Special Offer

Special Offer 1[credit]

Ice: Trap - Advertisement
Strength: 3
Influence: 2

[subroutine] The Corp gains 5[credit]. Trash Special Offer.

"If I didn't know better, I'd say they got the better end of that deal." -John Masanori
Illustrated by Hannah Christenson
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Data and Destiny (dad)

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This is a great card in Spark Agency: Worldswide Reach decks to generate credit advantage for the corp. If it's the first advertisement rezzed that turn, the credit swing increases to 5 credits.

This advantage in turn can be used to bring trashed advertisements (including itself!) back with Ad Blitz, to fuel an Ash 2X3ZB9CY in a scoring server, or to rez expensive pieces of ice.

A good placement of the ice is right in front of a piece of ice such as Tollbooth. This may allow a sudden rez of a piece of ice that the runner was not expecting (since runners may face-check servers based on the corp's credit count).

For cautious runners meanwhile, the mere placement of the ice may be sufficient to deter them from making some early game runs.

It will be interesting to see the devious ways players devise over time to make best use of this trap ice!

(Data and Destiny era)
52
I put chum in front of this in a recent game, that was fun! —

When Ob Superheavy Logistics came to the meta, Special Offer started to see play again. Before, it is exactly like @Hayati said in the review, it was mainly used in Spark Agency: Worldswide Reach and sometime elsewhere (by janky players).

In faction, it is a Hedge Fund that hide as an ice. Making it a deterrent in the early game. Because of its function, it is a good way to create an unexpected credit differential, but that seldom change the maths, except when placed in front of an ice and the runner expect you to NOT be able to rez the next ice. Still, bluffing is part of the game and this ice helps with that.

But in Ob Superheavy Logistics, it shine. With or without tutoring, it will trash itself, give 5 AND fetch a 0 cost card (like Spin Doctor or Prisec). This makes this ice very valuable for Ob Superheavy Logistics.

Fun art and fun quote for this fun ice.

(Parhelion era)
3790