Hey guys, after playing my first tournament today (RuhrValley Tournament in Bochum, Germany), I wanted to share my experience with a deck that is really similar to the one Sly posted. The tournament was fairly small with only 9 players. We played four rounds and I got 14 of 16 possible points. I only lost one game as a runner. So this deck was a really successful:
###[Weyland - Trapped] (49 cards)
- [Weyland Consortium: Building a Better World]
- 3 [Government Contracts]
- 2 [Hostile Takeover]
- 1 [Priority Requisition]
- 3 [Project Atlas]
- 2 [Corporate Troubleshooter] ••
- 3 [Anonymous Tip] •••
- 3 [Beanstalk Royalties]
- 3 [Green Level Clearance] •••
- 3 [Hedge Fund]
- 3 [Oversight AI]
- 2 [Scorched Earth]
- 1 [Eli 1.0]•
- 3 [Ice Wall]
- 3 [Wall of Static]
Code Gate (3)
- 3 [Archer]
- 3 [Caduceus]
- 2 [Shadow]
Built with [http://netrunner.meteor.com/]
As you can see, I put a litte bit more focus on scoring agendas (only 2 SE, no SS). I also cut 1 agenda and put in another Snare! and 2 Troubleshooters.
My first two rounds were against a Kate and Andromeda. I don’t remember exactly how these matches went but I won one because my opponent hit a Snare! with only 2 cards in his hand and in the other game I could score a GC, Priority Req and an Atlas behind an oversighted Archer.
Third round was against Andromeda. We both scored some points and I had to use a Hostile Takeover to rez my first archer because I hadn’t drawn a OAI, but that Archer trashed his third Crypsis (he discarded two in the round before). After I got to 5 AP (GC and an Atlas), he ran into a Snare! on his last click and I could kill him with Scorched Earth. Fairly lucky because he didn’t find one of his 2 Plascretes after drawing a lot of cards (2 Quality Times and some more clicks spent on drawing cards).
The last match was against my “training partner” with Gabriel. He knew each others decks in and out but after I scored some agendas behind an oversighted Archer, he hit one of my two Snare!s in my hand and didn’t clear his tag. I guess he forgot that i run Scorched Earth in the latest incarnation of this deck.
I guess some of my opponents were not the most experienced A:NR players, but this deck is really good at pressuring the runner into making mistakes because it is almost always scoring agendas early behind an archer. And a scored GC coupled with the economy transactions might be the best economic situation the corp can be in.
I never actually used my Troubleshooters except to bait a costly run from the runner, but I can see that this card can be game winning if it works. I really liked the 3 Snares because hitting a Snare against this deck loses the runner a lot of time that he often can’t afford to lose.
In my opinion this deck might be one of the best decks against criminals (at least before C&C), because it’s pretty good in coming back from an account siphon, it is normally really safe against bank job and it forces the runner to become reckless. I guess with Opening Moves I would trade the Troubleshooters for Jackson Howard. He’s just too good!