Good card, good quote, but the art could be revised for something more evocative.

Like the other review said, this will combo well with Aesop's Pawnshop. At 1 influence, you can splash it in any faction. Freedom Khumalo: Crypto-Anarchist will benefit from having a versatile card, that can give 3 viruses for 1 creds and give some creds otherwise. This make Cyberfeeder worth it, making the card act like a Easy Mark.

Shaper using Maven will love to have a card that can be install for cheap that give creds on top of it.

Not the most powerful card, but it has a place in multiple archetypes.

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The return of e3 Feedback Implants is great for ID that were underwhelming. Apex: Invasive Predator, Adam: Compulsive Hacker and Quetzal: Free Spirit will greatly benefit from this. The clear winner is Armand "Geist" Walker: Tech Lord, who is incentized to use cards like Grappling Hook.

This will give a big boost to cards like Kongamato and Gbahali.

This card will make a lot of corp sad. Their big bad ices can be passed fro a few creds. Only Tour Guide, Endless EULA and Masvingo (if there is a lot of token on it) will be expensive to pass.

Hopefully, this will give wind in the sails of Apex: Invasive Predator and Adam: Compulsive Hacker. Especially Apex: Invasive Predator, who is so slow to setup.

Finally, I'm glad to see such amazing art come back, along with the nice quote. This is a true criminal card.

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First, let all agree that the art is great and evocative. I don't know if a quote could be used here (although I always prefers when there is one).

Parasite is the better version of Trypano and Chisel. It give yet another ice destruction card to anarch. But the great thing about Parasite is the influence cost. Now, you can easily splash it in criminal and shaper to get some ice destruction.

Shaper are the winner in this. Using Simulchip, they can put #parasite and get rid of an ice, then bring it back again to get rid of another ice, using Simulchip. And with tools like Harmony AR Therapy, this would be a great card to bring back, along with Simulchip, to do the combo again. Now, the ice destruction archetype is not limited to anarch anymore, Shaper can use it too (and maybe better than anarch).

The only real counter to this is Macrophage and Magnet. Of the two, Macrophage would be the best.

It is nice to give Shaper, an underpowered faction, a tool to try a different archetype. Fun time ahead.

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From the Salvaged Memories meta, the return of Medium changed thing the most, along with Indexing.

With Medium, ice destruction, using any anarch tools (including the return of Parasite), will allow the runner to get rid of R&D protection. After which the runner can run run run on R&D, seeing many cards. If Medium was unique, it would be an okay card, but since you can put 3 of them on the board, each run after the first will let the runner see 3 more cards.

Medium combine well with #toerh viruses tools, like Knobkierie and MemStrips. Contaminate suddently becomes a multiaccess card!

By mid-game, depending on the draw of the corp, the runner might be able to see most of R&D in one turn.

Of course, this can be mitigated with purging the viruses frequently, or make R&D a glacier. The other alternative are traps. Snare!, Archangel, Sapper, Chrysalis, News Team will deter the runner from seeing too much card in one go.

Funny part, Medium combined with Mwanza City Grid will make the corp rich in no time, if the corp does not lose on the spot.

The best mitigation for Medium is still Macrophage, which will destroy it or else, be very taxing to the runner.

The quote is great. The graphic is nice. A good card.

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It's a crime that this card doesn't yet have a review by somebody better at this game than me, so I will do my best.

First of all, this is a good card. Probably one of the best cards to host on this is Self Modifying Code. Use the credits on Flame Out to pay the 2 that it costs to activate it. Probably won't be a good idea to host what you find on this, unless it is something like a Deus Ex or Sharpshooter which you intend to use once and trash anyway, though.

My read says you can SMC to drop Ika on this and then pump Ika with the Flame Out money and then use Flame Out money to pay the "host on ice" cost of Ika and then Ika probably won't be trashed because it is no longer hosted on Flame Out. Flame Out says it trashes "the hosted card". Maybe that's a question for the rules team, though.

Also, Modded is a really good card, and this is a not quite optimal but still pretty good target for it.

Kabonesa Wu is a decent ID to try to use this card with. She is in faction and she has an ability to spend a click and search your deck for an SMC and put it in play. That's a great way to make sure you can find your breakers early and it's a great way to spend Flame Out money.

Also, she can drop SMC on Flame Out to find Rezeki if it's money you want.

Good card for both Kabonesa Wu and Flame Out is Rejig so think about using that if you are going that route. Rejig will let you spend the money on Flame Out and then move the card off Flame Out before it gets trashed. Test Run will do a similar thing and let you use the Flame Out money while keeping your breaker from being trashed.

Some out of faction cards to consider with this are Khan breakers like Golden/Peregrine/Saker, which allow you to pay an extra amount after you pass an ice to derez it and then take the breaker back to your hand so it doesn't get trashed. Chameleon is another good try which is in faction for Shaper.

Aesop's Pawnshop will let you sell the Flame Out for extra money after you spend the 9, so consider adding that card to your deck too. There is also some synergy with Flame Out and Spec Work so you can at least trash the program for a benefit after you used the Flame Out money on something.

You might also try using Trade In to trash one Flame Out after you spent the money and then get another one from the deck to get a new set of 9 credits. You can also just use that opportunity to get some other hardware that you need instead of another Flame Out like an Aniccam, a Cyberdelia, or a R&D Interface.

I don't suggest using Independent Thinking in Adam decks, but if you do use that card, then you may get extra mileage out of Flame Out that way. You could trash one of your directives, the Flame Out, and whatever is hosted on Flame Out that is about to be trashed, and then draw 6.

That's all I can think of, so hopefully the above sparks some ideas.