Overview of Netrunner

Netrunner is a two-player Deckmaster®. game set in the world of R. Talsorian's Cyberpunk(TM) roleplaying game. There are two roles in Netrunner: the Runner, who is a high-tech data thief; and the Corporation. Using a computer that feeds output from a telecommunication link directly to his or her brain, the Runner navigates the virtual-reality environment of a global computer network known as the Net. Established to facilitate legal commerce, the Net also presents opportunities for the savvy Runner to raid stores of Corporate data.

The Corporation has access to research and development facilities, an executive headquarters, and netspace data forts. The goal of the Corporation is to score "agendas" despite the Runner's attempts at theft and vandalism.

The Runner, despite a general lack of financial resources and the paranoid tone of his or her existence, has reliable access to street contacts, legal and illegal hardware and software, and assistance from other runners in the Net. The goal of the Runner is to liberate agendas from the Corporation and expose its operations.

Each starter pack contains one Corporation deck and one Runner deck. Players should know the rules for both sides and should experiment with playing both roles.

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