I’m a casual NR player and I’ve been playing for years. Lately I’ve gone 0-17 at a local tourney, then casual games with a friend, then jinteki. I get 3-5 agenda points but then lose. I decided to try to slow down and not change decks all the time to help isolate what the problem is. Help me tune this deck to be casual/competitive? Please be as specific as possible with ideas of how to PLAY this deck the best or how to tune it to be more competitive.
-First of all, I don’t find the AgInf ID to be super helpful. I find that I’m almost never using it.
-I can’t seem to ever pull off the combo of activating my “kill server” by redirecting someone into INAZUMA/BRAINSTORM or INAZUMA/DNA TRACKER. Inazuma never ends up rested so when I redirect (if ever), they just jack out and rerun the original server successfully.
-the political dealings/3-2 or 3-1 fast score mechanic doesn’t reliably fire. I usually end up two-turn scoring my 3 advancement agendas.
-my opponents have always kept full hands of cards (wisely) so snare and other net damage things never threaten them with a kill
-my ice never seems to stop them. They have breakers and lots of credits.
AgInfusion: New Miracles for a New World (Earth’s Scion)
3x Merger (Fear the Masses) •••
3x Obokata Protocol (Blood and Water)
3x House of Knives (Honor and Profit)
1x Philotic Entanglement (Honor and Profit)
3x Political Dealings (Democracy and Dogma)
3x Snare! (Core Set)
3x PAD Campaign (Core Set)
3x Tori Hanzō (Honor and Profit)
3x “Clones are not People” (Democracy and Dogma)
3x IPO (Terminal Directive)
3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
3x Wall of Thorns (Core Set)
Code Gate (9)
3x DNA Tracker (Escalation)
3x Mind Game (Martial Law)
3x Inazuma (Honor and Profit)
3x Brainstorm (The Liberated Mind) ••••• ••••• ••
3x Chrysalis (23 Seconds)
15 influence spent (maximum 17)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Terminal Directive