It is our understanding that Fantasy Flight Games will not be reprinting the out-of-print and highly in-demand sets, Opening Moves and Future Proof, for at least a few months. We understand that many newer players trying to break in to the competitive Netrunner scene are severely limited in their ability to do so because they don’t have access to extremely important cards, such as Midseasons Replacements, Eli 1.0, and Jackson Howard.
Because our goal, first and foremost, is to expand competitive organized play, we have decided that until the reprints of these sets are widely available, all ANRPC events will allow proxying of cards from the “Future Proof” and “Opening Moves” data packs in an attempt to stem the damage done to the growth of Netrunner by the absence of new copies of these cards. We understand it is not the fault of new players if they cannot obtain real copies of these cards, and we don’t want to punish players who are unwilling to pay huge sums of money on the secondary market to get them. We feel this is the only way to maintain the level playing field that is in the spirit of the LCG format. Proxies of cards from sets other than “Future Proof” and “Opening Moves” will remain illegal for tournament play.
While we understand that it is against official the tournament rules, we encourage all tournament organizers to follow suit and allow players to proxy cards from these sets for the time being.
For those of you who wish to proxy cards from these sets for ANRPC events, please use the following protocol to best maintain the integrity of your deck:
Use sleeved, face-forward ID cards of the same side (corp/runner) of the card you are proxying, (as you can see the backs of cards slightly through a lot of types of sleeves).
Use a piece of paper with the card name clearly written on it or a print-out of the card and place it in the sleeve in front of the card in such a way that the paper does not protrude from the sleeve, or sharpie the name of the proxied card directly on the face of the card.
Before the tournament begins, notify the tournament organizer of any cards you will be proxying and allow them to examine the proxies to ensure that they are not considered marked for the purposes of randomization and that they are cards from either Future Proof or Opening Moves.
The ANRPC Organizers