If you stand on Manta Beach as dawn breaks on the Andes, you can see a twinkling thread stretching above the city’s skyline. As faint as passing imagination, but reaching ever upwards. A golden rope tying the earth to the heavens, the past to the future. Frayed by the vicissitudes of corporate war and the battering of terrorist cabals, but patched and repaired.
Change is inevitable and comes in many forms. Not even the strongest reinforced buckyweave will last forever. The events of the past have pushed and pulled. Controversial measures have been enforced from above, attempting to lock down society into the elite’s desired shape. In reaction, a groundswell of unified outrage has risen up from below, allowing runners to fight back from directions never seen before. As these conflicts run their course, hope begins to permeate New Angeles. Some take solace that the citadel of the Beanstalk did not fall, others breathe easy as the corporate grip loosens. It’s a new world, and everything is on the table.
Things are looking up.
(More set fiction: “While We Sleep” // “Retention”, “Paradise”, “Gachapon”)
Uprising is the second set of the Ashes Cycle. It is compatible with Android: Netrunner and contains 65 cards, including three identities (two Corp and one Runner). While expanding on the designs of Downfall, it also introduces new ideas like lockdowns—powerful Corp operations that dissuade the Runner for an entire turn.
- Release date: December 16, 2019
- Cycle: Part 2 of 2 in the Ashes Cycle
- Size: 3 copies each of 65 cards (including 5 reprints)
- Total cards: 195 cards
- Set symbol: Damaged space elevator
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Rotation and Legality
Upon release, Uprising immediately became legal for Casual Tier events, such as GNKs and Store Championships. It became legal on December 27, 2019 for Competitive Tier events (Regional Championships and above).
When Uprising became legal for Competitive Tier events on December 27, 2019, the following sets rotated out of Standard:
- Creation and Control
- The Lunar Cycle
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