This is the second in a series of unofficial FAQs released with each new data pack. Below are rulings from Damon Stone, the head designer, regarding some of the cards in Business First.
Can the Corp rez any pieces of ice after the Runner uses EMP Device if the Corp has already rezzed ice during the run?
|Yes, EMP Device only restricts how much ice the Corp can rez from the time it is used until the end of the run.|
|Howler installs the ice but does not rez it. Howler is not trashed, as it says “if you do” install and rez the ice.|
Can the Runner use a second EMP Device during a run after having already used one in order to trigger incidental abilities, such as Geist and Tech Trader?
|No, as the Corp is already precluded from rezzing more than one piece of ice for the remainder of the run, the second EMP Device would not change the game state and thus cannot be used.|
Can Diwan increase the install cost of an upgrade installed in the root of a central server?
There are four NetChips installed, and one of them is hosting an Endless Hunger. A different NetChip is trashed. Is the Endless Hunger trashed as a result?
|Yes, as the hosting restriction applies at all times. Cards can host any other game object by default, but abilities can define limitations on the capability to host.|
There are four NetChips installed, and one of them is hosting an Endless Hunger. At the start of the Runner’s turn, Dr. Lovegood blanks the text of that NetChip. Is the Endless Hunger trashed as a result?
Can the additional bad publicity from Corporate Scandal be removed?
|No. The Corp is considered to have an additional bad publicity, even when they have none, but it does not exist for the purposes of being manipulated (such as removing it).|
The Corp has 0 bad publicity when the Runner plays Corporate Scandal. The Corp plays The All Seeing-I. Can the Runner remove the additional bad publicity from Corporate Scandal to prevent all resources from being trashed?
|No. The additional bad publicity that the Corp is considered to have cannot be removed, so the Runner does not have the option to remove it in order to prevent the trash effect.|
The Corp has 2 bad publicity when the Runner plays Corporate Scandal. The Corp installs an Exposé, advances it twice, and uses its ability. How many bad publicity tokens does the Corp have after using Exposé? Later, the Corp scores an agenda. How many bad publicity tokens does the Corp have then?
Can Populist Rally be played if the Corp has 0 clicks to spend on their next turn?
|No. As the Corp cannot have fewer than 0 clicks to spend on their next turn, playing Populist Rally would not cause a change in game state and thus cannot be played.|
Does Lakshmi Smartfabrics get a power counter when it is rezzed?
|Yes. “When you rez” triggers at the end of the rez action, so Lakshmi Smartfabrics is active and can see its own rez action.|
If the Runner trashes Lakshmi Smartfabrics after the Corp uses its ability, can the Runner steal copies of the revealed agenda?
Do the gained credits include modifications to the trash cost, such as those from Industrial Genomics?
The Runner has Safety First and Drug Dealer installed. What is the exact timing of the two draw effects, and how many times does Pālanā Foods gain 1Cr?
Does the Runner have to discard before or after drawing 3 cards from Harvester?
|Resolve the text of each subroutine in the order it appears. First the Runner draws 3 cards, then they must discard to their maximum hand size.|
If the Runner does not draw 3 cards due to Harvester’s subroutine effect, must they still discard cards?
|Yes. Each effect is separate from the other. “Then” does not imply any conditionality to the discard effect, it only indicates the order of resolution.|
Does the Runner flatline if they have a negative hand size when Harvester’s subroutine resolves?
|No. The Runner only loses the game from having a negative hand size at the end of their turn. If the Runner’s hand size is negative when Harvester’s subroutine resolves, they just discard all the cards in their grip.|
In what order are the cards added to the bottom of R&D with Disposable HQ?
|In the order of the Corp’s choice. CBI Raid specifies the choice because it is a Runner card effect; Disposable HQ implicitly gives the choice to the Corp due to being a Corp card effect.|
Does Disposable HQ trigger from Archives?
|Yes, “when accessed” abilities trigger from any server, whether or not the card is active, unless the ability specifically says otherwise.|
Can the Corp install ice with New Construction’s ability?
Does moving an advancement token to a Public agenda trigger its ability?
Can PAD Factory place tokens on non-installed cards?