Bits are everything...
An epic struggle between Tod_Fox playing the
corp and myself, JQuazar, as the runner.
This game took over two hours to play. There were a number of IRC glitches
that did cause some delay but mostly, as you'll see, the game lasted
I've wanted to post a game log for some time now and this one is the first.
The motivating factor (beyond my winning the game on agenda points, ha ha)
is mainly Tod_Fox's comment at the end. I made a few editorial changes
[removed the IRC glitches and some comments from the peanut gallery] but
the details of the game are presented accurately.
I think it makes interesting reading, I hope you agree.
Session Start: Sat Sep 14 16:35:05 1996
wow this is cool. Can I use Proteus?
though I don't have any yet. I don't think they've
been programmed into
the bot yet
We can manage, if it's cool with you. Actually my runner is
limited only, how about I run?
Ok, my corp deck is better anyway :)
Have you played an Internet game before?
Not with any support code... but yeah, I know the conventions.
Ok, the only diff. with BitByte is he knows all the cards...
Oh, I lied, got one Proteus card in this deck. I'll tell you
about it when it comes up, OK?
Ok, no problem. Hmm, the card thing seems to be busted
Draw 5 +1
1: Ice HQ
2: Ice RD
:) 3: Bit
a1: Crusing for Netwatch, that one card... text is:
Cruising for Netwatch
Gain  and draw two cards.
a2,3: Score, 8*
a4: install The Short Circuit, *
1: Ice SD1
2: Install SD1 and rez bbs whispering
3: BBS for 2 (14 left
a1: short circ for um...
a2: bodyweight synth blood, **
a2: MRAM chip, *
a4: codecracker, **
A money maker deck, eh? :)
3: BBS 12 left
er, cruising for netwatch
Right, ok. Wish I had a city surverillance ;)
a3:find, install another darn lie, Morphing Tool
: Break a subroutine of the type last chosen for Morphing Tool.
: +1 strength
, A: Choose whether Morphing Tool breaks code gates, sentries,
What are you choosing? Does A stand for action or agenda?
action. I'll set it for sentries.
so that was an action to find it, action to install it, 11 bits...
ends my turn.
1,2:BBS 8 left
a2: Nasuko Cycle,*
a4: Loan from Chiba, 12 bits
1: Ice SD2, pay 1
2,3: BBS 4 left
(paid my loan)
I like this deck, just sit back and wait for the good stuff ;)
a3: (indeed) Militech, **
I hate super fast decks, its no fun :)
a4: Install Imp
Agreed, the longer games are more interesting.
1: Install and rez Resserect fort SD2
2: Ice SD2, pay 2
3: BBS, 2 left
I'm gonna kill that Tesseract thing :)
Your money. pal :)
here we go.
a3: Junkyard BBS, *
a4: MRAM chip, *
How big is your handsize now?
1: Install and Rez Antiquated Interface in SD2
You don't have to rez those as you install 'em, of course.
you're scaring me :)
3: BBS, 0 left, BBs to archives
a1: bodyweight, **
a4: Jackhammer, *
no I'm ok!
3: Install Sd1
Trash 2, actually
okay... lemme check, SDF2 has the Antiquated and the Tesseract,
2 ice on both SDF1 and 2, and one on HQ, right?
sd2 has 3 ice, and the 2 upgrades. sd1,hq,rd have 1 ice
a1: Loan from Chiba
a2: Priority Wreck, know the card TodFox?
Okay I'm coming at ya.
Rez Crystal Wall
break with jackhammer for what, 3?
wreck ya for all your bits, how many?
11 it is.
a3: run SDF2
Ok, your in :)
Trash cost for Tess+Antiquated?
4 to trash it all
a4: short circ for Newsgroup Filter, *
Rez BBS in SD1
1: BBS, 14 left
2: Install HQ, pay 1
oh, install ICE... I get it.
Sorry, Ice I mean
3: BBs, 12 left
pay 2 loans
a2-4: Score!, 12*
oopsie, bit of a misplay, oh well.
Oops, draw anyway
1,2,3: BBS, 6 left
pay the two loans
a1: militech mram, **
a2: install nfilter, 5*
This is my slow advance deck ;)
Hey I've got a copyright on that, heh heh
1: Install and rez Rio on SD2
2,3: BBS 2 left
I hate rio.
wait, after loans I only have 4
Crap. Bitbyte has no dice-roller anymore :P
darn darn darn.
coming at your HQ, gonna rez?
lemme think a sec...
Rez Coritcal Scanner :)
Makes life expensive, no?
but codecracker can't tell the diff... pay 3
how so, isn't codecracker 0?
strength, I mean
0 for subs. that's str 3 ice, no?
ohhhh... ok. :P
and 3 for wall, I'm in
ok, lose 4
a4: Core Command Jettison that Crystal Wall, I'm out of bits.
