Asset. Hand

Item. Tool. Melee.

Cost: 1. XP: 1.

Seeker Survivor

Fast.

During a skill test while fighting or investigating, exhaust Ice Pick: You get +1 skill value for this test.

Tiziano Baracchi
Edge of the Earth Investigator Expansion #105.
Ice Pick
  • Ice Pick (3) (Edge of the Earth Investigator Expansion #107)

FAQs

(from the official FAQ or responses to the official rules question form)
  • Q: I would like you to clarify for me the term 'using' [This question came in French, was responded to via Google Translate, and addresses multiple different cards. See: Boxing Gloves, Ice Pick, Spirit Athame, Counterspell - Frank]. For example, if I exhaust Ice Pick during an attack on a Conglomeration of Spheres, do I have to discard Ice Pick? A: No, you do not need to discard Ice Pick when attacking Conglomeration of Spheres. The ability on Conglomeration of Spheres refers to a card used to initiate an attack, like the Fight ability on Machete—Ice Pick does not have this.
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Reviews

Decent card for "Ashcan" Pete when he's just using Duke, I'd think...and the upgrade is even better. Both cheap, recurrable from Resourceful or Scavenging, and helps him do what he already does, be a useful bum! :)

Krysmopompas · 353
While nice to also heal horror, you don’t need horror on her to use her ability. — Django · 4962
Sry wrong card, previous comment is for heavy furs — Django · 4962

For 1xp, I think this is a underrated pick for a lot of investigators. It's versatile in both things you want to be doing with a hand slot, fighting & investigating. It's main benefit is that it's cheap, fast , and gives a +1 bonus each round. It's a great stepping stone to get to Ice Pick (3) a top tier item.

It's a mix between Magnifying Glass & Boxing Gloves, but is severely hurt by the fact that it's exhausted when used, so you only get the +1 bonus once per round. In a lot of ways it's similar to Ritual Candles which want to be paired with a dedicated Fight or Investigate ability like Fingerprint Kit or .45 Automatic. I personally like to pair it with Hyperphysical Shotcaster which can both investigate & fight!

While Ice Pick is limited to a single use per turn, which looks bad on paper, I was pleasantly surprised at how many times I only needed it for that one action as I was moving or playing cards with my other actions.

Calprinicus · 5453