Pivot 1[credit]

Operation: Double
Trash: 3
Influence: 2

As an additional cost to play this operation, spend [click].

Search R&D for 1 operation or agenda and reveal it. (Shuffle R&D after searching it.) Add that card to HQ.

Threat 3 → You may play or install 1 card from HQ. (This ability is active if any player has 3 or more agenda points.)

Illustrated by Mauricio Herrera
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The Automata Initiative (tai)

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  • Updated 2023-10-04

    Does playing Pivot and then playing an operation as part of resolving Pivot count as 2 operations for the purpose of Wage Workers granting an extra click?

    No. Playing an operation with Pivot’s threat ability is not the “: Play an operation.” action.

  • Updated 2023-10-08

    Can the Corp use an expendable ability like Slash and Burn Agriculture with the second half of Pivot’s effect?



This card is basically fixed Consulting Visit. Still a Double, still can be used to tutor and play an important Operation like a second Punitive Counterstrike or Oppo Research, but now requires Threat 3 to compress that second click into a Play (because really, what are you going to install with this?), conveniently just the right number for a double Punitive play. The big balancing measure on this is the trash cost, making this a risky card to hold in HQ for a combo tutor. Notably the card has some additional flexibility as a regular tutor, so you can get your combo piece before-hand but will telegraph that you have it in advance. Could be nice in a Red Planet Beale deck to get 1xs of Red Planet Couriers or Biotic Labor or even Project Beale since that combo needs a full turn anyway, but the deck I run is pretty tight on influence so I mostly just use NBN's native draws and draw filters.

(The Automata Initiative era)