NAPD Contracts has always been very powerful. I remember when it was first released, I didn’t replace the x3 Market Research in my tagstorm deck because OBVIOUSLY, Market Research was a better fit for the deck if not a better card overall. Now I see how wrong I was since NAPD has enabled a taxing corp strategy to dominate most runners and turn even a low-mid tax deck like NBN Fast Advance into mid-high tax.
I recently played a SHL3 game with NAPD against Valencia and found it much less powerful. I think it will be up to whether or not Valencia is competitive enough, but NAPD might have finally met its match. I would like NAPD to be less powerful since being broke isn’t fun, but I wonder if Valencia is enough to discourage its ubiquity.