Maybe @SneakySly’d be nice enough to more the Weyland talk to a more appropriate thread so we can keep discussing it? It’s true that the Andy vs Lotus Field question is effectively “solved” – grab a different breaker either entirely or in addition to Yog to deal with the Fields, hope if you’re using Knight you don’t lose it early/hit more than one LF – but there’s no need to clutter the one thread with all this tangentially-related stuff.
Honestly, I think Weyland’ll be getting some of what it needs. The spoiled Agenda’s only so-so, but the Ice, oooh boy. Ice that changes type based on advancement seems pretty useful – not enough to make BWBI playable, but certainly enough to be potentially worth inclusion in other decks to mask Lotus Fields/allow more chances to kill programs/end runs. Interested to see what the Code Gate ends up having for a subroutine. Paywall Implementation’s not great, but it isn’t terrible, either. Might take it over Subliminal Messaging.
Buuut Taurus and the Root are still the most exciting additions spoiled aside from Blue Sun, yeah. A uniquely powerful econ/best damn Siphon protection asset and a means to make the ‘obvious’ choice of Plascrete much less effective… and hate on Desperado while we’re at it. More than increasing the likelihood of flatlining, it’s the increased potential to slow the runner down that has me interested, because most decks that don’t care about Plascrete have other hardware they’d rather not lose, making it a pretty effective taxer, given that it doesn’t give BP like Grim does.