So this new HB Architects of Tomorrow (AoT) identity is pretty sweet, right? On the one hand you lose a bit of surprise giving away what your Bioroids are before the runner has to encounter them, on the other hand rezzing Eli for free, Ichi for 1 and various other large Bioroids for 4 less makes for beefy servers. So beefy in fact, that I wonder how cheap and how fast you could get a fully rezzed server of at least 2 Bioroids on each central and 1 remote. The servers must have 1 end the run at the bottom, or they aren’t very good servers.
Turn 1. Install Eli and Viktor and Markus 1.0 on each central. AoT at 5 credits. ETF 6 credits.
Turn 2. Install another set of those Bioroids over each other. AoT 2 credits. ETF 4 credits.
Turn 3. Anonymous Tip Lateral Growth install Eli and Viktor 2.0 on a remote. AoT 3 credits. ETF 6 credits.
Now, if the runner decides to run on a server during this time, ETF has the advantage 2nd turn because first turn, they could rez two pieces of ice of they must, and second turn they could rez anything at all. However, if the runner decides to run this 3rd turn AoT has the advantage of being able to significantly tax the runner and gaining up to 4 free credits rezzing Markus, or end the run. After a turn of clicking for credits, we will look at the AoT turn. AoT has 7 credits at this point, capable of defending the remote server entirely (barring runner tricks.) Each time the runner passes one of the first ice on a central server, they are effectively giving the Corp that many credits rezzing the other one for free. So that’s 10 free credits so far, just on centrals, with the caveat that the Corp must have at least the credits to match in the first place. Seems like a good ice ice hedge fund turn could set the Corp up for a good time. If they aren’t run before there’s another ice in front of course.
It’s going to be interesting theory crafting decks for this ID, it seems to me like rewarding the runner for breaking a few end the run subroutines with more end the run (and worse) subroutines seems like it fits a rush mentality.
Anyone have any interesting ideas for this HB ID?