49 Shades of Grey

LeonardQuirm 968

This isn't a GRNDL deck. Not necessarily.

Step 1 of playing this deck is to make sure you take one copy of all the corporation identities with you to your game night. Because before each game starts, you're going to (secretly or revealed) pick a random identity.

Yes, from all of them (at time of construction - immediately following the release of Order and Chaos. The decklist is still valid for all Corps up to and including the release of Data and Destiny).

Yes, 6 of the identities are effectively blank. (I'm not counting the trace on Foxfire as making Making News useful). You're not playing this deck because you want brilliance and Tier 1. You're playing this because it'll be hilarious.

Well...for someone.

What's that, you want more advice on how to play it?

Try and tax with the Grail ICE, or catch the runner out. Use Will-o'-the-Wisp to create a scoring window. Put a second Will-o'-the-Wisp in when you realise it's the best trick in the deck. If you're keeping the nature of the deck a secret while you play, do your best to work out what the runner's expecting based on your ID and use how they play around it to your advantage. Cry a lot at the fact Jackson Howard is yellow.

Have fun!

15 comments
22 Feb 2015 Voltigasm

You could technically put Jacksons in (There's no ID preventing some NBN influence). Though you would have to take away 2 grail ice to get a full Jackson set in this instance. Love the decklist though!

22 Feb 2015 bionicsheep

Is this the one you took to Quinns' tournament? How did you do in the end? I'm so into this goofy-ass idea. :D

22 Feb 2015 LeonardQuirm

@Voltigasm: In fact, the original concept for this deck had Jacksons in it (3 Jacksons, losing 1 Galahad and 1 Lancelot). It also had a couple of Weyland influence to spare all the other low inf Corp IDs are 12, rather than 10. But then I came up with the name for the deck, so I had to cut all that out!

@bionicsheep: Yep, this is the one I was playing at @Quinns event yesterday! (Having played it there are one or two changes I'd make, like fitting in at least one more Will-o'-the-Wisp). Overall, I got two wins with this deck out of the five rounds, although there was a fair degree of luck involved in those!

22 Feb 2015 Dydra

man that Levy University seeing some play :P

22 Feb 2015 AndytheLovell

You are a genius - a king among Netrunners

22 Feb 2015 MattJP

This is just... beautiful.

22 Feb 2015 Masterkira

I'll keep it in my deckbox foreverer ! Wonderful !

23 Feb 2015 akaFoamy

You're going to look like well ahead of your time when the Neutral only deluxe set comes out.

24 Feb 2015 JAK

I've always thought you're the best insane brewer in London. Glad the Will-o'-the-Wisp suggestion helped!

25 Feb 2015 BinarySecond

This is fantastic. 10/10 Will play tonight :)

25 Feb 2015 Stiban

Had the same idea last night.

I'm gonna try to make a runner-equivalent.

26 Feb 2015 PaxCecilia

@Stiban only problem with runner equivalent is that you would be restricted to 10 influence and it can only be used on programs (because of Iain Stirling: Retired Spook and The Professor: Keeper of Knowledge... but since there are no influence consuming neutral programs, you actually only get 1 influence to spend :(

15 Apr 2015 GordonsBeard

Idea: Play this deck with 10 random identities shuffled in. Whenever you draw a new identity, replace the one you currently are playing.

16 Apr 2015 LeonardQuirm

@GordonsBeard - Superb. I'd considered doing something like "Every time an agenda is scored or stolen, swap IDs to a new random ID", but yours sounds even more chaotically entertaining. I'd probably suggest you get a replacement draw whenever you pull an identity as well, to ensure you aren't even more scuppered by the deck!

Also, I guess you'd have to consider if the IDs should have a trash cost for when the runner sees them in R&D...?

16 Apr 2015 hbarsquared

@LeonardQuirm If you didn't stick with grey cards, you could have 9 inf of singleton programs and a Stimhack.