The first Beyoken Deck Teaching League starts play on February 11, 2018.
It is an open Elo league in which players organize their own games on Jinteki.net and play as many or as few as they like.
Is this league for me?
In this introductory video, Ben Ni (@beyoken) explains how he came to build the decks and the goals behind them. The original idea for the decks came from Tristan von Zahn (@tr1s on Slack).The aim was to make decks that are newbie friendly and also useful for developing good Netrunner fundamentals for both new and intermediate players.
Players of any skill level are welcome to join the league. If you are totally new to the game, you will find other players helpful in explaining the game and helping you get your feet under you.
See also this video for Ben Ni’s take on the league and his offer to review player videos of league games and commentate on them.
How long does the League run?
It starts February 11 and ends on March 18.
If the top four finishers (minimum 10 games played) agree, I will organize a Top Four playoff at the conclusion of the League.
Can I still join?
Yes. Registration for The Beyoken Deck Challenge League is open for sign up at any time.
Register by signing up at The Challenge Board. Password for the board: ben
You will need to join Slack to organize games (see links below for instructions).
How can I organize a game?
You can post an open game on Jinteki.net with the title: Beyoken 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 sparring decks published by Ben Ni (@beyoken) on his YouTube channel. Here are link to the decks:
Architects of Tomorrow
Controlling the Message
Building a Better World
Ben Ni’s advice for playing these decks can be found on each deck page where he links to a short video describing the deck and suggesting lines of play for it.
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?
Make sure to check out Ben Ni’s tutorial videos produced for each deck. The full playlist can be found here.
Here are links to some videos that might give you some helpful pointers on effective game play.
How to play Netrunner by Team Covenant
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.
Also report game results to this Google Form where I am gathering 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!