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Joseph Nally
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lol


...and some more jokes!


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You're not a real runner unless you've memorised all of the ICE subroutines

But yeah, this really is annoying!
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Does anyone actually do this? I've never seen it.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrcT7sseLZI

ICE pancakes, making ICE pancakes
take some ICE and I'll put in a pancake,
ICE pancakes, that's what it's gonna make,
ICE pancaaaaaaakeeeeeeeeeeeess.
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Sure, but since I play HB, there's a very real possibility that the choice is between pancakes or overflowing into your play area with my mega ICE tower.

"Oops, seems I've scored another 3 ICE off that Accelerated Beta Test".
 
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Doing this actually does save quite a bit of table space. My friend and I regularly play at restaurant booths during lunch and there simply isn't space for servers with more than three ICE on them without doing this. With a "pancake" there's now room for 5 in the same space. Why one would call it a "pancake" is beyond me, however.

For the record, I don't prefer to stack my ICE in this fashion until space is actually a constraint.
 
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Wow, now I feel like a total jerk.

We are used to playing on much smaller tables where "pancaking" is required, so this is simply a technique that subconsciously carried over from that.

Also, my opponent is a very experienced player and has every card memorized. Were I playing against a new player I would make sure every card was clearly visible and understood. There was no intentional obfuscation here.

Edit: It does look ridiculous on that table.
 
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I've never had this happen in a game I have played so far, but I am normally playing on a really big surface. It would definitely be annoying though (especially since I haven't played enough to have the ice memorized).

Also about that picture, I'm not sure I've ever had or seen 5 pieces of ice dropped onto one remote server like that.
 
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One real reason not to "Pancake" is its unfair to the runner.

IF the runner asks to see a particular stack it telegraphs intentions that are normally hidden.

IF i played against some one doing this i would request that they can pancake but all subs and ICE/STR must be readable.
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atraangelis wrote:
One real reason not to "Pancake" is its unfair to the runner.

IF the runner asks to see a particular stack it telegraphs intentions that are normally hidden.


That's a very good point and one I hadn't immediately thought of. Considering much of Netrunner is based around hidden intentions, hidden card knowledge, etc. and some of the larger runs can take quite a few turns to plan for on the Runner side, pancaking could be quite detrimental.
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I can't see any of subroutines: Why do you need to see the subroutines? I thought you have these cards memorized. Maybe you don't play enough, ah? Ah? AH???

It doesn't save space: Actually, it does. Each card has a width of slightly more than 6cms. When you stack them normally, you use about 6.5cms per piece of Ice. When you PANCAKE them, on the other hand, you use around 3cms. Half the space. So THERE.

It doesn't make you look cool: That's subjective. And offensive. And ablative. Like a Fridge. If you don't know which Fridge I'm talking about, muchacho, then YOU'RE definitely not cool.
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atraangelis wrote:
One real reason not to "Pancake" is its unfair to the runner.

IF the runner asks to see a particular stack it telegraphs intentions that are normally hidden.

I'll second that I hadn't thought of this before. I will do this only if table room doesn't allow everything to be shown, especially for unrezzed ice.
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PGrande wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrcT7sseLZI

ICE pancakes, making ICE pancakes
take some ICE and I'll put in a pancake,
ICE pancakes, that's what it's gonna make,
ICE pancaaaaaaakeeeeeeeeeeeess.

Pancaking ICE is standard in the BosWash City Grid...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNXmeA-IMuI
 
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Why would you not want to encroach the Runner with your Ice? You want him to feel surrounded by subroutines and make him feel his hopes are reduced with his own space.
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FileAccess wrote:
Also, most of us know all of the ICE inside and out, so about half the picture is all we need to know what we're running against.

Also, some of us practice "blind running", where you cover your eyes and have to memorize the state of the board. You can stack your Ice on top of each other in a neat pile, as far as I'm concerned, hide them under the table, put them in your pocket or even shred them when rezzing them. It's all the same to me.
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IirionClaus wrote:
FileAccess wrote:
Also, most of us know all of the ICE inside and out, so about half the picture is all we need to know what we're running against.

Also, some of us practice "blind running", where you cover your eyes and have to memorize the state of the board. You can stack your Ice on top of each other in a neat pile, as far as I'm concerned, hide them under the table, put them in your pocket or even shred them when rezzing them. It's all the same to me.

That time you took a lighter to your Heimdall 1.0. Hilarious!
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IirionClaus wrote:
FileAccess wrote:
Also, most of us know all of the ICE inside and out, so about half the picture is all we need to know what we're running against.

Also, some of us practice "blind running", where you cover your eyes and have to memorize the state of the board. You can stack your Ice on top of each other in a neat pile, as far as I'm concerned, hide them under the table, put them in your pocket or even shred them when rezzing them. It's all the same to me.


BLIND RUNNING...."watch out for the ICE!...OWW!!.."

 
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More Netrunner Motivational posters.


 
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I confess I don't get the "Kempe Arm" comment...anyone care to explain?

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Marstov wrote:
I confess I don't get the "Kempe Arm" comment...anyone care to explain?



That's the "I'm running this server right effin' here" signal.
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etherial wrote:
Marstov wrote:
I confess I don't get the "Kempe Arm" comment...anyone care to explain?



That's the "I'm running this server right effin' here" signal.


Sure, but what is 'kempe'
 
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Talamare wrote:
etherial wrote:
Marstov wrote:
I confess I don't get the "Kempe Arm" comment...anyone care to explain?



That's the "I'm running this server right effin' here" signal.


Sure, but what is 'kempe'


He's from the world championships. And I do the run signal too... He stole it from me.
 
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Still don't get it.
 
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Tuism wrote:
He's from the world championships. And I do the run signal too... He stole it from me.


He's not from there though, the two finalists were Benjamin Marsh and Jeremy Zwirn.
 
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The Sacred Voice wrote:
Tuism wrote:
He's from the world championships. And I do the run signal too... He stole it from me.


He's not from there though, the two finalists were Benjamin Marsh and Jeremy Zwirn.


He won the Icebreaker tournament at Gencon 2012, where A:NR was released.
 
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