Either one would be OK with me I guess.
I like Syndicate much more, but maybe a new set would make Agency more appealing so I could enjoy them more too? They're OK for me in a mixed faction deck but I feel like mono-Agency could maybe use some more interesting Events.
I like Tattered Cloak, that's going straight into my next Lunatic deck. I especially like that if your opponent has characters that are immune to Terror it still has a useful effect. Can't wait to see what the Hastur box will be like.
Well, as we saw with the 2011 Worlds season, and the abuse of Endless Interrogation, discard effects have to be well balanced. I hope Hastur doesn't get too many good discard effects. Byakhees, Apeirophobia, now Tattered Cloak, I just hope it doesn't get over the top…you know, like Shub's resourcing mastery… just sayin'. ;)
Tattered Cloak has kind of a built-in safety valve though because you can prevent the discard by driving a character insane. It's also limit once per turn so you can't abuse it too much. In general though, I agree - discard from hand effects need to have an eye kept on them to prevent a total lockdown.