Balanced Coverage

Balanced Coverage 1[credit]

Asset: Seedy
Trash: 3
Influence: 1

When your turn begins, you may choose a card type to look at the top card of R&D. If that card has the chosen type, you may reveal it and gain 2[credit].

"A lively but peaceful crowd of concerned counter-protesters have come out to—damn it, cut! Can we get the sledgehammer out of the frame?"
Illustrated by Ferenc Patkós
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The Automata Initiative (tai)

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  • Updated 2023-10-04

    What card types can the Corp choose for Balanced Coverage?

    The card types that can be in R&D are agenda, asset, ice, operation, and upgrade. The Corp is also allowed to choose card types that cannot be in R&D, despite lower chances of seeing the named type.

  • Updated 2023-10-04

    Do you have to reveal the card to gain the 2?



Note: This is purely a flavor review.

This card is a wonderful callback to many now-rotated cards from Order and Chaos and Democracy and Dogma from the Mumbad Cycle.

Amongst the protestors we can see a placard insisting Clones are People Too, while another once again demands "Freedom Through Equality", neatly referencing both of the agenda-point currents introduced in Democracy and Dogma.

In the meanwhile the counter-protestors count amongst their number the activist from Human First, the hooded protestor from I've Had Worse with the Haas ≠ Humans placard, and of course, Edward Kim, sporting a new Brazilian tan (It's since been pointed out that Kim has only one hand, unlike the man in the picture, so this is probably not him and more likely someone taking up the iconic Humanity Labor pose). contains a higher-resolution image for those who want to look for other references to past cards.

(The Automata Initiative era)

I don't think that's Edward Kim. The hammer guy has both hands in this shot, whereas Kim distinctly has only one hand, his left arm ending in a stub. Maybe that's changed in the time since he busted out of Order and Chaos, though. I haven't kept track of any more he's been a part of. The rest of your review is spot-on, though.

Ah, I didn't notice that, thanks!

i thought it was kim too.