Jessica Hyde

Good card. Boosts and solves Health as a potential problem.

Silas Marsh, Rita Young, Tommy Muldoon and William Yorick can all put it to worthwhile use simply for the +, although some of those can fit Beat Cop which may be significantly more useful to them.

Jessica Hyde's only problem is, other good cards! Grab Charisma and field them together! Jessica Hyde + Peter Sylvestre is a brilliant combo to enable a variety of folks to tackle threats for a veritable eternity, Jessica Hyde+Beat Cop for obvious reasons.

Tsuruki23 · 921
Other than the fight boost, I think Tommy has better options to cycle through his friends. However, he might want her for the same reason Agnes will take Sylvester: sometimes you want to take damage, but there's a little too much damage. It's a shame Mark can't take her. — SGPrometheus · 186
But Mark CAN take Teamwork. — Death by Chocolate · 13
Surprising Find

Meh.

This thing directly competes with Astounding Revelation and +1's are easier to come by than chunky resource boosts and bonus secrets.

What Surprising Find does is thin your deck to a rather insane level, it's what you do to mitigate the decision to build a 50 card Mandy Thompson deck or if a lengthy campaign has stuffed your deck that was already using Astounding Revelation with half a dozen extra weaknesses and story cards.

The fact that you dont draw an extra card unless you hit it with a search effect is a real problem for this thing.

So, outside of 50-card Mandy, stay away.

Tsuruki23 · 921
Practice Makes Perfect

Crazy good when you have several options for Practiced skills.

A Roland Banks might try to hit Vicious Blow / Deduction / Leadership. A Finn Edwards might pull out a Three Aces to set up the combo (also Momentum and Deduction obviously).

Overpower and Perception are in the pool of hittable skills, good complements to Deduction and Vicious Blow respectively to make sure you do actually hit something. Mandy Thompson can pull and commit two skills simultaneously!

Getting a second hit from a whopper skill card like Deduction or Vicious Blow is great value all on its own. Also as a search mechanic you might manage to find some research goodies while you're at it.

The problem is that this is'nt just one card, it's 10! You need to make some olypmics level informed decisions about the deck youre building with this in (and really, Practice Makes Perfect is'nt the key card here, it'll all those other ones you're trying to get repeat uses from), but the end result is pretty cool.

Tsuruki23 · 921
So far this card has been a standout for Roland, Joe, and I think most of all Mark. — StyxTBeuford · 963
By Luke do you mean Finn? — Kergma · 1
Messed up with luke — Tsuruki23 · 921
Extensive Research

Gimicky, good inside it's niche.

If youre playing Higher Education, using Dream-Enhancing Serum and some other hand-size combos both existing and upcoming, this is a no-brainer good addition to that archetype. When set up you can easily expect to be playing this for completely free, routinely.

Tsuruki23 · 921
Astounding Revelation

Love it, also hugely frustrating.

You need some "search" groundwork to make this thing useful, Mr. "Rook" and Eureka! are good startpoints. If you get an opening "Rook" and slam a couple Astounding Revelation in the first set of searches you'll be in a great spot to win the scenario, if you dont find an early Mr. "Rook" then you're a bit screwed as your draws will get muddled with an Astounding Revelation here and there.

If the wall of text on the in-depth review seems like a lot, here's a couple outstanding combos for this card other than Mr. "Rook":

This thing is frustrating, but trust me, it's strong.

Tsuruki23 · 921
It is quite a wall of text, but this is definitely a card that deserves it. Very good and very intimidating. — StyxTBeuford · 963
Zoey can also love a single copy of Astounding Revalation for Stick to the Plan. It's basically a 0xp Another Day Another Dollar for Roland and Zoey that ALSO tightens the deck by another card. She could splash the other two with the same combos you've mentioned, but might want the flex slots for other things. — Death by Chocolate · 13