♦ Pennyshaver 3[credit]

Hardware: Console
Influence: 3

+1[memory unit]

Whenever you make a successful run, place 1[credit] on this hardware.

[click]: Place 1[credit] on this hardware, then take all credits from it.

Limit 1 console per player.

“Braggarts chase big heists. Patience enriches skimming fractions of a credit at a time.” –Zahya
Illustrated by Martin de Diego Sádaba
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The new quintessential criminal console. Along with Paragon, to which it compare.

Both console give you and economic value, letting it pay for itself.

The difference is that Paragon gives you value for the first run. And Pennyshaver gives you value for every run.

Which lead to the question : are you planning to run once a turn (on average) or as much as possible. For example, if you planned to use Stargate, Paragon is better. While if you planned to use Conduit, Pennyshaver is better (giving you more value).

By midgame, you should have 10+ credits on it. When you'll be in a pinch, that amount will either save you or win you the game.

Even with only 3 on it, if you need it, it is better to take it on Pennyshaver than clicking for credits. The gain in efficiency is there.

This console increase the value for the runner whose hand is on the card : Zahya Sadeghi: Versatile Smuggler. And it will go well with most criminal runners.

At 3 influences, I don't think it change the game enough to warrant its use out of faction. There are equivalent or better console for the same or lower price or influence.

Nice art, good quote, amazing flavor, fantastic console for the faction.

(System Update 2021 era)

I actually do think Pennyshaver is strong enough to see play out of faction! It generates so much value for Anarchs like Val.

A tweaked and slightly weaker Desperado (but that card was strong as heck). With supporting cards like Red Team the runs you'd make anyway become so much more rewarding, and then you don't have to do boring stuff like "manage economy" when you could be running.

One upside (that might not be initially evident) is Pennyshaver can be used as bait for an expensive Corp combo like Public Trail into Retribution (especially if you're slow or lazy at taking the credits off the console). So you might get a tempo swing from that.

(System Update 2021 era)