Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking 1[credit]

Influence: ○○○○

Trash up to 5 of your installed cards. Draw 1 card for each card trashed (or 2 cards for each card trashed if you trashed at least 1 directive).

Adam raised the hammer. He was free.
Illustrated by Del Borovic
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Data and Destiny (dad)

#38 • English
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I'm struggling to find a reason to include this card in an Adam Deck.

Puncture any ice for 2 clicks +e3 to tear that hole wide open- too valuable to lose

I've got to run- oh I wanted to do that anyway +mitigated by Lovegood on the turns where I REALLY need to do something else.

2 card HQ accesses (+legwork) - too valuable to lose

I've got to trash cards - oh i wanted to do that anyway

free card draw - too valuable to lose

Tiny hand- is bad, but mitigated by brainchip

If you trash directives you start to turn Adam into a blank ID with a tiny card pool.... why are you playing him? -and you know what? this is card draw... he already has card draw included in his directives,... which this wants you to trash... thus making him worse overall....

aaaaaand.... his directives dont take up a slot in his deck.... orrrrrr cost a credit to play....

(Kala Ghoda era)
The only reason I see to play this card in Adam is as a Stimhack for Faust. It can be a decent splash in Apocolypse decks as a way of getting your face down cards into the heap though. —
Near the end of the game, knocking out Safety First along with a bunch of other cards (noting that EVERY card trashed is worth two draws if ANY card trashed was a directive) can be a significant boon. One draw per turn isn't that much if the game is only going to go for another two or three turns. This is especially true if you have brainchip and a lot of Agenda points (as you will if the game is close to ending!) —