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Android: Netrunner – Corp vs Runner

Android: Netrunner is a popular living card game where a single match lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. Netrunner features an interesting “asymmetrical” mechanic, where one player plays a corporation defending their research and the other player is a hacker (runner) trying to defeat them. This recipe looks at games played online using the OCTGN platform and the breakdown of how many matches Corp or Runners players have won as the game evolves.

Data for this infographic was taken from this Gamers Judgement page developed by Db0, who uploads statistics from online games of Netrunner periodically. If you wish to generate up to date charts in the future, you should just be able to download the Python scripts below and run them on the latest data from GamersJudgement.

Charts

Android Netrunner Monthly Win Loss

Comments

We can see that, since January 2014, players in the role of the Corporation tend to win ever so slightly more often than the runner. However, given that the amount of matches won by the Corporation has never gone outside of the 40% to 60% boundary the game feels exceptionally well balanced – a feat which I think deserves some recognition given the asymmetrical nature of the mechanics.