I’ve been playing HB for a long time, and have been trying to find the best list for me post MWL. I’ve been having a ton of success recently with my new list. I think Kala Ghoda was VERY kind to HB, they got two of the best cards in the pack. Hopper is a fantastic agenda (My current suite is 3 ABT, 2 Food/Vitruvius/Hopper), and in the games I’ve played Vikram has performed very well, as a high strength/sub ICE that is very affordable for how beefy it is.
I’ve cut down to the 1 Caprice, which I was afraid of for a while, but now think is the right call. Especially when I put it into the frame of mind that one Caprice is equal in influence for 4 Eli/Architect. That ICE is just so good, and you need good ICE. Especially good to get away from reliance on Caprice with Councilman/Operative coming soon. Ash can push the agenda through by himself often enough. My take is the 1 Caprice in HB is like the Desperado’s in Val decks. You’re totally good without it, but when you do get it you just go nuts.
I’ve also cut way back on assets. So many people are playing asset hate, so I’ve gone to more operation economy. Still have the 3 Adonis, since it’s too great to not include. But I’m running a full suite of Restructures, and then bouncing back and forth between Green Level Clearance and Launch Campaign. I haven’t come across a game yet where I’ve been totally strapped for cash. The ICE isn’t crazy expensive, and ABT is often your friend. It just plays on the heavy tax.
HB Food is still in a really good place post MWL, and still is the definition of consistency, and once again, Hopper is the real deal, if you score one your game gets SO much easier.