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Subject: Parasite Timing with QuickSand rss

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Dave R
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So, one of the newer ice, Quicksand, gains a power counter when encountered. It's original strength is 0. According to the timing structure of a run when ice is rezzed, paid abilities can also activate at the same time and this is before the runner encounters the ice.

So the question is, can you Clone Chip (paid ability) a Parasite onto the Quicksand when the ice is rezzed and thus kill the quicksand because technically the Parasite is installed on the card before you encounter and there are no power counters on quicksand yet so the strength is 0 and the ice is trashed?

I assume it is yes but this came up in a game and wanted clarification.

(This is all without the console Grimoire being in play or using any other card to add virus counters or lower ice strength)
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James D.
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Yes. You can Parasite the ICE on approach, thus destroying the Quicksand before you actually encounter it.
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Chris Wood
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note that it works only if you do it in the approach phase. If you try that in the encounter phase, Quicksand will have gotten it's power token before the paid abilities window in the encounter phase

(which i think you understand, just clarifying)
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Dave R
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Thanks, for the answers
 
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