I’ll call my return to Netrunner and the tournament scene after sitting out the entire Spin Cycle ‘The Relapse’. A new job had given me more time to explore Netrunner (in addition to the other board games I play, not in place of, as had been before), the draft format got me peeking at a few Spin Cycle cards, Brian’s and Eric’s community efforts, especially with the ‘6 meat damage’ Google group whetted my appetite, and I just knew I needed to come back after seeing the text of Sundew (JintekiRP has always been my favorite ID).
Only 8 people showed up, since it was Mother’s Day (did we like Netrunner more than our moms, or do our moms not care about us?), and most players were going experimental, since they’d already received most of the loot from Season One. For a scrub like me, I needed every advantage I could get!
If you play Netrunner, then you’ve heard of the megapolis New Angeles and you probably know that it is the home of the New Angeles Space Elevator… more popularly known as “The Beanstalk”.
The rulebook for Netrunner mentions a few things about the city and those who reside within it, but no source in the Android Universe goes into more detail about the specific location of that city than the Free Fall novel.
In the book, Detective Rick Harrison mentions that the United States purchased roughly a quarter of Ecuadorian land at the cost of around a trillion dollars. Totaling about 75,000 square kilometers, it includes most of the coastal plain between the Andes and the ocean, stretching from Esmareldas to Guayas. It boarders Quito, the Capitol of Ecuador and includes Cayambe, the third highest mountain in Ecuador and the location of the Beanstalk’s root. The image below shows my best guess as to how that lays out…
Thanks for the details Detective!
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A fancy new set came out, full of fancy new cards. So how better to celebrate than with a fancy new set review! Behold, as we weigh in, assigning highly scientific ratings based on our complicated analytical models!
Because Honor and Profit had a lot of cards, we’re breaking this review up into two parts. Here, we’re going to talk about the runner half!
Update: The corp half is now also live, and you can find it here!
Welcome to SanSan Francisco City Grid! The original purpose of this site was to host the San Francisco Bay Area Netrunner Event Calendar, as well as as an easy signup spot for the Bay Area Netrunner Mailing List. But in the process of setting everything up, we’ve come to realize that there are an awful lot of really cool people in the Bay Area Netrunner scene, who have all sorts of Netrunner-related things they’d love to put up on a web page.
So! Come for the event calendar and mailing list, and stay for the news, writeups, set reviews, recorded games, and who knows what else!