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#1

I realized there are a few cards with nicknames that I don’t understand or haven’t heard an explanation for. What I mean by nicknames (if it isn’t obvious) is that we call Adjusted Chronotype “Pancakes” and Symmetrical Visage “Baby”. I haven’t heard the explanation for why Jinteki:PU is called “potatoes” and would love to hear any other card nicknames in the community.


#2

You might see the word Penguin thrown around a lot. Usually this refers to decks using Hasty Relocation. The art on the building sort of looks like a penguin.

:penguin:


#3

Bloose=Bloo Moose (Pronounced Blues)
Penguin=Hasty Relocation
Turtle=Aumakua
"Big Fish"=Darwin

Na’Not’K=Nanotech

ABT=Accelerated Beta Test
SFT=Succesfull Field Test
RPC=Red planet Couriers
SFT=Shipment from Tennin
BWC=Bioroid Work Crew
Moon=Estelle Moon
Friends=Friends in High Places
HHN=Hard Hitting News

probably a lot more.


#4

Blame the Brits for these nicknames:

  • Man On Top Of Car With Megaphone - Bhagat
  • Temmy Jay - Temujin Contract
  • Mr. Phones - Underworld Contacts
  • Shouty Cat - Rumour Mill
  • Penguin - Hasty Relocation

As for explaining Potatoes Unleashed, I’d have to explain Glazebrook first… :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

PSK = Rumor Mill

…because PSK = Princess Space Kitten = the avatar pictured on the card


#6
  • Win Button = DLR
  • Black Tree = Personal Evolution
  • White Tree = Replicating Perfection
  • Metal/Red Tree = Potential Unleashed

Incidentally, do any of the other Brand Identities have similar names to Jinteki? I haven’t heard any but presume that’s due more to unplayability of the other Genesis Branded Corps. Of the Flashpoint Brands, only CtM and PU saw wide play after release.


#7

I’m not convinced that more than about three of these are real… :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

This old thread from Reddit has quite a few, including the fairly esoteric Anita and Franklin. https://www.reddit.com/r/Netrunner/comments/4g2kfn/netrunnerdb_request_make_weird_names_searchable/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=comment_header


#9

Seriously, can someone please explain Potatoes? It’s a fun name, but I have no idea why it’s called that except that “Potatoes” sounds kind of sort of like “Potential.”


#10

I was told early in my netrunner days that “potato” was a slang term for a shitty player. Not sure if that’s widespread or applicable to PU.

Also he told me after I had picked my user name, but I’m just owning it


#11

Potato and Potential both begin with pot.


#12

No one mentioned Snek yet, it won a Worlds championship and is the nickname for Cobra


#13

Around here we have La Sierra (The Sawmill) for Jinteki: Potential Unleashed.


#14

And around here we have “Mr Postman“ for Jackson Howard, because Deutsche Post/DHL is wearing yellow uniforms and Jacko is also called little yellow man.
Edit: typing on phone sucks


#15

Jackson Howard has a bunch of nicknames:

Jesus Howard
Our Lord and Savior
Action Jackson
Jack Attack
Jacko
Jackson
JHow
Mr. Howard


#16

Oh god I just remembered another: Ash was known as “Children’s best friend” (El amigo de los niños) because, and I quote myself, “everyone loved him”.

Should say that more often!


#17

Forgot about white/black tree!


#18

Happy Baby = Symmetrical Visage
Angry Baby = Fetal AI
Mopus = Magnum Opus

Weyland 1, Jinteki 1, NBN 1 = Core set IDs (oddly HB core was always just ETF)


#19

I call Whirlpool “washing machine” (although I do that in Finnish)


#20

ETF nicknamed sometimes “End The Fun” in France.