Operation: Double • Cost: 3 • Influence: 3

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Reveal up to 5 cards in HQ to the Runner. Gain 2credit for each card revealed.

When Miranda Rhapsody showed up with a teacup giraffe, suddenly everybody wanted one.
Jinteki • Matt Zeilinger • Revised Core Set 89
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Celebrity Gift
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This card kicks ass.

With Celebrity Gift you're basically selling information to the Runner for , which might sound a bit questionable at first due to Netrunner being all about information, but that would be ignoring how much Netrunner is just as much about misinformation. This is one of my favourite cards in the game because it is just useful, intelligently designed, game-changing fun. And, with it now being implemented into the Revised Core Set, anyone will be able to use this cheeky sod right out of the gate.

Looking at the basic fundamentals of the card, Celebrity Gift costs 3 s and takes two s to install; as a in its lowest form is a , let's go with the idea that Celebrity Gift is going to cost you 5 s. Because of this, you're going to need to reveal at least 3 cards from your hand in order for this card to be worth playing, although, realistically, you're probably going to reveal your entire hand because, well, why wouldn't you? If you do this, you will gain 10 s from 2 s, which is crazy.

This allows for Celebrity Gift to be a big economic benefit to Jinteki -- it's home faction -- as well as whatever other faction you're likely to shove it into, although this is probably much less worthwhile due to the influence cost and your option for other, cheaper alternatives such as Hedge Fund, Successful Demonstration, or Medical Research Fundraiser, even though I would recommend Celebrity Gift for more than just its economic benefit.

Celebrity Gift's best feature is that it allows you to seriously mess with the mind of your opponent, making them wonder what the hell you're actually planning to do with all that crap in your hand.

Show them a hand full of traps? They'll avoid your HQ, which is good; allowing you to guard it safely or bung them wherever you like, making the Runner think twice before they run anything, which is really good.

Show them a hand full of agendas? They'll rush your HQ, which is bad; unless you booby trap your HQ beforehand, which is good.

Show them a mixture of both? They'll be considering either of the above, which is great; until you then install one of those revealed cards into a remote server, tearing their mind in two, which is fantastic.

Celebrity Gift is all about screwing with your opponent and getting paid, two things that should never go underappreciated in Android: Netrunner. You're dangling a carrot in front of the Runner to get them to give chase, and when they do, you pull the carrot away and kick them in the face.

Also, the artwork is adorable, goddamn.

(Sovereign Sight era)
This can pair well with [Cerebral Imaging: Infinite Frontiers](/en/card/03001) as you have more control on the information you sell. You can filter out your agendas for cash. —