Basic
Support

Persona. S.H.I.E.L.D.

Cost: 2.
Resource:

Hero Action: Exhaust Government Liaison → play a S.H.I.E.L.D. card from your hand, reducing its resource cost by 1.

"I'll have my people contact your people."
Sinister Motives #54.
Government Liaison
Reviews

Another fine 2-cost resource generator. This is interesting, however, as SHIELD covers a pretty big subset of cards. Deft Focus covers Superpowers, which is almost entirely in Signature Pools. Nerves of Steel, Martial Prowess, and Sense of Justice each target a type of Event. Enhanced Awareness, Physique, and Reflexes each provide a limited amount of a specific resource type. SHIELD covers Allies and Supports. There are two new SHIELD events, but they cost 0 and aren't a consideration for including this card.

SHIELD cards are mostly in Justice at the moment (Sinister Motives, released in the US in April 2022), although there is a smattering in the other Apects.

Allies

One of the best uses for this card, SHIELD allies include:

Basic: NIck Fury, Mockingbird, Agent 13, Dum Dum Dugan, War Machine

Justice: Agent Coulson, Quake, Spider-Woman, Monica Change

Leadership: Maria Hill

Protection: Black Widow

Of course, given the release within Sinister Motives new SHIELD tribal focus, the real value is in building a Justice SHIELD deck. It can pay for Surveillance teams, Helicarriers, Field Agents, and the Sky-Destroyer. Even after all of these assets are on the table, you can Exhaust the Government Liason to power Dum Dum Dugan, Global Logistics, and Homeland Intervention.

Given this flexibility, Government Liason is a great little card, if not the flashiest.

I rate this card an A: An efficient resource generator that also combos with other SHIELD cards.

Of course, this high rating assumes that you are building a SHIELD specific deck, similar to the consideration of whether or not to include Deft Focus.

Judicator82 · 55
The real "cost" for the SHIELD events is to exhaust SHIELD cards, so in that sense Government Liaison *can* actually help pay for events. — OrionJA · 7
Good point! Look at how helpful the Government Liason is. — Judicator82 · 55
I use this in a Cap deck with a moderate SHIELD focus and it works very, very well. If I get it out early it really hastens the deck. I'm using it to help with Fury, as my group is one of those that just never uses or used Fury in the past due the high cost and the fact he doesn't stay around... however, with the Liaison and Rapid Response, I get amazing utility out of getting 3 cards, one or two thwarts, and another 3 cards in the villain phase for a total cost of 7. It's also great for the Helicarrier and Sky Destroyer. I can't see not running any Leadership or Justice deck without it (even one of the other guys in the group is using it to fuel his Justice Quicksilver deck). — KLSanchez · 1