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Joshua Speelman
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Has anyone mentioned if the mini factions have names or not? They seem to be derived from a main runner faction each.
 
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Joshua the Gamer wrote:
Has anyone mentioned if the mini factions have names or not? They seem to be derived from a main runner faction each.
i've been kind of curious about this as well. i've only seen somewhat blurry screens of the insert, so i haven't been able to see if it's addressed there.

everyone seems to just call them Adam, Apex, and Sunny. i've seen some people (and have used myself) Globalsec for Sunny, but Adam and Apex are still as they are.


since it is extremely likely that they are the only runner identities that will ever exist for their respective factions, i think Adam/Apex/Sunny are probably pretty suitable names for them.
 
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Apex has been called out in the previews as a Digital-type runner. Based on that, I assume that the other two also have their sort-of-faction in their ID tag line, so you have ADAM the Bioroid and Sunny the Natural.

Still, even though they have types, I doubt we'll see more IDs in those categories.
 
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hooliganj wrote:

Still, even though they have types, I doubt we'll see more IDs in those categories.
which categories? their factions or the subtypes you listed?

there aren't any other digital or bioroid runners, but there are a lot of natrual runner identities already.
 
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They are not factions in the sense of as a group (like Anarch). I see them more as unique runners. There is only one Sunny, and only one Apex, and I doubt we will ever see a second identity of those factions. In fact, the whole Mumbad cycle has no cards that belong to Sunny, Apex or Adam.
 
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The mini factions do indeed have names.

They're called Adam, Apex and Sunny.

That's it.
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Joshua the Gamer wrote:
They seem to be derived from a main runner faction each.


They're not derived from the main runner factions at all. They were designed from the ground up to be outside the main factions.
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What I really wonder is not whether we get more cards for these factions (as it's pretty safe to say we will, albeit in a really spaced out matter), but whether we'll get more identities for them (so an ID that can use Sunny cards without spending influence, etc.)
 
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kroen wrote:
What I really wonder is not whether we get more cards for these factions (as it's pretty safe to say we will, albeit in a really spaced out matter), but whether we'll get more identities for them (so an ID that can use Sunny cards without spending influence, etc.)


Did you actually read the press release for D&D? We might never see more cards for Apex Adam and Sunny, and if we do there will VERY few of them. We WON'T be seeing new ID's for these factions - the IDs ARE the new factions. End of.

From the D&D press release:

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I want to be very clear: we are not introducing a fourth, fifth, and sixth Runner faction to the game. The majority of the support these Runners will ever get is contained within Data and Destiny, and you will continue to see many Shaper, Anarch, and Criminal cards in the future.


emphasis added
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CommissarFeesh wrote:
...The majority of the support these Runners will ever get is contained within Data and Destiny...


As a follow-up, before people start wondering what exactly this line means, Lukas has since confirmed that the mini-factions will almost assuredly receive more support (not additional identities) in the future, but there will be zero in-faction cards for Adam, Apex, or Sunny in the Mumbad Cycle.
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Initially I really liked the new runners...and still do...but I wonder now if they should have been part of the old factions. Adam as a shaper. Apex as an Anarch and sunny as a Criminal. They seem almost pointless as they are without receiving much in the way of support in the future.
 
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