1) Pairs with Zer0 for a killer theme. Theme is the most important part of building a successful deck.
1b) Also, Rien both sounds like "Ryan" and means "nothing" in French. Bilingual puns prove you deserve respect.
2) I don't like Val. hatersgonnahate.gif
3) Null makes Aumakua more efficient, gives you flexibility against surprising big ice like Sand Storm, and offers important discounts on using MKUltra and Black Orchestra.
4) Losing 3 influence for Omar is a tough proposition, since Fisk gives you reach and PAD Tap is great against CTM and Palana. (In the Losers' Finals vs. Palana, I ended up in a situation where triggering Zer0 would give my opponent 1 credit and me 3 or 4. :D)
You mulligan for Zer0. You hit Zer0 every turn. You get rich. You get vengeful. Eventually, you win. Deck plays itself.
Originally my goal was to play a modified version of my tag-me Hayley deck (https://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/50115/rogue-dummy-surveillance) since it had some excellent matchups and was meme-y as hell. But I discovered two days before the tournament that it was strongly disfavored vs Mti Mwekundu. Sadness. Hence defaulting to yet another Zer0 deck.
In the Swiss it beat Asa, Mti, Palana & lost to Titan. In the cut it beat NEXT Design, Titan, and Palana. Null won me at least two games I would have otherwise lost, though yes, Val would have probably accomplished a similar feat through gradual Bad Pub savings.
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