I wanted to start a think-tank thread for the new Jinteki ID:
I am very excited about this ID. It feels like a code waiting to be cracked. Reddit already has a thread, but I prefer this community.
The potential I see in IG is to defend assets without ICE. Drip econ becomes stronger, as do some assets that formerly needed defending but weren’t worth it.
The immediately glaring downside to IG is that you have to defend Archives to protect your ability. Until now, Corporations haven’t had to defend Archives much, and sometimes not at all, Sneakdoor aside. This means IG has another central that it needs to defend, and that means spreading your ICE more thin. Maybe my thinking on this is wrong; that’s why I need you all.
Here are some cards I think this ID likes:
PAD Campaign: already one of the more taxing assets to trash, IG could make this card nearly impossible to trash.
Marked Accounts: I think IG prefers sustainable drip like PAD/Marked to expiring drip like the HB Campaigns.
Reversed Accounts: this could easily be a win/win for IG; either the Runner pays a bunch of credits to trash it, or loses a bunch of credits later.
Architect: installing more assets/ICE/Agendas from RND & Archives seems good for a deck that wants to play assets.
Reuse: ditch cards, pump your trash costs, and get paid in the process. luckily only a 1 influence splash.
Dedicated Server: hard to fit in other decks due to its low trash cost, I think this card could really shine in IG.
The Root: a more powerful Dedicated Server, at the cost of 3 influence. perhaps too much, but definitely a card IG would like.
Jackson Howard: many decks like Jackson, but IG wants him to overdraw and ditch extras to pump trash costs.
The Future Perfect: granted, it’s Jinteki’s best Agenda, but I think it is especially important to IG. RND/HQ may be more vulnerable at times in IG than in RP, so TFP’s ability to avoid being stolen is important.
Chairman Hiro: there is no penalty to having Hiro in Archives. In IG, it’s likely the Runner won’t be able to trash him if they access him out of RND/HQ. You can stash Hiro in Archives, then install him later with Architect/Interns.
Anonymous Tip: affordable at 1 influence, and provides card draw that I think IG will want.
and others I don’t have time to list (lunch break). I’ll leave it to you! Let’s crack this code.
One last thought: I think IG might be the first ID that really wants to play with more than the standard 49 cards, especially with no current Corp option to significantly recover cards from Archives.