See also the List of all hardware and the hardware category.

Hardware is a type of card the Runner installs in his/her rig for special abilities and effects.

A console is a special type of hardware that is limited to one per Runner.

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Hardware is the array of physical tools at the Runner's disposal.

The Runner installs hardware in his rig by paying an install cost.

There is no limit to the amount of hardware the Runner can install in his rig.

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To install a piece of hardware, the Runner pays the hardware's install cost and places it in his hardware row.

There is no limit to the amount of hardware a Runner can have installed.

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Hardware: A Runner card type which is installed in the Runner's play area and grants him various abilities.