Isolation 2[credit]

Influence: ○○○○

As an additional cost to play this event, trash an installed resource.

Gain 7credit.

With each passing day alone, Hoshiko found it harder to think. With each hour, the static grew louder.
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Downfall (df)

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  • NISEI Downfall Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    If the Runner has exactly 2 and plays Isolation, trashing Dadiana Chacon, do they suffer meat damage?

    No. Both the credit cost and the additional cost are paid at the same time. Dadiana is inactive by the time her last ability meets its trigger condition, so it never becomes pending or resolves.


Many cards get touted as Hedge Funds #4 – 6 and this card just gets added to that list. At 1 influence, it will see play anywhere, including the mini-factions, and is a great way to turn off a pesky resource that has overstayed its welcome such as Drug Dealer, Stim Dealer, Lewi Guilherme, or even Always Be Running. This card can also work on any normal self-trashable resource such as Crowdfunding, Armitage Codebusting, or Daily Casts. For that reason, Isolation won’t see much play in decks that already run Aesop's.

For the most part, Isolation is definitely a vanilla economy card – and that’s OK. Remember to factor in the install cost of the resource trashed. You wouldn't want to find yourself having played a crappy Lucky Find.

Most importantly though, can we take a moment to appreciate the flavour of this card? What happened to Hoshiko? Have they always been alone? Did they murder someone close to them to get these hard-earned credits? Are they now suffering from the guilt and burden of – no? Oh, okay.

(System Core 2019 era)
Crowdfunding costs 0 and is a clickless install most of the time —
Thank you, I have it included. —

I think it's safe to say that, with the release of Uprising, the Hoshiko referred to is the Anarch ID for the Ashes Cycle: Hoshiko Shiro. Considering Keiko is in her card art, I'd say it's safe to say two things. First, Hoshiko uses the full companion set. Second, she had to lose one of her precious companions. At home in <span class="icon icon-anarch"></span>, how cruel can you be to do that to Hoshiko?