Hit Bull, Win Steak (startup)

groundhog 70

They say that if it's stupid, but it works, then it's not stupid. Well, sometimes it's still stupid anyway.

The goal of this deck is to execute two Deep Dives, with enough clicks to steal 4 total agendas and win on one turn. Running Hot and Basilar Synthgland 2KVJ make this possible. We're using Ayla "Bios" Rahim: Simulant Specialist in the hopes that we can keep a Deep Dive or a Running Hot as one of our 4 keepers, ideally two Deep Dives or one and a Katorga Breakout. I think this deck is only possible with boat. Mayfly is mostly a backup in order to save boat counters.

The setup: You want to dig for a couple things to start with, so that means using Dr. Nuka Vrolyck , Diesel, Stoneship Chart Room, and possibly even Verbal Plasticity (if we're desperate), to get what we need. We want a Rigging Up to install a boat, since we'll need the extra counter. We won't be running a lot, just kind of drawing and working on our econ a bit. Eventually you should be able to install a Hippocampic Mechanocytes without it trashing something crucial. Then we can hopefully install our Synthgland and do the same. If we hit something important, you can always Katorga it back. If the corp has only single iced R&D and HQ, I won't bother installing the Mayfly, otherwise I'll drop it down just as a backup.

The execution: We should hopefully have around 10-ish credits, either two Deep Dives available or one and a Katorga, and a Running Hot. Kick things off with Running Hot, then start running the centrals to unlock the Deep Dive. Fire off the first one. If you see two agendas, great, if not, it's fine. Deep Dive forces a shuffle from the corp, so we just use one of our spare clicks to pop a Deep Dive out of Ayla's set aside, or to Katorga somewhere easy to get into and bring it back. Then we fire off another one and hopefully see two agendas. I believe it is possible to fire off 3 Deep Dives, but I have no idea how feasible that is in practice. If you didn't steal 7 points, you have two choices. First, you can try it again on a future turn, but obviously it will be harder. The other option is to get wrecked. This is likely because we took some tags. I, personally, don't bother to break subroutines that won't impact the immediate goal.

Would I take this to a tournament? No. Is this a good deck? Also no. This deck was born out of some sleep deprivation. Blame Coldlava for encouraging me to play silly decks.

23 May 2023 Diogene

Haha! Welcome to the cult of Jank.

Fun idea, pushing the boundaries like this is fun.

If Khusyuk was in startup, I would suggest to try it also.