Vovô Ozetti

♦ Vovô Ozetti 1[credit]

Upgrade: Sysop
Trash: 2
Influence: 2

The rez cost of each piece of ice protecting this server is lowered by 2[credit].

Threat 4 → The rez cost of each card in the root of this server is lowered by 2[credit]. (This ability is active if any player has 4 or more agenda points.)

When your turn ends, you may move this upgrade to the root of another server.

Illustrated by João Queiroz
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The Automata Initiative (tai)

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  • Updated 2023-10-01

    Can Vovô Ozetti be rezzed for free at threat 4?

    No. Vovô Ozetti’s abilities are inactive at the time its rez cost is paid.

Reviews

Sometimes we write flavour text for a card before we know if there will be space for it or not. This is one such card, so here I present the flavour text for posterity:

He single-handedly keeps several departments running, provided they give him all the mint tea he wants.

(Parhelion era)
365

This travelling grand-dad is an excellent economy card. This upgrade is particularly excellent in glacier deck, since you can more easily trigger it multiple time in a turn. But it is just as good in other decks, because it can travel to a different server once the ice there as been rezzed.

Two cards synergize especially well with Vovô Ozetti :

  • Jinja City Grid, which allow the corp to build a huge remote. Getting a 2 rebate on each ice in a 4 ices deep remote (or central) is plain amazing.
  • Tatu-Bola, because you can rez it for free and exchange it with another ice to gain 4 in total. Rinse and repeat for profit.

Because it is an unique card, I should be slotted as 1x or 2x in a deck. At the minimum, you will save 1, usually 3 and often 5 over the course of the game. If you get more than that, this would make it one of the best economy card in your deck.

But once you are at Threat 4 (very late in the game), Vovô Ozetti becomes even better, by saving money on asset. At which point, it would pair well with Bass CH1R180G4 or Regolith Mining License, which is a nice added bonus.

The art is well made and gives the correct impression of the name and effect of the card (someone taking card of things). It is sad that the excellent quote indicated by Anzekay did not have the space needed for it, it would have made the card perfect. Nonetheless, it is well done.

(The Automata Initiative era)
4012

Vovô Ozetti is a “nomadic sysop” (like Adrian is) who double-cheapens ice (like Akitaro Watanabe did), and can cheapen upgrades/assets too.

Note that he saves multiple credits per rez and can save multiple times per turn, and that he starts profitting from the second rez (unless the cost was already trivial), or if trashed by the Runner (for -$2) after the first rez. For example, if they run into two unrezzed ice on his server and you rez both, he saves $4.


Flavor: “vovô” means “grandpa” (in Portuguese), and Vovô Ozetti seems to be pronounced like “vo-VO oh-ZEH-chee” ([voˈvo oˈzɛ ʈi]).

(The Automata Initiative era)

Does his 'Threat 4' ability reduce his own rez cost? He is a card in the root of this server, so it should work. In general, abilities that reduce rez costs are active during the rez. This should be added to the Rulings of the card.