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The Short Circuit

Netrunner Limited
Netrunner The Short Circuit
Card Name:The Short Circuit
Set: Netrunner Limited
Language: en
Number: 177 / 374
Rarity: Common
Player: Runner
Card Type: -
Installation Cost: 1
Rules Text:

Action, [1]: Search your stack for a program. Show that program to the Corp, and then bring it into your hand. Reshuffle your stack afterwards.

Flavor Text:
Illustration: Ray Winninger
Copyright: v1.0 © 1996 WotC
Versions of this Card
1 The Short Circuit 177 / 374 Netrunner Limited (en) v1.0 © 1996 WotC
2 Le Short Circuit 177 / 373 Netrunner French Unlimited (fr) v2.0 fr © 1996 WotC
Prototype & Rulings
Player: Runner
Card Name:The Short Circuit
Card Type: -
Installation Cost: 1
Rules Text:

Action, [1]: Search your stack for a program. Show that program to the Corp, and then bring it into your hand. Reshuffle your stack afterwards.


The name of this card is taken from the Cyberpunk 2020 Night City Sourcebook, p. 117:

"The Short Circuit is a bar set on top of the Argus offices [this entry is part of the entry B4#13 Barbican Building]. Favoured by many of the city's netrunners and techies, it is highly useful for people looking for help in those areas. The bar's other interesting feature is its rotating floor, which allows patrons to see a panoramic view of the [Night] City below. Although there has been a lot of Corporate interest in the bar, Livewire [see Cyberpunk 2020 p. 222] has forbidden recruiting there because he's had problems with corporations and no longer trusts them (or the people who associate with them). Rough, street-hired bouncers make sure no one exceeds the dress code. In addition to normal booths, there are booths with interface jacks which allow netrunners access to an area in netspace where the bar is represented. Whether online or not, many netrunners use the bar as a gathering place to exchange news and services."

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lechaz said:

An article about The Short Circuit on Netrunner Weekly:



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Estimated Value
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Issue #16 (SRY 4016, September 1996)
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