Pay For Your Own Damn Healthcare

demoy 244

With Employee Strike being the most popular runner Current I realized that Harmony Medtech was in a unique position to abuse that Current. The Idea behind this deck is to force the runner into a lose-lose situation where they either play their Strike and have to steal 7 point to win or leave Paywall Implementation up and let us get rich. (Lorewise it makes sense because when medical workers Employee Strike humans suffers more corps).

Runners can't just sit back and wait until we advance because we have Embolus: If the runner make Embolus reach 4 power counter the server become impenetrable. Even having 2 power counter when everything is ICEd-up can guarantee a score. Embolus force the runner to waste cash and clicks; while Paywall makes Embolus free to re-charge.

The agenda suite is the standard six 3-point defensive Jinteki agendas to ensure Paywall never ends by the runner stealing agendas. The rest of the decklist is either money or defensive cards. A single Sadaka deserves attention Since it kills so many cards that hinder us.. Hunting Ground, Film Critic, Net Mercur, Turning Wheel and Kati Jones (if they get greedy).

This was my first time using this ID and I'm really happy how fun and easy everything came together and how encouraging all my opponents on jinteki.net were.

8 comments
18 Dec 2018 DonLoverGate

Where do the Marilyns go? Do you put them in naked remotes?

20 Dec 2018 demoy

@DonLoverGateWe put them in our scoring remote, having only 3-pointer means it's often empty. If the remote is full we can put in an empty remote if the runner is low on credits (Like turn 1 and not Valencia). We can also put in an empty remote if Paywall. Remember not to create empty remotes while Embolus is charging.

20 Dec 2018 demoy

@DonLoverGateWe put them in our scoring remote, having only 3-pointer means it's often empty. If the remote is full we can put in an empty remote if the runner is low on credits (Like turn 1 and not Valencia). We can also put in an empty remote if Paywall is up. Remember not to create empty remotes while Embolus is charging.

20 Dec 2018 demoy

@DonLoverGate We put them in our scoring remote, having only 3-pointer means it's often empty. If the remote is full we can put in an empty remote if the runner is low on credits (Like turn 1 and not Valencia). We can also put in an empty remote if Paywall. Remember not to create empty remotes while Embolus is charging.

20 Dec 2018 DonLoverGate

I love the basic idea, but there's room for refinement I feel. The ice suite in particular could be more taxing, and Rashida Jaheem seems like a sensible include.

21 Dec 2018 Japoco

Really interesting idea! Love the original way of playing against strike! I’m interested in what strike players have decided to do against you when playing this deck? Do any play strike as a counter?

Also have you experimented with any other currents in this deck?

Finally I’m curious about Mind Game - I don’t rhink I’ve seen it out in the wild - what’s your thoughts behind it’s include??

23 Dec 2018 demoy

@DonLoverGate I haven't had money issues but using Rashida as a Fast Track seems alright. Be careful though Rashida seems more harm than good.. we have no way to shuffle away agendas and Embolus encourages central pressure. Try swapping out 1 Celebrity Gift for a Rashida and see if that feels right.

Embolus largely decided our ICE suite.. we need alot of midrange ICE to put on all centrals otherwise runner will run the cheapest and run the remote. Our ICE suite might not look taxing but remember we tax clicks as well as credits, Also our ICE is diverse enough that we don't lose to specific breakers (Cerberus Lady is great against Eli but bad against Kakugo, Amina is good against DNA Tracker but bad against Mind Game, etc). I welcome suggestions just keep those 2 things in mind.

23 Dec 2018 demoy

@JapocoYeah it's safe to play Strike against us before we score the first agenda. This comes up when we get Paywall early and they get Strike early. Even then its not a big deal, Paywall is great but it's functionally just an econ card not a win condition (Embolus is a wincon). After I scored my first agenda I have only had 2 runners strike me, 1 without knowing better (and I explained and let them undo). The other was a run happy Patel expecting to deny me credits, I won on few credits on the latter so maybe their decision was right IDK.

I glanced over all the currents: Paywall Implementation, Death and Taxes, Housekeeping- all seemed fun to build-around. I chose Paywall because 'I' decided it was the most competitive.. (And my guess proved right with all the Crowdfundings around the place).

Mind Game is here to improve the criminal matchup paying 8 for DNA which Amina breaks for 4 is worse than paying 0 for Mind Game with Amina breaks for 4. We're rarely able to afford to rez 2 DNA Trackers anyway, so it doesn't feel wrong against Anarch and Shapers either.