Whampoa Reclamation

Whampoa Reclamation 3[credit]

Asset: Corporation
Trash: 3
Influence: 2

Trash 1 card from HQ: Add 1 card from Archives to the bottom of R&D. Use this ability only once per turn.

"Whampoa is the largest and meanest Earth-based mining concern on Mars. They put bodies and waste in the ground as fast as they pull minerals out." - Alice Merchant
Illustrated by James Ives
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  • Updated 2024-04-12

    ANCUR UFAQ [Michael Boggs]

    Can the Corp use the ability on Whampoa Reclamation to add the card used to pay for the ability to the bottom of R&D?


    Can the Corp use Whampoa Reclamation while there are no cards in Archives?

    No. The effect of the ability does not have the potential to change the game state.


An obvious Jackson Howard replacement, it has a few things over Jackson while suffering a few disadvantages

Pros vs. Jackson:

Useful at any time: Jackson Howard doesn't work during a Legwork run. Whampoa Reclamation can quickly trash your agenda to prevent it from being stolen.

Adds to the bottom of R&D- Useful for burying agendas rather than shuffling, where they may be put right on top

Doesn't RFG itself, can be Friends in High Places'd

Is Neutral, can trigger Indian Union Stock Exchange.

Discards that Vanilla you don't need to recycle that trashed BOOM!

Doesn't require overdrawing or Reuse

Cons vs. Jackson

Get one less use, assuming you do it on your turn and the runners. Only filters 2 cards.

Costs 3 more to rez

An extra influence for everyone

The extra influence is probably the most painful thing, but I feel the corps will adapt. I don't think this is the "true" Jackson replacement, I think Preemptive Action edges this out, but it can be a nice support for other "Half Jacksons" we've been getting, like Alexa Belsky, Special Report, etc.

(Blood and Water era)
Good review! —
"Cons vs. Jackson Get one less use, assuming you do it on your turn and the runners. Only filters 2 cards." Every turn. I played this at my games night this week and recycled many cards. Including the other copy of Whampoa that was trashed. They just kept coming back. —
The disadvantage was assuming it was always trashed, obviously that will not always be the case, but without protection, it is the most realistic. —
With Industrial Genomics ID Whampoa Reclamation trash cost is subjected to additional cost of my face-down archive? —