Me, getting my vig creds: Haha fuck yeah

Me, having to advance my vig manually: wtf this sucks


This card has a very hard time seeing any real life outside of Pravdivost Consulting: Political Solutions because the only way this card is worth the click to install and credit to rez, would be getting free advancement counters. If you spend anything more than this, it's going to be real hard justifying an entire card slot for these.

It's hard to rely on this for any solid amount of econ in your deck because of the math it presents. Outside of that the other uses of this card would be to fake something dangerous like a trap, or useful like an agenda. Either way the runner is going to have to check it out once it hits 2 advancements. And if you put this behind ice then you'll have to pay to protect it, or you spent that click pretending to protect it.

Best case option is just to play it in a server while you're waiting for the real assets/agendas to show up - or just playing it naked and forcing them to go look at it and waste the money. It's a little underwhelming in power and it's hard to rely on it for any one use case.

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If you're looking at Standard, here are your options:

netrunnerdb.com

Query: s:g-mod z:standard


And if you're looking at just ANY G-Mod (maybe you're an Eternal player who's.... new to the game?? (do those exist?)) then here is your search:

netrunnerdb.com

Query:s:g-mod


But really if you're wondering how you're going to use this card here are your more fun options:

  • Kabonesa Wu: Netspace Thrillseeker: If you're looking to ADD this power to your current deck, then I'm interested in finding out how much value you're going to get out of waiting this long to be able to weirdly tutor temporary programs.

  • Ele "Smoke" Scovak: Cynosure of the Net: What if Cloak was more convoluted to install?

  • Nyusha "Sable" Sintashta: Symphonic Prodigy: Not a bad choice. Not the best choice but getting a click back for hitting centrals isn't the worst way to spend your time. It is, however, not a great reason to slot in the DJ. There are other ways of doing this if you are planning some extra click shenanigans.

  • Liza Talking Thunder: Prominent Legislator: This is a very correct decision. This is also, now (and probably for a very long time), a very banned-in-Standard decision.

  • Los: Data Hijacker: Costing the corp 2 extra to rez is nice but by the time the DJ comes down they've probably already rezzed something. Your deck probably isn't built for constantly de-rezzing if this is your DJ choice, and you'd have to get them to rez 2 pieces of ice before this card wasn't a negative on the money pool.

  • RenĂ© "Loup" Arcemont: Party Animal: Honestly not bad! An all-around power that will help in a lot of areas of the game. If they're asset heavy on the Corp side, maybe consider it?

  • Quetzal: Free Spirit: One day I'm just going to slap this down instead of fetching my fracter. This will not be a good plan but this will be a funny plan, to me.

  • Reina Roja: Freedom Fighter: Same problem as Los above, this is only going to start paying back once the Corp has now rezzed 3 piece of ICE. The extra pressure could be nice but this is one of the weaker ID powers as a whole, not worth importing.

  • Steve Cambridge: Master Grifter: Well thanks for reading this entire review! Obviously this is why you're playing DJ Fenris (right now in 2022). Please like and subscribe! But in all honesty, Steve's ability will only get more options the later in the game it gets, and installing it late means you can fake the Corp out by going elsewhere and hoping they only lightly ice HQ.

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<p>Amusingly, it's not even Cloak with Smoke. Fenris doesn't inherit subtypes, so those recurring credits aren't stealth.</p> —

The three stages of "It's a Trap!":

Stage 1: [reads the card for the first time] "WHOA THIS IS GREAT"

Stage 2: [re-reads the first sentence] "Wait... when exposed? This doesn't seem that great."

Stage 3: [filed into your collection, never to be seen again]

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I'm glad I'm not the only one :D I actually put it in a deck the week that the pack came out thinking I could chum it for 5 net damage... —
I'm starting to think FFG regretted making Au Revoire + Snitch a thing. So the answer was give Jinteki all the counters. (This, Ancestral Imagery, Upgrade that requires a program trash to jack out... ) —
Port Anson Grid, for whoever's still reading comments for this card. —

Clean your rig! Get paid!! For cheap!!!

Aesop's Pawnshop may not seem like a particularly flashy card, and it may not seem like a card you should bother yourself with at first blush. "Why would I bother trashing stuff from my rig, if everything I put into my deck has a reason to be there?"

The power of Aesop's Pawnshop comes from the power of most good Shaper decks: flexibility. While you might be playing against the same Corps/players again and again, if you do not know what you should "prepare" for, Aesop's Pawnshop gives you some flexibility to plan for a little of everything.

Decided to bring some extra Links only to find you're playing a slow glacier deck without any Traces?

SELL IT FOR CASH!

Magnum Opus petered out and you'd really like to get an extra MU back?

SELL IT FOR CASH!

Taking the last 2 credits off Daily Casts? Instead...

SELL IT FOR CASH (and take 1 extra credit)!

On top of that Aesop's Pawnshop is a connection which will stack nicely with Calling in Favors, which is cheap enough to splash into most decks.

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Compare: Chop-bot 3000. Particularly if you are playing Anarch, short on influence. —

This might be a little bit of a "no duh" kind of note for those that have been playing but: you add the virus counter onto Medium whenever the run is successful. A run is successful when you make it past the last piece of ICE, but before accessing the server.

This means you can bring this into play with Grimoire active, giving it 1 counter, and then on your first successful run on R&D you get to place a second virus counter on the card, thus giving you a chance to look at two cards off R&D on the first click.

Even if this card does not end up grabbing you any Agendas, the mere fact that it exists will either cause the Corp to think about purging virus counters, or spending clicks and money setting up extra defense on the R&D.

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