Iv considered it, but really, money isnt the issue with this deck by a long shot. Digging the money out of 50 cards is more of a problem iv found. I think testing with 3x dirty laundry is definitely worth a try though, i'd be tempted to replace the gambles with laundry' and see how it effects tempo, i'd inclined to think it would improve for the very reasons you just highlighted.
I just can't agree with that, desperado in val is great and i wouldn't bother with desperado at all before i went down to 2. That's not to say that grimoire isn't as strong, it very much is because its still an anarch deck and we have the good stuff virus cards, but the "running all the time" aggro style i think val lends herself to gets a massive boost from desperado.
100% agree, peddler is amazing in val, even without depserado. I've found 12 events to be a nice number, you rarely whiff and trash events you really really need anyway. The games where iv dumped 2x blackmail onto street peddler have been games where iv had RND lock anyway and won before remote pressure was needed. Even then, the sucker rig and the amount of cash you can get together from BP + desperado has been more than enough to challenge a remote if needed.
It is. I don't know why i can't get along with it. I keep trying and just getting frustrated with the set up time. It was different in noiseshop, where any click could be used to really apply pressure simply by installing a 1c virus, and you dont have to click for your money or cards.
I think for this deck, or at least how i like to play it, 2x inject, 3x IHW, 2x ERH, 3x peddler and a singleton sym visage so far are doing everything iv needed in terms of draw, and being tempo conscious at the same time. Obviously, thats not to say that the raver pancakes combo isnt just as good, im tempted to say it comes down to playstyle after a certain point.
Its also worth considering the synergy isnt only street peddler + BP + desperado, using inject means we end up with programs in the heap and clone chip + BP + desperado becomes a thing.
Really good, but deck slots get tight, and as i mentioned iv not found money to be the problem. If we are including dirty laundry it may not be needed at all.