So, looking at the kitara cycle cards and the various archetypes they’ve been pushing recently, I think we might have finally fixed a problem that’s plagued netrunner since it’s creation: the corp colour pie. I present to you, the new diagram of the corp factions. Let me know what you think (and if you disagree, cause I am in no way an expert on this).
Okay, so key to this theory is the idea of a corp being proactive/reactive, namely, on what side of the board they do most of their interraction. HB and Jinteki like to interact with runners on their side of the board, whether it’s trashing assets, dealing with ice or hitting traps. NBN and Weyland however, like to interact with the runner on the runner’s side, through operations, assets and on-encounter effects that put the runner under direct pressure. It’s why HB and Jinteki decks like to set up large boardstates, whilst NBN and Weyland are by far the two factions most likely to rush out.
You then add to this the credit/other resources axis. HB taxes the runner through expensive ice, whilst Weyland wants to lower the runner’s credit pool directly to kill them or leave them unable to contest remotes. Jinteki got a bunch of cards around taxing the runner’s cards in red sands, which ties into their theme of restricting the amount of cards in hand the runner has. And NBN have just received a bunch of support to the ‘bounce runner cards’ archetype.
So yeah. What do you guys think?