Testing new format

Hello all,

I am looking for some assistance developing a new format which I am working on, for a local meet up.

The idea is that players will all bring the same standard corp/runner deck which is mostly full of neutral cards, they can then swap in 10 inf worth of cards from any faction and any ID.

I have created the decks which I list below. I am keen to find out if they are balanced. I wanted to create decks that are weak, but give a base where the 10 inf splash provides interesting game play and deck building options.

Further rules for deck building:
Neutral cards cost an additional 1 inf,
Agendas cost 2 inf,
All MWL listed cards have 1 inf penalty,
The following IDs cost 2 inf:
Corp: ETF, Palana. Runner: Andromeda, Iain, Kate, Kit.

The decks:
Agenda (10)
3x Corporate War
2x License Acquisition
3x Merger
2x Priority Requisition

Asset (7)
1x Daily Business Show
1x Docklands Crackdown
2x Melange Mining Corp.
3x PAD Campaign

Upgrade (4)
2x Dedicated Technician Team
1x Mumbad Virtual Tour
1x Will-oā€™-the-Wisp

Operation (12)
3x Cerebral Static
1x Corporate Shuffle
3x Hedge Fund
2x Interns
3x Restructure

Ice (16)
2x Bastion
2x Paper Wall
1x Vanilla
2x Wall of Static

1x Datapike
2x Enigma
1x Quandary

1x Assassin
1x Cobra
1x Grim
2x Hunter


Event (19)
3x Deuces Wild
3x Dirty Laundry
3x Employee Strike
3x Infiltration
1x Rebirth
2x Rigged Results
1x Special Order
3x Sure Gamble

Hardware (5)
2x Sports Hopper
3x Vigil

Resource (13)
3x Armitage Codebusting
3x Daily Casts
2x Kati Jones
1x Same Old Thing
2x Symmetrical Visage
2x The Turning Wheel

Programmes (8)
1x Crypsis
2x Inti
1x Ninja
1x Overmind
2x Peacock

1x Self-modifying Code

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Why does that set of IDs cost 2 influence?

This seems to be a gathering of free clicks + low inf ID.
NEH is missing, then.

I considered NEH but this ID normally has 17 inf and therefore is nerfed by not getting the +2 inf.
The 2 inf penalty for the IDs is to stop players gravitating to the obvious choice for this type of basic deck.

What are we on now, format 6?

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I heard NEH should be 12 inf, that there was a misread and it was made 17.

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To me the base decks seem like corp has shitty agendas but otherwise ok cards, runner has shitty breakers but otherwise ok stuff. Those are the things Iā€™d spend most of my inf on, anyway.

This is a good idea, and should be used as a springboard going forward. It just takes one good idea to make a variant that sticks. I like the idea, the decks look good on first look.