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Bags were Bitten, Masses were Feared

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MASSES, FEARED

This has been my pet project the past few weeks, trying to come up with a new take on Fear the Masses, which is one of my favorite cards in Netrunner. It was too easy to just stuff it in Gnat or Quetzal (I tried those too lol) and get your Paige Pipers and Beach Partys and blah blah...no. I wanted this to be in Crim, so here we are.

The Set-up

Mulligan for Kati and/or Hostage. Money at the start is not ideal.

Ideally you want to immediately install Kati and start loading it up. Easy Marks are great early, and if you find your self with too much money, install Gang Signs or breakers.

Once you have a loaded Kati (or 2x Easy Mark), you play your Bagbiter and then pop the Kati.

While you wait

Ideally, you want to have all 6 Fear the Masses in hand before you make a single run. The longer the game goes without losing, the better chance you have to win by milling 18.

Gang Sign gets you accesses & Turtle counters, and more importantly hopefully a Leela bounce or 2. Unless they are threatening game point, you always just want to bounce the HQ ice.

In the mid game, just Fisk as many times as possible, force them into decisions of not wanting to score because they just drew into agendas. The Source is great for delaying an extra turn, and also a Hostage target late game.

When they actually are threatening game point, you put down that Black File. One turn should be making sure you get the Hades and/or breakers down (depending on how stacked HQ ice is) and the the last turn should be for Fear the Masses.

Conclusion

This was a blast to make, fun to practice and it even won me a GNK this past weekend (not recommended for super competitive events). The funny thing is that I was so focused on getting the combo off most games, I forgot that I had a ton of money, a giant hand size and tools to actually PLAY NETRUNNER. But that's not as fun.

I'm also sure this could be made much more efficient, I never really loved the breaker suite. Always wished I could fit in a Game Day. Let me know your thoughts on how we can play Mill-runner as Criminals!