Credit Kiting

Credit Kiting 0[credit]

Influence: 3

Play only if you made a successful run on a central server this turn.

Install a card from your grip, lowering its install cost by 8[credit], and take 1 tag.

The gap of 0.19 seconds was all he needed.
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Down the White Nile (dtwn)

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  • Updated 2024-03-29

    ANCUR UFAQ 20 [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Runner avoid the tag from Credit Kiting and still install a card?



List of runner cards that cost at least 7 to install.

I mostly agree with @BlackCherries. And I mainly posted this review to fix the link.
But I wouldn't write off the Nexus so easily. It has been a thing in criminal and might get a comeback.

Plus, installing a Shard without the run might be situational good. Not reason enough to put either shards or Kiting into a deck that wouldn't need it without the other, but still handy occasionally.

EDIT: Link fixed.

(Down the White Nile era)
The thing with the Shards is the only advantage from Credit Kiting is that you're not restricted to running the respective Shard's central server. If you're looking to protect the Shard, you still need to spend an extra click removing the tag (or installing/using tag avoidance/removal). That's 3 clicks to run/access, install, and clear tag when you could just spend 2 clicks to run/install shard and then run/access if so desired. —
Not if the shard is Hades and the access is game-winning! —

First, is this card worth using if you don't get the full 8 discount? Maybe - especially if you have ways of avoiding the tag (a la Forger, On the Lam, and even the spoiled No One Home). But those cards all cost clicks to install already so the per-click savings you're getting have to be at least 3 per so that you're matching the full discount you get from just clicking to remove the tag regularly (save 8 , spend 2 on the tag removal for a net 6 over 2). Therefore, using Forger as the easiest example, you want a discount of at least 7 - perfect for those eyeing the spoiled Amina! :D

So let's get into what's really worth using this card on - the full list is available down below but I'll sum up which cards are must-look-at's (Sorry Security Nexus, Monolith, Mass-Driver, Morning Star):

Femme Fatale and Rachel Beckman. Yup, that's it. And the latter card insta-kills itself if you don't avoid the Credit Kiting tag. Still, surprise Femme to snipe a single gear-check remote is a nice "gotcha" moment when the corp thinks they have a scoring window. You could even Credit Kiting a Femme for a Stimhack run after getting your account closed.

All in all though, this card currently lacks the required support in-faction until a viable blue tag-me archetype appears or more expensive blue cards are released. Personally I'm of the opinion right now that the play condition isn't a problem - in fact, Criminals want to be making early-game central server runs anyways! If you're looking for per-click economy of at least 3 per , keep it simple stupid!

Full list of installable runner cards at 7 or more: EDIT: See Krams' comment above.

(Down the White Nile era)
I think Crash Space is a pretty solid card now that Plascrete is gone. It pairs nicely with this card. —
If you're already running Crash Space regularly in your deck, I can see how including Credit Kiting isn't a bad idea. I don't think, however, that running Credit Kiting in your deck regularly warrants a deck slot just for Crash Space. —