Ended up 4th at the Chicago Regionals with this list:
Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe
2x Career Fair ••
1x Déjà Vu
3x I’ve Had Worse
3x Sure Gamble
3x Clone Chip ••••• •
2x Net-Ready Eyes ••••
1x Plascrete Carapace
3x Daily Casts
3x Earthrise Hotel
2x Kati Jones
3x Liberated Account
1x Atman •••
15 influence spent (max 15)
50 cards (min 50)
Cards up to Chrome City
It only lost two games on the day, both against RP. In one of them, I lost 5+ psi’s for the winning agenda and the other where I couldn’t find breakers fast enough but still would have won if I had thought through my last turn a little better. If you haven’t heard, it turns out Parasite and Medium are good cards (that can win the game by themselves if not respected.)
I’m really glad I brought Valencia instead of Whizzard – she did work. It’s hard to say with a 50 card deck, but I believe Blackmail won me games that Whizzard would have lost. One of the main issues with Anarch is the set up time and I really loved threatening Blackmail and sniping agendas while doing so.
Up until the night before I was going to bring Zu / Legwork / 3rd Career Fair ala @hhooo over NRE/Atman but I tested it against RP and Zu felt awful to me. I’m really glad I made the change – I had NRE pretty much whenever I needed it and blanking Lotus/Code gates was amazing.
Atman I never ended up using to good effect – it was a peace of mind include against glacier that should have probably been a Career Fair and Legwork instead.
Stimhack was a good surprise card while setting up but only really played into the outcome of one game – it likely could be cut. I want to test Incubator in that slot for threatening a big medium run – or maybe just replace it with peddler.
I feel like Street Peddler will make this deck worlds better, the econ package is already good but #AnarchProblems are real and accounted for all of my close games/losses but one. Being able to stash a Breaker or Parasite with Peddler would have been amazing.