Liberal Gulag (5-1, 1st place at Rochester Regional)

aunthemod 633

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Rich runners think they can "play around" econ warfare-HHN? Reverse their accounts and send them to the liberal gulag!

This deck is based off of Rock Lobster (link at the bottom) with some changes.

Turntable encouraged the outing of Standoff and with it the 3rd Archer.

Archived Memories was dropped for needed influence, and to ensure consistency wasn't lowered as a result, a 3rd HPT was added.

Too Big to Fail makes sure you're always richer than the runner and sometimes there is a good play of landing a HHN when they're on 6-10 credits and TBtF to bounce back into credit range to land a second HHN, this card's drawback is somewhat absorbed by the Data Ravens as bad pub can't clear tags for you.

Still sad I couldn't find room for a Best Defense, but every other card in the deck is better.

The reversed accounts give you enough extra jamming power that you prolly won't miss the Fast Track.

I usually mulliganed looking for economic warfare. If you smell CV coming start playing 'value' operations instead of holding them.

In the last round I got to ID for the first time ever playing Netrunner. I played this deck in grand finals against the gentleman I intentionally drew with (Mike George, a true brewmaster), so theoretically 6-1?

-Steel City Grid-

http://www.netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/50995/rock-lobster-undefeated-us-nationals-tied-for-9th-

18 comments
16 Jul 2018 ks26628

I gotta be honest... I'm considering playing this deck now after watching you dismantle opponents with. It's pretty great.

16 Jul 2018 aunthemod

Please do!

16 Jul 2018 charlie_xavier

you down with HPT?

17 Jul 2018 aunthemod

Yeah it feels a lot better than boom! since its not as easily trashed. There are some cases though where a smart runner will clear 2 tags and draw up to 4, so maybe 2x HPT 1xBoom! would be worth considering.

18 Jul 2018 Swan

Why vanilla over ice wall? Really no turtle over there?

19 Jul 2018 aunthemod

I started out with ice walls but eventually switched to vanilla because I was still losing the games where I tried to lock out turtle instead of rushing/forking. However the 1 credit often can make a huge difference in the early game and even defend your remote after being siphoned to 0.

19 Jul 2018 aunthemod

I started out with ice walls but eventually switched to vanilla because I was still losing the games where I tried to lock out turtle instead of rushing/forking. However the 1 credit often can make a huge difference in the early game and vanilla can even defend your remote after being siphoned to 0.

19 Jul 2018 Django84

@aunthemodHave you considered Stinson for the deck? Seems like a natural fit with many of the cards in this list.

19 Jul 2018 aunthemod

Id be interested to see how Stinson performs in this list, but I don't want to play it. Since I dropped an IPO Bryan has even fewer cards to really profit from (Stinsoning TBtF is pretty meh) and I think in the situations where you can fire Stinson you're probably already winning. Lastly from a mindgames perspective Stinson doesn't offer anything since there are no Prisecs or other upgrades.

25 Jul 2018 Vortilion

Played this Deck several times now but could never really use reversed accounts... big Problem is you can only use it on your own turn... got always sniped by the Runner cause he mistook it for an agenda... what am I doing wrong?

25 Jul 2018 Vortilion

Most of the Games I had to glacier, or the Runner would have just sniped all agendas. What’s the best way to play this deck?

26 Jul 2018 MrHuds0n

For my next decklist: I'm calling it "Liberal Gas Chamber" and putting gifs of Hitler.

27 Jul 2018 aunthemod

@Vortilion I found the best way to pilot the deck was to mulligan for econ warfare against smart runners and hard hitting news against dumb runners. You're first two ice should be for the remote, if they play turn 1 estrike and you're flooded I dunno what to tell you, but normally your ID does a little work defending centrals in the beginning, also the threat of HHN. Don't forget to double advance your Atlases, and keep an eye out for the Triple Atlas play that puts you on 4 points, as you can use the 3 counters to get to 7.

27 Jul 2018 Vortilion

@aunthemod „Don't forget to double advance your Atlases, and keep an eye out for the Triple Atlas play that puts you on 4 points, as you can use the 3 counters to get to 7.“ I don’t understand, what do you mean? Usually I advance atlas once and then three times the next turn, to get one counter.

27 Jul 2018 Vortilion

Also I feel like the IDs ability is not dangerous at all for the runners I encounter. They just run and remove the tag afterwards.. do you mean usually you play only one remote and that’s it? One remote to score?

30 Jul 2018 aunthemod

Its much more fruitful to either install Atlas and then advance it twice, and then triple advance it the next turn. If you're on 2 points already, then a major play is to install atlas and do 2 other actions, next turn triple advance, next turn triple advance. Now that you can tutor for Atlas, Audacity, and a Hostile Takeover, thats game. The first play will sometimes look like an NGO to the runner, and the second play sometimes smecks of Reversed Accounts.

30 Jul 2018 aunthemod

The ID ability isn't enough to justify leaving your central servers open the whole game, but in combination with Economic Warfare and Hard-Hitting News, clearing a tag can be enough of an economic hit to be a threat. Mulliganing for these operations can also support an early rush strategy (which usually involves putting your first 2 ice on the only remote you'll build all game, and then prioritizing installing and advancing cards in the this remote) Multiple remotes are not a good idea, don't leave reversed accounts or NGO in the remote for more than a turn.

30 Jul 2018 aunthemod

At the moment I'm playing this deck with -1 Rashida +1 Fast Track