Disclaimer: The tournament was a very casual 3 rounds of Swiss but I think this archetype has some legs...
So this is a bit of a FA/glacier/rush mish-mash.
Mulligan for at least 2 pieces of ice and slam them down with your ID... Go fast!
You'll notice that there are no code gates. This is good for two main reasons!
1. People see HB and think "I want my decoder down because HB has some nasty code gates". Excellent! They have just lost tempo finding and installing a dead card.
2. I was expecting to see both Inversificator and Yog with Dedicated Processor. I saw both installed. They were both useless :D
Sentries are difficult to deal with in this format so lots of them becomes very taxing for the runner. Owl is a rush MVP and worth the 3 include. Put it in front of a barrier to force the runner to find both a killer and fracter. I successfully returned a Paperclip with one to the top of the stack which opened a scoring window. Sherlock 2.0 proved very difficult for the runner to deal with. Both of these cards counter Sac-Con and conspiracy breakers.
In game 1 I FA'd out an Elective Upgrade. That's pretty nutty for a limited format. The San-San is great for both FAing, ducking siphons and as trash bait to keep the runner poor for the glacier win. Try to rush an early EU to set you up later on.
Hunter Seeker won 2 games as the runner has limited recursion in this format. Trashing a dedicated mimic was a massive tempo-hit for the runner. Beanstalk!? It's limited. You will get siphoned. Keep it in your hand to recover.
Any questions or suggestions are welcome!
21 Jun 2017 Sanjay
21 Jun 2017 Rahrhino
22 Jun 2017 cspieker
22 Jun 2017 Rahrhino