Stimhack League Jinteki Round 2

Happy new year everyone! Time for the next Stimhack League to start.

To take part, please create or have a Stimhack account (which you don’t need to use, but it gives me a point of contact in case of dispute).

I’ll give an introduction for anyone who isn’t aware of what it is (veterans can skip ahead to section labeled skip to here). You play other people in the league and record your results on challenge boards. You find games by either joining the Stimhack slack, or just creating a game and saying Stimhack League or SHL in the title. Then confirm your opponent is in the league (there has been a problem with non-leaguers joining, please be polite). After playing your game, you record your results on the challenge boards. At the end of the league, the top 4 players will have a 4 person playoff that will likely be streamed, with the winner being crowned champion.

Newer players are welcome, just be aware that this is a competitive league with people who will be netdecking. If that appeals to you, we’d love to have you even if you don’t feel you’re a great player. Anyone who wants to improve as a competitive player is welcome.

You don’t have to play both sides, but it is encouraged and you record BOTH SIDES SEPARATELY.

If either side disconnects, the game is considered to not count. If you feel you were in a clearly winning, feel free to discuss it with your opponent or PM me if they don’t agree. Warning, no one yet has managed to convince me they were in a 100% win situation.

Veterans skip to here

Stimhack League will be NAPD Most Wanted List Compliant. I discussed it with the slack chat and this was the general consensus. Feel free to disagree and yell at me here.

Here is the challenge boards link (if you’re new, you’ll need to make an account, please make it the same name as Jinteki and stimhack):
The password is “nevertrusthinkes” (minus the quotes “”).

The league starts Saturday 1/9 and ends Saturday 2/20.

Good luck and have fun everyone! And remember to contact me here if you have any issues.


After poor showings in all the OCTGN leagues, I finished a (to me) respectable 49th out of 243; just a spot short of the top 25%. I was quite happy with my performance most of the league, and somewhat regret not pushing harder toward the end to try and improve my position. Looking forward to competing here as well.

Although I missed the Slack discussion, I agree with making the league NAPD MWL compliant.

To @SimonMoon, the Stimhack staff, all the participants, and the Jinteki staff, here’s to hoping for a great first league in the new year. Thanks to everyone for your time and effort.

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Great timing! It will be good to get some serious testing in before store champs instead of hitting bad 20 agenda gargarin decks over and over.


One other thing, I was thinking about every week asking the top 10 people in the standings what decks they are playing. This League is probably the first competitive-ish event that is MWL so it’d be nice to get an idea of what the decks to beat are shaping up to be.

This would be on a voluntary basis only, and not exact decklists, just archetypes.


Who won the first one?

Kelly Clarkson

(Seriously though, I think they were waiting for the end of the winter break before holding the JNet finals)


Due to the combined difficulty of timezones and winter break hasn’t been scheduled yet. Should hopefully be soon.

What’s the over under on how many days it takes for randoms to stop joining games named STIMHACK LEAGUE STIMHACK LEAGUE STIMHACK LEAGUE STIMHACK LEAGUE ?

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But then how will we post screenshots of people rage quitting the lobby snarkily to the slack chat?

However respectable it might have been, let’s see if you can get all the way up to my level this time :wink:


As I would like to join but am new, I have one question: how will be made sure that the deck used is legitimate according to the MWL?

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Just follow the rules here and you should be fine.

Sure, but how can my opponent see if I was cheating (or the other way around?). I could have 3 Elis in the deck, break my INF limit, but only play 1 Eli. How can my opponent see that I was having a invalid deck in this case?

First off, feel free to join!

Secondly, both meteor and netrunnerdb now have mwl influence implemented. So you can makes decks there and then import into jinteki. I’m not sure if there’s a way to tell if your deck is legal / illegal in jinteki, but it’s never been strictly enforced by the software anyway.

@JoelCFC25 I’ve heard rumors that a system to alert your opponents of a decks legality is coming, do you have any better knowledge?

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Okay, so bit of good trust is here involved. No problem for me, but just wanted to know just upfront :slight_smile:

Happy to join!

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I’m not actually sure if ther is a system for alerting you right now in jinteki (though I believe one is coming). You can play a deck with 9 cards or 50 influence right now.

So basically the honor system and it is discoverable. And I’ll be very disappointed in you if you do.

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As mentioned, it’s totally okay for me. I’d expect though that maybe other newcomers may play with invalid decks, only by not using netrunnerdb or meteor for deckbuilding and not by bad purpose. If Jinteki would have a validation check, you would be able to check that before the match instead of when it happens.

Anyway, I’m in to increase my skill level from “newb” to “played in an online tournament” ^^


Super worth it. And now I can’t just play established Archetypes because MWL exists.

So my homebrew decks have a chance!

Proceeds to bring 20 Agenda Gagarin deck


Yup! I think we just had a case of laggy replies where we were responding to stuff before our first response was read.

Glad to have you and good luck!

I asked just now and was told that it’s very close to ready. There are one or two things to tidy up and then the pull request will be submitted. Don’t hold me to a specific date, but keep your eyes peeled.

Ignoring MWL, basic display of deck validity has been in place for awhile–if you have insufficient agenda points or are below the minimum number of cards, your opponent will see a very conspicuous red Invalid Deck tag next to the indication that your deck is loaded.