So @LazerDoofus & I had probably the greatest Netrunner game of my life last Saturday. Not only an excellent game, but winner’s bracket semi-finals of a store champs so the winner is going into the finals. It was recorded, hopefully we’ll see it online sometime soon. The whole game was very close & intense, but the last turn was incredible:
Game point for both of us, he’s on 3pts as Medtech & I have 5 (GFI & Future Perfect). He goes install-advance-advance in a two-ICE deep remote which I know has a Caprice in it, another upgrade too.* I have a half-dozen or so virus counters on Medium & RnD has just one ICE left on it, so I spend the first 3 clicks hitting it again & again, destroying the last ICE in the process. I see the entire rest of the deck, something like 7-8 cards, but there are no agendas in it & I’m now down to my last click. He’s got a couple facedowns in an unprotected Archives, which I consider checking, but also I can get into HQ easily…so I run and single access The Future Perfect. We play a psi game for the whole game. This is why we play Netrunner, folks. I bid zero…he goes one & wins. Ends up winning the whole tournament a few games later.
But the best part: he ditched a GFI into Archives to reduce the chance of it being stolen out of hand. The win was sitting right there for the taking & he bluffed it perfectly. An excellent play, as I said at the time “I’ll lose that game any day.”
* I thought Ash because I was sloppy & didn’t count influence after seeing the whole deck. Looking at the Medtech list after the tournament, I’m certain it was Self-Destruct Now that flatline might’ve been an even better ending.