This is the Palana deck I took to 2nd place at the Intercontinentals. I played Gamenet at Euros, but it was very grindy and the game I went out on felt extremely bad, so I decided on a change. Lostgeeks Palana deck caught my eye and while I did switch out the Data Loops for cheaper ice, the basic idea appeals to me.
In my view Palana is a better ID ability that Gamenet, but NBN has the better glacier cards right now, especially ice. I brought in my old favourite of 3 IP blocks, which ia a cheap value ice even if you see no turtle and amazing if you do. After the obvious 3 Border, I imported Gold Farmer which is currently one of the best taxing ice in the game. Slot Machine is viable as well and I've imported it many times in the past, but I decided to trust in Engram Flush to fill that role. I briefly experimented with a suite that played 3 Eli instead of the Gold Farmer, dropping a couple of Enigmas to make room, but I'm glad I went with this one. 3 Anansis is better than including DNA Tracker, which performs badly against the most common decoders and doesn't hate on Boomerang in the same way.
The deck dropped one game to Apoc Hoshiko on a poor draw and then later to Maw Leela. It beat Leela in round 1, Freedom in round 3 and Hayley in round whateveritwas.
Thanks to everyone who organised and commentated in this event and the last 3. Truly an amazing set of tournaments.
10 Aug 2020 lostgeek
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