Netrunner is amazing. It’s super good. If you’re reading this article because you nodded when you read the title then congratulations, you’ve made a great choice. As someone whose most recent previous obsessions were Street Fighter 4 and Spelunky, Netrunner is exactly the kind of life-consuming competitive game that I need; it’s deep, complex, constantly evolving and interpretative. Playing Netrunner is fun in the margins of the actual plays itself. It’s fun because, while there are good and bad plays, the minute-to-minute action of a game is about making a thousand tiny choices which snowball into a climatic final run, or a perfectly executed bluff, or a well-timed Scorch, or-,
I’m getting ahead of myself here.
So you want to start playing Netrunner, huh? The most common question I see on the various forums I look at is, basically, where do I start?