In my off time, I’ve been running a revamped version of a Tennin deck I came across a while back. The idea is that you never make a remote, and just ICE the ever loving crap out of your centrals and FA out everything. Against Shaper running Clot, you still have to make a remote, but if suddenly everyone is running Clot Shaper, just mix some cards around and run a couple Cyberdex. Or play something else =P. Anyhow, here’s my current list.
WTF’S a Remote?
Tennin Institute: The Secrets Within (Honor and Profit)
Code Gate (8)
15 influence spent (max 15, available 0)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Yeah, that’s a Builder. In terms of cost to break, it’s basically a 2-to-rez Hortum, because letting it fire even once lets me FA an agenda from the counters. And yeah, that’s an Improved Protein Source. It’s easily scored with 2 Tricks, 2 Shipments, or one of each. The Builder is kind of an experiment (one that’s working so far), but the Protein is actually fantastic. The other option is to make it a Future Perfect or a Food, but then you have an agenda that you can never, ever score without that server that you never want to make. The 4/3 agenda size is amazing here, and running just 1 of them doesn’t make it feel too unsafe.
Other than that, Caprice and Crisium keeps successful runs from occurring, and Mass Commercialization is like a cash explosion. I want another one in there, and will probably drop a Celeb Gift to do so. It might honestly not be bad to run 3 of them and only 1 gift, but slow changes.
Anyhow, the deck seems good. Throw up huge servers, score from hand!