LM-FAO BAYBEE (3rd Place & Top Crim @ CBI)

rongydoge 811

lol lmao

Two days before the CBI my plan was to skip the event. I've played almost zero Netrunner since OTG last year and felt completely unpracticed and out of touch with the meta. A friend convinced me to play, and so I updated my plan to geting swept R1 and dropping.

To protect my fragile ego and build in an excuse to scrub out I got drunk Friday night and cut unfun cards like citadel and wake implant for motherfucking FAO. I had never put FAO in a deck before, and at first I put in only one copy but worried I'd never draw it and quickly put in a second.

On the day it did well vs Ag, had marginal utility vs R+ and zero utility against iceless Sportz. My heart says 10/10 would play again and common sense says there are many other better cards in the slots. I love 419 without wincons because it builds good habits and forces you to figure out how to deny your opponent's gameplan, but after careful review of the tape from this weekend it appears multiacess is good.

I never expected to make the cut and feel so fortunate to have placed 3rd. Much love to all my opponents and NSG OP for putting on an incredible event.

P.S. Presented below is the purest form of deckbuilding (aka the real Process). I got 3rd therefore FAO is correct:

careful evaluation citadel sucks ping sucks too

15 comments
15 Jan 2023 Booshy

This is the energy I love and respect out of netrunner players. Fall in love with a card, ignore reasonable advice to cut it, then place well (probably not because of the card, but because you are just good).

15 Jan 2023 FreqKing

Here,here. Well played sirrah.

15 Jan 2023 Swiftie

@rongydoge seems like the same supportive testing group I'm use too.. Love the energy.

16 Jan 2023 thebigunit3000

Walked right into that one lol

16 Jan 2023 osclate

This deck writeup is so egregious that it made me log into an account I haven't accessed in years. "Fairchild pee point poo" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I ❀️ rongydoge

16 Jan 2023 DeeR

Flexes Against Opponents

16 Jan 2023 Sokka

β€œI think you know what I’m doing to Ping” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

16 Jan 2023 rongydoge

@Swiftie& @Booshy tyty much love <3

Forgot to include this temporary moment of panic immediately prior to R1 and the following gem from Jonas:

uh oh

16 Jan 2023 rongydoge

Also FAO was originally @DeeR's idea all "credit" goes to them! YOU'RE WELCOME DEE

17 Jan 2023 percomis

FAO-ONE-NINE

17 Jan 2023 neuropantser

there's a deep lesson in this

fao bell curve meme

17 Jan 2023 cranked

"sorry for party rocking" - rongydoge, 2023

19 Jan 2023 Radiant

Fermenter is an interesting import. Do you not find it overincentivizes purges in conjunction with turtle?

20 Jan 2023 rongydoge

Fermenter is red orb. If they're purging, they're slowing down against 419 which you want. If they're not purging, it gives you all the money you need in the game.

Both fermenter and turtle serve the same purpose of slowing down the corp. If you can accumulate money passively against decks like R+ or the overseer ob you're in very good shape.

20 Jan 2023 tantale

I was a sad to lose my 1-4-2 against you in round 4 (at 5am...), but happy to see how far you went. I don't know if the deck is good, but the pilot definitely is!