The fourth round of TheBigBoy Teaching Deck League will begin September 8.
It is an open Elo league in which players organize their own games and play as many or as few as they like. This topic will be where I post updates about the league. Here are a few guidelines and links to resources.
How long does the League run?
It starts September 8 and ends on October 6.
If the top four finishers agree, I will organize a Top Four playoff at the conclusion of the League.
Can I still join?
Yes. Registration for The Bigboy Teaching League is open for sign up at any time.
Register by signing up at The Challenge Board. Password for the board: thebigboy
How can I organize a game?
You can post an open game on Jinteki.net with the title: Teaching League Game. If someone joins, you should ask if they are signed up for the league because you cannot report results if they are not in the league.
The best way to organize games is by joining the Slack channel dedicated to the league where you can post requests for games. Here is the link to that channel. If you need an invitation to Slack, use this link.
You may also organize games via any other means you find convenient.
Players are encouraged to play two games with each opponent (one Corp and one Runner) each time they play, but this is not required. Single games still count toward the League.
What Decks Can I Play?
Legal decks for this League are the teaching and learning decks published by Abram Jopp (@TheBigBoy) on his Web site. Here are link to the decks:
Engineering the Future
Jopp’s notes and advice for playing these decks can be found here. For this league, Andromeda is being replaced by Gabriel Santiago. Jopp’s notes for playing Gabe will be linked here when posted.
His notes for the Jinteki deck can be found here
You can transfer these decks into Jinteki by clicking on the “Export” button at the top of the decklist and copying the list into the Jinteki deck builder.
Are there any resources to help me play well?
Here are links to some videos that might give you some helpful pointers on effective game play.
How to play Netrunner by Team Covenant
Game Vocabulary by Willingdone
Runner Play by Willingdone
How Corporations Win Games by Willingdone
Tournament Play Tips by Ben Ni
BBTL 2 Semi-final with commentary from Abram Jopp
BBTL 2 Final with commentary from Abram Jopp
BBTL 3 Final with commentary by a fellow BBTL participant
Finally, here is a link to Episode 11 of the great Netrunner podcast Run Last Click, the episode that @thebigboy says changed his entire understanding of Netrunner and will change yours as well.
Can I change decks between games?
Yes. Each player can select a new deck each time they play.
Where do I report results?
The winner of each game should report results to The Challenge Board. Make sure to get the Challenge Board ID of your opponent from them, as some people do not use the same ID on Jinteki and the Challenge Board.
Optional: If you want to help me in a data collection experiment, you can also report game results to this Google Form where I am trying to gather information about match ups during the league.
What if I have other questions?
Please direct them to me (@FightingWalloon) here or on Slack.
Good luck and have fun!