Hi there. I bought Netrunner in 2012, managed to get the Genesis cycle and a decent amount of gaming back then and then life happened. Fast forward, it’s 2017, I want to get back to Netrunner and I find a staggering amount of expansions plus my only set of data packs is going out of the window.
So, for now me and my friends decided to play the game casual and keep the expansions limited just to get back to know the game and explore the possibilities of the “Genesis Era”, while slowly building up the collections, and maybe introduce some new players. Which data packs taken together with Genesis make for the “optimal” ANR game? By “optimal” I mean balanced without too many gimmicks or overly convoluted meta. So far I read somewhere on reddit that the “best” meta existed around the end of Lunar and that the game changed with SanSan. So - assuming this is true - I think of getting for now on top of Genesis:
The Deluxe Expansions
Would this be a good “Genesis Era” set to start with?
And, from someone for whom the arcane meta debates are still… well, arcane: is there some summary on how the game changed with the expansions?