Once in a Yellow Moon (1st place GNK)

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NEH art by Sanjay

I won my first GNK, and I did it with a deck I built myself! (Unusual for me, as I'm not generally a deck builder.) I built it to try to punish all the tag-me anarchs I thought I would see, though I actually only saw one. Psycho-Beale is still pretty good, so enjoy it before it goes away!

The deck went 4-1 at the tournament. I played Inversificator Kit 3 times and won 2 out of 3 (it's not a great matchup as MOpus gives them the money to trash all my good stuff). Other two matches were tag-me Null and Wyldcakes Alice Merchant.

CodeMarvelous streamed the tournament here, and 3 of my 5 games were on stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk4HfTYBw0A

Card choices: I am happy with the agenda suite and the assets. Estelle Moon is so good, it's worth considering a mulligan to start with her. If you are playing against a Siphon deck, keep some unrezzed assets available to dodge the Siphon.

The Cyberdex and Ark Lockdown are there to deal with Clot, though I never played the Ark Lockdown yesterday, so maybe it would be better as an Archived Memories.

The tag punishment is actually pretty minimal, as the deck is relying more on fast advance than tags to win. But HHN keeps them honest if they go too low trashing assets, and Breaking News off of SanSan + Exchange of Information is always fun for everyone involved!

I thought Scarcity of Resources would do more work than it actually did... maybe I just never drew it early enough, or maybe it would be better as a Targeted Marketing.

The ice suite probably needs tweaking. Let me know if you have any recommendations!

16 Aug 2017 FightingWalloon

Congratulations! I wonder what your experience was of building a deck for yourself? I still really struggle to do anything at all well when I build my own Corp.