Awareness increases your ability and the quality of the item that you are able to find in the city.
You can increase your awareness in many ways;
- Using Merits on Awareness.
- Doing the Psychology education PSY2680 : Attention and Awareness.
- Joining a Firework Stand company.
- Using ecstacy or LSD (whilst under the after effects).
Prior to the release of RESPO you were able to click the city link via the in game sidebar you have a small chance to find an item, these vary from the elusive RPG to the common brick.