I’m going to second the commentary on the cutlery. Blowing up ICE isn’t that big a deal outside of parasite. In fact with the approach you’re taking the bigger and scarier the ICE the better it is for you. What really sucks is when you’re facing multiple cheap ICE that just taxes the hell out of Darwin.
The primary issue with Darwin + Davids is that your accesses are more limited, so finding ways to make them count for more is important.
I am working (as in gaining practical experience) on a deck that features the basic tennents of what you are attempting to accomplish. I believe I’m on the 3rd iteration of it, still not sure of it’s validity when it’s all said and done but I’m enjoying the play thus-far. I had actually jettisoned parasite to save deckspace but was swiftly punished for my hubris (haha), so they’re back in.
I’ll present it as something you can bounce your own thoughts off of.
Great Green Whale 7FEB15 - OnC
Quetzal: Free Spirit (First Contact)
3x Day Job (Order and Chaos)
3x Déjà Vu (Core Set)
3x I’ve Had Worse (Order and Chaos)
3x Lucky Find (Double Time) ••••• •
2x Showing Off (Order and Chaos)
1x Stimhack (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
1x Surge (Humanity’s Shadow)
2x e3 Feedback Implants (Trace Amount) ••••
1x MemStrips (Order and Chaos)
3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
2x Earthrise Hotel (The Source)
1x Utopia Shard (All That Remains) •[/color]
2x Virus Breeding Ground (Order and Chaos)
1x Darwin (Future Proof)
2x Mimic (Core Set)
3x D4v1d (The Spaces Between)
3x Djinn (Core Set)
1x Incubator (The Source)
2x Magnum Opus (Core Set) ••••
1x Medium (Core Set)
1x Nerve Agent (Cyber Exodus)
2x Parasite (Core Set)
15 influence spent (max 15)
46 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Order and Chaos
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.
I’m trying to get by with just 2 E3’s but that dream may swiftly die as well as it is so crucial.
Showing off is there because I want to try it.
The main issue I’ve had so far in trials is finding enough clicks to pound someone with a big medium dig followed by showing off. This is how magnum opus got slotted in (in place of Kati). I had zero memory issues before and now inserted the one memstrip just in case i need it. I have not played with this version yet.
I went to 2 VBG’s because one was often enough.
Went from 3 to 2 earthrise as mid to late game they were dead draws.
I really believe in having at least one surge and one stimhack. With the darwin+david setup surge functions as a pseudo-stimhack, allowing you to create the illusion of a scoring window where there really isn’t one. Stimhack is Stimhack.
I hope you get your deck to where you like it. Have fun!