GET­TING STARTED

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It’s tempt­ing to view the com­pet­i­tive scene as the be-all and end-all of a game, but what goes down at Evo, for ex­am­ple, doesn’t set the tone for ev­ery game of Street Fighter played for the rest of the year.

“It’s really im­por­tant for new play­ers to know that in Netrun­ner you can buy a core set alone and play it for months,” Stone says. “You can find out what fac­tions you like, and buy those boxes. Fig­ure out what kind of decks you like to play and buy those packs. There’s a mis­con­cep­tion that you must buy ev­ery­thing, which comes from the com­pet­i­tive, col­lectible card game mind­set, and the game really isn’t struc­tured like that.”

In­deed, if you’re in­ter­ested in An­droid: Netrun­ner we rec­om­mend that you pick up a core set, a copy of the data pack Open­ing Moves, and head to a lo­cal Netrun­ner event – check netrun­ners.co.uk – to get an in­tro­duc­tion to the game from one of its es­tab­lished play­ers.

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