Stacking multiple effects to accomplish multiple tasks in a single action (click or otherwise) is well-known to be one of the keys to successful decks. Spy Camera Geist with Tech Trader, Technical Writer, for instance, works because you get so much value off of each install.
Can you leverage enough successful-run effects to make Doppelgänger shine? The recent release of Temüjin Contract certainly moves the needle in that direction because it triggers on successful run, but is not a replacement effect: this allows you to stack it with previously-unstackable effects. Some ways that an extra run can be applied (with individual effects marked as R for replacement or NR for non-replacement):
- Make money (or things that can be exchanged for money):
- Generate card draw
- Efficient accesses (multi-access and saving clicks by not running when there's nothing to be gained)
- Deny/disrupt corp
- R Vamp
The question is, does Doppelgänger outperform Desperado in a strategy that is based on using successful runs as fuel for the win condition (and not solely for stealing agendas)? I'm not sure, but I think it's worth a careful look, especially in the current asset-heavy horizontal meta.
Review written at the release of Blood Money.