Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam 2[credit]

Event: Current
Influence: 0

This card is not trashed until another current is played or an agenda is scored.

The advancement requirement of each agenda is increased by 1 for each copy of that agenda in the Corp's score area.

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The Valley (val)

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Far better than the hype its not getting. NAPD's become even more unscoreable, Astro is mildly affected, medical breakthrough gets effectively blanked, and 2/1s get a bit worse. Its nice that it's a current, and going into glacier town, this might make 4/2s see more play if people think it through. If you need a current for 0 inf to do nothing else but crack ELP or house keeping, this is a fair play. I think its fairly well costed, but 1 would have been fine. Interestingly the fragments seem good if this sees play.

(The Valley era)

This card is mostly punishing HB and NBN since they are the only factions with 6 3/2's available to them Accelerated Beta Test & Project Vitruvius, AstroScript Pilot Program & Project Beale.

Seems best played once the corp has scored 4 or 5 points (depending on the spread). There's definitely something to be said about forcing your opponent to score a 3/1, 3/2, 4/2, or 5/3 as a 4/1, 4/2, 5/2, or 6/3...

(Order and Chaos era)
Don't forget turning 2/1s, i.e. Hostile, Clone Retirement and Breaking News into 3/1s, as well as turning the third Astroscript into a 5/2 if the corp has already scored the first two ;). —
Don't forget Project Atlas. —
Atlas doesn't care as much about Traffic Jam; it's still a 4/2 that gives you a clickless tutor with or without Traffic Jam. —
Yeah, both Vitruvius and Atlas don't get punished as badly if the Corp already intends to over-score them. And yes Icey, messing up Hostiles is a big deal. I'm not too worried about Breaking News, most NBN decks only ever intend to score 1 anyways... —

While this is a card that probably needs to exist, I don't think we'll see many Runners start packing this because of it's only going to be effective against a very narrow spectrum of Corp decks. What it does, however, it does exceedingly well, and will make a very decent alternative to Clot.

So what does it kill?

(Order and Chaos era)
I feel like it also has some secondary value to interfere with any deck that is obviously 3x a few different agendas, and also just as a Current to counter Corp Currents. —
It makes scoring a second Government Takeover nigh-impossible. —
Government Takeover is a 1 of agenda so it's already impossible to legally score a second :p —
Oh SPHNX, way to ruin the joke. —
To be fair, the joke wasn't very thought out. Now, not scoring a second Philotic Entanglement. THAT's comedy gold. —