This is the deck I played in the SC in Hasselt and finished 2nd after @mtgred.
How to get a table in your face
Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe (Order and Chaos)
2x Déjà Vu (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
3x Surge (Humanity’s Shadow)
3x Blackmail (Fear and Loathing)
3x Inject (Up and Over)
1x Amped Up (Order and Chaos)
3x I’ve Had Worse (Order and Chaos)
2x Grimoire (Core Set)
2x Chop Bot 3000 (Order and Chaos)
3x Wyldside (Core Set)
2x Joshua B. (Cyber Exodus)
3x Personal Workshop (Cyber Exodus) ••••• ••••• ••
3x Daily Casts (Creation and Control)
3x Fall Guy (Double Time) •••
1x Investigative Journalism (Order and Chaos)
1x Darwin (Future Proof)
2x Djinn (Core Set)
3x Medium (Core Set)
1x Nerve Agent (Cyber Exodus)
1x D4v1d (The Spaces Between)
3x Incubator (The Source)
2x Hivemind (Order and Chaos)
15 influence spent (maximum 15)
50 cards (min 50)
Cards up to Order and Chaos
The basic idea
Mulligan for a personal workshop and if possible some draw like wyldside. You need the draw to get all the programs on the workshop and to find a blackmail asap. The only program that you have to install is the incubator and hopefully when the grimoire is already in play. There are a 2 other cards that are nice to have when you make your big run: Chopbot and joshua.
The big run:
- Get clicks (chopbot the wyldside, joshuaB, amped up?)
- Get your hivemind from the workshop with two tokens (from itself and grimoire)
- Boost your hivemind with surge and incubator
- Blackmail R&D and get your mediums of the workshop (save yourself a cred with the bad pub)
- Ask nicely to see the first 30+ cards of their deck
Note: If your opponent overdrawed heavily with jackson, check the archives before you run.
Chopbot: It’s just there to sell your wyldside and get your click back.
Djinn: A late addition to the deck, but an important one. Even with the draw you won’t always find all your combopieces. Use djinn to search for the virusses. You need a hivemind and three mediums asap to complete the pressure on the corp. It is also nice if you need a nerve agent or darwin in specific cases.
Darwin: If they are able to rez ice or remove the bad pub a 10+ strength darwin will do the job.
Nerve agent: Try not to show this beauty. With the blackmail it becomes harder to score (rush) in a remote, so agendas may pile up in their hand. Also some players will try to secure enough points in HQ to counter the megadig when they see hivemind and 3 mediums. Just install it, incubator/surge it, blackmail their hand for points and to delay the corp.
Surge: MVP of the deck. As my opponents called it ‘a nasty surprise’. They understand they have to purge to reset the timebomb of incubator, but drawing the purges is a timebomb you can’t purge.
Fall guy: With a workshop loaded with 5+ programs, it may not be killed by a E. Mills or a breaking news. And during the megadig use them as creds to be able to steal napd.
Glacier: Blackmail advanced cards, or double blackmail trough an ashe. Go for the megadig. Be aware of atlascounters since they can remove 3-pointers out of R&D. If possible follow up with nerve agent.
FA: Don’t check defended non-advanced remotes. You can outrun a corp that needs 2 turns to ballsy score agendas and keep up their econ. You might wanna go hybrid against decks like NEH. Just install some mediums and surge one of them and then blackmail. If they purge install hivemind, surge and blackmail. Install incubator, load hivemind, … The idea is to R&D lock them to see 10-15 new cards a time while stealing the agendas. It’s hard but doable.
-You might wanna try it with Maxx for even more draw and a smaller deck. Just use darwin and parasite for the megadig instead of blackmail. But you will lose the hybrid option and the pressure on the remotes vs glacier.