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Poor old Preston. Just scraping by, you know, living in hard knocks. But just like Jay-Z, Preston knows he'll be on top whether he performs or not. Lukewarm to hot/ Sleepin' on futons and cots to King Size/, Green machines, to green 5's.
I've been testing this deck before jumping into a blind run of The Circle Undone with my wife, and I've found that Preston can really be a ton of fun, he just needs his money to work for him. Here's a couple key points:
1) I've found Well Connected to be really nice in this 0 XP deck, when you won't have Streetwise out. If you can't spend the money reliably, Well Connected at least will boost a test each turn just for having some money. Same goes for Money Talks, which is a great card to drop when you're up around 20 resources just for the fun factor if nothing else.
2) Leo De Luca is a staple in so many Rogue decks, but he fills a very specific role here. That extra action is meant for banking money off your Inheritance so you can have those big bursts with Hard Knocks or Money Talks. Obviously a generic extra action is always good, but I think it's important in this deck to do your best to either a) spend all the money on Family Inheritance, or b) bank it. Think of wasted money at the end of your turn like wasted actions. Time is money!
One other point I wanted to make is that I initially tried Dario in place of Leo, but the +1/+1 / just didn't seem worth it. I haven't had success running Preston with static boosts like that, because going from 1 to 2 before any other boosts basically does nothing. What's better is to just spend that one extra resource that you definitely have to get the same boost, and have Leo in the Ally slot instead. TL;DR: Preston works best when you're spending your money or using your money. And that's the real hard knock life.