Event: Job • Cost: 0 • Influence: 1

Trash up to 5 programs from your grip. Gain 2 for each program trashed.

"Idealism's great, but it don't keep you in soybeef tacos." -Matt "TheMerc" Thomas
Shaper • Jason Rumpff • Creation and Control 33
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Freelance Coding Contract
Reviews

Freelance Coding Contract suffers from one fact : it’s in the faction that has Self-modifying Code and Test Run. As this, when deck building, players put generally 1x of each program, rarely more except for SMC.

So when playing such a deck, you will unlikely have a load of program you want to feed this card. Either it’s early game and you’d rather install them, or it’s late game and they’re installed. Of course, there’s Clone Chip, but you’re probably more willing to use it for recursing Parasite, Sharpshooter or a lost program than for making some shenanigans with this card for money and further usage.

Also, when doing that, you trash a certain number of card, and emptying their hand is not something the Runners like to do. They have then to click for drawing, so it’s money against tempo. Not great.

This may have been designed to complement Quality Time in program-heavy decks. Of course, Clone Chip lets you pull out those programs you discarded pretty easily, as does Test Run. I can see the new NetChip bring about the huge program rig deck, which could allow for this card to make an appearance. —