So here’s a variant on the Bootcamp Glacier deck that I’ve been playing off and on for a few months. The Noise matchup can still feel like an RNG factory, but the Kate matchup is actually okay. Noise is still doable, due to Bootcamp’s larger than average Jackson density, but doesn’t hold many tools over the standard Bootcamp list.
Largely, this grew out of a desire to see the Hollywood Renovation agenda work in a playable deck. What I really wanted to get to work was the ability to IAA Hollywood during a scoring window, then next Biotoc, install Atlas, and burst up 5 points in a single turn. As with all combos, the problem with this plan of action is getting the combo in hand at the same time where you actually have a window to fire it off.
Original versions of the deck played 3x Hollywood and 2x Biotic, but keeping runners out without something like Ash was next to impossible, and playing three 3-point agendas that aren’t named The Future Perfect is a hard thing to do and still feel safe. I also played a lot of advanceable ICE in order to maximize value on Hollywood, but as we all know, most advanceable ice is either way too slow/expensive for what it does (Asteroid Belt) or just plain bad (Lycan). So most of those are gone. What worked best for the deck was a Bootcamp Glacier shell, modified for the agenda suite, the needed Biotic, and additional tutors.
Anyhow, here’s the deck.
Blue Sun: Powering the Future (Up and Over)
Code Gate (4)
- 1x Orion (Order and Chaos)
15 influence spent (max 15)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to The Universe of Tomorrow
Atlas counters and The Future is Now are a great way to find pieces of the combo, and 2 Atlas counters is how I prefer to score my first agenda in an ideal world. This allows me to fire off the combo any time after I get 1 piece of it in my hand. Running 2 1-pointers and 2 Public Support make Archer a fairly good inclusion again in a deck that doesn’t want to run Hostile Takeovers, and rezing it rarely feels hard. Getting Noise to use David counters on a Curtain Wall only to faceplant into an Archer is a very good feeling.
I was torn on whether NAPD or Oaktown Renovation was the better fit, but an agenda that the runner has a harder time scoring on top of an Ash has generally seemed better in this deck, plus it’s hard to make an Atlas look like an NAPD when you aren’t running them.
So, downsides over regular Bootcamp:
-the 3-pointers aren’t named Global Food Initiative
-Less rich due largely to agenda suite
-More tutoring for set pieces
-Can score 5 points at once
-Has the ability to Biotic an Atlas if necessary
Not really enough of an upside to really be an upside, but cool fact that I like:
-If you go from 2 points to 7 points in 1 turn, Hive keeps at least 3 subs all game long
Anyhow, that’s my pet project. Lemme know what you think.