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Magical Kate: 1st at San Antonio regionals


#1

I’ve been working on some variation of this Kate deck for about 6 months now and I finally feel like it’s completed. During the Regional event, I sent 7-1, which my loss was from Yellow Jackets just posted previously. It performs admirably against Redcoats with Atman at 4/5 to help invalidate some of the more expensive ICE and Opus to provide economy to trash their econ assets. AstroBiotics kind of flounders with Atman at 0 and Corroder paired with Opus to keep killing SanSans. But I found that this deck really pisses off Scorch decks the most, Corps HATE playing the economy war against Opus. I’d say the only issue I have with it is HQ multiaccess. I would love to find room for a Legwork or HQI against CI or NBN that likes to horde agendas in hand. Other than that, I find it’s a great deck and has the answers to many problems the Corps present to us today.

San Antonio Regional - First place Runner Deck: Magical Kate

Kate “Mac” McCaffrey: Digital Tinker (Core Set)

Event (19)
3x Diesel (Core Set)

3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)

3x Modded (Core Set)

3x Quality Time (Humanity’s Shadow)

3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)

2x Test Run (Cyber Exodus)

2x The Maker’s Eye (Core Set)

Hardware (10)
3x Akamatsu Mem Chip (Core Set)

2x Clone Chip (Creation and Control)

2x Desperado (Core Set) ••••• •
3x R&D Interface (Future Proof)

Icebreaker (7)
2x Atman (Creation and Control)

1x Corroder (Core Set) ••
1x Deus X (A Study in Static)

1x Femme Fatale (Core Set)
1x Mimic (Core Set)
1x Yog.0 (Core Set)

Program (9)
2x Datasucker (Core Set) ••
3x Magnum Opus (Core Set)

1x Parasite (Core Set) ••
3x Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control)

15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Creation and Control

Decklist published on NetrunnerDB.


#2

Nice deck, and congrats on the win!
If you’re looking to make room for Leg Work then you could consider dropping Corroder for Inti? It’s not so bad as people think, especially if you’re using Datasuckers.


#3

Am I missing something, or is this standard Katman with MO?

(not a criticism, btw.)


#4

Did you have any problems with program trashing? Mimic and Atman seems vulnerable to a surprise archer or grim, and I’d be inclined to squeeze in a sharpshooter to allow more aggressive early runs, but I’m curious if you have a workaround for that problem.


#5

Traditional Katman builds dont utilize all of the fixed breakers + corroder. i can see this build using the Atmans primarily for fixing your runs to be as efficient as possible.
Eventually it comes to a point where datasucker runs no longer become viable and you need options to either
a) blow-out the game and score the last agenda
b)open up something for datasucker


#6

I’m running a similar deck. To take care of the multi-access HQ problem I swap out the Desperados for Grimoires and add a Nerve Agent. Probably going to run this at Seattle Regionals this weekend. Here’s the list:

###[TinkerMonster][1] (45 cards)

  • [Kate “Mac” McCaffrey: Digital Tinker][2]

Event (16)

  • 2 [Diesel][3]
  • 3 [Dirty Laundry][4]
  • 1 [Levy AR Lab Access][5]
  • 3 [Quality Time][6]
  • 1 [Scavenge][7]
  • 3 [Sure Gamble][8]
  • 3 [Test Run][9]

Hardware (8)

  • 1 [Akamatsu Mem Chip][10]
  • 3 [Clone Chip][11]
  • 2 [CyberSolutions Mem Chip][12]
  • 2 [Grimoire][13] ••••

Resource (2)

  • 2 [Same Old Thing][14]

Icebreaker (7)

  • 2 [Atman][15]
  • 1 [Cyber-Cypher][16]
  • 1 [Deus X][17]
  • 1 [Femme Fatale][18] •
  • 1 [Inti][19]
  • 1 [Sharpshooter][20]

Program (12)

  • 3 [Datasucker][21] •••
  • 1 [Keyhole][22] •••
  • 3 [Magnum Opus][23]
  • 1 [Nerve Agent][24] ••
  • 1 [Parasite][25] ••
  • 3 [Self-modifying Code][26]

