Talent. Illicit.

Cost: 2.
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After you evade an enemy, exhaust Pickpocketing: Draw 1 card.

Stanislav Dikolenko
Core Set #46.
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • If you use this to draw a card with the same triggering condition (e.g. Close Call), you can play that card during the same reaction window.
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Strong contender for the very worst card in the game.

is the money faction, but that doesn't mean that you have money to spare.

Cards are a bit better then resources, but even so this card is incredibly expensive for what it does. When you play it you pay: 1 Action to play it, 2 resources and the card itself (The opportunity cost). Replacing this you could have brought Manual Dexterity/Overpower/Perception/Guts and played it on a test as a non-action, netting you the card for no money and no actions that you aren't already taking.

Perhaps by the time you've got the fourth trigger off-of this card you'll be breaking even on the huge commitment, cost and opportunity cost, perhaps, or maybe you could have just saved yourself the trouble and spent two or three actions to draw the cards you needed at a fraction of the cost.


Note that this doesn't extend to the rather effective 2xp version Pickpocketing, the saved action and overkill bonus combine to ensure that the card pays for itself quickly. The saved action is especially big since now you don't need to spend the resources and action up until the exact moment you know they will count. Oh and the extra icon isn't bad for those moments you decide you can't play it.

Tsuruki23 · 2119
I'm curious to see how it works out in a Finn deck. His extra evade each turn should theoretically counter the tempo hit of putting this card out. I'll be running it in a 4-player multi game, so I imagine there will be plenty of enemies on the table to evade. — micahwedemeyer · 49
I tried Pickpocketing lvl 0 in my multiplayer Finn deck in TFA and it seemed decent. Eventually you'll probably want Pickpocketing lvl 2, but the lvl 0 version suffices if you think there are more urgent upgrades. Because of Finn's extra evade action, Pickpocketing level 0 in Finn seems pretty comparable to, say, Lucky Cigarette Case. — iceysnowman · 153
I strongly disagre with this review but I think reason this reviw was lacking because it is 2 years old? I think pickpocket is very good in a deck where you got cards that benefit from evading or cause evasion. — Makaramus · 4
I agree with Mak. This is a staple in my Finn (who also loves the 2xp version) and Trish decks, and it's just as good in anybody else who has high agility. Or anybody that can take for a run through TFA. — Dicegods · 1