I had a great time at Worlds, and even made the top 32. I was stunned.
I don’t have a lot of time to play Netrunner since becoming a parent. So instead I have to rely on Netrunner fundamentals, good advice, and having too many clicks for your opponent to deal with. This year I have felt confident playing NBN lists, and plenty of quality runners struggle against horizontal play. I loved MrStyx’s Epiphany Analytica writeup and noted the success of the Game Loss Simulator at US nats. TableCarnage and NWE's cinnamon-scented concoction are both better than this list, but I was really happy to take a deck of my own to such a high placing at Worlds.
The deck has a lot (too many, perhaps). If memory serves I won 3 with Lady Liberty, 2 (TWO!) kills with Endless EULA via Tsakhia "Bankhar" Gantulga, 2 via SanSan City Grid and a single kill with End of the Line.
NBN's sec teams are almost certainly an equal opportunity employer.
The Goddess of War performed admirably all weekend, causing many runners to cast their eyes from RnD to their credit pool, sigh, and say 'that stays there'.
Ida B. Wells ran a newspaper on Beale Street, Memphis.
Tomorrow's Headline — More like Tomorrow's deadline amirite
Amani Senai — Discerning corporations hire her thrice.
Lady Liberty — I had three victories because of Lady Liberty, including a glorious 1-2-3.
Marilyn Campaign — remains the hardest working woman in Netrunner.
Rashida Jaheem is BAE, but you knew that already.
Wage Workers — Athleisure wear is this season’s must-have outfit. 2x is more than 1x (but less than the 3x that NWE found room for).
Market Forces — Do yourself a favour and read Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez.
Oppo is fun to say and fun to play. I mostly played 'petit oppos' during the tournament but there were non-zero 'grand oppos'.
Endless EULA — Well, everyone knows Oola died at Jabba’s palace. What this ICE presupposes is... maybe she didn't.
Ping is the name that Mulan takes on in the eponymous Disney film.
Remember the power of politely telling people to get lost.
The deck's single sentry has been told one too many times that she would be prettier if she smiled more.
Notable absences: my deck at Australian Nationals x Best Coast had 1 Malia Z0L0K4 and 1 Vera Ivanovna Shuyskaya. Each had their cute moments at that tournament, but they had to make way for a more consistent team.
First of all, props to my partner Priya for cheering on my Netrunner 'career' over the past 8 years.
@PrincessSpaceKitten led the charge to Barcelona like an absolute BOSS. It was great to meet you in person at long last!
@Ed for the amazing planning, crowd care and good humour throughout the week.
@YsengrinSC, @Havvy and the Organized Play team for running such an amazing event. It is a pleasure to work with you all.
Commentating Friday's Crown of Lasers tournament with @GuyPatching and @Aksu was great fun, but only possible because of the amazing work of @Locks, @not_yeti and others pulling the stream production together.
Team Australia aka Extremely Serious Total Netrunner were a pleasure to travel with. NON HIC SUMUS UT ARANEAS FUTUITIS
My opponents: There would have been no tournament without everyone who turned up to the event with opaque sleeves, clear eyes, and strong hearts. Special shoutout to @Odol's true sportsmanship and friendly play--congratulations on your amazing result!
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