T400 Memory Diamond

T400 Memory Diamond 2[credit]

Hardware: Chip
Influence: 0

+1[memory unit]

You get +1 maximum hand size.

LLDS still holds the patent, but good tech attracts knockoffs.
Illustrated by Elizaveta Sokolova
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I feel like a lot of people are sleeping on this card when they should not.

neutral zero influence +mu is great if you don't have the influence for Akamatsu Mem Chip or DZMZ Optimizer, which are good and worthwhile spends of influence are are more reliable if all you care about is fulfilling your MU needs efficiently.

HOWEVER, do NOT sleep on the second sentence on this card. +1 max hand size on a non-unique hardware is better than you think. despite the obvious thing people have pointed out as it makes any card draw you run better because it's less you have to discord, but a lot of people are forgetting having a bigger grip size helps you not die to kill! Not only is it more cushion against net/meat damage, +1 max hand size can effectively cancel out the effects of any brain dmg you get! the MU is just great upside on top of that, especially since this is non-unique you can get a lot of value from having these in your rig.

So assuming you need a source of cheap non-console MU that saves you a bit of influence, this is a good card to run because it also provides the upside of potentially helping protect you a bit from kill, and especially for effectively counteracting brain damage, just by having it in your rig, and it gets better depending on what you're playing for draw power, and how much help your deck might need v.s. kill, especially if you're going "tag me". and hey, If you run Aesop's Pawnshop, you can always get rid of it when you don't need it anymore!

(System Update 2021 era)

If you have no influence for DZMZ Optimizer and you need additional after installing whatever console you choose to install, then T400 Memory Diamond is there to help you out. On top of that, you get to have more card in hand. Maybe saving you from double Neurospike or double Punitive Counterstrike.

Of course, paying 2 is not cheap, so you better make those worth it. Unless you are going for a deck that need a big hand size.

The additionnal hand size is not to be understated. Just like for the corp, it allow you have more options in hand to counter the corp. It also let you draw a lot of cards before needing to discard a card.

The art is nice and easy to see on the table. The quote is flavorful. The card feels good.

(System Update 2021 era)

April 2024 Startup Review If you’re an Anarch right now, then unless you want to spend quite a bit of influence or are Sebastião Souza Pessoa: Activist Organizer, this is going to be your console. Amanuensis is only for a specific kind of deck and Carnivore is expensive, has an expensive ability and has lost Steelskin Scarring to make it really do work. For half the cost of Carnivore, T400 gives you the same extra Mu and an additional ability that will always be somewhat helpful. But the biggest upside is that additional copies aren’t dead in your hand - you can increase your Mu even more (great for having multiple viruses out at once) and build up your damage resistance at the same time.

(Rebellion Without Rehearsal era)