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  • FryFry Registered User regular
    Session 2 of my Terminal Directive campaign, and I won the campaign. Total of 6 games played, I won 5 and the opponent won 1.

    Balance thoughts (includes some late-campaign spoilers):
    I still think this is way corp favored. "Win with this 3/2 agenda scored" is still a ton easier than "win with this resource scored." And then they actually improve the 3/2? Seems super unfair. Evidence collection should probably be a 4/2 with some minor bonus, like returning a couple credits when scored.

    The runner catchup cards were almost completely irrelevant given that I was playing HBFA, neither of them was terribly good. I could see one of them being pretty good against a Weyland deck that has to play fair.

    I peeked at the corp catchup cards, and hoooooly shit those seem massively unfair. Especially if you took Inez Delgado and catch a chance to trade them to the runner.

    Corp cautions:
    Tweaked my deck slightly to be able to dump my hand better, and cleared the caution I had run afoul of last time without punting a game.

    Peeked at the other corp caution - that one seems super easy to clear. Especially laughable since it's pretty unlikely I would ever trigger that caution.

    Stickers:
    Eventually they did make a little use of the "stickering playable cards" mechanic, but I still think they could have done a lot more with it. Kinda disappointed.

    Overall, enjoyed it as an excuse to get back into casual Netrunner, but a bit disappointed in untapped potential. Hope they put out some more, better campaigns. Or the fan community gets rolling on homebrew campaigns. I saw one fan campaign posted on reddit, I want to give it a try.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Oh man. I was hoping someone would do this.

    Go7Gaming just announced a storage solution for Terminal Directive that stores 2,800 cards vertically.

    https://go7gaming.com/product/storage-for-netrunner-terminal-directive/

    I've been debating buying a second terminal directive (I never got to play the first campaign because I gave it up for our local Terminal Directive event, so others could enjoy), and if I do I'm so using these boxes. My current boxes hold 2,800 cards as well, but I am using a Star Wars box as a spare overflow and I'd like to go back to using Netrunner-themed boxes... and I am almost out of room on my runner side.

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  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    Yeah, just saw that announcement. Good to be able to put that giant box of air to good use.

    ...Oh, right, I still need to order a copy of TD. Should probably go hunting for one tonight just so I'm not waiting until the last minute before regionals.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    has anyone had a chance to mess around with Alice at all?

    we gonna be alright
  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    You know, just thinking, but shouldn't it be about time for them to announce the next cycle? The first pack of a cycle is usually announced 3-4 months before it comes out. (Red Sands, for instance, was announced in October and came out in Feb.)

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    yeah they're definitely behind schedule

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  • Dis'Dis' Registered User regular
    All power was diverted to the L5R capacitor is my bet.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    There's probably also some hold-over as they re-seat the designer situation. Just getting everything transitioned and whatnot.
    But yes, I imagine their primary focus is elsewhere.

  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    I also assume they've been going over that next cycle with a fine-toothed comb just to make sure we don't get a repeat of TD/Red Sands in regards to errata.

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  • EtheaEthea Registered User regular
    edited June 29
    Shorty wrote: »
    has anyone had a chance to mess around with Alice at all?

    I rebirthed from Val into Alice as a means to apply HQ disruption. It worked okay, the ability to access the discarded card on that archive run did help.

    Ethea on
  • FryFry Registered User regular
    edited June 29
    Oh yeah, that reminds me, there's a thing late in the corp side of the TD campaign that seems pretty obviously in need of errata. I need to go look up whether I correctly intuited what they intended (or maybe someone who knows can look below):

    The last objective for the corp involves scoring points, not stealing them, right?

    eta: Found it in the official errata, yes, the obvious fix is correct

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  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    edited June 29
    Oh right, I forgot about that.
    Shorty wrote: »
    has anyone had a chance to mess around with Alice at all?

    Been watching CodeMarvelous do testing on Alice, and he's been doing some real work with her, Maw, and Hacktivist Meeting to just drain the crap out of the Corp's hand for great success. Oh, you were banking on using your defensive upgrades to protect you? Well, once you've got a empty hand, they're not coming online. She seems legit?

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  • EtheaEthea Registered User regular
    Fry wrote: »
    Oh yeah, that reminds me, there's a thing late in the corp side of the TD campaign that seems pretty obviously in need of errata. I need to go look up whether I correctly intuited what they intended (or maybe someone who knows can look below):

    The last objective for the corp involves scoring points, not stealing them, right?

    That is how we are playing it :shrug:

    redx
  • KesterKester Registered User regular
    PMAvers wrote: »
    Oh right, I forgot about that.
    Shorty wrote: »
    has anyone had a chance to mess around with Alice at all?

    Been watching CodeMarvelous do testing on Alice, and he's been doing some real work with her, Maw, and Hacktivist Meeting to just drain the crap out of the Corp's hand for great success. Oh, you were banking on using your defensive upgrades to protect you? Well, once you've got a empty hand, they're not coming online. She seems legit?

