Frame Job

Frame Job 1[credit]

Event: Double
Influence: 2

As an additional cost to play this event, spend [click].

Forfeit an agenda. If you do, give the Corp 1 bad publicity.

"Bioroid intrusion isn't impossible, despite the bluster of Haas-Bioroid. But it is dangerous." -Noise
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Since you have to forfeit an agenda, you must have a pretty solid reason to play this card.

Therefore, I see 3 main uses for it:

1) To get rid of useless or harmful agenda like Shi.Kyū and Domestic Sleepers. Is the Bad Pub worth more than the 9 from Data Dealer? Probably. If you run every turn and can play it early it’s way better than data dealer. Both cost 2 influence, so for Shapers it’s a matter of choice: criminals have other reason to choose Frame Job over Data Dealer.

2) To give Bad publicity to the corp. If the recurring credit every run is doesn’t worth the forfeit of agenda point, the bad pub might have other more desirable effects. Allowing Itinerant Protesters and Raymond Flint? Maybe. Blackmail? OH YEAH! By sacrificing 1 point you can blackmail into remote and score 2 or 3 point: totally worth it!

3) With Iain Stirling: Retired Spook, it’s a good way to stay behind in the agenda count and still get the 2 credits per turn.

Since Honor and profit, Frame Job a M.V.P. in my Iain Stirling deck. I sacrifice a one-pointer, get my 2 per turn, plus 1 per run and it allows me to blackmail into remote to score other agenda. Sometime it worth sacrificing an agenda to get better result over time: and Frame Job is the best card for that.

(Order and Chaos era)
The upcoming Fan Site in Old Hollywood also serves as Frame Job fodder! Might see some interesting if not quirky plays with FS, FJ and / or DD. Too bad Iain lacks Influence... —
You're right! Fan site will be a reliable way to play DD and FJ without forfeiting agenda point. For only one influence it's pretty solid. It synergize well with Iain too since you usually want to let the corp score the first agenda. I'll have to find a way to free some influence for it... —
I'm seeing this card more and more lately, and it has yet to actually harm me as the corp. All it does is tip your hand that I should expect Blackmail at some point. I'd love to see this and other bad pub cards get more play, but they're so ridiuclously expensive/finicky to pull off that I'm not sure it's worth it. —