The TRC is a fan club for the game Netrunner, supported and officially recognised by the game's publisher, Wizards of the Coast. The TRC is made up of NR fans from around the world - not merely players, but people who wish to help spread interest and participation in the game. For more, check out the TRC charter.
The TRC is named after the card of the same name from Netrunner.
Play Netrunner. Encourage other people to play Netrunner. That's it.
Ah! Organise and/or run demonstrations of NR, run tournaments, publicise, promote. The more NR is seen, the more interest we will see in the game. With more interest, more NR product will be sold. With a consistent demand for product, WotC might move NR back into production.
No!! All we want to do is get people to play Netrunner. We like the game, we want other people to like it too, so we have more people to play with. Everything else is incidental.
We're always looking for more members. To join the TRC, contact the Sysop of your local TRC cell or Argi Flack at ArgiFlack@aol.com.
Gridlock Weekend is a series of tournaments all on the same weekend. For more information, check the latest Gridlock updates.
Many aspects of Netrunner attract us to it. These include the aspects of bluff and counterbluff, the large number of competitive deck design stratagies, the generally straightforward gameplay, the excellent artwork, and the overall feel of the Netrunner world.
Netrunner is officially on Wizards of the Coast's "maintenance list". This means that the game is being supported at a minor level, but there is no active R&D work, production or advertising of the game. NR may be moved to the "active list" at any time in the future, meaning further production, but probably only if sales improve.
This was a decision made by WotC when it became clear that Netrunner was not living up to sales expectations. NR is currently not profitable enough to justify continued production. With active promotion by the TRC, however, this decision could be reviewed at any time.
A WotC staff member, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, is involved in promoting Netrunner. She helps the NR community by providing NR product for demos and tournaments, answering questions about NR, and bouncing around ideas for the further promotion and spread of the game.
Yes! Just send Jennifer the details of the tournament, well inadvance. There is a standard prize package consisting of a rare NR card signed by Richard Garfield, starters and boosters. Check out Jennifer's article on the subject.
Not in the near future. For now, TRC plans on having its own form of "sanctioning" which is still being worked out. Plan for it to include Matthias Nagy's Netrunner Rankings.
We know that WotC is (nearly?) done with an expansion called Silent Impact, but is not planning on releasing it unless sales improve. We have also heard rumors of two or three other expansions which are nearly complete. One of these, "Rogues," was designed by and sold to WotC by Netrunner guru Byron Massey.
Members of the TRC are free to invent and distribute new NR card ideas via personal channels. However, for legal reasons, Jennifer or any other WotC employee may not inspect card ideas. Therefore, card ideas may not be distributed on any official TRC publication.