Twitter rulings are rules answers given by Lukas Litzsinger via his twitter feed. It is generally preferred to submit an official rules question, but occasionally a quick rules answer is needed or desired. Twitter rulings are still under the Semi-Official tier of canonicity, but are generally considered to hold less sway due to the platform's communication limitations. Like an officially submitted ruling, Twitter rulings can and have been reversed by official FAQ updates.
A selection of important twitter rulings has been archived below.
Prevent and avoid abilities can only be used to prevent/avoid the listed effect, even if the prevent/avoid ability has other effects.:Ruling
Paying negative costs does not result in a player gaining money.:Ruling
The Runner cannot break subroutines outside of an encounter.:Ruling
Moving counters is not the same as placing counters.:Ruling
Chum's ability refers to the next time the Runner encounters a piece of ice, not the next piece of ice itself.:Ruling
If the Runner chooses to resolve Woman in the Red Dress before Vigil and the Corporation uses the effect to draw up to his/her hand size, Vigil will resolve and draw the Runner a card.:Ruling
Self-destruct's ability causes the server to cease to exist, which immediately ends the run. Thus, effects that last during the run like RSVP stop being active,:Ruling and end-of-run abilities like Stimhack trigger immediately before the trace.:Ruling
Damage is dealt simultaneously after the cards that will be discarded are chosen in the order they will enter the heap.:Ruling If the amount of damage is greater than the number of cards in the Runner's grip, the Runner is flatlined.:Ruling After all the cards have been discarded simultaneously, I've Had Worse triggers if the Runner hasn't flatlined.:Ruling
Leela Patel's ability can trigger in the middle of accessing multiple cards from HQ. The card bounced to HQ can be accessed by any remaining accesses.:Ruling
Which card the Corporation draws and which cards the Corporation puts on the bottom of R&D are open information.:Ruling
The infamous IT Department ruling, in which Lukas initially gave a misleading answer but then corrected himself. IT Department can stack its effects,:Ruling and it is a constant effect that updates as counters are spent,:Ruling, even if the IT Department is then trashed.:Ruling
Andromeda has Underworld Contacts and a Supplier with Dyson Mem Chip on it. Turn begins. Can she get the Underworld credits now? Yes, the Contact was active when the trigger condition was met, so provided the Dyson is installed first you can.
We got a doubt for tournament play today. Do you have to show your face down cards to the enemy after the game is over? Problem is, someone could place an agenda as an ice, and later when he finds a jackson howard, destroy and shuffle. You do not, but the Runner can always ask the Corp to do so. If you think the Corp is cheating, you can call a judge.
If a runner hits a Wormhole, and the only other rezzed ice is another Wormhole, how is the infinite loop resolved? You resolve it as many times as you like, say, 10,000 times, and then move on with the game.
I assume misprinted draft copies are not tourney legal if they change something important like the cards cost, right? Probably shouldn't use them. I wouldn't *stop* someone from using it but they have to play it as a 3 cost card.
Can the ICE Troll be trashed using Spooned, Knifed, or Forked? I would imagine not due to 0 subs, but just wanted to make sure.
Given that, sorry to beat the old Femme horse, but how does she interact with Komainu + Forked? Does Komainu trash as Femme's ability triggered on encounter, or do the subs still appear post-bypass Or does the bypass on encounter override the encounter as if it never happened? Or something else? If you encounter it you break zero subs which is all. If you bypass ice you don't break subs, wouldn't resolve on the Komainu.
FAQ 1.5.35 seems incorrect given new understanding of ability types. As ST triggers at 4.4 and Siphon isn't triggered, doesn't ST replace access with creds before Siphon would ever come into play? Yeah that's the way it works now.
any answer on using Grap hook to break subs on an ICE other than one being encountered? Expect no but would love confirmation You can't break subs outside of an encounter. This will be in the next FAQ.
If a runner has passed and not broken RSVP during a run. If Self Destruct is rezzed and used can the runner spend credits? The Runner can spend credits since the run has ended under current FAQ; the server no longer exists.
Take next step, if Self-Destruct ends run, does Stimhack brain damage happen before the trace? After? Where? Timing would matter in case with use Stimhack, 1 card in grip, Ekomind and Deus X in play. The Stimhack would resolve first which would mean you couldn't use the Deus X.
If you are dealt nonlethal dmg by a Scorch and the first card discarded is IHW do you have to wait until all dmg is done b4 draw? Yes you wait. The damage is taken at once, but you do need to establish the order the cards are trashed.
IOW, is rezzing ice part of the paid ability window or separate? Unclear whether only non-ice rezzes are inside the window. Rezzing is part of the same window. You can rez and boost with IT Dept. before the Runner Parasites.
If I have two (or more) Self-destructs in the same server, can I blow them up in a way that the runner takes more than 3 damage? Correct! [No once triggered a paid ability must fully resolve. 1st SD would trash other while resolving]
3 counter IT Dept. Is it: -2 counters = +5 strength (3+2), or -2 counters = +3 strength (3 counters on ITD incl. those removed)? There is reason to use IT Dept with 3 counters on an ice. 2 counters makes it +2 and +2. Only spending 3 gives +3. Also, if you have more than 3 counters on IT Dept you can still get more strength for one ice.
Snatch & Grab - does Runner take a trash to prevent trace or to prevent result of trace? Can the Runner prevent the tag w/ NACH? If you prevent the tag then the first part is not prevented and you lose the connection.
if Whizzard is under Cerebral Static, he still has his old credits. Can he spend them on anything since the restriction is blank? Nope. The credits have no way to be spent since they are not part of the credit pool.
Some say Tricks of Light can move advancement tokens off scored agendas cos rulebook doesn't say to remove them when scored... Youre right. Cant do it. Trick of Light implies that the card is installed; safe to assume counters are removed from scored agendas.