Thanks for the comments. I think, I’ll add the bits about when / how often to run for the Runner factions.
As I said, the Corporations are a bit harder to pin down. I don’t think you can generally say which Identities are more likely to try to rush and which prefer to ‘turtle’ and build a glacier, but maybe I’m wrong. I felt the selection of Agendas in the Revised Core Set was meant to allow each Identity to try either approach.
I definitely agree about NBN. They like to keep the Runner poor and low on resources, making it hard for them to make runs.
I feel Jinteki isn’t just about trying to flatline the Runner. It’s also about the threat: What they always do is to cause a severe case of paranoia in the Runner: After running into an ambush/trap or two, the Runner will get super-cautious, trying to draw up on cards before daring another run which will give Jinteki windows of opportunity to score agendas, so they can win simply because the Runner no longer even dares to run.
Also, suffering quite regularly from net damage will eventually lead to some important cards getting discarded, throwing a monkey-wrench in the Runner’s plans.
Regarding Weyland, I noticed they have the most Barriers (and thus ‘end the run’ subroutines). They also have a lot of ICE that will earn them credits if they aren’t broken, so it should be rather easy for them to have sufficient funds to rez even more ICE (or advance those agendas). I feel that a longer game will be advantageous for them, especially since their advanceable ICE will get ever harder to get through.
But from your descriptions it sounds more like that’s the preferred approach for HB. Hmm.
What’s imho distinctive about Weyland is that they have few means to tag a Runner (compared to NBN), but if they do manage to get it to stick, they have the means to deal with the Runner in a rather permanent fashion by dealing lots of meat damage.
(I don’t recall at the moment what means of damage prevention are available for Runners in the Revised Core Set? Also, ‘Scorched Earth’ is no longer included, so maybe that’s no longer a Weyland thing?)