I love so many cards that it’s hard to choose just one.
Snare! is a brilliant card for all those reasons above… And the Art is just fantastic on it. I love Ice Wall/Fire Wall for their flavor text and blatant ‘BUILD IT BIGGER’ mentality that Weyland has. I like the boundless enthusiasm for a brighter future on display in Space Camp, paired with the grim reality displayed in Punitive Counterstrike/Witness Tampering.
I love Aesop’s Pawnshop on the Runner side. ‘… Eh, I’ll buy it for 3 bucks.’ No matter whether it’s a Monolith or a weird little Harbinger. 3 bucks. The array of random stuff available is great in the art, and you really get a sense that Aesop just doesn’t care anymore, everything costs the same. I love the idea behind Faust, using your ‘soul’ to power some arcane program, are we sure this is a bargain we want to make? I like Iain Sterling a lot, because come on, who doesn’t want to retire and become him? Old dude that can still kick butt if you drag him out of retirement. Without spilling his drink, too. I like the idea of Self-Modifying Code, more than anything else it sells me on a Future level of tech that we simply can’t reproduce right now, and that once we can, we’ll become closer to Netrunner.