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Type: Support Faction: Syndicate
Cost: 2
Game Text:
Attachment. Condition.
Attach to a non-Ancient One character.
Attached character gains, "Forced Response: After your resource phase ends, pay 2 or sacrifice this character."
Flavor Text: When the O'Bannions called in a favor, it was a 'do it or else' proposition.
Special Attribute: Steadfast - Syndicate x2
Set: DotU
Number: 26
Illustrator: Cristina Vela



Danigral - 2 out of 5
So this is a different type of removal basically forcing your opponent to choose between the character and paying over and over for it. Unless it’s to your opponent’s advantage to keep the character (which inevitably means he can hurt you), then your opponent will just sack him. So you’re paying 2 to maybe get a 3 cost dude, maybe a 4 cost late game. It also susceptible to removal from terror or other support destruction. This just isn’t worth it.

dboeren - 3 of 5
Not bad, inexpensive removal but delayed. Your opponent can resist but then it’s a drag on his resources. Maybe a good candidate for Syndicate/Cthluhu decks that use cards which benefit from sacrifices.

Ire & WWDrakey - 3 out of 5
With the built-in structure of limiting resource expenditure to 3 paid effects for a pair of turns, these specific kind of negative support attachments get a lot more weight… Especially with sacrifice working around invulnerability as well.

mnBroncos - 3 out of 5
Still a great card but after seeing Concrete and Chains I don’t see me ever needing this card over that one.

Kamacausey-2 out of 5
Decent removal but not reliable enough. Between immurement, concrete and chains, tear gas and other removal the Syndicate has access to I just don’t see this card seeing much play. It’s not worthless though so it’s a 2 as opposed to a 1.

Tom Capor - aka Magnus Arcanis
I’m not a fan of cards that let my opponent decide their fate (thats my job!). However, watching the player across the table sweat over paying up or suffer the beating could be worth it. Really though, Indebted is an early to early-mid card at best when your opponent’s resources are low and it can serve as a meta choice against decks that like to build up a single domain. Also, take note that you can attach this to your own character allowing you to use it’s sacrifice effects to trigger some synergistic cards. So, not the greatest card in the box, but if you look deep enough you’ll find that taxing characters can be beneficial.

Indebted is a core card in a "white collar" Clover Club-themed deck.  The whole goal in such a build is to "slow bleed" your opponent, and to take cards that are otherwise balanced and then tilt them in your favor (The Back Room, An Offer You Can't Refuse, Tithe Collector, etc.).  All these cards help keep your opponent's hand full for a well-timed Clover Club Executive, but On the Take and Johnny V's Dame ensure you can enjoy your night at the Club more than your opponent can.  Just when he thought it couldn't get any worse, Scandal! and Hack Journalist send him back to square one at stories.  Finally, Peter Clover himself shows up, and those Indebted characters can't even get in the Club anymore - they pay up then Peter ships them out.  By the end, your opponent will gladly sacrifice his characters to Indebted just to find any kind of relief from the "slow bleed."


At least, that's my opinion. 

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