rashida? i barely know her (1st place socr8)

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along with mti, rashida was restricted in socr8. i spent the entire tournament jealous of my opponents' corps - replete with surveyors here, rashidas there, and even a food or two. but i soldiered on with inadequate draw, (mostly) bad agendas, and no fast track.

3x core meant a full playset of niseis, though, and i didn't even consider a different corp. the big hole in the list was a good taxing code gate, so slot machine fit perfectly. i was originally all-in on etr effects and had embolus and 3x TPR to recur the border controls, but i think this list is much better. the bio vault never felt great, but neurostasis created a few scoring windows.

swiss was mostly about taxing out ika and laamb, so i was on envelope and no eula.

in the cut, i was more concerned about atman, so eula went in and himitsu-bako replaced envelope. sadaka still forces atman 3, which leaves inti to deal with himitsu - verytaxing. this left me with no inf for marilyn, so i slotted the melange. in a rush deck with no rashida or fast track, you want to be drawing almost every turn, so melange felt terrible, but i think the extra econ was necessary. it also baits runs in a way that marilyn never did, which allows you to keep building your remote on off turns.

anyway, socr9 starts when the first nisei set drops. join us!

2 comments
18 Jan 2019 internet_potato

Excellent job and nice list! Cool to see how you balanced tech vs fundamentals and made some sharp adjustments for the finals.

19 Jan 2019 BlackCherries

It was a pleasure to lose to this deck in the Swiss rounds.

Can't wait till SOCR9!