thoughts on corp cards, reposted from Reddit.
CPC Mining Contract: Great in AoT which likes to rez lots of roids for cheap. Still pretty good elsewhere. Could replace Advanced Concept Hopper in HB.
MCA Austerity: Good card and annoying for the runner. Too bad it enables the “you aren’t even playing” archetype of CI. Might work in Jemison as some sort of He3 shenanigan enabler.
Restoration: Works best with important assets/upgrades/ICE that get trashed. Cheat the downside by ensuring you only have one in archives at a time. Crappy prelacement for Interns, i guess.
Breached Dome: Shock 456 for about a month(?), then becomes Shock 123. Slightly less good, but definitely usable.
Sandstorm: One free AgInfusion Proc! This is pretty sweet if you can pull off the Excalibur combo, and it is a trap ICE that doesnt have crap strength!
Enhanced AR: Great. More CtM help is EXACTLY what we needed. It is a 3/1, but in asset spam I’d gladly score at least 1 of these. Plus the art is pretty cool.
Planned Power Outage: An interesting current. There are ways to get around the downside, such as using Bryan Stinson on the economy operations, or doing away with operations entirely in favor of drip economy, so I think this could be a great card in SPARK! For strangulating the runner’s credit pool.
TLA: Scary on demand tag. Only works if you are SUPER rich, because the costing on this is horrible. Combos nicely with HHN or a Midseasons they managed to partially negate. Aaron Moron makes this sad, obviously.
Priority: Does Happy Dance YYYEEEESSS! Instant Mausolus Spookyness! Instantly Free Space ICE! OMGWHY Colossus! Funnily, this card has the same effect as Mushin, but for the opposite purpose. Mushin eschews scoring servers for enhanced shell games, and this card jump starts your scoring server! Nice!
Fractal: Expensive, Skorpios Glacier support. The thing is, Skorpios isn’t a huge fan of Glacier. Might be a 1 of somewhere? I can’t ever see myself using this as Part of a core strategy.
Conundrum: Does it punish AI’s hideously? Check. Is it finally out of Yog.0 range? Check. Does it end the run? Check. Literally the only downside is the 8 cost, which sucks, but is totally worth it if they have AI stupidity. Pretty awesome card.