Executive Search Firm

Executive Search Firm 0[credit]

Asset: Alliance - Ritzy
Trash: 3
Influence: ●●●○○

This card costs 0 influence if you have 6 or more non-alliance weyland consortium cards in your deck.

click: Search R&D for an executive, sysop, or character, reveal it, and add it to HQ. Shuffle R&D.

Illustrated by Diana Martinez
Decklists with this card

Salsette Island (si)

#72 • English
Startup Card Pool
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  • UFAQ [Damon Stone]

    If the Runner accesses an Alliance card from HQ, is the Corp required to tell the Runner how much influence that card is worth in their deck? What about if the Runner accesses an Alliance card from R&D?

    No. It is assumed that the Corp's deck is legal, and the influence value on the card is irrelevant for the purposes of gameplay.

    What happens if the Corp no longer has enough cards in their deck to satisfy the Alliance requirement for a card due to cards being removed from the game?

    Nothing happens. Just like with Cerebral Static against The Professor, the deck building aspect of a card only matters during deck building and not during the game.


My first impression upon encountering Executive Search Firm was to think:

"Why would I ever use this instead of Executive Boot Camp which is far more flexible? After all I can't use it to search for Bioroids, Clones or Regions and EBC can already tutor any asset!"

Now considering EBC can save your bacon from DDoS and Blackmail it seems almost silly to include the far less flexible ESF.

ESF does have one advantage however, it can be used repeatedly at the cost of revealing the card to the runner. How do you make that work then?

That's where every runner's least favourite card comes into the picture. Yes, the bloody museum of bloody history.

What do you want to recur with it then? Batty & Keegan

You can also pull utility cards like Jackson Howard, Elizabeth Mills, Mark Yale or Zealous Judge as well but that's really just a secondary side usage for this card in my opinion.

(Salsette Island era)