The Console of Misfit Toys (Top 8 Colorado Store Champs)

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"Who may I ask are you?"

"I'm Ken Tenma. And who are you?"

"I'm the official sentry breaker for the Console of Misfit Toys"

"A Femme in the Box for a sentry breaker?"

"Yes, my name is..."

"Don't tell me. Femme?"

"Noooo...Omega. That's why I'm a misfit toy! My script is all wrong. No runner wants to play with an Omega in the Box, so I had to come here..."

"Where's here?"

(Go ahead and sing the song in your head...or YouTube it. I know you don't remember it...)

"The Console of Misfit Toys!"

"Hey, I'm a misfit too! Maybe I could stay here for a while..."

Ok, that's enough of that. If you're on the Console of Misfit Toys, you can still have some fun with the girls and the boys (and whatever we've decided Quetzal is)!

Now, this isn't as gimmicky as it might sound. I didn't just scatter programs galore all over the floor, you'll notice there is a LOT of ice control (because Christmas and winter and thematic and blah blah blah). The idea is to always have a "misfit" trick up your sleeve and make it so no server is ever out of reach for really easy, stupid reasons. The closest thing to building the rig is really getting an Omega in the heap (because what else do you do with misfit toys? You throw them away immediately), then Retrieval Running it into play for...usually free. Or just play it the hard way, whatever, lol. That's ultimately all you need. If you're searching for an engine in this deck...there really isn't one.

What there are, instead, are a lot of goofy combos, but be prepared to do a little work for them (safe work...but work).

Feint helps with the Emergency Shutdown and Forged Activation Orders (and the gun...and Lemuria...which one me a few games against Mushin).

Recon is like a Forged Act without the force or the trashing but with all the "corp spends money and you have info." Then you can just Muertos it down if it's early game.

Run Amok is always fun, especially if you have the Muertos's as you can probably pop them for a free draw and corp still doesn't get to rez ice lest they risk it blowing up.

Parasite takes care of the little stupid ice that isn't taxing on the corp...or gets that ice in the trash because...

Immolation Script is just an asshole

But Copycat is a bigger asshole. (I have successfully stolen a Government Takeover off of an Off the Grid/Crisium Grid combo bullshit server) Now, you say "but Copycat is usually worthless! Circumstancial programs bad! Boooo!" but...

Did I mention Immolation Script is just an asshole? As you're Reconning and Forged Acting and all of that, hold up for the Copycat opportunity. The corp can trash the ice (aka "put a piece of ice in archives with the same name as one rezzed on the board) and kill off Copycat's time to shine...but Copycat is a vengeful little shit and he'll just Immo Script your other one. (I have done this...it's hilarious. I did mention Copycat is a bigger asshole...)

So far, it has successfully dealt with RP Glacier, Foundry Glacier, and Blue Sun Glacier with pretty much ease. But there is a lot to think about and remember but thankfully, this deck runs just as good without a "rig" as it does with one. Floating tags isn't a huge problem unless you're worried about damage, all the resources are pretty much expendable and I have yet to have an instance where I was sitting on dead cards. Nothing really depends on another thing you haven't drawn yet to be a complete dick. Because of this, the 55 card thing...not actually a problem.

With that, you can call me King Moonrazer (don't really...still pulling from the script). Every month, I search the entire new data pack. When I find a Misfit Toy, one that no little girl or boy (or Quetzal) loves in the meta, I bring it here to my Console 'til someone wants it...or some random card makes it viable (thanks London Library).

Have fun! This one is a blast to play! Difficult as hell...but really fun!

8 comments
23 Feb 2016 Saan

So I gotta ask... how many people were at the CO store champs?

23 Feb 2016 jase2224

25 players at this SC, we still have a few more scheduled in the next few weeks.

23 Feb 2016 funnyways3

Hahaha, I assume the thought was "Yeah, with this must have been like Top 8 out of 9 people." There was some work here, though I'll admit this did struggle in the midgame. Though I did force a mulligan because someone knew I had a Copycat and popped two Muertos's to top deck an inside job that let me score a Hollywood Renovation :) Also forced 3 hard rezzes of a Curtain Wall all of which were immediately shut down against a Blue Sun.

23 Feb 2016 Johnny Polite

Mark me down as someone who is confused and impressed at your success. You only have three breakers, more than fifty cards in the deck, and only one special order. How does the corp not just lock you out and win?

23 Feb 2016 funnyways3

The idea is that I'm locking them out first. Face-checking is usually a thing I'll do early to keep the money incredibly low for the corp, using the Muertos's to help drop ice down after they rez it (basically not giving them a choice of what to derez). This deck kills in the early game and it takes a long time for the corp to build back up. It's a control deck, not a "get to a point where ice doesn't matter" deck. There's always a trick up its sleeve waiting for the corp to make a move. There is a small problem in that doesn't punish them if they don't. Working on that one :)

1 Mar 2016 Hattusili

I do not understand this deck at all but I'm really interested. I have so many questions. Do you find that you have the right card often enough for it to be worth it? Do you have a way to fetch the card you need? (Have you considered Logos?) Is there a matchup this prefers? How do you achieve the lock? What a curious deck.

7 Jun 2016 UminWolf

So to all of you who are unsure. I've played against this deck before. And like `@funnyways3' says, it's a control deck. He never really did anything until he finally saw a breaker, but by then I was so poor it didn't even matter.

I believe I was playing a Glass Shop style deck and never had enough money to do anything impactful. If I had fewer agendas, then I might have been able to recover. But once this deck gets you down, if you can't stop the bleeding, he's going to have control of the match the whole time. Agendas just build up in your hand, so you have to start playing them, but you don't really feel safe. It's a deck that attacks your moral of the game, it basically forces you between two bad decisions. At least that's how I felt when I played against it.

7 Jun 2016 funnyways3

Thanks @UminWolf! I need to update a bit, but I still enjoy playing it. @Hattusili Sorry I didn't get to you. There's a lot of cards that can be "the right card" with this deck, that's the beauty of it. It really operates completely without an engine and it tries to control and slow down the corp until the silly one it has (which is basically Omega and tricks...) is up and running. I haven't had too many problems getting the card I need because Planned Assault gives me what I usually want and a Special Order here and there does the rest.

Not sure of the matchup this prefers, but it definitely struggles against tons and tons of cheap ice (thus the parasite really, but Vamadeva could really help that now). A "lock" doesn't actually exist because the corp will always have options, the problem is none of them feel safe...and usually none of them are.

I am very excited to play with this again now that things like Political Operative and CBI Raid are things.