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Martin Smith
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The theme behind each card is pretty strong in ANR, however I can't work this card out. What's the idea behind midseason replacements - that the runner tried to steal an agenda but it didn't matter because nbn put on another show ? And why does this lead to the runner being tagged ?
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Maybe because they wanted you to steal it, so it actually was a trap and now you got a buncha tags cause they know where you live.

That seems to be how you have to play it. Lure the runner into spending some cash to steal an agenda then blammo!!
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I remember moaning about this one too Eventually the consensus seemed to have settled on it being a popular TV show being cancelled midseason - and the big network TV company blames the runner for being the cause of it ("he stole/destroyed all our data!"), and setting the rabid fans on the runner to track him down

Or starting some kind of surreal reality show where the corp gives the runner a huge bounty and get the public to track him down

It's pretty wonky, I do think
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My interpretation at the time is that NBN is starting a new reality TV show and the star is the Runner- whether s/he likes it or not...
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IirionClaus wrote:
My interpretation at the time is that NBN is starting a new reality TV show and the star is the Runner- whether s/he likes it or not...


If it meant that alone, why would it need to replace something else midseason? Wouldn't it be called like... "Run Dead Or Run Alive!" or "Run Runner Run!" or something?

(Or... "Who wants to be a Runner?" or "The Amazing Run" or something? XD)
 
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Tuism wrote:
IirionClaus wrote:
My interpretation at the time is that NBN is starting a new reality TV show and the star is the Runner- whether s/he likes it or not...


If it meant that alone, why would it need to replace something else midseason? Wouldn't it be called like... "Run Dead Or Run Alive!" or "Run Runner Run!" or something?

(Or... "Who wants to be a Runner?" or "The Amazing Run" or something? XD)

Because if they would name it something so simple we would not have these fun threads
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IirionClaus wrote:
My interpretation at the time is that NBN is starting a new reality TV show and the star is the Runner- whether s/he likes it or not...


I saw a similar interpretation over at Scud's blog at cardgamedb, so this seems to be the popular view. I'll try my hand at an alternate one....

Maybe its the employees of NBN who are being replaced for letting the runner steal the agenda ? You get a batch of new hires in who are determined to find the runner so the same thing doesn't happen to them, hence the tagstorm that ensues ?

But yes, the theme on this card confounded me too. Really with they had put some flavor text with this one !
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Tuism wrote:
IirionClaus wrote:
My interpretation at the time is that NBN is starting a new reality TV show and the star is the Runner- whether s/he likes it or not...


If it meant that alone, why would it need to replace something else midseason?


I think of it this way. Astroscript Pilot Program is an agenda that represents a TV show NBN are launching. If the runner steals that agenda then it means that the show would be pulled, so a reality show where NBN have cameras tracking the runner comes in to replace it.
 
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Except Astroscript Pilot Program is pretty obviously (I think, anyway) about a pilot program (that is, not a TV show pilot episode) in which you write on the moon/in space/etc. Hence Astroscript.

I favor the interpretation that says NBN sacks their whole team and brings in a new team whose sole purpose is finding the runner so that they don't suffer the same fate as their predecessors.
 
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I would love to see a topic dedicated to collecting flavor interpretations and explaining them. Although some of the ICE and ICEbreakers are going to be next to impossible.
 
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There are already a couple.
 
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Torrent files of your new favorite show suddenly become available on this server you just hacked. Awesome! Busted a corporate agenda, now I get to watch THE ENTIRE UNRELEASED SEASON OF MY LITTLE PONY! Woohoo! Oops, every file was tagged.
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Obviously the corporations let the runner trash one of their servers so they could showcase their newest hit to the masses "The Running Man" starring whichever blind runner decided to stumble into the trap.
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Niil945 wrote:
Obviously the corporations let the runner trash one of their servers so they could showcase their newest hit to the masses "The Running Man" starring whichever blind runner decided to stumble into the trap.


Which would be what ? Some sweaty guy hunched over a terminal hacking into thousands of lines of code Compulsive viewing.
 
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Flamehearted wrote:
Which would be what ? Some sweaty guy hunched over a terminal hacking into thousands of lines of code Compulsive viewing.


That depends on the network. I prefer thousands of viewers to watch as I have my demo teams blow building after building that said "volunteer" is running through, culminating in their unfortunate demise during the season finale!
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