Built with [Meteor Decks][27]
[1]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/decks/y9x9CAcw3u8nNZNoz
[2]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/kate-mac-mccaffrey-core
[3]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/diesel-core
[4]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/dirty-laundry-creation-and-control
[5]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/levy-ar-lab-access-creation-and-control
[6]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/quality-time-humanitys-shadow
[7]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/scavenge-creation-and-control
[8]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/sure-gamble-core
[9]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/test-run-cyber-exodus
[10]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/akamatsu-mem-chip-core
[11]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/clone-chip-creation-and-control
[12]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/cybersolutions-mem-chip-fear-and-loathing
[13]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/grimoire-core
[14]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/same-old-thing-creation-and-control
[15]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/atman-creation-and-control
[16]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/cyber-cypher-creation-and-control
[17]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/deus-x-a-study-in-static
[18]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/femme-fatale-core
[19]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/inti-creation-and-control
[20]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/sharpshooter-true-colors
[21]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/datasucker-core
[22]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/keyhole-true-colors
[23]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/magnum-opus-core
[24]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/nerve-agent-cyber-exodus
[25]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/parasite-core
[26]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/card/self-modifying-code-creation-and-control
[27]: http://netrunner.meteor.com/decks/y9x9CAcw3u8nNZNoz


#7

@Maliciousadvice sums the deck up quite nicely. Atman isn’t used as a primary breaker, it’s used to make those efficient runs mid to late game. Early game I try to find out what sort of ICE setup the Corp has to get an idea where to set Atman best. From there, she acts like a sort of blanket Femme, allowing me access for large R&D digs and multiple hits on HQ relatively cheap.
As far as program trashing goes, yes, I do get hit by it from time to time. but I really don’t use the clone chips all that much besides parasite. So, if it happens, clone chip and test run are there to bounce me back. I had Sharpshooter in there for awhile but found it annoying as it took up precious MU.
I’ve also thought of the Inti route. My problem with Inti is that it eats up too many datasucker tokens to make my runs more efficient. The original idea for the deck was to make runs super cheap, ideally only needing enough money for the subroutines on the ICE I’m breaking. This is also why I went in on Desperados rather than Grimoire. While I would love to find room for an Imp/Nerve Agent and get free virus tokens off of Grimoire, Desperado is more in line with the deck’s creed.
But yes, perhaps it is a variation of your everyday Katman deck. That’s okay, I feel like I have an answer for just about anything which is why I called it a Toolbox. :slight_smile:
@JohnnyCreations, I like your approach and I think it will do great at trashing R&D very efficiently as well as plenty other tricks for the other servers. I’m not sure on how often you use Levy AR, but I always found it to be inconvenient early game and quite expensive to use in the late game. I’ve always tossed it back in the box for the third diesel/quality time. I feel the same about CyberSolutions as well. Grimoire already gives you a nice boost in MU, but CyberSolutions always seemed to be too much of a tempo hit for me. Besides, it feels so good to pay 0 for 1 MU as opposed to 3 for 2 MU :slight_smile:


#8

[quote=“gradius05, post:7, topic:1311”]
I’m not sure on how often you use Levy AR, but I always found it to be inconvenient early game and quite expensive to use in the late game. I’ve always tossed it back in the box for the third diesel/quality time.
[/quote] LARLA seems required for me in case we go to the super late game and especially for Jinteki. Totally a personal preference, though. I’ll try and track how many games in Seattle I actually use it.

[quote=“gradius05, post:7, topic:1311”]
I feel the same about CyberSolutions as well. Grimoire already gives you a nice boost in MU, but CyberSolutions always seemed to be too much of a tempo hit for me. Besides, it feels so good to pay 0 for 1 MU as opposed to 3 for 2 MU[/quote]The 2MU needs are directly a result of MO and Keyhole together (not to mentioned SMC). I’m struggling to see how you can afford the MU to have datasuckers, MO, and SMC all working together.

I do like Akamatsu for the cheap install and PS protection, but nothing worse than having to overwrite your MO.[quote=“gradius05, post:7, topic:1311”]
The original idea for the deck was to make runs super cheap, ideally only needing enough money for the subroutines on the ICE I’m breaking. This is also why I went in on Desperados rather than Grimoire. While I would love to find room for an Imp/Nerve Agent and get free virus tokens off of Grimoire, Desperado is more in line with the deck’s creed.
[/quote] Losing Desperado definitely hurts the economy where you can just run, run, run, and never click your Opus. The extra MU is nice with Grimoire, however, and the extra token on Parasite and Datasucker when you tutor can really give you some nice flexibility (not to mention Nerve Agent).


#9

Great, really interesting deck!