    I've been doing a bit of testing with her too. She seems good and fun against fair decks, but just kind of folds to a lot of the stuff you might see in competition. She has zero game against CI, and the Moons matchup can be OK if you get going but there are too many matches where they just win before that happens - it's rare to even have a spare click to be able to run archives. I'd like to test her against SYNC to see if the disruption impacts their ability to blow you up or not (I suspect not much), but haven't had the chance yet.

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I played a frantic coding/mopus Alice deck last night

    I would agree with the assertion that against the kind of fun, fair decks people take to casual nights, she's really strong

    she might be competitive, but I'm not sure what that deck looks like

    here's what I used:
    Frantic Alice

    Alice Merchant: Clan Agitator (Blood and Water)

    Event (27)
    2x Amped Up (Order and Chaos)
    3x Déjà Vu (Core Set)
    3x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
    3x Frantic Coding (Intervention)
    2x Hacktivist Meeting (Breaker Bay)
    3x Inject (Up and Over)
    3x I've Had Worse (Order and Chaos)
    3x Retrieval Run (Future Proof)
    3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
    2x Vamp (Trace Amount)

    Hardware (3)
    3x Maw (Daedalus Complex)

    Resource (3)
    1x Bhagat (Fear the Masses)
    2x Temüjin Contract (Blood Money) ★★●●●●

    Icebreaker (6)
    1x Black Orchestra (Escalation)
    2x Femme Fatale (Core Set) ●●
    2x Paperclip (Blood Money)
    1x Yog.0 (Core Set)

    Program (11)
    3x Datasucker (Core Set)
    2x Hemorrhage (Fear and Loathing)
    3x Magnum Opus (Core Set) ●●●●● ●
    3x Medium (Core Set)
    15 influence spent (max 15, available 0)
    50 cards (min 50)
    Cards up to Blood and Water

    Deck built on NetrunnerDB.

    I got hemorrhage installed against a foodcoats-style HB deck, and it did a lot of work, but I'm still not convinced it's worth the slots

    it's obviously great in an asset spam matchup (hemorrhage+maw+your ability is.....pretty gross, especially if you're also getting temujin money somewhere in there)

    otherwise it's tough to find time to drop it, and you're definitely going to run out of MU for it in most games

    I'd also really like to find the room for parasites; being able to actively thin out the ice on centrals would be very nice

    I was thinking about cutting the temujins for Aeneas Informants, which would also free up influence for parasites

    we gonna be alright
  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Regional today! I'm taking SYNC and Andy and hoping to goodness that there isn't too much control shaper.

    I've come really close to winning one in previous years and I am hoping today will finally be my day!

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Good luck @Anzekay !

    Anzekay
  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Ended up coming second! Didn't drop a game all day and then my SYNC deck folded in the final against Noise, alas!

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  • EpimerEpimer Registered User regular
    I've got a GNK tonight. I didn't want to take my current competitive decks (Penguins CI and DLR MaxX) because we might have some newer players in attendance and I don't want to put them off. My corp deck is a terrible Making News thing that's a worse/fairer SYNC, but I'm quite looking forward to playing this steaming pile of jank runner deck:

    https://netrunnerdb.com/en/deck/view/961087

    Fry
  • EpimerEpimer Registered User regular
    Well it won its first game vs Hatchet Job Skorp (seeing all three Strikes early helped...) so I should probably drop now to preserve that record.

  • EpimerEpimer Registered User regular
    In a cruel twist of fate I actually did have to drop, so I guess it was undefeated..?

    Anyway, fun casual deck. I wouldn't take it to anything serious because it's pretty bad against, er, basically the entire competitive corp meta.

  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    edited July 5
    Oh man, I just had a couple of the greatest games on j.net.

    One game had me draw absolutely NO ice in my BoN deck, so I decided to go ballsy and just pitch the Government Takeover from my hand into archives, since I was holding the one Punitive I had in the deck in my hand. They ended up eventually running it after like five turns, and was poor enough for me to pop them. (Was feeding them Jacksons in remotes to keep their credit count down.)

    The second was a game against a Tenma who seemed to be only running Mammon & Eater as their breakers.

    And I had a couple of triple-advanced Hortums on the board. :D

    Ended up having to fend them off from sneaky HQ attacks via Sneakdoor, and somehow The Cleaners that I had in my hand for ages was dodging them. (They had already stole a Cleaners and a Graft, so that would've been game point.) Was waiting for ages for Takeover to show up, which I was able to combo out to score from hand.

    I guess I really should try to find space for a Fast Track in there somewhere, would definitely speed the deck up so I'm not wasting time waiting for a one-off card to show up.

    Mass Commercialization is as sweet in the deck as I thought.

    I love it when games are tense as hell, they feel so good.

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  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    edited July 5
    Unrelated, apparently Q3 kits are starting to show up and they have alt-art Omor and Team Sponsorships in them. Also Anarch click trackers.

    EDIT: Free Mars has a US release date of 7/20, according to the Upcoming page.

