NEXT King of England v11

magikot 1975

Here's version 11 of the NEXT King of England deck


We have a pretty standard agenda suite for the new era of HB decks.

Accelerated Beta Test - This card is king. With 20 ice we're going to almost always hit something when we fire it.

Global Food Initiative - Pretty standard two-of in glacier builds. A 5/3 that protects itself by being only worth 2 points to the runner? Ok!

Project Vitruvius - More often than not a blank 3/2, being able to over advance it to get back a Restructure or a piece of ice is always useful.

Corporate Sales Team - A 10 drip to power up the key to the deck.

Economic Package

In addition to the economy agendas above, we have a very robust economy. This deck doesn't want for credits often. Melange Mining Corp. early will rocket us into 20, 30, 40+ credits very quickly. Hedge Fund and Restructure provide quick bursts of large amounts of credits. Adonis Campaign is a staple in any HB deck for the great drip it provides. Very rarely will you ever be clicking for a single credit unless you really, really want to.

Ice Package

NEXT Suite

The NEXT suite of ICE - NEXT Bronze, NEXT Silver - are one of the cornerstones of our deck. Silver is very weak to parasite, but I regularly get it up to 4 or 5 subroutines against decks that don't focus on parasite recursion. Bronze can become beastly. I finally took Gold out of the deck because it's just too slow and expensive.

Grail Suite

We back our NEXT suite with the Grail ICE suite of Galahad, Merlin, and Lancelot. Galahad, like Silver, is weak to parasite, but a barrier that can deal damage or trash programs has a significant surprise factor and can open up scoring windows for us. Merlin has gotten me a fair number of turn 1 kills. Even when it hasn't, I find the runner really slows down when they see Grail ice because of the threats of Merlin and Excalibur (which we don't include). Lancelot rarely gets installed, but is always ready to present a tax and a threat.

Supplemental ICE

We supplement our two primary suites of ICE with powerful HB and Neutral ICE. Fairchild 3.0 is a very strong bioroid, especially when backed up by our Ichi 1.0. Mother Goddess boosts our NEXT pieces by another point, and if she's in your opening hand makes for a great remote piece of ice for early rushing of ABT or Hopper, or for protecting a Melange for quick clicking of credits.

The Rest

Jackson Howard and the new ridiculously powerful king of glacier decks, Sandburg round out the deck. Sandburg is love, Sandburg is life. Protect your Sandburgs. Sandburg can push the strength of our weaker barriers to monstrous levels, ensure that we hit with Ichi or Merlin, bankrupt the runner or deplete their hand with stronger code gates, and so much more.

Friends in High Places gets us back anything that gets trashed such as ice or economy assets.

Jackson Howard is Jackson Howard and does what Jackson Howard does, now 100% creepier thanks to his alt art promo.

Enhanced Login Protocol helps take care of PSK and also prevents a substantial tax on the runner.

2 Mar 2017 Sems37

@magikot nice deck. 2 questions:

1) "...for early rushing of ABT or Hopper, ...." What is the hopper you refer to? Advanced Concept Hopper isn't in the deck.

2) What are your thoughts on including the Next Wave 2 agenda out now?

3 Mar 2017 Sems37

@magikot another question. Just got kicked 2 times by a Sifr / parasite deck with this. How would you play against that?

3 Mar 2017 magikot

Regarding hopper, forgot to take that part out from a previous write up. Supposed to say sales team now. Next wave looks like a decent agenda but I want the money of sales team for my 4/2. The deck has unfortunately always been weak to parasite recursion, but it's simple enough to make room for a lockdown or two to combat sifr nonsense.

4 Mar 2017 JohnnyCache

What about a Zed 2.0 over, say Ichi? Pretty strong way to counter Sifr, and is just a great click tax in general