I’m writing a blog post aimed at beginners, on how to put together a decent tournament deck with as little money as possible, and I need a bit of advice on the corp deck. I put together a CtM deck for $90 (using Chris Dyer’s champion pack), but then I started playing with Sovereign Sight and saw just how good Cali Testing is in CtM. I would like to include it in the basic deck, but I also want to keep it at under $100 RRP, so I’m thinking should I cut All That Remains (which is there for DBS) so I can include it? Or is DBS more fundamental to CtM?
Here is the decklist:
NBN: Controlling the Message (23 Seconds)
3x AR-Enhanced Security (Crimson Dust)
3x Global Food Initiative (Data and Destiny) [color=#708090]●●●[/color]
3x Project Beale (Future Proof)
2x TGTBT (Revised Core Set)
2x Adonis Campaign (Revised Core Set) [color=#8A2BE2]●●●●[/color]
2x Commercial Bankers Group (Democracy and Dogma) [color=#006400]●●●●[/color]
3x Daily Business Show (All That Remains)
3x PAD Campaign (Core Set)
2x Mumbad Virtual Tour (Salsette Island) [color=#708090]○○○○[/color]
2x Closed Accounts (Core Set)
2x Exchange of Information (The Liberated Mind)
1x Green Level Clearance (Revised Core Set) [color=#8A2BE2]●[/color]
2x Hard-Hitting News (23 Seconds)
3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
1x Psychographics (Core Set)
2x SEA Source (Revised Core Set)
3x Resistor (Data and Destiny)
Code Gate (6)
1x Archangel (Data and Destiny)
2x Pop-up Window (Cyber Exodus)
3x Tollbooth (Core Set)
2x Data Raven (Revised Core Set)
2x Turnpike (Data and Destiny)
12 influence spent (max 12, available 0)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Revised Core Set
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.
Note: this assumes the beginner owns the revised core set, I also made a different version based on the original, which is basically the same except with a Beanstalk instad of Green Level and a Private Security Force instead of the TGTBTs.
I can’t cut Crimson Dust, because I’m also using it for cards for the runner deck (Mining Accident and Aumakua). So All that Remains is the only candidate.
Bear in mind that I’m gonna have suggestions on what packs to buy to improve the deck if the reader wants to spend more, so there’s no question that I’m gonna suggest both DBS and Cali Testing to people, it’s just a question of which of the two to include in the barebones budget deck.