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Dinosaurus



Dinosaurus

Dinosaurus


Type: Hardware: Console
Cost: 5
Faction: Runner Shaper
Faction Cost: 2
Dinosaurus can host a single non-AI icebreaker. The memory cost of the hosted icebreaker does not count against your memory limit.
Hosted icebreaker has +2 strength.
Limit 1 console per player.
Set: Cyber Exodus Number: 48 Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Matt Zeilinger
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14 Comments

It's cool, but I'm confused how to effectively use the bonus ICE-breaker hosting when playing this with Chaos Theory who already has +1 MU so she can host 3 ice breakers and a Magnum Opus already.
Awwww, the art is so cute!
    • fuldhim likes this
@berr : you can run in your rig another contextual program like Snitch, Netshield (since your deck depletes too much against jinteki), or a virus that triggers on HQ / R&D access with the additional space ;)
It really goes with Chaos Theory since she lacks the card spot. Just like reyda said, you can now use programs like snitch and netshield etc without MU cards taking up a spot.
With Test Run, Chaos Theory has an answer for almost every situation
This doesn't seem too much better than personal touch, plus it costs five bits, and its a console, so you can't have this and the tool box (or whatever console) out. I just dont see any point to running this over any other console. I have never had an issue with mu in my shaper deck, so that cant be it. Am I missing something? Why does this have four stars , I feel dumb not seeing why it has more than two stars.
"This doesn't seem too much better than personal touch": That's the point. If you like Personal touch, think it as a double personal touch + Akamatsu mem chip in one single card. You can now permanently raise your ice breaker(s) 5 str higher than before. The economy is very good, since the bonus works for all the runs in a single turn, where as recurring credits on the older console are most likely used during the first run you attempt. Don't forget that pumping a single time Pipeline or Femme Fatale will cost you those 2 recurring credits first time you use them to match an ice strength. I also overlooked Dinausaurus when i first saw it, but the money you save in the long run is in fact very effective.
In other words : if you plan to run often, and you like personal touch, this is the perfect console for you.
Dinosaurus feels quite similar to a Toolbox, it gives 1 or 2 MU, adding 2 strength to an icebreaker is probably better than 2 recurring credits for icebreakers (multiple runs + non-linear strengthening icebreakers vs flexibility), so the link is the only thing Toolbox has over it. Given that it's 4 cheaper, I'd definitely pick Dinosaurus.
    • Toqtamish, authenticait and fuldhim like this
NDBurns, I liked your analysis, I see it now
It also makes anarch's icebreaker slightly better since they can't normally be buffed.
Dino+Morning Star/Yog+ Ice Carver *drools
Do you know if it's allowed to move already installed programs to dinosaurus or I have to install from hand only? Also, if I want to change a program hosted on Dino, do I have to trash existing one?
I think its the same as Djini - you cannot move to or from, only trash before installation.

Do you know if it's allowed to move already installed programs to dinosaurus or I have to install from hand only? Also, if I want to change a program hosted on Dino, do I have to trash existing one?


exactly, you have to host at the moment of installation, so you would have to trash the previous program, wich shouldnt be a problem having Test Run to get it again in case of need...

I was using toolbox but I usually find it too expensive and using a Modded on it just doesn't seem right... I'll try with dino again for a while...

also... it's cute as hell..
The main problem that I have with this card over other consoles and akamatsu+personal touch is that you have to play this before the icebreaker that you want to buff. That is a huge tempo hit compared to just playing your icebreakers and starting to run, and later buffing them with personal touch/recurring credits. Also, you kind of have to run 3 of these if you want to get it early enough to put an ice breaker on it, and then the others are dead draws. I personally don't like putting more than 2 consoles into my decks.

The main problem that I have with this card over other consoles and akamatsu+personal touch is that you have to play this before the icebreaker that you want to buff. That is a huge tempo hit compared to just playing your icebreakers and starting to run, and later buffing them with personal touch/recurring credits. Also, you kind of have to run 3 of these if you want to get it early enough to put an ice breaker on it, and then the others are dead draws. I personally don't like putting more than 2 consoles into my decks.

Scavenge does alleviate that problem, so if you are running a test run/scavenge deck, it is another use for the card.

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