Here’s where I am at now that we’ve had some time to adjust to MWL2.0:
Solfood: Back to the Future Edition
New Angeles Sol: Your News (Data and Destiny)
1x 15 Minutes (Data and Destiny)
1x AstroScript Pilot Program (Core Set)
3x Global Food Initiative (Data and Destiny) ●●●
3x Project Beale (Future Proof)
2x The Future is Now (The Universe of Tomorrow)
3x Jackson Howard (Opening Moves)
1x Caprice Nisei (Double Time) ●●●●
1x Crisium Grid (First Contact) ●
1x Cyberdex Virus Suite (Order and Chaos)
3x SanSan City Grid (Core Set)
2x Fast Track (Honor and Profit)
3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
1x Interns (Mala Tempora)
2x Paywall Implementation (The Spaces Between) ●●●●
1x Predictive Algorithm (The Valley)
3x Sweeps Week (True Colors)
2x Targeted Marketing (The Spaces Between)
3x Wraparound (Fear and Loathing)
Code Gate (9)
2x Archangel (Data and Destiny)
1x Little Engine (Chrome City)
3x Pop-up Window (Cyber Exodus)
3x Tollbooth (Core Set)
1x Assassin (Data and Destiny)
3x News Hound (Data and Destiny)
12 influence spent (max 15, available 3)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Data and Destiny
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.
I didn’t like Caprice in my initial build after the new MWL hit because it was hard to find and 4 Influence for the trouble. So, I went back to Ash. Spare Influence was used for Breaking News and a Corporate Troubleshooter.
Breaking News was great, but Ash never got installed most games because of the Sports Hopper and Rabbit Hole nonsense floating around. Corporate Troubleshooter was just awful because it was single use and there’s no punishing/trash ICE in the deck.
After thinking for a bit, Caprice is still the right call. However, she’s not that great as a 1x. So, how do we get more of her? My answer was to drop the Breaking News for The Future is Now so that we could get a bit of searching power.
So, now the deck has 1x Caprice and 2x virtual copies. Just score a TFIN off a SanSan or as a Never Advance play in your remote, or Install > Advance. Worst case you bait a taxing run for 1 point. Search Caprice after. Even if you draw into her naturally, TFIN is still good because it lets you get econ, ICE, or even other agendas.
Troubleshooter comes out for Crisium. With more Runners adding Currents, we can’t rely on Targeted Marketing to protect us. Plus, this think has more impact than Troublshooter because, worst comes to worst, you can use it as a tax on R&D to discourage Medium or Keyhole.
Assassin and/or Archangel might need a hard look too. Depending on how prevalent mid to high link continues to be, these might need to come out for other ICE. Actually, the whole suite needs a tune-up to be perfectly honest.
The only things I am certain of at this point are the first 9x ICE are: News Hound, Tollbooth, and Pop-Up. These are the core. The soul, if you will. Other than that, we need to look at the meta. Stay tuned for my next update…