Use these credits during runs on HQ. X is the number of virus counters on Pheromones.

Whenever you make a successful run on HQ, place 1 virus counter on Pheromones.

Related Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • By the time Grimoire triggers after Pheromones is installed, it is too late for it to get a recurring credit placed on it for the install.[1]:Ruling
  • Wendigo stops the Runner from spending the recurring credits on Pheromones, but it does not stop Pheromones from gaining virus counters.[2]:Ruling
  • Pheromones is installed hosting as many credits as Hivemind has on it.[3]:Ruling

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Pheromones + Grimoire Ruling
    As a Runner, if I have Grimoire installed and then proceed to install Pheromones, will Pheromones start with 1 recurring credit that can be used immediately?

    Grimoire says: "Whenever you install a virus program, place 1 virus counter on that program." The rules for recurring credits say: "Recurring credits are placed on a card when the card becomes active, and can be used immediately." These seem like they might be simultaneous effects, but I'm not sure if becoming active and being installed happen at the exact same time.

    Are these simultaneous, allowing me to place the Grimoire counter before the recurring credits are placed, thus allowing me to have 1 recurring credit on Pheromones to spend immediately?

    A card becomes active immediately when it is installed, so by the time you place the virus counter on the Pheromones, it is too late to get the recurring credit. The card has to be installed before you can trigger an ability off of it being installed.
  2. Wendigo v. Viruses Ruling
    Would Wendigo prevent Datasucker or Medium from gaining virus counters? Would it stop Meidum's multi-access?
    Doesn't prevent Datasuckers etc. from getting counters, but they can't be used.
  3. Pheromones + Hivemind Ruling
    Hivemind has 2 virus counters on it. Do I place 2 credits on Pheromones upon install?
    Yes, it would get the credits.
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