- If you use Sleight of Hand to put Jenny's Twin .45s into play, you never pay the cost so you never specify what X is. (“If X is not defined, its value is equal to 0.” RR, page 22) Same goes for while Jenny’s Twin .45s are in your hand. After it is played, its cost is no longer defined, so it reverts back to being undefined (“X”, or “0”). Essentially, the cost of Jenny’s Twin .45s is only defined while you are playing it.
Jenny's Twin .45s
A Perfect Fit
Item. Weapon. Firearm.
Jenny Barnes deck only. Uses (X ammo).
Spend 1 ammo: Fight. You get +2 for this attack. This attack deals +1 damage.
Really? No reviews after all these years? Well, let's compare to the .45 Automatic.
- Same "1 resource = 1 ammo," but you can decide how much ammo you would like.
- The card fills both hand slots, which limits options, assuming Jenny doesn't want to use 1-2 of her precious "free" card slots on Bandolier.
The Con is pretty bad, since Jenny likes her hand slots (Lockpicks, anyone?). I suspect that the dream of pouring 10+ resources into this and never having to find another weapon is a bit of a trap, and the flexibility is more useful in the moment they are played, looking at the quantity and strength of the enemies available at that moment and deciding on expenditure based on that. However, I also suspect that there are other styles of play. Overall, this is a decent weapon, but not a fantastic one, and has a fair number of guns to meet all tastes, so Jenny can definitely get by without this. It's paired with a pretty bad weakness, so are the pistols worth the cost?
It's hard to compare the two signature assets, since they do such different things, but they seem at about the same level. For the signature weaknesses, the "box" is definitely worse than the "book," so the "book" signature set is probably a little kinder, and no one will want both.