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Friday night a couple of my buddies came into town for a Guy's Weekend, so Saturday that meant hanging out at the local game shop for a little while - Board Game Barrister, Towne Center. Mark mentioned how he was really interested in the Netrunner game, so we got our hands on a demo copy there and played.
Having been a Cyberpunk 2020 fan from when it originally came out, I never did play the original Netrunner card game, but I'd been eyeing Android Netrunner for some time. The thing stopping me was the fact that I figured that it would be difficult to find someone to play with and I never went for it. Also, while this is a living card game (there are expansions, but no one has any advantage over the other due to having collected a better set of cards), the collectible card genre put a bad taste in my mouth, so even though they're different, subconsciously I associated one with the other.
Onto the game, this is one of those games where it's good to set it up and just play, learning as you need to in order to progress the game. I ended up playing the hacker while Mark played as the corp. You each have your own deck that has cards just for your side to use. My goal as hacker was to hack the corp servers and steal their agendas for victory. Mark, meanwhile, wanted to build enough of those agendas to win, while also trying to kill my hacker by damaging me with his intrusion countermeasures (ICE).