- This page is about the general effect of trashing cards. For other uses of the term, see Trash (disambiguation).
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|Trash: The act of moving a card to its owner's trash pile.
Trashing is the term for moving a card from any play area to the discard pile of the player who owns that card. Trashing is a common effect in Android: Netrunner used for costs, effects, damage, etc.
Trashing is distinct from discarding, which only happens during the Discard Phase.
When on a card, trashing is represented by the symbol. Its most common usages are for trash costs of assets/upgrades and as costs for paid abilities.
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|: This symbol stands for trash. It is used as a self-referential trigger cost in a card text, such as ": Draw 2 cards," which means "trash this card to draw 2 cards."