This is a DLR Andromeda deck I've been working on for a while now. Key cards that put it over the other DLR decks are: Inside Job, Hostage, and The Source.
WHY ANDY OVER VAL, MAXX AND LEELA?
I don't like DLR Valencia because of how slow it is, and I prefer Minh Maxx much better because of the speed. This deck combines the speed of Maxx and the remote control of Blackmail with Inside Job. Leela could work also, but I REALLY like the 9 card opening hand. It helps you start the Siphon Train up to 1 turn earlier than Leela, which is crucial. With a great hand you can start the Siphon Train on Turn 2.
One of the main advantages of this deck is the speed of setup. DLR decks typically take a bit of time to setup before they get going, this deck has a 9-card starting hand PLUS a bunch of TUTORS that really get you started.
Special Order lets you find that Faust early on, and later it rounds out the breakers with Breach for Wraparound and Passport for the Turing on HQ.
Hostage is brutal. Targets early game are typically Drug Dealer and Fall Guy, and in the midgame it can help you find Joshua B, Scrubber or The Source. Extra Hostages go towards more Fall Guys.
One of the main ways to counter DLR decks is by rushing agendas in the remote which is usually checked by Blackmail. This deck has Inside Job in faction, and combined with the Account Siphon spam (Deja Vu and Same Old Thing) the Corp has a difficult time developing a remote.
The Source is tutorable with Hostage, and it really slows down decks that try to rush and fast-advance. Astrobiotics has to play around it, GFI has to stay on the board for 3 turns and 3/2 agendas can't be never advanced. Additionally, Fall Guy protects The Source even when the Corp is able to sneak out an agenda. A semi-permanent The Source is something that a lot of Corps find difficult to deal with.
CARDS THAT MISSED THE CUT
No Sure Gamble since we're usually low on credits. Easy Mark works great.
I used to have Levy AR Lab, but I never wanted to play it, so I cut it for The Source and Scrubber.
Dr. Lovegood seemed good on paper, but you only ever use it on The Source and Drug Dealer. You don't really plan on stealing agendas, so after a few games, I cut it.
Mr. Li was tutorable, but really expensive for the deck.
I'm thinking about cutting Drug Dealer, Easy Mark and Bank Job, and going with Career Fair, Earthrise Hotel and Daily Cast or Dirty Laundry. Then shifting to Eater instead of Faust. I really like the Faust build, but this is an option.
I'm also thinking of cutting Hades Shard for another Data Leak Reversal or another Scrubber.
The All Seeing I is brutal in Butchershop, and changing Paparazzi to Plascrete Carapace might be an answer. Or I might try to fit Activist Support in.
Sneakdoor Beta to counter Caprice and Crisium Grid on HQ is also an option.
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