1: Install upgrade HQ
3: Ice HQ, Pay 1
ok. Can't pay loans.
a1,3: ** from filter
a4: Run HQ, the old fashioned way.
your pass the unrezzed ice, your at wall
I don't rez upgrade, its a jeruselum city grid
5 to trash :)
it's a city grid, you had to rez to install.
um, how about we just send it to the trash then?
sorry bud, I'd let you pay retro but... indeed, ashcan.
ok, I just put it there so I didn't have to trash it :)
okay 5 cards in HQ?
forgot about the rez thing
Oh ho ho, I think I smell fast processing after all :)
well, there's some. I just have lotsa options
1: BBS, 0 left, BBS to trash
2: Ice HQ, pay 2
2 to loans
Not gonna let you in next time ;)
*Tod_Fox grins evilly ;)*
let's make it a1-4: **
Oh, I think I'll get in (snicker)
1: Efficiency Experts
I was just horsin around, anywho
a1: MIT West Tier
you reshuffle your trash, right?
heh, ok. 1/4 down
1: Install SD2
2: Advance Sd2
3: Systematic Layoffs, score corp war
I shoulda waited, but I got anstry :)
Where's my Security Code Worm? :)
yeah I know just what you mean
a1: run R&D
Crap, Corporate Boon :)
a2: run R&D
no way! wowzers.
go for 3 :)
a3: run R&D
trsh it. 4
1: Install SD2
a4: Weather to finance
Pass first ice, second ice, rez shockr
is there a third ice?
oh yeah. Ok.
pay 2 for Morphing tool thru shock.r, 3 for scanner.
ok, lose my 1 bit :)
a1: junkyard the pipe
a3: pipe ya, for 5
nope! first I rez Ball& Chain :)
okay suffer it, jack out.
a4: junkyard the pipe.
1: Eff. exp
Rez Dept. of Truth in SD2
2: Put 3 on Dept
3: Gain 3 from Dept.
how much does weather-finance cost?
0 to play
1: Install SD1, pay 3
oops, install Hq, rather
2: 3 on Dept, 3: Gain 3
me too, this may be my longest game yet
So you have a ball, a shock.r, a scanner and an unrezzed on HQ?
I know the order, jsut checking.
1,2: Put 3 on Dept, 3: Gain 6
a1: run HQ
1: Rez Canis Major
break with 2 using Morph
Ok, Ball and Chain
and 3 for the wall
Rock is Strong
a2: Core Comamnd Jettison that ball, for 2
I'm glad I gots a big deck ;)
Running out is harsh.
2: Ice SD1, pay 2
Ice SD1, pay 3
3/7/3, is that too many bits?
what did you pay 1 for, on a1?
there was already 1 ice on SD1, where I had the BBS
I get it, 3 more ice for a total of 6 bits. off 11, owuld be 5
lost track there
what's guarding the dept of truth?
3 unrezzed ice
and rio :)
wups, oh yeah that's right.
a1: run HQ, pay 7 and I'm in right?
that's with a weather pipe, BTW
so you keep the cards, but lose... you know.
oh, ver well :)
a4: run SDF2
your in :P
blwo up truth, for 0 right?
oh crap, takeback.
only so much longer this can go, I am getting low(er) on cards :)
a2: junkayrd the pipe
stack is done.
unless I MIT again, ha ha
1,2,3: bits, trash 1
pay loan, for 10
1: Ice HQ, pay 3
4 bits, sorry
a2: junkyard the loan
er, a1 that was
5, actually I think
1,2,3: Bits, Trash 1
1: Ice SD1, Pay 4
a1: Loan from Chib
a2: Run HQ, with Priority Wreck
how many bits you got?
Rez Fire Wall
okay. str 5 or so?
pay 4, then 7 more and I'm in right?
yuppers. and you pay 1 to make me lost a whole 1 bit :)
a3: run SDF2
dere's nothin in it, you know?
yeah but there could be. pay 6 to trash it.
voodoo won't keep me from winning this game :)
I'm running scared, I'll be the first to admit it :)
I tyhink I got ya :)
3/3/5 trash 1
a4: run R&D
You win, score Hostile Takeover
Nice damn game, man :)
All that and I basically won on luck! Well played.
*JQuazar shakes yer hand*
Yup, if you hadn't scored those 2 agenda :)
*Tod_Fox shakes back*
damn cool game. I got a log, I'll get Bitbyte to post it :)
That'd be cool :)
I'll post it on my site.
I'll go do that directly, time to get started.
Session Close: Sat Sep 14 18:46:04 1996
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