OMG! US nationals are just 2 days away and I’m not even close to settling on a runner deck! Part of the problem stems from the fact that if I have to play one more tournament as PPVP Kate I might cut off my own hand with a butcher knife. So I’m reaching out to stim-hackers to get your read on the meta (if you’re open to sharing, ofc. insider secrets and all that :D) for the GenCon tourney! I’m currently proficient with the following decks, though I have time to sharpen up on something else if yall have suggestions for fun but decent decks to try:
-L4J whizzard: Possibly a frontrunner, I played him in the Detroit regionals to great sucess, and I think he’s still in a really good spot, though I’m concerned that he’s too popular and will get teched against hard. Is this a valid concern? If I choose this deck it would be for try-hard purposes, so it’d need to be able to do well.
-Faust Nasir - I’m not above bringing jank to a tournament, and I think faust puts nasir in a better spot than he’s been in, maybe ever. I have plenty of experience with his quirks, and I think I have a decent list, but it may not be ready for primetime without film critic (right now relying on heavy imp support).
-Supplier/career fair/keyhole dripocalyplse Iain. This would be the deck I’d bring if I felt sure I’d face no more than 1 or 2 NBN all day. Blue has a bad rap right now but these types of decks are flying under people’s radar right now I think (especially with a more glacier-y meta). Blue cards give the deck a bit more speed and pressure, ofc, but this deck still might be a tough row to hoe. Not interested in hearing how much better Andy would be: I know, and I like Iain
-Hivemind/chakana Noise: peddler has sped this deck up considerably, and once it gets going it’s damn near impossible to lose. My Corp deck is very fast so I should have time to play my runner games out, but I’m worried about losing before setup. I’d be open to other noise decks (I hear faust is strong?) but this is literally the only noise deck I’ve ever played, so pointers in this area would be appreciated.
So what’s up? Is it gonna be RP all day? Has Blue Sun Bootcamp Glacier finally broken out of wisconsin and into the national meta? or is clot just so last month that NBN will be back on top? Curious to hear people’s thoughts!