Art Thief

Ulkrond 2009

Recurring Stimshop with Brain Chip and easy tutor with Fan Site/Artist Colony.

Flex spot will be 1 Employee Strike. Replace with Hades Shard or Political Operative.

UPDATE: Regionals 2016: Madison Top 8 1st Seed of Swiss rounds. 5/6th place after double elims. This deck can tear apart Jinteki decks that do or do not score. MO/Stim and steals/hosts will keep your handsize fat as long as you get that brainchip out. If done right can get stimhack to fire 7 times and keep a handsize of 4.

Corp side 5 out of 6 Rounds were Runner Flatlines. No Exceptions. Used Force of Will v0.2 listed under Inspiration.

22 comments
17 Apr 2016 RubbishyUsername

Considering Shaper tutor powers, what made you go for Employee Strike for the obligatory Asset Spam hate over some of the other common choices?

18 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

Well considering that it can also force an Agenda to be scored since nobody wants a blank ID, it was a toss up between tutoring for Political Operative/Councilman or R&D Interface. I'd rather go for the permanent deep dig after a few turns of econ and Stimhack face checking.

21 Apr 2016 dmartel

love the deck!

24 Apr 2016 gammanet

did Levy pull its weight during the tournament? I've often found levy to be a discard or stimhack fodder, curious how often it saved your bacon

24 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

Levy does exactly what I wanted it to do. Bring back more Stimhacks and Clone Chips.

24 Apr 2016 gammanet

do you ever find the lack of test run leaving you high and dry without magnum, or leaving early scoring windows to the corp?(gottalove inside job)

24 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

No and no. I get to draw up with normal drops of 1 to 0 cost resources or hardware. Find my Magnum or SMC and Stimhack and wait it out a bit. By around turn 5 or so, I would have my tutors ready to crack. If you're dealing with a Corp faction that FA then you got a fight on your hands to stop them after the 2nd agenda score, but check the points/credits most of the time those quick scores will leave them lacking defensively in one area or another.

25 Apr 2016 scd

I've been playing versions of this kind of thing ever since gumOnShoe posted that "post-Data and Destiny Stimshop" idea a while back. I love, love, love Brain Chip in this! When you get an early agenda it's glorious, but when you don't, it's painful. The big issues for me were always influence (2x Brain Chip is what I ran and that's a lot of influence). Fan Site/Artist Colony now help solve the influence problem, and kudos for that. But here's my only question — I have really enjoyed Game Day in this kind of deck once you get even 2-3 AP. Do you think that has a place here, or is Quality Time just still the better way to go?

25 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

I was considering using 1 Game Day for 1 Quality Time. But there would be moments where I'd run on 3rd click and would rather fill up on click 4 instead of using 2nd click to run and possibly get trapped by a scored False Lead.

Then I did the math. Probably after a stimhack run I'd get a 1-2 pointer and using Game Day would mostly put me at max handsize of 6. With an even grip of 3 cards at end of click 3, I'd be better off with a Diesel on that turn instead of the next.

25 Apr 2016 scd

Yeah, makes sense. Thanks! Looking forward to trying this out at our store this week.

26 Apr 2016 Swiftie

Is there any way to get a Chameleon in the deck? Drop Deus X maybe? The lizard has some nice synergy with the workshop and it can support the Femme Fatale when needed for small sentry ice.

Nice deck, any advice on piloting it in the current meta?

26 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

if you want Chameleon then make it a 41 card deck. But you're not rushing and running anywhere missy until you Money up with Magnum OPUS.. Besides Femme will handle all sentry problems regardless of strength so why limit yourself? Deus X is core card of deck, you can see it from Madison Regional Stream when they finish archiving it.

26 Apr 2016 Swiftie

@Ulkrond I might be playing the deck wrong since i'm a very agressive runner (I die a lot online :) ). Will try the deck as is.

Do you have a link to the madison regional stream?

26 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

Can't seem to find that madison regional stream with the madison regional video.
Reasoning is this. Draw up for personal workshop and a few Fan Sites. Let them score one agenda while holding at least 15 credits and possibly a stimhack or a way to draw up a stimhack and run R&D.

27 Apr 2016 x3r0h0ur

I tried this out tonight, its like a silver bullet gattling gun. Its pretty great. If IG dies out, do you think -2 Employee Strike +1 vamp +1 SoT is a reasonable change? More stimhack, possibly recur of vamp, and vamp to really hold the corp down.

27 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

Sure if you want. I generally am leaning toward +1 Legwork/HQI since corp money means little to me. Their ICE is static so why not just spend more time getting money from MOPUS and stimhack your way into anything.

27 Apr 2016 CodeMarvelous

@Ulkrond I am loving this deck in my own testing. what was its record in the tourney?

28 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

5-1 in Swiss and 1 win vs Aaron Andries in double elim

30 Apr 2016 Ulkrond

5-1 after 6 rounds, Win vs Erik Hasse Jinteki BioEthics first round of double elim.

19 May 2016 rwknoll

This deck is the perfect shell for what I've been wanting to try since it was spoiled: Rebirth into Rielle "Kit" Peddler: Transhuman and use her ability in a 40/15 deck.

The Brain Chip offers extra MU, so if I don't switch IDs until later in the game, it's still worth switching. And it's easy to fit in a different decoder to meet my needs.

I'm thinking: -1 Employee Strike, -1 Gordian Blade, +1 Rebirth, +1 Study Guide.

9 Jun 2016 Ulkrond

If you build that Kit deck I want you to rename this one into "Puberty".

9 Jun 2016 x3r0h0ur

Sometimes awkward phases dont end