I decided to run this last night at FFG's monthly tournament. I didn't realize it was tournament night and was initially just planning to test, but even though I lost the my test game the deck was a lot of fun. So I said what the heck, and went with it.
It's a lot of fun to play, but I ran into some tough matchups. In the first game, I played against the same Making News played I'd just tested against, so he knew what I was up to and I knew that he was packing both Scorched and PsychoBeale, which made my tag-me game somewhat problematic. It didn't matter, though, since even with a mull and a lot of digging, I couldn't find a Siphon and stayed extremely poor for most of the game. I was able to pull a Beale from R&D and mill an Astro into Archives, but couldn't stop him from scoring another Astro, 2x Breaking News, and then finally sticking some tags and Psychoing a 3-point Beale for the win.
In the second game, I played against a horizontal Jinteki PE who didn't advance much. I milled about a half-dozen cards, but his very next draw was a Jackson that he fired on my next Archives run. All three Siphons plus one SOT were hit by net damage, as were 2 Parasites (I only got to install one parasite, on Yagura), and I couldn't find Crypsis, which made it difficult to get into his 3-deep scoring remote. (Note: He was playing Swordsman, although I didn't see one rezzed.) Tsurugi is an expensive break with Knight, even if you aren't breaking all 4 subs! We were about to go to time when he drew and was able to score a Priority Req to go from 4-5 in my favour to 7-5 in his, due to an extremely timely Power Shutdown on the Gorman Drip I was about to pop. Close game; I think I could have pulled this one out if I'd just been able to hang on to a Siphon.
The third game was also Jinteki PE, against a skilled player who works for FFG on X-Wing. He hit a first-turn Celebrity Gift for 12c, showing me 2x Snare, Profiteering, EMP, Data Mine, and something else. He installed some stuff and scored the Profiteering a few turns later. However, he didn't protect HQ, so I proceeded to Siphon him four times, go all the way up to 30c, and make Hemorrhage runs all over the place. Eventually I had HQ so locked down that if he didn't immediately play or install the cards he drew on his turn, I would simply trash them on mine. He had a 3-deep scoring remote that concerned me as he'd hit all of my Knights with net damage and I knew he was playing Swordsman, but a timely Deja Vu got me a Knight back, and then I drew a Crypsis. With Grimoire out, it was easy to click Crypsis up enough to get into the scoring remote and pull the winning agenda. Final score was 7-5 for me.
Overall, I had a lot of fun with the deck and I think it has serious potential, but the lack of draw/tutor makes it somewhat vulnerable to variance. That said, I did have some bad luck as well.
Masanori was an all-star against Jinteki. Their ice is porous enough that they can't keep you out with just one, and running through one isn't a huge deal if you draw up first and then draw another card when the run succeeds.
Grimoire was useful, but with Crypsis it became clutch. That one saved click gives you a very nice margin to work with Crypsis.
I might tinker with Djinn variants of this, but the problem there is that you reveal what you're tutoring, which means you can't install Hemorrhage and immediately run 2-3 times. I need to play it a bit more as-is first.
Oh, and in the tournament, TWIY* FA carried me to the top tables 3-0. There were a lot of people at 4-2, so I ended up 7th of 20+ on strong side wins, netting my third alt Wyldside.