Who wants to learn math?
I’ve tested who knows how many corps in the months following Worlds and none of them impressed me. Except then I noticed my old Brotech meme deck was still putting up strong win percentages (85%). Why rock the boat?
The beauty of this deck's core strategy, which it took me a long time to appreciate myself, is that your three win conditions (incremental damage/decking the opponent, scoring out, and burst damage/Urban Renewal) are all symbiotic. If your opponent goes bankrupt trashing Urban Renewals, they create scoring windows for you to get Houses of Knives; hitting traps also mills your opponent, making it easier to score Obokatas to win; House of Knives makes Obokata harder to steal and also sets your opponent up to hit a Snare! and then die to The Brewery; and so on.
The hard part is knowing what role to play and when to make aggressive moves. When I posted the original list on NRDB, I saw so many people playing it online who would just numbly keep jamming Urban Renewals without giving any thought to whether I was giving them scoring windows, whether that was the time to raise the stakes, or how they intended to win at all beyond 4 + 2 = 6. This is not a “fingers crossed they hit a Snare!” deck (though it happily accepts the margin that comes with having that plan available). It’s a sneaky attrition deck based around putting the opponent on the back foot, and exploiting their imbalance for all you can.
Why is the deck called Urban Brotech? Because the word “biotech” looks vaguely like “brotech” and it’s a naturally funny phrase.
2 Feb 2019 Alpha
3 Feb 2019 greyfield