Wooley approached me with the idea of getting new players into the game with Core2 arriving, and asked for my assistance. We decided on the Onesies as a good point, and I tried to build semi-competitive (for a GNK/meetup level) deck using the minimal amount of parts (1 Core2, 1 big box, 1 pack), overlapping on Corp and Runner side when I could. They then took those dex, and played each other, pointing out mechanics when they arose.
Like all TC videos, the production, commentary, banter, and presentation is top-notch. I was impressed, and, hopefully, they helped some new players out.
re: Saving the game
IDK if that’s up to us. Player-run events draw people out to play, but aren’t getting people into the game. Casual meetups, and teaching/intro nights, are the way to do it. FFG isn’t interesting in growing that, just selling GNKs instead, which are geared more towards a tournament.
I think Asher noted that a limited format they’re running in Melbourne has grown the meetups, because the buy-in is so low. Basically, it’s just one or two Core2 sets, along with the current cycle. That’s it. It’s very limited, but people are on the same playing field, for a low cost. Worth a try, if you’re trying to draw people in.