1st Place Corp @ US Cambridge Regionals on 2018/06/30 at Pandemonium Books & Games
This Regional had 23 players, four rounds of Swiss, followed by double-elim top 8.
Runner deck: Reina
Corporate Town was a dud on the day and when I drew it I always wanted something else. It's spicy, but you're unlikely to hit a loaded Clan Vengeance, and a deep remote is better utilized for the wincon of rushing agendas. I'd recommend swapping it for a second Audacity, or a Best Defense to snipe SacCons, SMCs, or Street Peddlers.
Runners taste delicious.
Skorp was a meta call to counter Runners using Zer0 (and, by extension, Patchwork) who hope their conspiracy breakers will land safely in the heap. Six of the top eight Runners were : 3 Vals, MaxX, Freedom, Reina.
Employee Strike is an inconvenience, but if you're rushing out agendas like this deck is geared for it won't stay active long.
Geist didn't find a Tech Trader until late, which I quickly hit with Hunter Seeker. Double-Ice Wall on R&D burned a Kongamato and mocked their Grappling Hook, and Rashida baited at least one run through Archer.
This game went to time and we finished, IIRC, 6-5 AP in Skorp's favor. My opponent graciously conceded to benefit both our SoS.
Kit also won the pivotal Marcus Batty psi game that would have RFG'd their only Laamb and locked them out.
MaxX rocked a few conspiracy breakers straight out of the game, and rebirthed into Omar pretty early (turn 5?). They managed to nab 5 AP (Atlas + SSL Endorsement), but it cost them their Paperclip via HS.
I stabilized with double-ICE on all centrals, and the Runner knew there was an unrezzed Tithonium lurking.
Game-winning turn was IAA Oaktown Renovation in a four-ICE server while we were both on 5 points. Their click-4 Stimhack met a surprise Archer, which they broke via MKUltra and one Datasucker token, before faceplanting Ice Wall's ETR. They graciously conceded.
ID. But we'll meet again in the ...
Maxwell James is a powerful card. Turn 1 I jammed a Rashida, Batty, Hortum remote. It backfired. They also trashed Batty #2 on their click-1 HQ run.
They saw Archer off R&D and knew it was lurking when I started ICE'ing centrals. The game lulls for a few turns as we build board state before I jam agendas to close out the game.
Luck was not with this MaxX. Their punk rock lifestyle rocked two Levy AR Access Lab straight out of the game. Rashida baited a run through Archer, and their Hacktivist Meeting+CV combo -- which shut down Batty -- only trashed non-agendas.
Game winning turn, against a not-quite-full CV, was to mandatory draw, silently pause, install Project Atlas, silently pause, Audacity, advance.