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  • CerberusCerberus Registered User regular
    What are the good runner decks right now in your view? I'm looking for a change. Bonus points if you provide lists.

  • BogartBogart Newsflash, fuckwads: I'm a good person. Registered User regular
    Siphon Whizz, Despie Whizz and the Kate deck that makes Deus Ex a str 10 AI icebreaker that combines with E3 feedback implants seem like the ones that are the best in my local meta.

    It's been a while since I went to a decent tournament, though.

  • EpimerEpimer Registered User regular
    I'm not sure it's possible to pick a runner deck that has good matchups against Moons, CI, SYNC and maybe AgInf plus the oddball things you have to worry about like Skorp (although I still don't rate Skorp at all).

    I feel reg crim has the least bad matchups but also no strongly favoured ones. The Adjusted Matrix decks seem interesting but have polarised matchups, I think.

    I'm sticking with DLR MaxX with one Vamp for CI but it's not brilliant. You need to see your Scrubbers early to keep up with Moons and if they're playing Sealed Vault you won't land a Siphon all game. But it's good against bullshit and is ok against most meta decks, and that's good enough for me.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    I reckon goodstuff Andy is really strong right now. You can tech it for whatever corp stuff is more prevalent in your meta very easily, and it naturally has a far better matchup vs NBN than any of the anarch builds do. It's basically decent vs any corp across the board, and gets a lot better depending on the tech you slot for different matchups.

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  • Dis'Dis' Registered User regular
    Good decks? Well you can play Anarch and spend 8-12 inf on criminal cards, or play Shaper and spend 8-12 inf on Anarch cards :)

    But for real the Anarch Shell + Crim options (Siphon or Temmy J or Desperado) and the Shaper Shell + Anarch Options (Sifr/Parasite, Faust/Rumor mill, Clot lock) all seem pretty solid.

  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Dis' wrote: »
    Good decks? Well you can play Anarch and spend 8-12 inf on criminal cards, or play Shaper and spend 8-12 inf on Anarch cards :)

    But for real the Anarch Shell + Crim options (Siphon or Temmy J or Desperado) and the Shaper Shell + Anarch Options (Sifr/Parasite, Faust/Rumor mill, Clot lock) all seem pretty solid.

    Don't forget the Crim shell + Shaper options! (Gordian, SacCon, Film Critic)

  • CerberusCerberus Registered User regular
    Thanks for all the thoughts.

    I've played a lot of siphon whizz on and off for the last few years, it's probably at the strongest it has ever been right now. This may well be why I am less keen to play it, special snowflake that I am.
    I've started testing Andy and she seems okay but I'm not convinced her moon match up is that great. Even when tech heavy for the match up. I'll test more and see mind.
    Desperado and Temmy whizz I think can be good against moon but I don't rate against the rest of the field.
    Current Shaper stuff is a bit weird for me, I prefer more simple decks.
    May be I'm not that happy with runner as it is corp favoured right now, or I just don't have anything cool.

    Corp I'm much happier with, moons is good, violet moon is pretty cool too, Tennin is solid is testing and Sol is a legit tier 1.5 meta choice.

  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    I actually was liking the Gang Sign/Maw Leela build, I think it has some legs against Moon decks just because they don't like it when you bounce the few ice they have or access cards from their hand when they've played all their assets. Less confident about its matchup in CI, though access to Strike helps and Leela turns off or makes much more difficult the "score everything in one turn" plan. I don't know that Violet Moon has enough clicks to score through Leela. No idea how it plays against AgIn, Skorprios might be a hoser but I would need to test that matchup more. Not terrible against the tag-me decks out there either.

  • EtheaEthea Registered User regular
    What about noob kit. Go back to the basics.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    The moon matchup is kinda tough for any ID right now, tbh, but I think Andy has some solid legs if you know what assets to target and can get some Aeneas Informants down quickly. It's just a matter of hitting the right assets, and then picking the right time to slam R&D or HQ or siphon spam them down. It's tricky, but it's doable.

  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    edited July 10
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  • EpimerEpimer Registered User regular
    I just got a Psychic Field/Fumiko flatline and now never need to play that deck ever again.

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  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    edited July 12
    Hrm. Debating if I want to try swapping out the Dedication Ceremonies for Shipment from Kaguyas in my comboBON deck. Like, I love that Dedication Ceremony turns some of the ICE on in one click... but it's annoying that it has to be on a rezzed piece of ICE. On the other hand, Shipment gets me one less counter, and they have to be on different ICE, but I can do it anytime. It combos with Mass Commercialization better, too.

    Could be handier to get the rez cost of Asteroid Belt/Nebula down, too.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    the guy who won my regional was running 3x SFK in his Skorpy couriers deck and he said they worked real well. Especially combined with Mass Commercialisation.

  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    edited July 14
    Free Mars spoilers.

    Huh. Open Forum is... interesting? I mean, I'm already doing AD jank, and now I can set some of it without spending as much influence? Ok, sure.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    New accomplishment tonight! Accessed 21 different cards from R&D in the same game. None were agendas. XD

    redx
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