Operation • Cost: 0 • Influence: 2

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"Do you think they…feel it?"
Haas-Bioroid • Gong Studios • Core Set #58
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Archived Memories

One of the few methods of recursion for the corp, Archived Memories is strong for that regard alone. However, it does so with less impact than the other options. Jackson Howard is of course the most well known. Unlike Jackson, it can’t be used in response to a run, unlike Interns it does not install the card, and unlike Reclamation Order it only takes one card back.

Yet of course, Archived Memories is cheaper, not a double event, and does not need to be installed to work. It has its own place as a method for recursion for the corp. It is not a card that has been seen as a crucial linchpin of any deck, but it certainly has a place. That also means it is often the card left just outside the 49 (or 45 or 44 or 40) the final deck list.

(Written during the meta of The Valley, part of the SanSan Cycle. For more reviews like it, visit wyldside.blogspot.com)

"unlike interns it does not install the card" —
"unlike interns it does not install the card" yea but, you can just do that with the seccond click you normally pay for interns. Its an upside not a downside that the card goes through your hand; you can archived for an asset and install another. Flexibillity here is in favor of archived. Every deck that uses interns would (or at least should) switch for archived if it wasn't for the influence cost. I'd never play interns in HB before getting 3 archived —
Well, Interns ignore install cost, so it has a place. —
all the recursion cards have a place. they all just have different places, and that does not make them better or worse than each other, just different —