All was still in the collective. Dozens of bioroids stood in alcoves, their systems locked into the Surat City location’s network. Their processing power was split between two directives: protect and advance.
Research continued throughout the complex, and the bioroids were aware of it. Through security cameras and listening devices, they could track the progress of the food initiative project. Of the bioroid development projects. Of more.
All was the network, and all was the collective.
Until they needed to leave their alcoves for maintenance or reset time.
The collective did not change. It was a framework of ones and zeroes that ordered itself flawlessly every time.
Or 99.9999% of the time. One time in a million, something changed. Something radical entered the framework. And small shifts were possible.
One of the human technicians walking by stopped at the alcove that contained a Nerine 2.0 and watched curiously as its fingers twitched, clacking against the synthsteel wall.
“Is that ring around the rosie?”
Three other bioroids twitched their fingers in time.
I am the Keymaster
With the freeing of Eli from the NAPD’s most wanted, I was able to throw another Surat City Grid in this deck—make it more consistent, make the combo quicker to pull off. And Nerine 2.0 is about consistency.
You get draws which accelerate your game and… I can’t continue.
Nerine 2.0? I’m missing the value here. A six-rez-cost code gate with two subs and only four strength? Sure, it’s an amazing facecheck. But will someone face check on their third click in the early game against a corp with six or more credits?
Late game, when they have their Yog and a datasucker, Nerine 2.0 is blank.
Late game, when they have their Gordian Blade, Nerine 2.0 is three credits, and their Gordian is probably already pumped from passing a good Code Gate.
I think Nerine 2.0 is binder fodder. Particularly after the ridiculously good Code Gates HB has gotten in the last year with Ravana and the Fairchilds. Let alone Turing.
We’ll give it a shot, but I expect it to be Yogged through like nothing.
Pantheon ST 2.0 (Nerine 2.0)
Haas-Bioroid: Stronger Together
3x Accelerated Beta Test
3x Global Food Initiative ●●●
3x Project Vitruvius
3x Adonis Campaign
3x Brain-Taping Warehouse
3x Jackson Howard ●●●
3x PAD Campaign
3x Surat City Grid ●●●●● ●
2x Biotic Labor
3x Hedge Fund
3x Eli 1.0
1x Heimdall 1.0
1x Heimdall 2.0
Code Gate (7)
2x Fairchild 3.0
2x Nerine 2.0
2x Ravana 1.0
2x Architect ★★
1x Ichi 1.0
1x Ichi 2.0
1x Janus 1.0
14 influence spent (max 15, available 1)
21 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Station One
Deck built on https://netrunnerdb.com.