"Freedom Through Equality"

"Freedom Through Equality" 3[credit]

Event: Current
Influence: 0

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

When you steal an agenda, add "Freedom Through Equality" to your score area as an agenda worth 1 agenda point.

Illustrated by Dane Cozens
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Democracy and Dogma (dag)

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  • Updated 2017-05-02

    UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    Is "Freedom Through Equality" trashed while in the score area if another current is played or an agenda is scored?

    No. "Freedom Through Equality" is added to the Runner's score area as a blank agenda worth 1 agenda point. Additionally, agendas in the Runner's score area are not active.


I have only this to say about Freedom Through Equality: every deck that I've put it in, there hasn't been a single game, not even one game, that I have won when I didn't score this card. Not a single one. One game I even won with only 4 "real" agenda points in my score area. I can't tell you how many games I would've lost stranded at 5 or 6 points without this card.

It's purely anecdotal, but this is the most compelling argument for a card I can come up with. This card wins games. Slot a couple and try it out. You won't be disappointed.

Also it's pretty good with Spy Camera.

(Blood Money era)

At 3 creds this is far too expensive to throw out and hope for the best; that's a whole Museum of History you could have killed!

It needs a setup to ensure it recoups that expense. I can think of one-

Film Critic host an agenda, then at the start of the next turn Aesop's Pawnshop your Film critic.

The Agenda goes to archives.

Then play this click 1,..

Hit archives click 2... score your agenda and score this

Hope you cleared out Jackson first...

(Democracy and Dogma era)
Or a meta call... Harpsichord? 1000 Cuts Jinteki? Etc... —
Criminals also don't really have a good in faction current right now, might be another reason to play a copy and counter whatever corp current is ruining your day —

I guess the consensus is that this card is generally worse than "Clones are not People" since the runner has less control over when they score agendas. However, this card seems useful in Sunny. Usually her R&D pressure is based on knowing the top card, so it would be easy enough to play this when there's an agenda on top, and up the score by 1. Seems useful for closing out games, especially against decks that run an agenda suite of 2-pointers and GFI.

OTOH, at that point Sunny is usually winning anyway but this could be worth trying as a one-of.

(Democracy and Dogma era)
I don't think it's value as a defensive card should be underplayed either. As @Goldstep mentions, it mitigates the impact of decks that run high density, low value agendas (e.g., Harpsichord, —
Argus etc.) And it costs no influence so I could honestly see it splashed in some early aggression decks. I've had some success using Ken. —