Welcome to the future of health care. New Angeles - a city where it's prohibited to go outside and your block is scheduled for reconstruction. Can you escape using your netrunning skills?
This is the best (and only) Cybernetics Division going 4-4 in 2018 German Nationals. (3 Wins, 1 Draw, 3 Losses)
Considering I met the worst matchup by far - Geist - thrice this is quite a success. This barely met my personal goal of not loosing more than half of the games with this underdog ID (in addition to being the top placed Cybernetics ^_^).
So what's the plan?
Well - as in most good corp decks, there isn't a single route to victory - it's just that one is traveled more frequently.
The default plan is to put the runner under pressure with Urban Renewal, threatening a kill with a timely Enforced Curfew (putting their Maximum Hand Size to 3 in combination with Cybernetics Division).
The runner is then forced to get in to a hopefully taxing server - mostly consisting of a Vanilla and Fairchild 3.0 and maybe the odd IQ or Architect. The latter is probably best placed protecting centrals.
If the runner neither gets in nor steals an agenda, nor plays a current of their own it's game - except for shenanigans with the likes of Geist: Tech Lord driving his fancy Sports Hopper or a visit by everyones favourite Citadel Sanctuary - and even then 4 damage (aka their entire grip) might hit something important. Like breakers or all the Levys and Same Old Things.
In any case - usually you have yourself a nice scoring window after the runner barely manages to get in - IAA an SSL would then be timed most fortunately.
The MCA Austerity Policy serves 2 purposes as well: Firstly to slow down the runner, costing precious clicks and credits not only to go trash. Secondly either three-pointer can be scored out of HQ with it. Without this option the Geist matchup looks pretty grim (this worked out exactly onve during a Geist matchups on the day of nationals).
Mumbad Virtual Tour and Psychic Field are there to play a shell game with the Bio-Ethics Association - the latter two might enable a kill, the first one might kill the tempo needed to get into the server.
It is sometimes difficult to decide weather a single heavily protected remote might suffice as opposed to having a non-naked lightly guarded remote for the extra tax.
Lastly - don't let yourself be misled by the dream of firing 2 simultaneous/synchronous Urban Renewal - usually it is too easy for the runner to contest at least one of them. Then again don't let your dreams be breams - start living them today ;).
Final Thoughs / Improvements / Variations:
The influence besides the Urban Renewal is best spend on redundancy in regards to the combo. For the day of nationals I went with the Bio-Ethics supported kill (which worked out exactly once). Also workable might probably be a Consulting Visit to get the curfew more consistently. Another variation might be to leave out one Urban renewal in favour of Executive Boot Camps.
My thoughts on the Virtual Tour have been that it's too easy for experienced players to play around them - that is if they expect it.
Thus the next iteration is avoiding the security by obscurity paradigm: as of this writing what I'm testing is modified as follows:
-Psychic Field; -Bio-Ethics Association; -2Mumbad Virtual Tour;
6 Sep 2018 lukifer
6 Sep 2018 EnderA
7 Sep 2018 lostgeek
9 Sep 2018 Vortilion