“How are you feeling now?” asks Jericho.
“What am I feeling right now?” I’m stalling, not sure how to answer. There’s sweat beading on my neck, and my mouth feels dry no matter how much I try to wet it. The old cushion under me is lumpy and tattered. The cable between my fingers radiates heat.
“Like I’m about to jump out a damn hopper a thousand feet up with no chute,” I smirk nervously towards the holo hovering before me. Jericho’s face smiles up at the console on my desk like a proud parent. “You sure this is safe?”
“Running? Hell no,” he cackles back. “But there’s a whole ‘nother world on the other side of that cable. Full of magic, and wonder, and myster—”
“And money,” I cut in, raising the jack to my neck.
“And money,” he assures me.
I jack in.
System Gateway is NISEI’s foundational set. It is designed as an out-of-the-box learning experience and provides everything you need to start playing Netrunner. The cards in the set are straightforward, yet powerful, and will form the cornerstone of any player’s collection.
One copy of the System Gateway Starter Pack, plus the NISEI learn-to-play guide, is all two people need to learn Netrunner.
- Release date: March 28, 2021
- Size: Full playsets of 77 new cards (73 original Standard-legal cards, 2 reprints of Standard-legal cards, 2 tutorial-only identity cards), plus player aids
- Total cards: 205 playable cards, plus player aids
- Set symbol: Portal
- NetrunnerDB set abbreviation:
Get System Gateway
System Gateway has two component parts: the Starter Pack and the Deckbuilding Pack. You can buy each separately or get them together as a bundle. Together, they make up the full set.
You only need to purchase one copy each of the Starter Pack and the Deckbuilding Pack to have a full playset of every card in System Gateway.
Not sure which storefront to pick? Check out NISEI’s handy Purchase Guide for a rundown of the options.
System Gateway: Starter Pack
System Gateway: Starter Pack is a fully playable box containing one Runner deck and one Corp deck. The Starter Pack offers an out-of-the-box experience with duel decks designed to teach two players how to play Netrunner. Each System Gateway: Starter Pack box comes with an additional 10 cards per deck to enhance play after learning the ropes.
System Gateway: Deckbuilding Pack
System Gateway: Deckbuilding Pack is a companion product containing extra copies of the cards featured in the Starter Pack, plus a smattering of additional new cards to open up deck building to a new player looking for more—including a new identity card for each main faction.
System Gateway: Complete Bundle
System Gateway: Complete Bundle contains both halves of the System Gateway set: the Starter Pack and the Deckbuilding Pack. Learn to play with the Starter Pack, then expand your horizons with the cards contained in the Deckbuilding Pack!
Just want the basics? You can buy the Starter Pack and Deckbuilding Pack separately (see above). You only need the Starter Pack to learn the game.
Upon release in March 2021, System Gateway immediately became legal in the Standard and Eternal formats, as well as NISEI’s new Startup format, with a two-week grace period before becoming legal at Competitive-level events. System Gateway’s release also triggered a rotation for the Standard format: Honor and Profit, the SanSan Cycle, System Core 2019, and Salvaged Memories were no longer legal in Standard.
System Gateway Frequently Asked Questions
More questions about specific System Gateway cards will be answered in the set’s Release Notes. Check them out when System Gateway is released!