The actual strengths/weaknesses of this card have been articulated very well in other reviews. However, this card does something that I think many players will actually enjoy and value that isn't necessarily to do with how powerful your deck is.

I'm a pretty casual player, and I often find myself trying to make a deck being aware of the strong cards. However, at the same time I also really want to try out a different theme or some new interesting cards without knowingly gimping the deck too much. For example, I might be looking at a mystic deck with some core spell assets, but I do really want to try out some of the less common event spells too. However, deck slots are scarce and I run out of space for the fun cards. Sure, I could really figure out a deck without the staples and roll with it, and there's great fun in the challenge of that. But other times it's nice just to have the staples AND some fun stuff, particularly as someone who doesn't actually play the game lots and so has fewer opportunities to try things out.

Versatile allows me to get more cards for fun things like this, even though yes this is actually generally a downside to the card. (Admittedly, being co-op I could always house rule higher card limits, but I like playing to the rules to be honest).

The second thing it does is let you take any level 0 card. This may not be super powerful but can be nicely thematic and flavourful and add to the narrative, which is something that I think some players will get a kick out of. Perhaps Joe Diamond likes a cheeky swig from a bottle of Liquid Courage. Or maybe Ursula Downs never goes on an expedition without her trusty Survival Knife. Or maybe Nathaniel Cho just gets a bit vicious sometimes and uses a Baseball Bat. I think these options would appeal to some players and it's nice to have cards the enable this kind of thing.

Octo · 51
Hot Streak

The obvious comparison is between this card and Emergency Cache, but the more pressing one is between Hot Streak and Another Day, Another Dollar. I think that Hot Streak has a place in a few decks, but you generally need to satisfy one or more of these conditions:

  • Your deck will still have Emergency Cache. Emergency Cache is a good card, and 2 more copies of Emergency Cache + can be good for some decks (Leo)
  • You're Sefina. Enough said, the card is absolutely insane with her.
  • You're running 2 ADAD already and still need resources most games. I'm not sure what deck would do this, but it seems fun. Hot streak it up.

Otherwise, I'd strongly recommend just grabbing ADAD instead. The benefit of Hot Streak over an Emergency Cache is +2 resources; for just one more xp, you can get that benefit at the start of every single game (and not have to worry about hot streak's high initial cost).

Hot Streak (4) is more of the same, except even more variance-heavy. Unless you have ADADx2 or some insane draw power, grab ADAD first.

dichromate · 5

As Luke Robinson you are not worried about any enemies around you. As soon as they form a threat you just hop into your Gate Box and zip out of arms way. That is untill you meet this card. "Hello snakes!"

nungunungu · 3
You open the gate box and a snake pops out! — SGPrometheus · 188
what snake pops out? — Alogon · 376
@alogon I don't know; I was trying to figure out the lore reason why this card made your items blank, and I decided they were covered in snakes. — SGPrometheus · 188
Delilah O'Rourke

Crazy good.

This card is a Sneak Attack on tap, it gets expensive to run but sure enough but with a relatively basic resource generation engine you can trigger her most rounds. Typically evade values are a bit lower than fight values and the vast majority of threats have an evade value of 2 or 3. A card like Lone Wolf will make you just enough resources to be triggering Delilah O'Rourke repeatedly.

To get the most from Delilah O'Rourke you need to be evading, not a problem for high characters like Finn, "Skids" O'Toole or Winifred Habbamock. Finn Edwards in particular with his free roundly evade can kill a minor enemy before he even spends an action! Even if you dont evade though, nailing something with an automatic 1 damage can be so very very helpful, say for example to put a point of damage on an odd-health opponent, also dont forget that there are several 1-health enemies that an angry Delilah O'Rourke will make short work of!

Oh, right, did you notice that she also buffs two stats and has some tank? What IS this crazy value?! Fighting with tends to be expensive, so there's a little anti synergy with her ability, a cheap combat method like Switchblade or Sleight of Hand + Lupara or other inexpensive weapons is recomended (like .18 Derringer for Finn, Enchanted Blade for "Skids").

Between Lola Santiago and Delilah O'Rourke characters sure are spoilt for choice.

Tsuruki23 · 948
Delilah works very nicely with Hatchet Man by the way. You could make Delilah your main means of damage in a deck if you really want to. — StyxTBeuford · 975

Still not very good.

Typically characters need combos and techniques to deliver successful investigate actions, a card that depends on these actions to do anything at all is never goign to be a good for a who'se is less than 4 (on that note, try the 0xp variant in a Rex Murphy deck, all of a suddent you trigger Burglary on every test where you're going after 1 clue anyway and the card becomes a powerhouse.

If Burglary is to be changed to be useful at all, it needs to deliver clues alongside the money, or something other then just money. Perhaps a 1-round shroud reduction?

Whatever it is missing, Burglary just isnt delivering, not because it doesnt deliver enough resources, but because resources alone will never be useful enough to jump through the huge number of hoops that you must to make the card work.

Tsuruki23 · 948
Still not loving this card but I am seeing some potential for a high economy deck for Finn. He runs Lola with Well Connected and/or High Roller as assets. He is at a static 5 or 6 plus 2 or 3 with WC/HR. Profit 2-5R (usually at the high end) on 2-3 shrouds. Combo that with LCC for card draw. What will Finn use all of those resources for? Run Delilah and Lola together. Not sure if I really love it but I see some potential. — TWWaterfalls · 361
Waterfall, that's a lot of work for just simply winning an investigation to get a clue. But it does give a lot of flexibility that maybe shouldn't be overlooked. — jdk5143 · 1
It would be a good support card for decks that use ressources for everything (like money talks or well connected), but most who can use it have really low INT and hardly access to permanent INT boosts. — Django · 2365
I did say that I didn't really love it but it starts getting feasible with Finn specifically since he starts at a 4 INT and adding Lola synergizes with needing a high resource engine. Add in Delilah for a very useful way to spend those resources and it doesn't look too bad. — TWWaterfalls · 361