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Description by the author: Sheshonk 178

In a meta of dominant runners, Blue Sun was an outsider, an ID fallen on hard times due to Ice Destruction and Employee Strike. Every T1 Weyland card imported into NBN. Every other identifiable faction strength being the laughing stock of competitive play. Those with masochistic tendencies hoped to imagine a world where glacier could be played again despite Rumor Mill. That day has arrived, like the phoenix rising from the ashes, so too, has glacier returned.

Why Play This Deck?

This deck went undefeated at my local GNK where all the try hards already had Hayley alternate art. Obviously this means you should bring this deck to worlds. Don't think about it, this deck is the best. Shut up.

Ok, maybe think about it a little bit. What's dominant in the meta today?

General Strategy

Early Game

Rush! Create a remote of one or two ice and attempt to rush out agendas. Thanks to Faust becoming MWL'ed, Mother Goddess can really shine in this role. If you are scoring a Project Atlas, make sure to get a token, this will help you form the combo to close out the game.

Generally Blue Sun can snowball if the first Oversight AI lands, I've included a fourth copy in the form of Consulting Visit. There are six ice to use this on: Curtain Wall, Orion, and DNA Tracker.

Assuming you have a cash advantage, it is completely plausible to rush out agendas even if your opponent has already met the gear check. A runner needs to respect SEA Source or Midseason Replacements into meat damage.

Eventually, you need to start deconstructing the remote with Blue Sun's ability and transition into mid/late game.

Mid/Late Game

Your goal is to now assemble the combo and score the remaining points necessary to win the game. The combo includes an agenda, Off the Grid, Crisium Grid, and sometimes Mushin No Shin. Make sure to use Blue Sun 's ability to pick up the Off the Grid after the combo turn. This means you can go broke defending on your scoring turn and use the 6 from Off the Grid to score the agenda next turn.

Since Crisium Grid makes the HQ run not successful, Off the Grid is not trashed on the first run. For a runner to steal an agenda they will need three clicks to do so: two for HQ and 1 on the remote. Generally a runner does not have enough clicks to respond to the combo the turn of and you can sometimes catch them unprepared.

For the combo to work, you will need to tax HQ. You don't need to go nuts and durdle around to rez both a Curtain Wall and DNA Tracker. With just a pair of Meru Mati's on HQ it costs Paperclip or Corroder runners 17 to break the combo.

I can't express this enough. You cannot durdle around and take 3 a turn. You will lose. The only way to keep an economic advantage is to play aggressive and force the runner to respond your threats. Draw hard into your combo and efficient economy cards.

It's okay if the runner breaks the combo. Assuming you haven't lost the game, it should take longer for them to recover than you thanks to Interns and 3x copies of Off the Grid and Crisium Grid. Draw hard.

Sometimes you'll get lucky and Excalibur will win you the game.

Other Things To Know

Only use Mushin No Shin for Project Atlas or Global Food Initiative.

Blue Sun's ability is powerful, but it can be a bit of a trap. If you pick up and replay a card you are losing a click. This might not seem like much, but it adds up. Use the ability carefully, don't abuse it or you will lose the game through click compression.

Feel free to throw down spare Crisium Grid's on non-HQ servers when your hand gets clogged up. If you lose your primary Crisium Grid you can always Blue Sun the spare onto the proper server.

On the combo turn, make sure to rez the Crisium Grid on your turn to play around Councilman.

When using Jackson Howard, don't just use him to recycle event economy or agendas, remember to bring back those combo pieces.

Employee Strike can be a pain in the butt early. Since we aren't playing Adonis Campaign the effect is neutered, but I've still included Paywall Implementation. Consulting Visit can also become your second current in a snap.

Sneakdoor Beta and Omar are annoying, but not as detrimental as one might think. Crisium Grid on HQ still protects Off the Grid. If you happen to get a second Crisium Grid on archives things become rather problematic for the runner.

What about including _?

Where's the gif?

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