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Article: 12 awesome things that Personal Workshop does for Noise


#1

Discuss Alex’s newest article on the power and synergy of personal workshop in noise: http://stimhack.com/12-awesome-things-that-personal-workshop-does-for-noise/

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#2

I think this article may have turned me to the Dark Side.


#3

So on 12. Power Milling, does that mean you can pay credits at anytime to bring something from workshop into play?


#4

Yup! That’s exactly why Workshop is so powerful.


#5

Thanks for putting up an excellent blog for A:NR!

This post shows some pretty cool uses for PW I hadn’t considered before and is a nice deviation from the solely Stimhack/PW combo everyone goes on about.

I’m not sure number 11, the power dig, is quite as strong though. Medium only adds cards to an R&D run after the first virus counter. With a Grimoire, Medium comes out with one counter and the runner only sees one card on the first R&D run, then 2 and 3. Using the Imps to trash a couple of cards is great, but their effect is only usable once per turn rather than run.

Haven’t played Noise or Medium much at all, so I could be completely off base here. Though, after reading this article, putting a deck together and trying it out sounds like a fun time.

Thanks!


#6

As long as you have Grimoire in play you’ll get to see 2 cards on the first R&D run. The run is considered successful, and the second virus counter, added in 4.4 and cards are accessed in 4.5. (Check out the Timing Structure of a Run here)

(edited to fix link)


#7

Ah, that makes sense! Thanks for the clarification!


#8

Late to the party, I know. In 12 you write

But which virus can you use to mill between corp actions?


#9

If you’re Noise, any virus will do. His ability makes the corp trash the top card when a virus is installed. Even if it’s on the corp turn. PW allows for instant installs so if you have a virus on PW and install it on the corp turn they are forced to mill the top card of R&D.


#10

Also of note, Clone Chip allows the same thing with less setup (albeit only once). Given its great utility in general, it’s a decent card to put into Noise if you’re expecting to be battling Accelerated Shutdown combo decks.


#11

Thanks, I had a brain freeze moment there. I was reading the article and thinking of Imp mentioned previously, thus my confusion.