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Android: Mainframe

Aaaaaah... Saturday.
What a glorious day. What cannot be achieved on such a day as Saturday?
Well, I know I can be working on various articles for the site. Hopefully you're getting in some gaming, like I am, too.

At the moment, though, we've got ourselves the Review Roundup.

In today's feature we have: Vikings Gone Wild, Blood Rage: Mystics of Midgard Expansion, Codinca, Blood Rage: Gods of Asgard Expansion, Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans Expansion, King's Forge: Queen's Jubilee Expansion, Talon, 13 Days, 51st State, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, One Night Ultimate Vampire, Area 1851, Tesla vs. Edison: Powering Up, No Thank You Evil, Valeria Card Kingdoms, Legends of the American Frontier, Jail Break, Adventure Land, Anachrony, Android: Mainframe, Shogunate, T.I.M.E Stories: Under the Mask, Aya, Porta Nigra, The Gallerist, Doctor Panic, and Knit Wit.

Sure, I'm having myself a blast here at the CMON Expo, but that doesn't mean I'm too busy to take a bit of time to get you your Review Roundup this week. That just wouldn't be right. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Team Play, Raid and Trade, Beast of Balka, Witch’s Brew, Blood Rage, Blood Rage - 5th Player Expansion, Blood Rage - Kickstarter Exclusives, The Siblings Trouble, Temp Worker Assassins, Android: Mainframe, Rubicon's M8 Greyhound/M20, Across the Dead Earth miniatures and, THMiniatures Terrain.

In the world of Android, any small gap in your computer security is going to be immediately exploited by anyone and everyone. Well, Titan Transnational Bank's software created such an opportunity. So now it's a race against time as hackers rush in to grab whatever they can before 1) someone else gets it or 2) the bank's own net security closes the breach. Get in there and get the goods, that's the story behind Android: Mainframe, a new abstract board game from Fantasy Flight Games that's available now.
I love cyberpunk.
Neuromancer and Snow Crash are two of my favorite books.
Bladerunner is a favorite movie (even if they don't really go into the 'net in the movie, the overall ambiance is very cyberpunk). I even love Lawnmower Man.
As such, when NetRunner originally came out, I dove in head-first. I still have my original decks. My only regret with the new release is that I can't play more often. Well, Fantasy Flight has more products coming out for their Android world (where they set NetRunner in its latest incarnation). The next one being Android: Mainframe. It's due out soon, and they've posted up the rules and some info about what you can expect inside in this new preview.
I love NetRunner. Way back in the day, it was the 2nd card game I'd ever played (the first being Magic: The Gathering). I love the asymmetrical gameplay. I loved the bluffing. I loved everything about it. Unfortunately, it was rather short-lived. However, it got a new lease on life when Fantasy Flight Games started making it again. Well, Fantasy Flight is bringing out a new game based on the Android world. They're calling it Mainframe.