Drone Wars - 1st* Place Salford SC

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An evolution of rotage's Ryper v1.0. I wanted to try SDS Drone Deployment in place of Global Food Initiative. It ended up working out really well for me on the day with wins against three Vals, a 419 and a stabby fox Maxx. Aggressive Secretary was good in testing but never showed up once on the day. I realised when I handed in my decklist on the morning of the tournament that I had no restricted card, I'd probably swap out Sandstone for an Excalibur in future.

The asterisk in the title is because when me and @Tolaasin were chatting about the final game after it was finished we realised I'd made an illegal play. He was gracious about it, but probably deserves the moral victory.

9 comments
31 Mar 2019 mcg

Did SDSDD do work? More effective when scored or stolen, or as a deterrent?

31 Mar 2019 same old things

It definitely killed a few breakers both on scores and steals. It opened further scoring windows rather than completely locking people out I found.

31 Mar 2019 kevintame

I've played this deck 5 times just now on JNET and had 5 concedes. Killing breakers is funny.

31 Mar 2019 Tolaasin

Mistakes are made in probably every game of netrunner, so no sweat at all. On the other hand, rotage has promised us a pair of Trojan Ducks so that should help next time.

31 Mar 2019 Blonde Haired Hacker Girl

SDS behind bulwark was something I never had a hope to steal, that said the one I took out of rnd on the last turn put me on match point - so swings and roundabouts with GFI I guess. Did you get more value out of its "When scored" or "To steal" more?

Trojan horse is so nasty with the money advantage outfit gets.

I think the best tech here is the 3rd hostile takeover, @Tolaasinwould agree I'm sure.

Anyway was a fun, quite close game we had and congrats on the win.

31 Mar 2019 Tolaasin

Why anyone would not play 3 hostiles in an Outfit deck is entirely beyond me.

31 Mar 2019 rotage

Congrats on the win :)

Yeah I blame the original creator of this Ryper deck for the lack of 3 hostiles...

Glad to see you had success with SDS, I was too afraid to test it

Ducks are being trained as we speak :)

1 Apr 2019 same old things

@Blonde Haired Hacker Girl I think the when scored was (unsurprisingly) a lot more impactful. You're right though, when you stole that SDS and ran R&D again I was sweating a little bit!

1 Apr 2019 Ravensteve

@same old things What was the illegal play, out of curiosity?