Per a few peoples recommendation I got the Terminal Directives expansion and played through it with my wife and I have to say, this was kind of a terrible thing to recommend to a new player.
I was stoked on the concept of the campaign and was excited to play through it. However, there are enough to worry about learning without, adding additional, minor side effects like “get 2 bits when a runner jacks out”. It’s another little thing to forget to do and adds nothing to the game except slightly imbalancing it. The rules were written in the most confusing way possible too.
My wife called it an Aspergers game. Needless stickers, charts and meticulous, needlessly complex details for no reason but for the OCD autistic types.
The biggest drag was the adding of cards between games. It’s easy to make a good runner deck but it’s pretty hard to put together a good corp deck as a new player with a relatively small pool of cards. I have to keep adding cards and taking them out after every game. It’s not easy or fun to have to stop game flow and have to read an article on how many ice per deck is standard or whatever.
I guess I am happy to add the cards to my collection but the concept was so interesting, it just absolutely did not work. Total drag.