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Art of Running

Wise quotes for the young student (a la the Art of War).
Discussion originally started on the Stimhack slack channel.

> The opportunity to secure ourselves against runs lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of flatlining the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.


The rule for netrunner is to feed off the enemy as much as possible. However, in games where people do not have very much, it is necessary to divide up the denial into smaller groups to take what you can here and there for only then will there be enough

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Some mangling of the Art of War’s quotes

A skilled player seeks victory from the situation and does not demand it of his deck

The ultimate in disposing one’s ice is to be without ascertainable shape. Then the most penetrating runner cannot run without fear nor can the wise runner lay plans against you.

All netrunner is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to run, we must seem unable, When we are near to scoring, we must make the opponent believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.


Let your agendas be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you tag, scorch like a thunderbolt.


Mind over matter. Tempo over mind. Professional Contacts over tempo.

One does not need sleeves as the warmth of winning protects from the cold.


So more from the Art of War

If the corp ices everywhere, they will everywhere be weak.

Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from playing, playing those who know the strategy of the opponent.

Never be certain they will not run; for the wise runner delights in establishing his cleverness, the brave runner likes to show his courage, the covetous runner is quick to seize advantages, and the stupid runner has no fear of flatlining.