The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

In 1996, Cyberpunk freedom fighters were raiding evil corporate agendas and fighting brain-draining AIs. And although most of us had dial-up at the time, such intrigue was the daily operation for players of the collectible card game Netrunner.

Netrunner was based on the role-playing game Cyberpunk 2020 and released by Wizards of The Coast, the collectible card game heavyweight behind Magic: The Gathering. Even though the idea of portraying a cyberpunk hacker using playing cards is charmingly anachronistic (plus some of the computer art looks like production stills from Lawnmower Man), Netrunner attracted such artistic legends as Moebius and overall contains some of the finest artwork from the 20th century heyday of collectible card games.

[via Netrunner Online]

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Raptor" by Higgins & King

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Zombie" by Pete Venters

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"AI Board Member" by Moebius

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Afreet" by Mike Kimble

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Death Yo-Yo" by Norm Dwyer

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Cybertech Think Tank" by Rick Berry

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Broker" by Armand Cabrera

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Tokyo-Chiba Infighting" by Mark Collen

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Matador" by Mark Tedin

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Imperial Guard" by Douglas Shuler

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"MS-todon" by Douglas Shuler

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Rio de Janeiro City Grid" by Pete Venters

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Skullcap" by Craig Hooper

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Short-Term Contract" by James A. Higgins

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Dupre" by Robert McLees

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Sphinx 2006" by Daniel Gelon

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Code Corpse" by Brian Booker

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Big Frackin Gun" by Doug Shuler

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Shock Treatment" by Doug Chaffee

The Quaint 1990s Cyberpunk Of Netrunner

"Spinal Tap Cybermodem" by Clint Langley