Basic Gameplay Overview
Monolithic megacorps and individualistic netrunners collide in a dystopian future. Set in the gritty, cyberpunk future of Android, Android: Netrunner is a two-player Living Card Game™ that rewards skill, strategy, and just the right amount of calculated risk.
“You want to be cheap, be cheap. But you want to flex your muscles? Go ahead and do it. Do it right. You’re driving one of the world’s mightiest megacorporations. You have credits like most people have red blood cells. Now, you can use it. Lock up your servers. Safe.”
"Runners think their thefts are clever. They think they can beat us at 'our game.' Such thoughts are foolish. We are not playing games. We are engineering a more efficient humanity. We are running a multi-billion credit industry, and we will defend our assets accordingly." –Director Haas
“How do you visualize static? I see thieves prowling the net in slow-motion, their hacks disrupted, crawling down the paths we set before them. The greatest securities don’t stop these criminals and their progress but route them where we choose.” –H.O. Murakami, Jinteki network designs
“We’re raising state-of-the-art facilities in close proximity to cozy residential neighborhoods, fantastic ethnic cuisine, and convenient mass transit. This renovation is going to bring high-end jobs, as well as highly skilled workers, and it’s going to improve our quality of life in this city.” –Elizabeth Mills
There are three realities in the world of Android: Netrunner. You have the meat world. There, Corps are massive conglomerations, comprised of thousands of individuals, all housed in towers of glass, steel, and plascrete, and Runners are like all other mortals, needing to eat and breathe and sleep.