Project Yagi-Uda

Project Yagi-Uda 3/2

Agenda: Research

When you score this agenda, place 1 agenda counter on it for each hosted advancement counter past 3.

Hosted agenda counter: Swap 1 card from HQ with 1 card in the root of or protecting the attacked server. The Runner may jack out. Use this ability only during a run.

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  • Updated 2019-04-27

    NISEI Downfall Release Notes [NISEI Rules Team]

    If the Corp swaps a rezzed piece of ice with an unrezzed one, does the Runner still approach the swapped in ice? If so, is the Runner still allowed to jack out?

    Project Yagi-Uda explicitly allows the Runner to jack out right after the swap occurs, regardless of when the ability is used. If a piece of ice is swapped while it is being approached, the Runner is still approaching that position and the Corp can rez the new piece of ice. If a piece of ice is swapped to HQ while being encountered, the encounter will end and the Runner will proceed to pass the position now occupied by the ice swapped from HQ.

    Can the Corp swap a card in HQ with a card in R&D or Archives?

    No. Only installed cards can be chosen as targets for abilities unless specifically noted, so cards in central servers cannot be chosen as the card “in or protecting the attacked server” to be swapped.


They have different names, art and abilities, but none of that matters. Yagi-Uda is basically a replacement/reskin of Braintrust, and will serve the role as Jinteki's blank 3/2 agenda you can play three of, in addition to the one Philotic.

And that is fine. 3/2's have always been great no matter what their text was, because of their easiness to score vs 5/3's while still keeping the agenda density of your deck low. In that regard Yagi-Uda is perfectly serviceable.

The ability isn't even that bad. Swapping cards during a run is potentially powerful with the right card in hand and can lead to great mindgames. It is just not enough to make you want to plan around overadvancing it. If you're gonna score 4/2's, Jinteki already has the best one in the game. So save your clicks.

In short, already sees play and will continue to do so on account of its stats. Not terribly exciting otherwise.

(Uprising Booster Pack era)

I wonder what should be the ruling between Inazuma and Yagi-Uda.

What can be swapped FROM hq?

What can be swapped FROM hq? Cards protecting hq? Cards in hand? Upgrades installed in HQ? All of the above?

Upgrades are installed in the root of HQ, they are not in HQ itself.