Kingmaking 4/2

Agenda: Research

When you score this agenda, draw up to 3 cards. You may add 1 agenda worth 1 or less agenda points from HQ to your score area.

“We are close, so close, to the endgame now, my friends. If we can convert just three more, the Automata Initiative is all but through the senate.”
—The Holo Man
Illustrated by Olie Boldador
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Rebellion Without Rehearsal (rwr)

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  • Updated 2024-05-26

    Can the Corp choose to draw 0 cards after scoring Kingmaking?

    Yes. “Up to 3” means the Corp can draw 0, 1, 2, or 3 cards.


This isn’t a review, I’m just wondering if anyone else thinks that ‘1 or less agenda points’ doesn’t sound quite right and it would be better for this card to say ‘1 or fewer’? I think the reason I may be thinking that is because people tend to use fewer when referring to a plural (points in this case).

(Rebellion Without Rehearsal era)

yeah, I think either "one or fewer agenda points" or "one agenda point or less" sounds a little better, but "one or less agenda points" doesn't even sound bad to me to be honest (because of how colloquially interchangeable "less" and "fewer" are).

I have always said that 4/2 agendas need to be incredibly strong to see play. And I think Kingmaking might just be up there. If you build your deck correctly, this is essentially a 4/3 but without giving the runner a big boost like Improved Protein Source or the downside of being unable to fast advance it with something like Vladisibirsk City Grid as with Vulnerability Audit.

Ofcourse there is a downside to it, which is that you might not have a 1-pointer in hand at the time of scoring. But then again, between your mandatory draw and the 3 cards this draws, your chances of seeing one are pretty high. And worst case scenario, it still draws you 3 cards, which is probably an upside (unless you draw into a ton of non-1-point agendas).

So yeah, great agenda that will probably see play in specific NBN decks.

(Rebellion Without Rehearsal era)