I personally hope this is misinformation. The game to me is at its most interesting and healthy when both sides have Econ. Why? Because decisions are the most interesting part of ANR, and the entire appeal of the game. I’ve never minded too much when ‘busted’ Econ cards came out, for either side. I personally think clicks are the interesting economy of the game, not credits. I would a Runner have 20c and decide whether she wants to spend 14 of them in a single run, than have 5c and have all lines except clicking for 4 be off-the-table.
This list neuters Runner economy IMO. I won’t contest that cards like Moose and Temu are ‘busted’ in the traditional sense. They are way above curve and highly efficient; however, they allow the Runner to play the game, as opposed to click for credits. This is a good thing.
My attempts at Criminal and Anarch without Siphon and Parasite have been agonizing; in Anarch, I frequently end games with between 0 and 5c; and that’s after Moose makes over 20c per game. The same happens to Criminal after Moose and Temu money.
I’m worried that if Runner Econ is neutered, so many clicks are going to be spent for single credits on the Runner’s side, which will not make for fun or memorable games. ICE and assets have been scaled up alongside Runner economy, and now without Siphon and Parasite it may have been pretty balanced. If this BR list is true, we may never be able to find out. I’m hoping the list is misinformation, but if not, I think Runner-side will turn into Credit Clicker 1000 overnight, which will burn me out a lot.