Here is the deck posted by @linuxmaier and originally designed by @benticurus. The game plan is to quickly out-money your opponent and score off the table while being rich unless the runner lets you midseasons, then you psycho beale for whatever points you are missing.
The deck already struggles with being clotted prompting @linuxmaier to run cyberdex trial. It’s a pain in the ass weakness especially in a metagame where basically every deck runs clot. Additionally, it probably doesn’t have the deck slots to tech against film critic either.
HOWEVER, going fast is extremely important in this metagame, and this deck is very consistently fast. NEH astrobiotics decks can run as fast as this deck, but it is much more RNG dependent - when people say they randomly lose games to NEH, it’s because nuts were drawn and allowed NEH to steamroll with speed.
Additionally, there are many compelling reasons to just give up using ICE as a tax and put up less resistance in favor of operational speed.
I will be tooling with this style of deck as the card pool develops, but runners these days are completely spoiled with how long games are running and allowed to pull ridiculous bullshit that they have no right getting away with like data folding/ UC based econ.
That being said, the spoilers from D&D have been heavily leaning towards NBN getting more of the taxing tools that the other corps have, and I wouldn’t be surprised if FFG completely designs-out the viability of fast advance in the near future, let’s not take our speed for granted and enjoy it while we still have it.
NBN: The World is Yours* (Future Proof)
- 3x AstroScript Pilot Program (Core Set)
- 2x Breaking News (Core Set)
- 2x NAPD Contract (Double Time)
- 3x Project Beale (Future Proof)
- 3x Jackson Howard (Opening Moves)
- 3x Blue Level Clearance (Fear and Loathing) ••••• •
- 1x Cyberdex Trial (Opening Moves)
- 3x Green Level Clearance (A Study in Static) •••
- 3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
- 3x Midseason Replacements (Future Proof)
- 2x Psychographics (Core Set)
- 3x Restructure (Second Thoughts)
- 3x Sweeps Week (True Colors)
Code Gate (5)
- 1x Lotus Field (Upstalk) •
- 1x Pop-up Window (Cyber Exodus)
- 2x Quandary (Double Time)
- 1x Tollbooth (Core Set)
- 2x Gutenberg (Breaker Bay)
12 influence spent (max 12)
18 agenda points (between 18 and 19)
44 cards (min 40)
Cards up to Breaker Bay
I haven’t played this version more than a handful of times, but there is still room for improvement with this particular build I think. I’d trust @linuxmaier’s take on it more, but the ICE could be improved/teched further (wraparound for wall of static for example).
The main reason to play TWIY is how insane BLC is, if you were to run biotics or similar tools, you’d probably want to reconsider the ID as well.
Breaking news basically just blows up Kati if the board state and rng allow you to make the play. Using tools that complement breaking news is probably better than cutting it for explode-a-palooza/NAPD for the extra card slot - but not something I wouldn’t consider.
Anyhow, that’s the deck. It’s under-rated, and the game plan is solid enough that it isn’t just winning games off the back of it’s rogue factor.