Netrunner Unboxing

As promised yesterday here is my unboxing post for Android:Netrunner.

The first thing to note is the size of the box the game comes in, which is a little under a foot square, is surprisingly large for a card game. 


Turning it over gives some idea why such a large box is needed. The box contains enough cards for three variants each of the two separate types of deck, Runner and Corporation, used in the game.



For those keeping count, that's a total of 248 cards (although it's worth noting that many of those are duplicates) along with 4 reference cards and 102 tokens.
Taking the lid off to get to the contents reveals a slightly dated (2012) booklet of Fantasy Flight's games.


Then it's onto the meat of the box with the 34 page A4 rulebook. This is not a game to start lightly (although the demo rules are compressed to only 2 sides of A4, with the demo guide being 8 pages).


After the rules comes the token set. The card is suitably thick and the cuts are all very well aligned. I don't think I've ever had a sheet of tokens pop out quite so smoothly as these did. As you can see from the two images below, some of the tokens are double sided. From two play throughs, and reading the rules it seems that there are more than enough tokens here to cater for both players needs.



Beneath the tokens are the two packs of cards. Although individually bagged the cards are not split into the two different decks, one pack having some cards from the other side in with it.


The two types of cards (Runner and Corporation) can be easily distinguished by the different back designs, with Runner in red and Corporation in blue. The quality of the printing on the cards is very good. and the art is certainly on a par with Magic.


Here is the Corporation Deck, showing the deck, the Corporation Click Track Card, their action card, and on the bottom row, The Corporation card, along with Operation, Agenda, Ice, Upgrade, and Asset cards.


And for the Runners we have their deck, the Runner Click Track Card, their action card, and on the bottom row, a Runner card, along with Hardware, Resource, Program and Event cards



The quality of the printing on the cards is very good. and the art is certainly on a par with Magic. 

Going deeper into things would be rather running beyond the scope of the unboxing. Below you can see my second game a couple of turns in, which goes a little way into showing the asymmetric nature of the game.


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