- "As If": Some card effects allow an investigator to resolve an ability or perform an action as if a certain aspect of the game state were altered, using the text “as if…” to indicate the difference. The indicated ability or action is resolved with the altered game state in mind, but the actual game state remains unchanged.
- This includes all steps of the indicated ability/action, including the paying of its costs, attacks of opportunity (where applicable), and resolving each aspect of its effect.
- Other card abilities or game effects do not resolve with the altered game state in mind; only the indicated ability/action. - FAQ, v.1.7, March 2020
Before you draw your opening hand: Search your deck for up to 3 different Tactic and/or Supply events, and attach them to Stick to the Plan. Shuffle your deck.
Cards attached to Stick to the Plan may be played as if they were in your hand. As an additional cost to play an attached card, exhaust Stick to the Plan.
Like most Permanents, Stick to the Plan is really good. It basically says you start the game with three extra good cards in your hand. What's more, you can choose cards to let you consistently execute specific strategies. Here are some possibilities for our three Guardians (not all of these cards are legal for all of them):
Emergency Cache, Ever Vigilant: These cards are very powerful on turn 1 as they let you set up far faster. Now you can start with one (or both) every game. Ever Vigilant, in particular, is a gamechanger for asset-heavy Guardian decks. Guardians have (except for Zoey) hitherto struggled to pay for all their powerful, expensive assets; with Stick to the Plan I think those struggles are mostly a thing of the past.
Extra Ammunition: Starting with this is a huge boon to any investigator who's running a Lightning Gun or Shotgun deck, since it basically doubles the power of those (already very powerful) cards. Goes well with the two options above, since Prepared for the Worst will help you find your gun and an economy card will help you afford it. Then you can load it up. Zoey could even take Contraband for even more ammo, theoretically. You can fetch the upcoming "Eat lead!" to complement your Extra Ammunition, too, if you want.
Shortcut: The upgraded Shortcut just dominates certain maps, especially those with a central nexus location you have to travel through repeatedly. With this Roland can always get the upgraded Shortcut down on turn 1.
Elusive, Dynamite Blast: These are really powerful but slightly situational events, and they're pretty nice things to have in your back pocket. If you have foreknowledge of the scenario, you might know in advance if one of them is going to be needed.
6 XP is a lot, but I think this card offers so much power and consistency to a deck that most Guardians will want to pick it up sooner rather than later.
Here's a handy link to a search of all the plans that can be stuck with: arkhamdb.com
Enjoy your plans. Plans are good. Plans are nice. I like plans. Am I over 200 characters yet?
One of the absolute best things Tommy can stick to the plan at the moment is a flare.
If you manage to flare an agency backup into play early, you are set for quite some time.
But with enough targets in your deck, you aren't going to be disappointed to flare into play a beatcop or brother xavier.
Re: Lola and this card, confirmed from Fantasy Flight rules enquiries: "...though Lola technically has access to Stick to the Plan, at the time its ability would be triggered, she has not yet chosen a starting role and therefore cannot trigger the ability on Stick to the Plan (rendering it rather useless for her). Matthew Newman."