Slash and Burn Agriculture

Slash and Burn Agriculture 4/2

Agenda: Expansion - Expendable

[click], 1[credit], reveal and trash this agenda from HQ: Place 2 advancement counters on 1 installed card that you can advance.

Acres of rainforest live or die by quarterly revenue projections.
Illustrated by Vitalii Ostaschenko
Decklists with this card

The Automata Initiative (tai)

#57 • English
Startup Card Pool
Standard Card Pool
Standard Ban List (show history)

What an agenda. Audacity copies 4 - 6? It does suck if this is the only agenda you have in your hand though, rather than literally anything else. It also requires you to basically have 2 agendas in hand to make use of this, so it's an audacity that requires protection, and isn't going to give the runner immediate depression when they run HQ when you have 5 points and they find this instead of Audacity. Might be pretty balanced for what it does, but Runners are going to be pressuring HQ more than ever against Weyland, especially in decks that run this.

(The Automata Initiative era)

Slash and Burn Agriculture is the quadruply-advanceable double-advancer: it will be two advancement counters when you need them (eg. when you're holding have fast-advanceable agendas) and it can be two agenda points when you want those (eg. when you're holding fast-advancing operations, or sitting on well-protected servers, or so on).

Compare: A single-click “tutor-or-advance” operation (cf. Pivot), like:

Choose one:
• Place 2 advancement counters on
  1 installed card that you can advance.
• Search R&D for 1 card you can advance
  and reveal it. Add that card to HQ.

While “expending” a piece of ice (Tree Line) or an upgrade (Angelique Garza Correa) costs the draw, “expending” this agenda also risks two agenda points: It's a faceup agenda in Archives!


  • Audacity (as @RKruler14 says), which also places two advancement counters inexpensively and unconditionally, and can also risk agendas from HQ.
  • Success and Oberth Protocol, which forfeit agendas for advancement.
  • Hollywood Renovation, an agenda which advances other advanceables.

Flavor: Slash-and-burn agriculture is the cutting and burning of a forest to make a farm, which will (for a year) have richer soil from the ash and fewer weeds or pests.

Most of the Amazon Rainforest is in Brazil, where there's extreme deforestation for cattle ranches and soybean farms (partially via slash-and-burn).

(The Automata Initiative era)