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Bad deck building contest

Design a bad deck and post the list here. It can be a corp or runner deck. One entry per person. Me and a guest judge will decide on the winner after some time.

First person to post “I’m the guest judge” is the guest judge.

Important: your deck must have a bad concept with a good execution. If you submit an astrobiotics deck with no economy cards, that would be a good concept but a bad execution, which is the opposite of what we’re looking for.


Monolith MaxX

MaxX: Maximum Punk Rock

Event (24)
2x Day Job
3x Déjà Vu
1x Hacktivist Meeting
3x I’ve Had Worse
1x Immolation Script
3x Inject
1x Levy AR Lab Access •••
2x Retrieval Run
1x Spooned
3x Sure Gamble
1x Vamp
3x Windfall

Hardware (6)
1x Bookmark ••
3x Monolith ••••• ••••
2x Turntable

Resource (4)
1x Hades Shard •
3x Same Old Thing

Icebreaker (7)
1x Corroder
3x Eater
1x Faust
2x Mimic

Program (5)
2x Keyhole
3x Trope

15 influence spent (max 15)
46 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Data and Destiny

Deck built on http://netrunnerdb.com.

Turns out spending all your influence to fuel the triple Trope + Monolith + Windfall with empty stack for 54 credits isn’t as spectacular as one would’ve hoped. Even if you manage to pull it off, by the time it happens, the game is usually over :wink:

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What is this even? =\

I’m the guest judge. :sunglasses:

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Look Ma, No breakers!

Leela Patel: Trained Pragmatist (All That Remains)

Event (20)

Hardware (5)

Resource (17)

Program (3)

15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to The Universe of Tomorrow

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.

Breakers are for chumps.


I can’t imagine not winning this contest.

I was actually serious building this, until I tested it and realized what a terrible failure it was :slight_smile:
Notice how the Au Revoir / Snitch combo poorly antisynergise with the drawing to a never will-be Paintbrush / Surfer combo made of one-ofs and Test Runs.

This is pure organic winjuice here.

Good Bye Andromeda

Andromeda: Dispossessed Ristie (Humanity’s Shadow)

Event (20)

Hardware (9)

Resource (7)

Icebreaker (1)

Program (8)

15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to The Universe of Tomorrow

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.


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I can’t imagine not winning this contest.
[/quote]hail to the king, that is a terrible deck :stuck_out_tongue:

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The key here is starting every turn with an Investment Seminar and ending each with a Deja Vu for FIS, or SoT>Deja Vu>FIS.

Laramy Fisk: Savvy Investor

Event (18)
3x Account Siphon
2x Dirty Laundry
1x Drive By
3x Déjà Vu ••••• •
3x Fisk Investment Seminar
2x Hostage
1x Levy AR Lab Access •••
3x Sure Gamble

Hardware (5)
3x HQ Interface
2x Logos

Resource (15)
3x Daily Casts
1x Eden Shard •
3x Fall Guy
2x Gang Sign
2x Kati Jones
3x Same Old Thing
1x The Source ••

Icebreaker (6)
2x Alias
2x Breach
2x Passport

Program (1)
1x Medium •••

15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)

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@cursor EdenDejaEden I guess ? I see there is competition :wink:

Outmoney the corp and install SMC’s to bluff breakers and Clot. Never run. The corp will never feel like they have a scoring window and will eventually mill themselves out. Push Your Luck was better in the Prepaid days but the deck is still strong. Nonadvanced 3/2’s are a problem but their days are numbered. Look for this on the front page of netrunnerdb soon.

Economic Powerhouse

Kate “Mac” McCaffrey: Digital Tinker

Event (18)
3x Easy Mark •••
3x Freelance Coding Contract
1x Levy AR Lab Access
3x Lucky Find ••••• •
2x Modded
3x Push Your Luck •••
3x Sure Gamble

Hardware (2)
2x The Toolbox

Resource (16)
2x Aesop’s Pawnshop
3x Armitage Codebusting
3x Daily Casts
1x Film Critic
1x Kati Jones
3x Professional Contacts
3x Same Old Thing

Program (9)
3x Cache •••
3x Magnum Opus
3x Self-modifying Code

15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Old Hollywood

Deck built on http://netrunnerdb.com.

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You know what this thread miss ? Corp decks.

Valley Grid funsie

Jinteki Biotech: Life Imagined (The Valley)

Agenda (8)

Asset (3)

Upgrade (7)

Operation (14)

Barrier (5)

Code Gate (6)

Sentry (5)

  • 2x Pup (Honor and Profit)
  • 1x Swordsman (Second Thoughts)
  • 2x Troll (The Source) ••••

Other (1)

13 influence spent (max 15-2☆=13)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Data and Destiny

Deck built on NetrunnerDB.


Needs more marker

Way too good to win.

Bad concept ? Check.
Good execution ? Check.
Playable ? Check.

It’s easy to put some cards together who obviously doesn’t work. It’s harder to actually make a real tier 1 jank who can actually win a game :stuck_out_tongue:

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Why lockdown and troll?

My own entry:

Score a Vulcan coverup then shutdown combo into 6-18(!) meat damage!?! Hope you can draw enough jacksons and diagnostics to get through their plascretes and IHWs. Also hope the runner isn’t noise…

Pew pew pew!

Argus Security: Protection Guaranteed

Agenda (17)
3x Hostile Takeover
3x Posted Bounty
3x Profiteering
3x Project Atlas
2x The Future is Now
3x Vulcan Coverup

Asset (3)
3x Jackson Howard •••

Operation (20)
3x Accelerated Diagnostics •••
3x Beanstalk Royalties
3x Hedge Fund
1x Interns
3x Power Shutdown
3x Scorched Earth
1x Subliminal Messaging
3x 24/7 News Cycle ••••• ••••

Barrier (3)
3x Ice Wall

Code Gate (3)
3x Quandary

Sentry (3)
3x Archer

15 influence spent (max 15)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Data and Destiny

Deck built on http://netrunnerdb.com.

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Troll is there because it synergize with Valley Grid. It’s a 1 rez cost not super easily parasitable ice who always proc Valley Grid (since 0 sub == all subs).

Lockdown is just an opportunistic hate on Faust.

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Huh… wow that is the most trolly troll ever.

I actually went to a regional last year with a deck based on the same principle and finished 2nd (managed to flatline the actual winner).

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How do you get a flatline? Glory run on R&D that failed?

You know Palana has a lot of synergy with lowering handsize and glacier builds. Harvester at the bottom of a valley grid server would be hilarious. Maybe a scorched cerebral casts build?