Players secretly and simultaneously choose 4 Program Cards from their hand of 8. These 4 Program Cards will represent the 4 moves and actions they will make during the round.
The players then lay them out faceup, in order from left to right in the area above their Player Card (called the “Program Area”). Then each card is immediately covered by a face-down unused card to keep them secret from the other players.
It is important that the row of Program Cards is parallel to the Zone Cards in the Arena. The orientation matters!