I want to like this card. I do. You utilize the Corporation's code sequences and data to create your own program, saving time and money!

Unfortunately, this card doesn't function as intended. It is meant as a tutor for expensive ice breakers (although it can be any program). Unless you are running some kind of headlock (which can't spare the influence normally) or vamp our of shaper (which has better options and better things to do after vamping), there just isn't a place for it. This is because, in most cases. You don't need to use it if you can get it to trigger.

The problem, in most scenarios, is the fact that R&D is heavily guarded. This is used for fetching expensive programs, which you most likely need to break into R&D to begin with. It looks great in concept, but it will generally require the moving parts you are attempting to tutor for to pull it off at all. With Eater, you might be able to tutor for that breaker to get into the remote, that you could fetch using more efficient tools. In the end (in most cases) you will spend more time and money using this to get in, then it will to use another tutor or just draw and install what you are looking for.

The only identity that can currently benefit from this card, in my opinion, is Kit. With Tinkering and Cyber-Cypher, you can get though a two ice r&d cheaper enough to make it worth while.

Overall though, there will usually be too many conditions in place for the card to do its job, for it to see much play.

why not nasir? —