Golden Shower Kate (1st, Hungarian Nationals 2016)

Korrigan 260

So about the name... I lost a bet. It's meant to be an upgrade/update to Vikz93's Silver Bullet Kate.

Employee Strike(s) + Political Operative turned into Rumor Mill because it just wins games: some players still need to get used to triggering JH as soon as agendas hit the archives, it wrecks glacier upgrades, it helps vs Chairman Hiro in IG, ...

Lucky Find? I could never understand why we would want to spend 2 influence on it. Salsette Island? He wasn't happy with the card himself. These two turned into Temüjins.

Mimic + Sharpshooter leaves you vulnerable to some nasty ICE (Atman is preoccupied/expensive) so I replaced them with Shrike. Initially expensive and a pain in the a** for str 2/str 3 ICE (Architect...) but a true Killer (1 deckslot, no gaps, no recursion) and Cloud!

CyCy is there to take the edge off Tollbooth/Touring/...

And with the freed up deckslots we got: Sports Hopper as an additional kill protection card (needed vs fast meat damage and helps against net damage), Beth Kilrain-Chang - just a question of how many you add to your shaper deck ;) great synergy with Mopus, Same Old Thing (to bring back Rumor Mill or Vamp)

The previous iteration (3rd in SK/CZ nationals 2016) had Lady instead of Snowball (such a good choice, but I need the influence for Temüjin), 2 Scrubber (good vs Asset spam but NBN can tag you and trash them and in some matchups they are nigh useless) and a Hunting Grounds (amazing vs Tollbooth, Data Raven, ...)

Temüjin can pretty much replace all of these cards for a more general/consistent experience (except for the Data Raven tag). Eg: I can put Temüjin on a Tollbooth remote to negate the 3c tax.

P.S.: I'm considering changing the FTE for a Notoriety though.

16 comments
19 Sep 2016 willsta

No Golden 0/10

19 Sep 2016 codychilton13

@willstai agree XD

19 Sep 2016 scd

Gross list name.

19 Sep 2016 Kwyjibo

Bet loss or no, titling your deck this way is gross and immature.

Great list, terrible name.

20 Sep 2016 triorph

shame on whomever bet you to make this deck name.

20 Sep 2016 moistloaf

Internet morality police jumping on you quick. Grats on your finish and props for naming a card game deck whatever you want for whatever reason you want. Nothing non-inclusive or disrespectful about this name anyway

20 Sep 2016 scd

So says a person who actually chose the name "moistloaf"

20 Sep 2016 Korrigan

I suggest we move on and talk about the content - not the name. P.S.: how do you all know what it means? ;)

20 Sep 2016 calvin

I expected more sense of humor from the ANR community. Suddenly, this is a holy pristine place that has to stay untainted at all costs.

20 Sep 2016 scd

Nah, we just like things that are actually funny and not shitty bro humor about urine.

20 Sep 2016 triorph

@KorriganIt is possible to know what it means and still be bemused at this poor attempt of humour that alienates real players from wanting to join our hobby. Luckily this is just a RegAss Kate deck so people will ignore the name and move on.

21 Sep 2016 Korrigan

@triorphDo you believe a decklist name alienates real players from wanting to join our hobby? What are "real" players?

21 Sep 2016 scd

"Luckily this is just a RegAss Kate deck so people will ignore the name and move on."

Exactly. And yes, this is a deck name that is all about drawing attention to what's an otherwise boring list.

21 Sep 2016 Katsushika

Not acceptable. Whoever came up with this bet is a moron.

22 Sep 2016 Nembras

I don't understand why people don't like the name. It's a beautiful metaphor for all the money that will be raining on you with Mopus and Temüjin :D

But seriously, a decklist's name doesn't matter much to me, as it in no way, shape or form affects my understanding or enjoyment of the deck. I can find a deck name boring, stupid, or offensive, but I'll still play the deck if I thinks it's fun and/or good.

What I do hate is deck DESCRIPTIONS that aren't useful, be it because they're too short, are nothing but a tournament report or focus more on jokes than on actually explaining card choices and piloting considerations. Korrigan's description mentions the deck it's based on, and elaborates on the modifications to it and the reasons behind them, so that's useful to me.

Congrats on the win, @Korrigan, and kudos for having fun with a stupid bet about a nerdy card game.

14 Oct 2016 Korrigan

There is a Golden Shower joke in Modern Family S08E04 (http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/modern-family-successfully-reckons-identity-and-se-244140).

I guess I'm a trendsetter.