I took this deck to Worlds and went 3-3 with it. I also went 3-3 with my Sunny deck, which meant I finished 6-6 and in 132nd place.
How can I self-aggrandizingly spin this? A few ways:
1) As far as I know, I was the top placing Tennin player. This was considerably harder to achieve than last year because other people besides me played Tennin. As far as I know none of them did better than 6-6, which meant I have successfully defended my Tennin crown and am very happy with myself.
2) I didn't defend my Mutate crown, but if nobody went for it, I am still the mutate champion. Check the by-laws. I will continue to assume I am the best Mutate player in the world unless anyone tells me otherwise.
3) I finished in 132nd place instead of 211th place, which is a modest improvement from last year!
If you had a better Tennin deck or a better Mutate deck do better at Worlds this year, I definitely want to hear about it and I will graciously yield my titles to you. But until then, I will assume that I am the best.
I know Stonar's Tennin deck at least was better and cooler than mine, but they just happened not to place as well.
Thoughts on the deck:
I don't think this deck was especially well tuned. I'm mainly sharing it so I can bombastically claim to be the Worlds Top Tennin two years running. But there were a few interesting ideas in it that I thought would be nice to highlight:
1) Mass Commercialization is a heck of a card for Tennin, though it is a bit finicky. Usually, your Tennin ability gives you a lot of economic payoff. You need modest number of advanceable ice as a backup plan though, especially if you deck is like this one where you are leaning pretty hard on Mass Comm for your econ. But the econ in this deck was decent, despite the limited number of econ cards.
2) Allele Repression did work. It's the Mass Commercialization that really makes Allele Repression hum. Baiting the runner through an expensive remote only to chuck some Breached Domes into Archives in exchange for our busted econ card back. You can even return Allele Repression itself if you want to do it all over again.
3) My plan for dealing with agenda flood was Heritage Committee combo'd with shuffle effects. This worked just fine and I don't really recall being overwhelmed by agendas. Which is good because it means my plan worked, but bad because it means I didn't have an easy excuse for my 3 losses.
Thanks and acknowledgements:
There are so many people I want to thank and mention, but principally I want to thank Gregor Mendel. Thank you for allowing me to name this deck after you despite only having four cards in the deck that really pay homage to your legacy (2 Hortums, 1 Allele Repression, 1 Crick). I really appreciate it.
I'm sorry Shock! rotated because I think that flower in the art would have fit in a lot better than Breached Dome.
My only wish is that your contributions to Netrunner do not go as long undiscovered as your contributions to genetics.
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