- See also the NAPD Most Wanted List category.
The NAPD Most Wanted List (often shortened to NAPDMWL, MWL, or just MW) is a form of restricted list for Android: Netrunner introduced with Tournament Rules version 3.0.2. A restricted list is a common method employed by collectible card games to influence the competitive meta by placing limitations on certain cards.
The Most Wanted List works by changing the way certain cards behave in the already existing influence system. If a player includes any of the cards on the Most Wanted List in their deck, then the influence limit of their identity is lowered accordingly. Each copy of a Most Wanted card reduces the identity's influence limit by 1. This reduction in influence limit occurs even if the included Most Wanted card matches the identity's faction.
Example 1: A deck includes three copies of and two copies of . Kate's deck has a total of five cards from the Most Wanted List, so her influence limit is reduced from her standard 15 to 10, which can be spent on out-of-faction cards as normal.
The inclusion of cards on the Most Wanted List in a deck cannot reduce the influence limit of an identity below 1.
Example 2: normally has 1 influence to spend on non-Shaper cards. No matter how many cards from the Most Wanted List he includes in his deck, his influence limit will always stay at 1. Thus, The Professor could have in his deck any number of copies of Lady, Clone Chip, and without losing his single influence. The first copy of each out-of-faction program does not count against this 1 influence, so The Professor can even include two copies of in his deck, even though Yog.0 is on the Most Wanted List and would normally cost influence.