enjoy TD with a friend while you continue ignoring the meta for another 4-6 months. Then, relearn the meta with everyone else when the next pack cycle starts and rotation kicks in.

Alternatively, check out the new Cache Refresh format?

I'll likely do the first and third in your list. Not sure I can wait any longer. I really miss it!

After no Netrunner news at GenCon it looks like FFG finally rewarded the community's patience today:

Revised Core Set (aka Core Set 2.0 as the community was calling it) is now official. Looks to be a mix of cards from Core Set 1.0, and the first two data pack cycles (Genesis and Spin). No new cards, but new art (for examples, Runners seem to have aged a few years). This probably has big implications on competitive play as some Core Set cards and identities are not in the revised set... (FFG provided a list of what's in the new Core Set)

Speaking of which, rotation goes into effect October 1st.

And finally, we're going to Africa with the next cycle!

I wish I could just buy all the cards. I don't play this at all, but I love everything about Netrunner.

maverickz wrote:

I wish I could just buy all the cards. I don't play this at all, but I love everything about Netrunner.

That's the thing that wore on me after a while and eventually caused me to drop out of all things LCG: I also want everything and it's impossible to do that and actually enjoy it all without blowing a mint and all of my gaming time.

I didnt enjoy deck building enough, it started feeling more like an obligation. Still it makes me feel nostalgic for Netrunner. Of course my group is moving on to the new hotness, so looks like I'll be getting 3 copies of the Legend of the Five Rings Core set. I am a sheep.

Still, theres a time at the beginning of an LCG where everyone is new and the cards and mechanics are fresh. L5R is pretty fun, but I think the people in my group who played the original CCG are more enthusiastic about it.

Aw man, Netrunner was genuinely a breath of fresh air. I spent a year or two really deep into the local competitive scene, and it was spectacular (aside from some minor balance and availability problems). I loved the world, but not as much as I loved the mechanics of the game. Everything about it was different from Magic (my other hobby), and I loved that.

Eventually it became too much to keep up with. Tracking down hard-to-get packs for key cards really frustrated me. It had it's benefits over the typical secondary market problems TCGs suffer from, but only having 1-2 core cards in the base set, or literally not being able to use some cards because they were sold out everywhere was a constant frustration.

I also found it incredibly taxing to play. I can zone out and play a decent match of Magic, but this demanded so much more brainpower. Competitions were literally exhausting! It was that exhaustion that eventually led me to leave the game -- but I always kept tabs on it.

I'm sad to see it go, but I I'm also happy to have played it. I haven't purchased any cards in a long time, but I may jump on that final expansion. This is a game that can easily be played over and over with different brews, as long as you don't want to build the most meta decks.

This is very sad news indeed. I never really play Netrunner as much as I'd like, mostly due to lack of partner who's in any way as into it as I am. Partly due to - as Unicycle - just pointed, it's a real brain burner, with each game requiring a lot of thought, and it can be pretty intense.

This is sad news. I was a very large fan of Netrunner at the beginning, and I've got my collection (through the first 3 or 4 cycles) packed up in a box for when my kids are old enough.

I wonder what, if anything, will fill its absence, and I wonder what will happen to the second hand prices of the previous cycles, now that the supply's about to go off a cliff. They had just recently revised the core set, too.

So long, and thanks for all the Runs!

I mean... You all can still play the game. No one is taking the cards away.

True, but it won't be the same without a constantly shifting meta. Half the fun was brewing up new decks every time a new pack came out, then the mind-games with you opponent when they may or may not know about an addition to your deck.

I'm not trying to be snarky, sincerely, but aren't there like three big box expansions and like twenty or so small box ones? That seems like a ton of cards. I only kept up to before the first big box one. But I'm not heavily into it.

Yeah, you're not wrong! That's a tonne of cards, and a whole lot that I haven't played with yet. I really shouldn't complain about finding new cards when I've got about 2 years worth of content to catch up on

My concern is availability. I really hope they don't become incredibly expensive after they cease production. Even when they were shipping out expansions regularly, some of the smaller packs were ridiculously hard to find.

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