So, It’s store championship season, and there’s 11 in the dallas area. I already won one, so I decided to try out a new runner deck at today’s championship, eventually deciding on noise because I enjoyed playing him pre-howard. Siphon anarch has been decently strong lately, so I wound up with this list:
Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire (Core)
Total Cards: (45)
Deja Vu (Core #2) x3
Account Siphon (Core #18) x3 ■■■■
Sure Gamble (Core #50) x3
Grimoire (Core #6) x2
Plascrete Carapace (What Lies Ahead #9) x3
Parasite (Core #12) x3
Imp (What Lies Ahead #3) x3
Knight (Mala Tempora #43) x3
Hemorrhage (Fear and Loathing #82) x3
Gorman Drip v1 (Opening Moves #5) x3 ■
Crypsis (Core #51) x2
Joshua B. (Cyber Exodus #42) x3
Data Leak Reversal (Future Proof #103) x3
Armitage Codebusting (Core #53) x3
John Masanori (Opening Moves #9) x2
Same Old Thing (Creation and Control #54) x3
Influence Values Totals -
The thought behind it being that hemorrhage and siphon (plus cheap, need to trash resources) make gorman drip extremely strong. I didn’t have much practice with the deck before the tournament though so I figured NBN FA would carry me to the top tables with noise picking up a few games along the way. What actually happened was noise carried my bog standard nbn list to the top 4, only dropping one game to the eventual winner. This is the most effective Gorman Drip list I’ve played/played against, and the fact that it can just win the game off of all three centrals makes it very hard to defend against. Between noise, DLR, and hemorrhage, 3 jacksons aren’t always enough to keep archives safe, and if you manage to trash a jackson you’re in an amazing position.
Notes on the deck:
Sit on Hemorrhage for when you can get their full hand, or 4 cards. each use in the span of one turn gets progressively better. Hemorrhaging them to one and then running hq is also acceptable.
You don’t always have control over which server you can get into, but you can normally get into at least one, make sure to be extremely annoying wherever you have access.
You have no dig, against Weyland mulligan for plascrete, against everyone else mulligan for siphon.
Masanori was useful, but too expensive considering most of your resources aren’t out long. First card to cut imo
Grimoire was nice, but expensive and not necessary. very few of your programs stay out long (crypsis, hemorrhage and sometimes knight). I went down to 2 from 3, might have been right to cut them completely, although the extra mem and counter was useful in 1 match.
If you add anything, make sure to keep it cheap (0-1 cost resources, 1-2 cost viruses are best).
I will have a couple videos of the list in action later (round 5 loss vs Grant H and semifinals win against Donesh G). unfortunately some of it’s best moments happened on the unrecorded second table