Plot Twist Haarp (Certified Jank)

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" 'Plot Twist Haarp' is a colossal miscalculation, a deck based on a premise that cannot support it, a premise so transparent it would be laughable were the deck not so deadly solemn. It's a flimsy excuse for a strategy, with cards who should move out of the card-binder and enter the trash bin.

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We meet the Jinteki click compression (Political Dealings), that is such an obvious target that it should have a bullseye painted on it's textbox. It's tutor (Executive Boot Camp), is free but suspicious. The gracious deal with Haas-Bioroid (Team Sponsorship), tries its best to keep the shady Jinteki dealings afloat. The display of corporate IP dominance (Franchise City) is a risky way to keep up in the agenda point race. And speaking of risk, triple installing tricky agendas (Award Bait, Global Food Initiative) degrades the game to a coin flip.

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Eventually the secret is revealed - it's not a flatlining deck but an agenda spam deck. To call it an anticlimax would be an insult not only to climaxes but to prefixes. It's a crummy secret, a step below the ladder of deckbuilding originality from Mushin No Shin decks. It's so janky, in fact, that when we do discover the secret, we want to unsleeve the deck and wonder why we aren't playing butchershop instead. "

~ Film Critic