Agenda: Security • Adv: 3 • Score: 1

Whenever the Runner searches his or her stack or installs a card from his or her heap, he or she must trash a card from his or her grip at random.

Haas-Bioroid • Sander Mosk • Salsette Island 66
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Personality Profiles
Rulings
  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Does Personality Profiles trigger when the search for Hostage begins or after a connection is found and added to the Runner’s grip?

    When the search initiates, before the Runner looks at the stack.

Reviews

Personality Profiles will totally shut down inconvenience any runner attempt to search their Stack or install a card from Heap. Although this card is targeted against decks it can also impact and decks too.

It can put the hurt on annoying Shaper plays but is almost a dead card against the other two runner factions. Now dead cards are tolerable when they are vital in your meta and can be discarded against irrelevant match ups but not when it's an agenda.

As a 3/1 that gives maximum value when scored early Personality Profiles asks a lot of the corp. It asks the corp to invest 1 card, 4, 3 and a scoring remote to bring it into action. It also risks an Agenda point for the runner as well whenever it is stolen.

Generally I think Chronos Project is a stronger choice since it completely eliminates any recursion of removed cards. However against the highly popular Hayley ID Personality Profiles could have a high impact, since the card that is discarded could be the one that she was planning to install with her ID ability.

Note: It is possible to play around this effect by installing with an empty Grip, but that is hardly a safe way to play.

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Don't forget [Replicator](/en/card/02088), especially with the new combo card [Bazaar](/en/card/10065). —
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