Today I had one of the most amazing games of Netrunner: My Gagarin against the single most heavily metagamed Noise I’ve ever seen.
Turn 1, he plays Hacktivist Meeting, which would go to stay on the table the whole game. He also plays Imp and trashes my first asset. When that runs out, he plays another Imp. Then uses a Clone Chip on Imp.
I keep playing assets.
He plays Hemorrage and starts to pluck hands from my hand on top of his mill. I’m forced to use my Jacksons and draw assets just to I can discard them. I manage to stick a Museum behind a piece of ICE.
He plays Archives Interface and starts plucking cards from my hand, then removing them from the game.I keep playing. A rezzed Daily Bussiness Show finds me ICE to close down the servers.
He slows down a bit and I start to get money. I think I might do this! But he won’t go down easily, he plays a SECOND hemorrage, mills cards through his ability and hits me even harder.
I’m agenda flooded so I rez assets just so I can discard at his end of turn and put them back in the deck with Museum of History.
Like 40 turns later, he’s out of cards, he hasn’t scored and he makes a last run on Blacklist. He kills Tour Guide, he dumps his hand to beat Ashigaru and then I beat another one. AND YET HE STILL ATTACKS. EVERY TURN HE CHARGES UP HIS HEMORRAGES AND JUST MAKES ME DISCARD, MORE AND MORE.
Slowly, I advance my first agenda, drawing two cards each turn just so he couldn’t force me to discard. With only 2 points, he concedes.
I’m impressed of myself!