I’m really excited by this, but at the same time hugely disappointed that Anarch aren’t getting any love. Having said that, HB were ahead going into C&C but somehow fell back to third place despite getting their own box.
Initial thoughts: I love some of the new Jinteki stuff! Until now, the problem for the Corp is that the runner can see R&D before them - there’s no need to play guessing games in remotes when you can just dig R&D. Jinteki don’t really have the agenda-scoring speed to threaten anything in remotes, which means their traps are useless and will only really hit weak runners.
However, it looks like Jinteki might be entering the Fast-Advance market. The new ID implies there might be enough potential to try and race the runner. Mushin No Shin now makes their agenda scoring potential much greater, which in turn empowers their traps. That card is awesome value and I think we’ll see it abused with Accelerated Diagnostics.
Oracle May is awesome, clear combo with Motivation. The runner run events are decent. Not sure about the breakers and grappling hook though - I guess it depends what new ICE we see (they spoiled nothing we didn’t already know about) and whether criminals can afford not to run remotes. I think breach is a good replacement for Corroder (and presumably then Datasucker) to save influence.
Silhouette looks fun. If running HQ gets a push then she (and Gabe) could peg back on Andromeda. Would she make Blackguard viable? Jury’s still out…
Chairman Hiro = the nuts in a kill deck. He’s really expensive to trash too so he’s probably reasonably safe a lot of the time.