Agenda: Research • Adv: 3 • Score: 2

When you score Project Beale, place 1 agenda counter on it for every 2 advancement tokens on it over 3.

Project Beale is worth 1 additional agenda point for each agenda counter on it.

NBN • Matt Zeilinger • Future Proof 115
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Project Beale

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A little math for those of us who sometimes forget how many counters = how many points on Beale. I know in the heat of the game, I have forgotten. The formula at the bottom is a friendly and helpful reminder.

3 Counters = 2 points

5 Counters = 3 points

7 Counters = 4 points

9 Counters = 5 points

11 Counters = 6 points

13 Counters = 7 points

(# of Advancement Counters/2), then round up.

Just a note for any newer players, SanSan City Grid doesn't reduce the number of advancement tokens needed on Beale to have it be worth extra points. If you install a Beale in a remote with a rezzed SanSan then you can score it on 2 advancement tokens to have it be worth 2 agenda points but you'll still need to 5 advancement tokens to make it worth 3 agenda points, 7 tokens for 4 agenda points and so on.

The most common use of Project Beale seems to just be to use it off of the Astro-train (AstroScript Pilot Program to score it for a win because once you've the Astro-train going you're scoring out of hand even without a SanSan. I've rarely seen it advanced for anything other than it's base agenda value with the exception of some Trick of Light or with Shipment from SanSan magic.

Then apparently you've never witnessed PsychoBeale? Midseasons for 10+ tags, then psychographics to score Beale out for 5+ points. —
Beale is also nice if you remember that it's a 3 for 2 that can also be a 5 for 3 should the situation demand it. I do like bluffing it out one-advanced as a NAPD and then Astro'ing it for a 3 pointer. —
@Bigguyforyou518 - I haven't actually seen that in a long time and even then I don't think it's ever been played against me. And now in a post Film Critic world it's probably going to be seen even less. —
Also note it's still a 5/3 (or 7/4... etc) even if your opponent has the Source or Chakana out. —
I actually really enjoy over scoring Beale. Being able to score only 3 agenda's when the runner needs 4 is one of my favourite things about NBN —
Yeah in some respects it's a more flexible GFI. And I did once see someone hardadvance a Beale up to 6 points. (I still won.) —
Looking for confirmation regarding the name of the card. Inspired by one of the characters in ?? —
@vesper I suspect you are correct regarding the name. Good catch! —