“See, the thing is…” The NBN executive tried not to sweat behind his ever-present smile. “There’s this fellow, this one troublesome fellow hacking all our stuff. And see, the darnedest thing is we KNOW where he is, but we just can’t get to him. What do you think we should we do?”
“Hmm…” The man hummed between his touching fingertips. He pondered for a while (two clicks to be exact), and left the room. When he returned he dragged in and slammed a large black crate on the desk, leaping the careful arrangement of toys into the air. “I believe this’ll do it.” The executive laughed nervously, and fumbled the latches with a mix of excitement and nervous anticipation. His eyes widened and he quickly slammed the lid.
“Surely you don’t expect ME to use that?”
“Who else?” The consultant patted him on the back and nodded over to his blond assistant “Josh, open the window.”
“See, man, the thing is…” The Weyland executive tried to not shake beneath his high-elbowed, W-shaped pose; he and his bros called it the Wey-dub. “We got all these things that go Boom(!), like, three of 'em all loaded up and ready. We just can’t find the smug bastard.”
“Hmm…” The man hummed between his touching fingertips. He pondered for a while (two clicks to be exact), and left the room. He came back and slid a small chit across the desk. “Try this. It’s a subscription to the new NBN series called ‘Through the Whizzard’s Window’.”
“Hmm…” The man hummed between his touching fingertips. He pondered for a while (two clicks to be exact), and left the room. He came back holding a sniper.
“Put me down!” She frowned, then straightened her collar as she peered at the contract. Upon seeing the target, her frown deepened. “So…you want me to kill a briefcase?”
“Oh god, yes please. All the briefcases.”
Other fun things possible with CoViz include:
Unleashing a (new and improved) murderous robo-kitty, for much the same as above.
Getting postgraduates to sift through your bins, to recover that crucial card that got trashed the turn before.
And pretty much any edge-caseoperation you might desperately need, but can’t fit multiple copies of in your deck.
At a time when there are any number of crippling threats to ruin your day, being able to grab a timely answer can make a huge difference.
Or perhaps things are going great and you’re swimming in cash, you’ve got most of the pieces you need for that combo sundae, but you’re you’re just lacking that single cherry to finish it off.
And one of the best things about it (which I failed to realise at first) is that it won’t cost you two clicks to play doubles. Consulting Visit covers the click you’d have spent on playing it normally.
Oh, and it can’t be trashed (traditionally) either, so that’s neat!
The only thing I’d caution newer players against is the temptation to dig for economy cards with it. After the ‘finders fee’ of 2 and the additional click, the usual burst of credits will feel more like a (slow) damp fizzle.
This card is amazing though, and after only a few games of being far less beholden to chance than usual, you’ll realise why runners hate it so damned much.