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Whizzard's card art is based on Kevin Wilson, designer of the Android Boardgame.

The name "Whizzard" is taken from Kevin Wilson's late 80s/early 90s online handle, under which he published several text-adventures and founded an ongoing text-adventure competition.
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Duck to avoid flying Cptn Obvious reference :)
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Garch wrote:
The name "Whizzard" is taken from Kevin Wilson's late 80s/early 90s online handle, under which he published several text-adventures and founded an ongoing text-adventure competition.


This part I did not know. The shirt on Whizzard makes more sense than just the inside Zork joke.
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His flavor text is also an homage to the fact the he made the original Android board game and therefor the rules.
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darkpact wrote:
His flavor text is also an homage to the fact the he made the original Android board game and therefor the rules.


Therefore the rules? I don't get it. Nearly all of the rules for Netrunner is Richard Garfield.
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DenGad wrote:
darkpact wrote:
His flavor text is also an homage to the fact the he made the original Android board game and therefor the rules.


Therefore the rules? I don't get it. Nearly all of the rules for Netrunner is Richard Garfield.


Thematic rules, perhaps? Like how Jinteki is the clone/vicious Japanese-inspired corporation?
 
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DenGad wrote:
darkpact wrote:
His flavor text is also an homage to the fact the he made the original Android board game and therefor the rules.


Therefore the rules? I don't get it. Nearly all of the rules for Netrunner is Richard Garfield.


Android is a boardgame designed by Kevin Wilson.

Android: Netrunner is a card game originally designed by Richard Garfield, then adapted and updated by FFG and put into the Android universe.
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It's a bit farfetched actually, as indeed Netrunner "rules" have nothing to do with Android. Flavor and lore, obviously do. Still, there's definitely some sense of honoring Kevin for being an important part (well, maker) of that dystopian world that now thrives without him.
 
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Kobold Curry Chef wrote:
DenGad wrote:
darkpact wrote:
His flavor text is also an homage to the fact the he made the original Android board game and therefor the rules.


Therefore the rules? I don't get it. Nearly all of the rules for Netrunner is Richard Garfield.


Android is a boardgame designed by Kevin Wilson.

Android: Netrunner is a card game originally designed by Richard Garfield, then adapted and updated by FFG and put into the Android universe.


Netrunner was designed by Garfield and had nothing to do with the Android universe. Android: Netrunner is a reskin with some slight rules tweaks based in the android universe.
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gumOnShoe wrote:
Kobold Curry Chef wrote:

Android: Netrunner is a card game originally designed by Richard Garfield, then adapted and updated by FFG and put into the Android universe.


Netrunner was designed by Garfield and had nothing to do with the Android universe. Android: Netrunner is a reskin with some slight rules tweaks based in the android universe.

What exactly did you add to what was already said?
 
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corkysru wrote:
gumOnShoe wrote:
Kobold Curry Chef wrote:

Android: Netrunner is a card game originally designed by Richard Garfield, then adapted and updated by FFG and put into the Android universe.


Netrunner was designed by Garfield and had nothing to do with the Android universe. Android: Netrunner is a reskin with some slight rules tweaks based in the android universe.

What exactly did you add to what was already said?


Garfield designed Netrunner (the original), Lukas and Damon at FFG designed Android: Netrunner.
 
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corkysru wrote:
gumOnShoe wrote:
Kobold Curry Chef wrote:

Android: Netrunner is a card game originally designed by Richard Garfield, then adapted and updated by FFG and put into the Android universe.


Netrunner was designed by Garfield and had nothing to do with the Android universe. Android: Netrunner is a reskin with some slight rules tweaks based in the android universe.

What exactly did you add to what was already said?


I contradicted the bolded above.
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