Jessica Hyde
Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Survivor
Asset. Ally

Ally. Wayfarer. Cursed.

Cost: 3. XP: 1.
Test Icons:
Health: 3. Sanity: 1.

You get +1 .

Jessica Hyde enters play with 2 damage on her.

AFter your turn ends: Heal 1 damage from Jessica Hyde.

I warned you to stay away from me. Now we're both in this together.
Andreia Ugrai
The Search for Kadath #118.
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Reviews

Who would use this?

  1. Ashcan Pete: the combat bonus stacks with Duke, so he would strongly consider it.
  2. Calvin Wright: too weak early game but the repeated healing is good for his longevity and might make it worth it for him.
  3. Rita Young: she would rather have Peter Sylvester.
  4. Silas Marsh: he also needs more help with sanity than health.
  5. Wendy Adams: not interested.
  6. William Yorick: might use it in a build without the typical recurring allies.
  7. Agnes Baker: she’d Rather have Peter Sylvester.
  8. Minh Thi Phan: not interested, unless you really want to push her combat, a la Strange Solution.
  9. Preston Fairmont: hard to imagine him taking this but I could be wrong... the bonus is too little.
  10. Lola (silence)

I think Ashcan Pete and Calvin Wright are the most likely to use it.

jmmeye3 · 199
What about a Upgrade for Beat Cop? (Wiliam Yorick) — The King in Yellow · 70
I think Beat Cop II is probably better for Yorick. Beat Cop II's ability is spectacular and has great synergy with Yorick, since he can recur it. Yorick definitely doesn't need the health from Jessica, either, as he can recycle Leather Coat and the like. — CaiusDrewart · 1515
That said, this is a great card and Pete is going to love it. — CaiusDrewart · 1515
Have Tommy Muldoon take her along with Peter (with Charisma) to enable god mode — Jermz238 · 1
I think it'll be great as a post Timeworn brand upgrade for Yorick, 2 Timworn brands + 2 beat cop(2) + charisma + 2 Jessica = 19 Xp, a very reasonable way to spend your XP from the first 2-4 scenarios — Tsuruki23 · 833
@Jermz238 Tommy doesn't want his allies to heal, he wants them to die — neescher · 142

First review!

This card seems made for Tommy Muldoon:

  1. expendable ally;
  2. boost to useful stat;
  3. preexisting damage is not bad at all because for Tommy that damage means resources, so he can play a “fast” Jessica Hyde for net 1 resource, or keep a “slow” one for the soak and boost. Cards with several “roles” are really nice to have in this game since you can tactically adjust to situation.
  4. immediate fodder for Rookie Mistake.
  5. [meta] right cycle, so the designers probably planned it.

Poor girl. Seems like she’ll be sacrificed by Tommy a lot. At least empirically in my game, Tommy (played by my partner) has sacrificed more people than all the “bad guys” combined...

krzhang · 3
She seems tailor-made for Calvin to me. Static boost to combat plus the ability to regulate damage for the rest of the game once she hits the table ? That's very powerful. Team her up with Peter Sylvestre and he becomes almost invulnerable. — Sassenach · 53
I think Calvin and Yorick like her best. Calvin with Jessica + Sylvestre is ridiculously strong. Yorick would love to play 4 Beat Cops if he could, but Jessica is a close second. — StyxTBeuford · 548
I think those combos are good too. I do like my reason (5) though, if we are trying to read the minds of the designers =D — krzhang · 3

Looking to the future, at some point we should be getting Vincent Lee. If he can take Survivor level 1 cards, and his ability does something good when healing - which I assume it will - then this could be a pretty big card for him. If he can’t take survivor cards, I suppose there’s always Teamwork!

ksym77 · 51
That or similar to Carolyn he might be able to take any cards that "heal damage" which gives him Jessica access anyway. But yeah, much like Peter Sylvestre for Carolyn I can imagine Jessica being a good choice for him. — StyxTBeuford · 548