The Artist

♦ The Artist 4[credit]

Resource: Connection
Influence: ●●●●●

Use each ability on this resource only once per turn.

click: Gain 2credit.

click: Install a program or piece of hardware, paying 1credit less.

"...then let me paint you a picture."
Illustrated by Wyn Lacabra
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Downfall (df)

#27 • English
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Mini Modded and a Magnum Opus click on demand! This card is quitessential shaper goodness!

The upfront cost is not insignificant, but seeing as how you can use both effects of The Artist during the same turn, it will pay itself back in no time. With its enormous versatility I expect to see this in a ton of shaper builds, but with 5 influence it probably won't see play elsewhere.

Also, can we just appreciate that artwork for a second? Absolutely stunning! Welcome back, Kate.

(System Core 2019 era)
The big question is this vs. ProCo. Since they're both click-hungry, which decks would prefer The Artist and which decks would prefer ProCo? —
Why not both? They are both good targets for Career Fair and you can use The Artist to install one of the cards you draw into. —
Note : Az can via Hostage ask her "mama" to help ^^. GPI Net Tap install for 1 cred, draw with Masterwork, gain 2 —
put DJ Fenris into Hayley + The Class Act and u got her aunts too ^^ —
Just as a point of clarification for the comments, as a character, Az's pronouns are he/his. So it'd be asking his mama to help and getting his aunts! :) —
Anyone know the significance of the peculiarly different wording on this card from Modded and Kate? Does this reduce additional credit costs imposed on programs or hardware? —
@Theyos, I think it's just more efficient wording. 6 words on Modded vs 3 here. —

A good, flexible card that helps you get some cheap programs out early and supports your economy. Don't see it as a Magnum Opus replacement because its "once per turn" restriction does not allow the same MO burst. Get this out and install cheap Rezekis, which you will later sell with Spec Work.

(Uprising era)