I really like this list. I’m waiting for Liberated Mind to go Tournament-Official on Jinteki before I play it there, but bringing to game night tonight with the real cards.
I haven’t played apex since the MWL (I ran a very blitzy 3x Maker’s Eye 2x Legwork PPVP Apex with 1x e3 and 1x Faust as a panic button) so I’m really programmed to facecheck with Apex but this deck seems to want to do the opposite - get a Corporate Scandal up ASAP and never interact unless its apocalpysing or messing with remotes. Maybe you facecheck the non-centrals?
3x Making an Entrance, 6x Party, and 3x Sports Hopper is really fast.
I just have a couple questions regarding money - how is it? With 12x econ cards and 6 of those being Party, how would you rate your cash flow? Do you commonly go below 5c when up and running?
Do you still feel, a week later, that 3x Out of Ashes is too many or just right? Out of the Ashes seems to really sync up with say e3 + Ichi 1.0, but I don’t really see it being nothing but a good Hostile Infrastructure removal in your list. I would be deathly afraid of facechecking a central and running into something I cannot break, like a Resistor or something, since Out of the Ashes is just a regular run since there’s no alternative breakers in your list.
That goes to my final point - would Expose be a good mechanic here? 2x Infiltration, for example, to judge whether its safe to facecheck and tax the Corp or to hold off for a Blackmail.
The list looks extremely tight, but I want check if 3x Heartbeat is necessary (maybe 2x since you have no support programs), and how Out of the Ashes is working out for ya. 1x Deja Vu looks like a good card here because of how important Blackmail appears to me.