Midnight Sun

A calm swept the eroded tundra, an exhalation after a blizzard had rolled through with its howling swirls. The distant mountains were cloaked, hooded by their icy caps of silent fear, framed by waning light as the sun hid behind frozen peaks. The sound of nothing was almost as crushing as the cacophony of the storm, broken up only by the soft crunch of boots on snow as Sundog made his way slowly to the edge of the ridge before him.

Over the crest the environment changed drastically, the soft white of fresh snow giving way to an enormous steaming crater. The strip mine stretched to the horizon, ending near the tributary far to the north. Usually frozen at this time of year, the river instead oozed slowly into the Laptev Sea, carrying with it countless tonnes of contaminant and mining byproducts. The once crystalline blue waters now glinted with a pallor in the fleeting sun—corrupted veins of Sakha.

This was why he was here.

from Under Northern Skies

Midnight Sun is the first set of the Borealis Cycle, set in the frigid Arctic Circle. The corps plunge through thawing permafrost and thinning ice sheets in search of their next plunder, and runners have to turn to new tricks to stop them.

Midnight Sun contains 65 brand-new cards, including five new identities, and marks a bold new direction in Null Signal Games’s design philosophy.

Fast Facts

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  • Release date: July 22, 2022
  • Cycle: Part 1 of 2 in the Borealis Cycle
  • Size: Full playsets of 65 new cards
  • Total cards: 185 playable cards, plus player aids
  • Set symbol: Globe with ripple effect
  • Design codename: “Bashes”
  • NetrunnerDB set abbreviation: ms

Get Midnight Sun

Do you feel the call of the midnight sun? If you’re in the US, Canada, the EU, or Australia, you can get Midnight Sun from our online store. Otherwise, you can purchase it from either of our print-on-demand partners, or from an authorized reseller. You can also download the set as a PDF so you can print and play at home.

Not sure which storefront to pick? Check out NISEI’s handy 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

If you are located in Australia, Canada,the United States of America, or any of the 27 member states of the European Union, you can order Midnight Sun in English from our online store. It costs USD $45 / AUD $69 / €41.95, comes with a custom tuckbox, and shipping is free. Our store is gradually expanding to serve new regions, so please check back.

This is part of a pilot program. Learn more about our new distribution method in this blog post.

DriveThruCards provides us more revenue than other print-on-demand options, allowing us to continue our work. Card stock weight and thickness is somewhere in between the MakePlayingCards standard and premium options. Shipping can be expensive for customers outside the United States, and may incur import duties.

The MakePlayingCards Standard quality is slightly thinner than classic FFG cards. Shipping is generally more affordable than DriveThruCards for customers outside the United States. For more details, see our Purchase Guide.

The MakePlayingCards Premium quality is slightly thicker than classic FFG cards. Shipping is generally more affordable than DriveThruCards for customers outside the United States. For more details, see our Purchase Guide.

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.

Please note: Our authorized resellers may not have stock immediately following the release. For more information, visit their websites.

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.

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. Cut them out with scissors and put them in sleeves!

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

Rotation and Legality

Upon release, Midnight Sun will immediately become legal for Casual-tier events, such as GNKs and Circuit Openers. It will become legal at Competitive-tier events on August 5, 2022. For more information about the Standard Ban List update accompanying this release, read this article.

The release of Midnight Sun will also trigger a rotation for the Standard format: upon its release, Order and Chaos and the Mumbad Cycle will no longer be legal in Standard.

Midnight Sun will not trigger a rotation for the Startup format. For more on the changes to the Startup cardpool, see this article.

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

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