So I saw a deck from a podcast called Nerd Runners where the entire premise of the deck is bleeding the Runner dry of credits. This is accomplished through NAPD contracts, predictive algorithms, red herrings, ash, and taxing ICE.
NBN Money Sink (49 cards)
Agenda (9)3 AstroScript Pilot Program 1 Hades Fragment 3 NAPD Contract 1 Project Beale 1 Utopia Fragment
Asset (11)2 Daily Business Show 3 Jackson Howard 3 PAD Campaign 3 Turtlebacks •••
Upgrade (5)2 Ash 2X3ZB9CY •••• 3 Red Herrings
Operation (6)3 Diversified Portfolio 3 Predictive Algorithm
Barrier (5)3 Eli 1.0 ••• 2 Wraparound
Code Gate (8)3 Pop-up Window 3 RSVP 2 Tollbooth
Sentry (5)2 Architect •••• 3 Errand Boy •••
The original deck (here http://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/18955/f2p-v1-1) used Hedge and Sweeps as economy. I looked at a couple other economies that used NEH and PAD and doubled down on it using turtlebacks and diversified investments.
The question I have is: Is it possible to make the runner bleed enough credits to open scoring windows without using tag-based mechcanics? Or should the Red Herrings and/or Predictive Algorithims be abandoned for something with more teeth in it?