CSR Campaign

CSR Campaign 2[credit]

Asset: Advertisement
Trash: 2
Influence: 0

When your turn begins, you may draw 1 card.

“By matching funds on your donations, the Space Elevator Authority has already planted over eight million trees on the Pacific coast. Together we can restore New Angeles to its former glory.”
—Elizabeth Mills
Illustrated by Elizaveta Sokolova
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CSR Campaign is the first known Advertisement that doesn’t directly print money for the Corp. Instead, it can be compared to Illegal Arms Factory in that it helps speed up rush decks (such as green Supermodernism decks). Unlike IAF though, CSR has a few distinct differences:

• It’s free of bad publicity and cheaper to rez but a trash cost that is 4 lower than IAF.

• It has a “may” clause allowing you to choose and pick when you want to trigger it.

• It’s an advertisement (Spark / Ad Blitz come to mind first)

• Zero influence!

What’s the one thing holding CSR back? That measly trash cost of 2. If you’re playing this, you need to find a way to keep it around long enough for it to make a difference – either using your ID ability (IG / CtM), some support cards (Hostile Infrastructure), or by placing it in your scoring remote.

Clickless draw can be very beneficial for Corps that can take full advantage of it and downright frightening for those who cannot. If you plan to play this, make the most of it using high-powered operations, Jinja City Grid, or other draw filters.

(System Core 2019 era)
I'd place this in my Jinja scoring remote in 6 card Azmari. The deck is strong but requires tempo. Drawing into agendas with clicks is bad, since you want to iaa. This is perfect for thar. —
One thing I missed is that DBS will not work with CSR unless you somehow forego your mandatory draw. Will edit my review accordingly. —
So, technically speaking this does work with Daily Business Show (because start-of-turn triggers are before mandatory draw), but the effect is pretty much the same? You'll still just DBS on the first draw. —

Too weak on basically every front to see serious play.

2 rez 2 trash is a very weak asset statline, and needs serious upside at the start of each turn to be worth considering. This is because this statline requires you to protect your investment, as otherwise the runner can quickly trash this for very little. Is it worth protecting?

Consider Anonymous Tip. Like CSR, Anonymous Tip draws cards. However, it costs 0 and draws 3 immediately, instead of over time. It's sometimes stronger to get your draw over a long period of time, but in general the faster the better. In order to draw the same number of cards as Anonymous Tip, this needs to sit on the table for 4 whole turns - and you paid 2 for it.

So you need to make a remote and protect this 2 cost asset for 4 turns in order for it to still be weaker than a card which saw very little play: remember, there's a strictly better version of Anonymous Tip now, and that's still only a pretty good card.

In general, decks which are looking to power draw tend to want a lot of cards very quickly, not a small number of cards over a long period of time. Every faction except Jinteki has a startup-legal card that does the same job, but better: Weyland has Wall to Wall, NBN has Predictive Planogram and Daily Business Show, HB has Red Level Clearance and Tranquility Home Grid, and of course, in standard, every faction has Rashida Jaheem.

(Midnight Sun era)