Fear the Masses

Fear the Masses 1[credit]

Event: Run - Sabotage
Influence: 2

Run HQ. If successful, instead of breaching HQ, reveal any number of copies of Fear the Masses from your grip. The Corp trashes X cards from the top of R&D, where X is equal to 1 plus the number of cards you revealed.

Limit 6 per deck.

Illustrated by Maciej Rebisz
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Fear the Masses (ftm)

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  • Updated 2024-06-06

    UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does "Limit 6 per deck." apply during a draft?

    Yes. As it is part of the card text, this limit applies even during a draft.

  • Updated 2024-06-11

    NSG [NSG Rules Team Update]

    When does the Runner reveal extra copies of Fear the Masses to force the Corp to trash additional cards?

    During the Success Phase after the HQ run is declared successful, the Runner has the option to reveal other copies to force the Corp to trash X cards, where X is equal to 1 plus the number of cards revealed

    Updated (2024.06).


I think this is a great card. Very thematic, but maybe hard to use successfully. I tried to make this work with Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire or even Null: Whistleblower but I finally got this to work (somewhat) consistently out of Shaper, particularly Chaos Theory: W√ľnderkind

The ability is pretty strong, but to use it to its full potential you need to have all six in your hand, and enough clicks to burn enough cards to get a win. That's where Shaper comes in! Draw your whole deck! Get a ton of clicks with Hyperdriver and BURN DOWN R&D!

Decklist & strategy is here: netrunnerdb.com

(Fear the Masses era)
I disagree. I've got great value out of this + comet + same old thing. You're almost never going to get the full 6 value. But multiple turns of 3 or 4 values hits? Much scarier. —