Give & Take
Activist Support attempts to put a lot of attention upon a badly behaving corporation, such efforts make the activists stand out more possibly gaining the attention of the corp. With the give & take that Activist Support offers first to the corp (unless the runner can avoid the tag) it could potentially be a significant financial boon to the runner offering up to a possible 4s per turn (bad publicity produces 1 to be spent during a run, x4 = 4), while opening up the runner to the whatever the corp can do with the tags.
Tag-me & Tax the corp Reina Roja: Freedom Fighter is an example of an ID that could especially benefit from Activist Support. With her ability to tax the corp when rezzing ice along with perhaps Rook for even more tax etc a runner could run to make the corp poor install Activist Support and perhaps some other resources like Data Leak Reversal, Raymond Flint Joshua B. etc) then eat the tag and watch the corp struggle to recover, does the corp spend 2 for then trash a resource (if he chooses Activist Support? Great! (cost to runner? & 1) if Activist Support isn't trashed, well then bring on the bad publicity.
Tag-me-not: Alternatively if the runner is not prepared to pursue a tag-me strategy Decoy, Forger, New Angeles City Hall or Qianju PT can be used to keep the tag away so that Activist Support can confer it's benefit while it's negatives are negated.
(Did I miss something obvious, I'd appreciate suggestions in the comments below, I may add it to this review)
Can potentially supplement the runner's economy up to 4 per turn if Activist Support is able to land bad publicity on to the corp
It typically costs the corp more to Activist Support than the runner has invested in it.
Tags can be avoided via certain combos (see Tag-me-not above)
First tag can be assigned which in turn lets the corp trash Activist Support, potentially the runner may never see the corp get the bad publicity that Activist Support was installed to cause. So unless the runner has a way to avoid the tag(s), Activist Support puts the corp in the drivers seat
If corp is prepared to take advantage of tags, the runner might be in for some trouble
Playing tag-me corporate tax agent can be fun but comes specifically at the risk of being flatlined or having some other tag-induced disaster befall the runner. Go tag-me or tag-me not, either-way Activist Support is an econ card that can fit into certain decks but certainly not all.
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