♦ Cookbook 1[credit]

Resource: Virtual
Influence: ●●●○○

Whenever you install a virus program, you may place 1 virus counter on it.

"It waits on an unlabelled memstrip far below the deepest hab. Angry, desperate souls seek it out, hungry for power to change a brutal world. Once they can stomach no more bitter revenge, they return to that nameless tunnel, the book a recipe thicker."
—Heinlein urban legend
Illustrated by Cat Shen
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Do you play more than 6 virus cards? Are you in the anarch faction? Then you should only ask the question : why do I not play Cookbook?

The value is great! With Botulus, it allow you to break most ices on the same turn you install it. With Fermenter, you get 2 more, paying for itself. With Imp, you can trash a third card, getting more value (especially for René "Loup" Arcemont: Party Animal).

At 3 influences, you must have a very specific deck to justify using Cookbook out of faction.

Like most support card, there is few reason to have 3 of them in a deck, unless getting it early is part of the win con of your deck.

Great art, great flavor, great effect, great card.

(System Update 2021 era)