Right now, my brain is mostly fried from trying to make Professor work for all of this week, so take the following with a grain of salt, probably.
How’s the 1-of Scavenge for you? That strikes me as the most out-of-place card in the list, given the basic premise. If you’re selling useless stuff, you can’t Scavenge it for useful stuff. So it looks like it’s either an Easy Mark (with a Cache reset), or a Lady reset. I’d be tempted to just swap it out for either a third Lady (if you find yourself running out of Lady tokens often), or for a QT (to dig for ProCon in dire situations).
As mentioned above, I’d go about this by adding a QT or two, aiming to only play them if needed to dig for combo pieces. Going up to 3 Earthrise might also be good instead, although that obviously doesn’t need in the “omg need PC now” kind of situation.
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I can’t decide whether to use Akamatsu or CyberSolutions chips. Akamatsu fits the deck better, but a 6MU rig is still a bit squashy when you need to fit 3 breakers, 1-2 Cloaks and Datasuckers and have space to run Caches. I want to run 2x Astrolabe because of all the remote play going on, and that means that I have to hit 2/2 mem chips to have enough space. I could switch to Dyson chips and swap the Gordian for a Keymaster?[/quote]
This whole paragraph just screams “2x Toolbox 2x Akamatsu” at me. Still the “cheap + expensive” memory scheme, but reversed re: console slot. You give up a bit of draw, but get a lot of sustainability. Don’t know if you regularly float a bit of cash, but the list looks like it should be able to do it just fine.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think reducing card draw is the way to go here. I would be tempted to swap Earthrises for QTs (losing the ability to pawn them, but gaining the ability to fish for PC at a rapid pace), but that really depends on how you usually play the deck and what your match-ups look like, I think.
What’s the thing you most fear encountering? Depending on the answer, some includes like Clone Chips and a Sharpshooter/Deus X might be in order. Worst case scenario, you can always pawn 'em
This is part of why I think Toolbox might be good here - you already need to be equipped to deal with a big credit slump anyway (hello, PC) and once that thing hits the table, your runs pretty much become free, so your cash reserve should steadily rise from all the PC drawing and Aesop’s selling.