Rely on illicit contacts

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From: Refresh your Consumables

Respectable suppliers incur so many unnecessary costs, such as paying taxes.

Game Instructions: More equipment will improve this option, more so than others on this card. Failure will generate suspicion.

Unlocked with Equipment for Scientific Experimentation, Experimental Object, Connected: The Widow 5

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 200

  • 137 - very chancy (41%)
  • 170 - chancy (51%)
  • 204 - modest (61%)
  • 237 - very modest (71%)
  • 270 - low-risk (81%)
  • 304 - straightforward (91%)
  • 334 - straightforward (100%)

Challenge is not affected by Research Preparations



Perhaps a few pinches are missing from the boxes of reagent – no business of yours where they've gone. Perhaps some of this equipment is 'gently used.' If the University wanted the best they should have increased your budget.


Pressure in the wrong place

It's not a good idea to push associates of the Gracious Widow for an illicit discount. Still worse to do so and be caught at it by an officer of the revenue.