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.

Fast Facts

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  • Release date: December 16, 2019 (original), February 16, 2024 (Remastered Edition)
  • Cycle: Part 2 of 2 in the Ashes Cycle
  • Size: full playsets of each of 65 cards (including 5 reprints)
  • Total cards: 189 cards
  • Set symbol: Damaged space elevator
  • NetrunnerDB set abbreviation: ur

Get Uprising – Remastered Edition

Uprising – Remastered Edition is available as physical cards from our online store, from our print-on-demand partners, or as a pay-what-you-want print and play. Click the sections below to learn more about each option.

Important note about avoiding customs charges: We recommend that you consult MakePlayingCards’s Shipping Information page for details on customs charges. For EU orders in particular, MPC guarantee no customs charges on orders up to a value of $300 excluding shipping, but only if ordered via their Standard Shipping option! 

Not sure which storefront to pick? Check out our Purchase Guide for a rundown of the options.

Note: Due to card back differences between our products, as well as due to different color matching between our different printing partners, these cards should be used in opaque sleeve

Pay what you’d like and print on your own printer! This file contains full-color art of card faces, with no bleed or card backs. We recommend that you cut the cards out and sleeve them in opaque sleeves using a standard-sized game card as backing.

After downloading the files, if you’d like to say thanks, you can donate to Null Signal Games either via PayPal or our Patreon.

Our shop can currently serve customers in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and all 27 countries in the European Union. We are gradually expanding to new regions (we hope to add the United Kingdom to this list soon), so please check back again if your country is not served.

Cards sold through our online shop are MPC 330gsm stock, or equivalent weight and quality from one of the other printers we work with, and come in a cardboard tuckbox. Prices include free shipping. All cards are shipped from within the region they serve, so they will not incur import charges or VAT.

Our shop also has a retailer portal, where games stores can place wholesale orders of our cards. Feel free to point your Friendly Local Games Store towards it!

(Note: if the store does not automatically redirect you to the correct localized version, you can select your country and currency from the drop-down menu at the foot of the page.)

This option provides Null Signal the most revenue, but shipping is expensive for customers outside the US. The cardstock is of a similar quality to classic cards produced by Fantasy Flight Games.

This option is similarly priced to DriveThruCards and has affordable shipping for non-US customers. The cardstock is slightly thinner than classic Fantasy Flight Games cards. Discounts are available if ordering multiple packs.

We recommend you carefully review MakePlayingCards’s Shipping Information page for details on customs charges.

This option is slightly more expensive than the Standard option above. The premium price pays for a cardstock that is a bit thicker than other options. Discounts are available if ordering multiple packs. As with the Standard option, shipping is affordable for non-US customers.

We recommend you carefully review MakePlayingCards’s Shipping Information page for details on customs charges.

Our authorized resellers are longstanding community members who bulk-order stock from MakePlayingCards in order to provide cheaper products for players in their region. Their stock is identical to MakePlayingCards’ Standard quality.

Additionally, local groups often organize bulk buys from MakePlayingCards to bring the cost of the product down. We encourage you to ask players in your area if a bulk buy is being organized. If your local group is too small to benefit from bulk discounts, there are national-level bulk buys being organized (most often following the release of a new set), such as a North American one by community member Myldside.

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

Learn more about set legality in different formats on the Supported Formats page.

Uprising Frequently Asked Questions

No. The changes in the Remastered Editions of our sets are mostly cosmetic. The original editions of System GatewaySystem Update 2021, and the Ashes Cycle packs Downfall and Uprising remain valid and legal for all Organized Play formats that the sets are a part of. Although the old card back can be distinguished from the new one if not using fully-opaque sleeves, choosing a suitable good quality opaque sleeve makes it a non-issue, even in competitive play. See here for a guide to selecting the right sleeves.

While in some cases the rules text of the card has been updated or subtypes added, this does not invalidate the original cards. The definitive source for current rules text is always considered to be the Card Text Updates document rather than the physical card, so your original cards continue to be valid.

The most important changes are that the new card backs no longer have the word “NISEI” on them, the “Trojan” subtype has been added to programs hosted on ice, the term “brain damage” has been replaced with “core damage” on rules, inserts, and player aids, some minor flaws in the templates and art layout have been corrected, and minor corrections have been made to rules and flavour text. The rules text has also been updated to conform to our latest style guide and wording.

No. This is not an introductory set. If you are new to Netrunner, you should begin with System Gateway, our introductory product, and check out our Learn to Play guide.

The Ashes Cycle is Null Signal’s first full expansion for Netrunner. It contains two sets: Downfall and Uprising. As two halves of the cycle, Downfall and Uprising are built around the same creative themes and mechanics as one another.

You do not need Downfall to play with the cards in Uprising, nor vice-versa, although having both will unlock and empower particular synergies that may be lacking if you only have one or the other.

No. Null Signal Games cards use entirely original art assets, including the images on the back of the cards. When you play Null Signal Games cards alongside Android: Netrunner cards, we recommend sleeving all your cards in opaque sleeves so that their backs are not visible.

If you are playing in competitive events, you must use opaque sleeves.

Uprising contains 60 original cards and 5 reprints of classic cards.

There are no plans at this time to do that.

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