At this point, it should be abundantly clear that Corps are doing better than Runners in the current environment, even in tournament play. Both taxing and fast decks are now clearly viable and strong, and Runners are having trouble coming up with decks that will be able to address both. Further, it seems like Upstalk (and perhaps the Lunar Cycle as a whole) may be continuing to strengthen Corps while Runners stay broadly stagnant.
Are there any exciting new Runner strategies or builds that you guys are seeing to help counteract this? What does an all-comers Runner deck look like these days? To get the discussion rolling, here are some things you should be expected to have at least decent matchups against:
-NBN: Making News taxing ICE fast advance (see Alex/SneakySly/my Plugged-In decks)
-NBN: TWIY* w/ Biotic Labor (and Near Earth Hub’s variant when that comes out)
-HB: EtF fast advance with program destruction
-HB: EtF taxing decks (Red Coats and varaints)
-Cerebral Imaging (scorch or FA)
-Jinteki: RP taxing decks with asset economy
-Jinteki: PE net damage and program destruction
-Supermodernism out of either BABW or GRNDL
It strikes me that it’s quite hard to hit all of these bases solidly-- indeed, I’m not sure what the best Runner options are at this stage. What do you guys think?