I’ve been toying around with this build on Jinteki and at local meetups for a few weeks. It’s a pretty fun deck. It takes some time to set up, but once you’re rolling it’s pretty sweet. Get the Scheherazade out, and start installing Saharara’s and Cache’s on it, selling them to Aesop over time. It gives you a nice floating credit total between 6-10c every turn, and lets you slowly build on Tech Writers for big credit dumps later on. Since you’re floating money and you can get more installations per click (on average) I can deal with economy asset spam, but I’m still struggling to beat straight up NEH FA.
Two obvious flex slots are Panchatantra (very fun to use with Sharpshooter and Deus X) and one of the Artist Colony’s. I absolutely love Artist Colony so far. It’s another 0 cost resource that I can get Aesop value from, or it can just keep me in a game that I would have otherwise lost (grabbing a Plascrete or Clot at the last minute).
Right now I’m seeing a ton of Jinteki damage builds to combat Faust, so I’m thinking the Panchatantra could easily be a Net Shield, or a Paricia if I’m seeing a lot of asset spam. In addition to that, a Same Old Thing would be pretty solid to help protect against losing Levy to damage in addition to doubling as a free resource install for Aesop.
Hayley Kaplan: Universal Scholar (Breaker Bay)
13 influence spent (max 15-2☆=13)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Kala Ghoda
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.