Operation: Black Ops • Cost: 2 • Influence: 5

Play only if the Runner is tagged.

Do 2 meat damage for each tag the Runner has.

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High-Profile Target
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It seems odd to me that there's no review for High-Profile Target yet, as it seems really strong to me in tag-heavy decks, such as when using any NBN deck, really. In my opinion, SYNC: Everything, Everywhere is the best choice here, though an argument can be made for NBN: Making News. All it takes is 3 tags to win the game with one use of HPT on regular hand size. Hard-Hitting News makes for an especially deadly combo, as it forces the Runner to pay 4 credits, or 6 when using SYNC to avoid the risk of certain death the next turn.

Your options for ICE are Thoth, Data Raven and Gutenberg for tagging. IP Block for dealing with pesky AIs and also to stop tagged Runners. Pachinko is an obvious choice, but Endless EULA is great, especially for economic reasons. Consider using Sub Boost to give your taggers the ability to end turns on top.

Escalate Vitriol, Quantum Predictive Model and Net Quarantine are good agenda options, with Fly on the Wall being a must-have, considering it's one of the few cards to allow you to tag without tracing during your turn.

(NAPD Multiplayer era)
There's probably no review for HPT yet because almost everyone knows the strength of its predecessor, Scorched Earth. It's important to note the differences though: a tag-me deck will never live vs. even a single HPT but splashing HPT is very painful at the full 5 influence. —
In addition, it's important to note that HPT only costs 2 to Scorched's 3 - this means you always have the credit-credit-HPT option available even after your funds have been diverted to 0. —
If you are playing NBN you almost will always prefer BOOM! since realistically 2 tags are needed for kill and with the influence cost as it is. —
There's definitely a case to be made for BOOM!, however setting the cost aside, it also requires an action to be played. Much like BlackCherries pointed out, HPT allows you more flexibility because of it's low cost. —
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And lets not forget, BOOM can be trashed. —
I agree very much that HPT is a very good card, that is a very useful tool for kill decks, but ultimately if you are running an NBN kill deck spending 10-15 influence on HPT is simply not feasible since the review centered around NBN kill strategies. —