So I am thinking that maybe there is a character that goes under looked when considering the Ace of Rods and that is our friendly Pete.
So you lose your tarot slot but the survivor tarot is the most easily skipped so no great loss there.
If you don't draw it in your opening hand it can be fed to your dog like any other card so its lack of icons isn't as much a hindrance.
I also find myself flush with cash to burn in my dark horse pete decks so banking an action for 3 resources being the worst use of this card doesn't seem like a bad use of money I typically end up burning anyway.
The end of the day if it was good enough to include in every deck then it would probably be too good for a neutral 1xp card.