♦ Maya 3[credit]

Hardware: Console
Influence: 3

+2[memory unit]

Once per turn, immediately after you access a card from R&D, you may add that card to the bottom of R&D. If you do, take 1 tag.

Limit 1 console per player.

Illustrated by Adam Schumpert
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  • Updated 2017-05-01

    UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Can the Runner use Maya to add an accessed card to the bottom of R&D even after trashing it or stealing it?

    Yes. Maya triggers after the access has ended, so the state of the accessed card does not matter for the resolution of Maya's effect.


If you're running this, you're probably a Shaper who just needs a quick, cheap 2 MU. And honestly, that's fine. 3 credits for 2 MU is pretty good.

But Maya lets you do some weird stuff. The ability to bounce a card to the bottom of R&D effectively lets you get a fresh access if you're one to run R&D twice a turn, and with R&D Interface, you get to sift through the Corp's deck Daily Business Show style...but giving them all the crap they don't want (and then immediately regret it when you see the second card). Send their combo pieces or economy safe and sound to the bottom of their deck, until they pop Jackson at least.

Then clear that tag, because you're a squishy Shaper. Of course, if you're playing Jesminder Sareen: Girl Behind the Curtain, then that's not a problem at all.

Just remember that you're still accessing cards, which means you still get hit from Snare!. But remember, you're still accessing cards, and you bounce them to the bottom AFTER access. This means you can access a Quantum Predictive Model with a tag and bounce it OUT OF THE CORP's SCORE AREA. Bounce 15 Minutes out of your own score area. Feeling spiteful after losing a Future Perfect psi game? Bury it. Take the -1 AP from News Team, and then shoot it to the bottom of R&D! Then cackle maniacally.

...and then clear the (one!) tag.

In short, I think it's the most fun you can have with a Shaper console and not a bad deal on MU to boot. Give it a shot, and don't run last click.

(Business First era)
Are you certain the QPM and News Team thing works? —
Yep! See here: —
Sweet! —
Why can't I send an upgrade installed on R&D to the bottom? —
"from R&D" I think precludes upgrades, which are "installed in the root of R&D". Not "in", "in the root of", which is one of the weirdest distinctions in Netrunner. —

[FFG Kitchen Table Meta Perspective] Man, that "after" hurt my feelings. At first glance (maybe because I'm not a english native speaker) I thought that this was a kind of Equivocation console (instead of "flooding" the Corp, you can bury his cards!), and it seemed sooo neat to me (pseudo-R&D multiaccess, ambush avoidance, annoying cards undertaker...), even more that, because of the wording of both cards (as far as my noobie understanding goes), they could work together without becoming a "nonbo". And then you think to add more friends to the party hosted by Jes... But, AFTER all these delusions, I understood. Of course it still gets the job done and is fine with Jes, she's so fun with Liza and I love the "green crim" approach... but damn, I wish it were a "before (& reveal)".

(The Automata Initiative era)

When I played this I remember that it was so good to get rid of that combo piece with relatively ease...