ICE: Sentry - Tracer - Destroyer • Rez: 7 • Strength: 5 • Influence: 2

subroutine Trace4– If successful, the runner cannot access any cards during this run.

subroutine Trash 1 icebreaker.

Errata from FAQ 4.0

Haas-Bioroid • Andreas Zafiratos • Terminal Directive 36
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Holmegaard
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Rulings
  • UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Does the trace for the subroutine on Holmegaard need to be successful to stop the Runner from accessing cards?

    Yes. Interpret the text as if it said "If successful".

    Designer's Note: Errata for this card will be issued in the next FAQ.

    If the subroutine on Holmegaard resolves, can the Runner still use an access replacement effect like Security Testing?

    No. The Runner cannot access any cards, so the access cannot be replaced with anything.

Reviews

Ready...Aim...Fire!

Holmegaard is a piece of HB ICE that hasn't got much popularity recently, which is a bit sad, because this is not a bad ICE by any means. Let's compare it to its more popular cousin Ichi 1.0.

Pros:

5 strength is nothing to sneeze at compared to Ichi'1 4

Trace 4: No access is a fantastic subroutine compared to Ichi's Pitiful Trace 1

EDIT: Trace does stop Indexing, or other "instead of access" run events

Program trashing subroutines are always welcome

is not a bioroid, cannot be clicked through like Ichi can, will almost always punish a facecheck with a trash

Cons:

7 rez cost is a little steep

Program trash is limited to an ICEbreaker, which is marginal due to the fact that you always target icebreakers with trashing subs anyway, save for the occasional Magnum Opus

Overall I think this is a pretty good ICE that complements HB nicely.

(Crimson Dust era)
For anti-facecheck ice the 7 rez is rather hard. Runners tend to look at your bank account before running without a killer or AI. Ichi also has one more sub which means it's probably 1 more cred to break all subs, making up largely for the 1 lower strength. And because Holmegaard is not a bioroid it doesn't get any help from bioroid support cards and identity abilities like HB:ST (which is the new core HB ID). —
Just a quick note on the Indexing. According to UFAQ if the runner can't access they also can't replace that access with an "instead of access" ability. Therefore I'd say Holmegaard does indeed stop, for instance, Indexing. —
The Eater and Keyhole interaction would suggest that Holmegaard doesn't stop Indexing. —
It doesn't. Eater specifically allows you access a number of cards - that is 0 - instead of just making you unable to access anything, so that you can still use it to slam in replacement effects such as Indexing, Siphon or Keyhole. Holmegaard's subroutine flat-out prevents access, so no replacement effect can take place. You only get the successful run credit - which is relevant for things such as, say, Temujin or Emergency Shutdown, but you can't hit someone with an Indexing through that. —
Ah yes, you're right Gargulec. For some reason I thought the subroutine on Holmegaard was similar to the one on SYNC BRE, where the Runner accesses 1 less card. —