It happened without warning, out of a clear evening sky. The neons of New Angeles were flickering to life, as an equatorial twilight sped across the city. Events progressed broken and disordered. A strobing light directly overhead, like a drive flame where no ship should be. A rain of carbon shards shattering windows and downing hoppers in Manta, molten and twisted into tortured forms. Cayambe rung with a bone-shaking vibration, as if someone had capriciously plucked a planet-sized guitar.
The world hangs by a narrow thread, made of dreams and faith and reinforced buckyweave. No one realises how narrow that connecting string is… until someone tries to cut it.
Downfall is the first set of the Ashes Cycle, NISEI’s first original expansion. It is compatible with Android: Netrunner and contains 65 brand new cards, including four new identities (two Runner and two Corp). It was designed to be both familiar to experienced Netrunner players and full of interesting possibilities.
- Release date: March 18, 2019
- Cycle: Part 1 of 2 in the Ashes Cycle
- Size: 3 copies each of 65 new cards
- Total cards: 195 cards
- Set symbol: Damaged space elevator
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Rotation and Legality
Upon release, Downfall immediately became legal for Casual Tier events, such as GNKs and Store Championships. It became legal on March 29, 2019 for Competitive Tier events (Regional Championships and above).
Learn more about set legality in different formats on the Supported Formats page.