Masterwork (v37)

♦ Masterwork (v37) 2[credit]

Hardware: Console
Influence: 4

+1[memory unit]

The first time each turn you install a piece of hardware, draw 1 card.

Whenever a run begins, you may install 1 piece of hardware from your grip, paying 1[credit] more.

Limit 1 console per player.

v35: Springs to the mount ejectors (new feature)
v36: Reduced power to springs (×5)
Illustrated by Olie Boldador
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Downfall (df)

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  • Updated 2019-04-27

    NISEI Downfall Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    Can the Runner use Masterwork (v37) with Az McCaffrey to install a 0 cost piece of hardware when they have no credits?

    Yes. The two cost modifiers are combined into a net of 0.


A shaper console in blue disguise! For the low cost of 2 credits, hardware you install after this will give you a free card. This is especially strong in Geist in combination with Spy Camera. Other hardware to combo with this console include Sports Hopper, Clone Chip, HQ Interface and Lucky Charm.

The second ability obviously works very well with Az McCaffrey, whose ability negates the +1 cost so that you can install one piece of hardware for no click each turn.

While this card will definitely see play, run-oriented criminals might still prefer Paragon. Probably won't see play out of faction either due to the 4 influence pips.

(System Core 2019 era)
Don't forget Flip Switch! Very interesting to see if big-rig Criminals come out of this. —
I am definitely gonna try my hand at that! —
Can you use stimhack money for the second ability? —
Don't see why not, the run has already started. —
Cool, so bad pub money is on the table as well? —
Yes, bad pub credits are gained at 1c of the NISEI Timing Structure of a Run and "the run begins" at 1d. —