Well, run events + public terminal are obvious, and that’s what I was on.
Here’s my original list, in it’s MWL compliant form. Big props to Niles @hhooo for the outline.
Hhooo’s got a high-stakes job?
Ken “Express” Tenma: Disappeared Clone (Honor and Profit)
15 influence spent (max 17-2☆=15)
46 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Kala Ghoda
On the pre-MWL tourney day I cut Breach for a 2nd Corroder (yay 2 extra influence), and cut the passport and the 2nd special order for two Emergency Shutdowns. I figured Faust would see me through trouble. I will note only that this cost me in the elimination round, where I couldn’t find a special order, +draw, or a decoder and just had to watch HB play solitaire.
But in general, the list stays rich and with drug dealers has plenty of draw, enough to lock remotes while the HQ and R&D multiaccess keeps windows open. HSJ is a monster of a tempo swing, especially after Siphon. If yellow meat damage remains popular I may reverse my decision to run no scorch protection at all (and I did get flatlined in a game where I decided to gamble on my opponent not being on 2xSE yet and press for the win, coming up with 6 AP instead of 7 and yes, the butcherboy had 2xSE). Otherwise the sheer amount of money you have and judicious running keeps you safe, and staying on 6 cards on the corp’s turn prevents cheap TA + SE tricks.
This is not a “blitzkrieg” Gabe/Andy style deck, this is more about controlled aggression: all of your run events are huge threats, which means the corp has to play it safe, which means you have some time to threaten their remotes and/or FIS at an inopportune time (i.e. when they are broke, you are rich, and they already have five in hand), potentially flooding them out.
You often have to sit on HSJ for a turn or so, but there’s never been a game yet where I haven’t landed both of them, usually discounted via public terminal and enhanced by desperado and Ken’s ID, turning them into “Pay 4 to gain 14 and an access affairs”. Delicious!
I haven’t needed the Levy yet, though I was tempted in one game where I was leaning on Faust and had 2x Drug Dealers out.