Hi folks! NoName1 from Warhammering here with my first, and hopefully not last, post on the hottest new kid on the block: Android Netrunner!
First off, what is Android Netrunner?
Glad you asked! Android Netrunner is a new(ish) Collectible Card Game (CCG, for noobs out there) out of Fantasy Flight Games. Check out the introduction on their website here.
One of my local gaming buddies just got me into it recently, and now I’m going to share the love by talking your head off about it!
So, why should you care about Netrunner?
Well, first off, it’s a nice break from 40k. It rolls in at about the same weekend splurge price as a movie for two, and scratches the same itch as a game of Magic (and who doesn’t love a game of Magic?)
Where Netrunner jumps out, is that unlike Magic (or Warhammer, usually anyway) is it’s asymmetrical. One player plays the Eeeeevil Corporation, while the other plays a plucky Hacker or Anarchist (Anarch, on the net) trying to bring them down.
This is complicated because it means you’ll have to play at least twice to see how play goes (once as each side), but awesome because it opens whole new dimensions for how you play the game.
Where do I start?
Well, there’s an excellent Reddit Wiki on the subject, but as always, the best way to start a new game is to find someone who already plays it and jump in. But, if you’re set on diving in on your own, YouTube has some very detailed tutorials (I liked this one).
Also, there are versions of the game available online. I won’t link to those, because I’m biased towards my dastardly campaign of trying to talk you into playing in person so there will be more players out there! But, if you look for it, they’re not hard to find.
And that’s it for today!
Comments are welcome – especially if you’re a veteran player, much as I love the game I’m still new in town.