This applies to all of these articles, but I really appreciated how reading this makes me a better Netrunner player. It would be very easy to look at any of those Andy hands with extremely sick economy starts and keep in a heartbeat. But the lesson I’m taking is that rather than asking “does this hand allow me to do something that feels productive on turn 1?” a better question is “does this hand allow me to efficiently advance my game plan towards victory on turn 1?”
I was also pretty amused that almost all the hands had insane economy, and even the two hands that were rated “okay” or “mediocre” had an economic start that most other runners would be jealous of. All the more reason for Andy not to keep a hand just because it makes her rich.
Thanks for the article, Miek!