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Urban Renewal

Netrunner Limited
Netrunner Urban Renewal
 
Card Name:Urban Renewal
Set: Netrunner Limited
Language: en
Number: 307 / 374
Rarity: Common
Player: Corporation
Card Type: -
Cost: 6
Rules Text:

Play only if Runner is tagged. Do 5 meat damage.

Flavor Text: "The paper work has been clearly posted in the basement closet of City Hall since last Thursday."
Illustration: Doug Chaffee
Copyright: v1.0 © 1996 WotC
Versions of this Card
1 Urban Renewal 307 / 374 Netrunner Limited (en) v1.0 © 1996 WotC
2 Réhabilitation urbaine 307 / 373 Netrunner French Unlimited (fr) v2.0 fr © 1996 WotC
Prototype & Rulings
 
Player: Corporation
Card Name:Urban Renewal
Card Type: -
Cost: 6
Rules Text:

Play only if Runner is tagged. Do 5 meat damage.

Trivia

The flavor text on this card is a reference to this passage from Douglas Adams' Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Situation: The council have come to knock down Arthur Dent's house. He is lying in front of a bulldozer in protest (and to stop them doing it). A council official, Mr. Prosser, is trying to convince him to get out of the way...

Prosser: "But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the planning office for the last 9 months."
Dent: "Yes; I went round to find them yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call any attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody about them or anything!"
"But the plans were on display.."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them!"
"That's the display department.."
"With a torch!"
"Ah well, the lights had probably gone.."
"So had the stairs!"
"But look, you found the plans didn't you?"
"Yes. Yes I did. They were on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'!"

2 Comments

Frizzler said:

Note that the situation with Arthur Dent's house and the bulldozer is a hint on what comes later in the novel:
The intergalactical highway (which has a certain impact on our earth). The plans for this had been clearly posted...
(I don't tell anything more, maybe somebody hasn't yet read the novel and still wants to read it).

10/22/2010

 

dementedwombat said:

I love this card. This combined with trojan horse (automatic tags are nice) is my go-to "win condition" in the starter-pack battles that I have with my friends. I just hate that darn armored fridge...

07/26/2011

 

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