Now that this card has returned in SU, it’s worth taking another look at it. Celebrity Gift is an enormous operation-speed credit machine with a huge downside. You almost always reveal the entire 5 cards, netting 7 credits, or rather 3.5 credits per click. That’s an obscene rate.

However, in recent times, we all realized the painful truth: Don’t mind game people with this card. Revealing traps is bad. Revealing that you don’t have traps in hand is bad. Revealing that you do or don’t have agendas in hand is bad. You’re not mind gaming, you’re just giving the runner information. Any deck that plays this needs a way around its downside of giving the runner information, or you it can lose you the game. The clearest way to lose is to reveal an agenda flooded hand. The runner can fetch singles on HQ and slaughter you.

In other words, Jinteki glacier decks are great gift vehicles. It’s no secret that you’re putting an agenda into the remote at some point, and you usually run no weird combos or tricks that you must keep hidden. With SG’s new filtering tools, and also the jammy gameplay, it’s unlikely you privy the runner to a flooded HQ.

Overall, this is a very strong card. It’s basically two economy cards in one. However, its downside makes it much worse in trap decks.

<p>As someone who loves trap decks, I still hate this card. Even in glacier decks.</p> —
<p>Good review tho</p> —
<p>I don't like to use it. But my partner shows 4 cards out of 5. It's less money. But more mind games and it <em>works</em></p> —
<p>Revealing traps isn´t <strong>that</strong> bad, at least if your oponent plays <a href="/en/card/31019">Legwork</a></p> —

This card has mostly flown under the radar. As of this review, the full set hasn’t been revealed yet, and we’re still in the midst Jnet spoiler games.

PSA: This card is very, very good.

At worst its Beanstalk Royalties or Anonymous Tip. Usually, you’ll just take 3 creds, but the flexibility is valuable, ignoring the tag bonus. Would this be playable as just a flexible BR/AT? Probably not, but when the runner is tagged, it turns out operation speed Rashida, especially with our new filtering tools, is kinda busted.

There are so many ways to tag the runner now, and runners are highly incentivized to float at least one tag. If they aren’t floating any tags, chances are they’re playing too slowly to beat you anyway. Play Reality Plus with some of the new ice, maybe ARES and some Prisecs/AMAZE Amusements. Use Predictive Planograms and go lightning fast through your deck while gaining money. Find PsychoBeale or Boom for the victory. And, if for whatever reason you can’t force the runner to float a tag, using Public Trail for value is still nice. If you’re worried about agenda flood, don’t be. Spin Doctor will fix your agendas the moment it gets bad. Seriously, play this card in your R+ deck.

This is crazy, but hard to use. Turning any agenda into Ronin is amazing. However, Mushin no Shin is leaving us, so unless, and possibly even if we get a replacement, the difficulty of setting up advance-Neurospike-Neurospike is significant. We require the credits to fire two Neurospikes and defend an advanced agenda. That's no small task.

So there are two ways to play this card. The more intuitive is to slowroll a 5/3, like Obokata Protocol, then cook it on 4 advancements. Then, murder the runner with both Neurospikes. You can defend Obo with the new Anoetic Void. A potential deck is 6x 3-pointer Restoring Humanity. You don't even require a 7th point: Just set up the combo and kill as the primary wincon.

The other possibility is to play PE. Since you get 1 damage off the score, double Neurospike off a 2-pointer is a total of 5 damage, which is a still a lot and should kill most of the time anyway.

Overall, even with the few reveals we've had so far at the time of writing this, Neurospike is looking to be pretty strong. The fact that even a deck that looks like its trying to score has a kill threat, that doesn't require a run, is a big deal.

<p>Saraswati can sort of work as a Mushin substitute here, though it requires you to use Show of Force or 4/3 agendas</p> —