After watching @kiv play TWIY Flash (The Flash Wears Yellow V2) in a few of his videos recently, I decided to give this deck a go:
NBN: The World is Yours* (Future Proof)
3x AstroScript Pilot Program (Core Set)
3x NAPD Contract (Double Time)
3x Project Beale (Future Proof)
3x Jackson Howard (Opening Moves)
3x Errand Boy (The Source) • • •
1x Tollbooth (Core Set)
3x Quandary (Double Time)
3x Wraparound (Fear and Loathing)
3x Sweeps Week (True Colors)
3x Restructure (Second Thoughts)
3x Psychographics (Core Set)
3x Midseason Replacements (Future Proof)
3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
3x Green Level Clearance (A Study in Static) • • •
1x Corporate Shuffle (Double Time)
3x Blue Level Clearance (Fear and Loathing) •• •• ••
Total Cards: 44
Total Influence: 12
Right off the bat, the deck feels powerful and like it puts the runner off balance.
With how ICE is basically nothing more than a speedbump these days, this deck plays only some of the most efficient, early ICE (Wraparound, Quandary), a single nasty piece (Tollbooth) and a Sentry breaker gear check that either advances your game plan or forces the runner to make awkward choices.
You can simply have so much money with this deck, as is obvious from the amount of operation econ in the list. You can happily keep a hand that has no ICE, as you’ll likely draw into it, and the runner pinching an agenda is typically good for you.
You get to play a completely different style of Corping, where you place an agenda down naked, advance it and dare the runner to go for it. If they do? 3, 4, 5 point Beale. If they don’t? Score it out normally. You’re running astro, but you don’t rely on the astro train. But a single scored astro puts even more pressure on the runner than it normally would.
I haven’t had a chance to play it against PPvP Kate yet, but it works against the typical problems most corp decks have against Kate. It’s fast, which lowers the amount of setup time that Kate has and it makes more money than she does and doesn’t need to spread it out. Multi-access may be an issue, but they have to have the multi-access early for it to be helpful, and it may simply play into your own game plan.
Regardless, if you want to keep yourself fresh in a tournament, this will help you a lot. Your games will be short, for better or worse. In my experience, it’s better.