"Wait, hold on, can I read that again?"
[On second Crowdfunding run] "Really? I hate you."
"What does that card do? [...] Oh... 1 click for 10 credits seems like good value."
(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ May all your memes come true! ✧*｡٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✧*｡
Going into this SC I knew I wanted to be on a Punitive version of Azmari. I was expecting a bunch of stabby anarchs, which have a tough time setting up quickly. This is a modified version of an old deck from a previous GNK, updated for the Downfall meta, and ended up going 6-1, dropping one game to a reg 419.
The core of the deck consists of:
You must not change these.
That leaves you 10 slots to play with. With a high expected % of the field on anarch (especially of the stabby variety), a lot of the changes were geared to shoring up that matchup. I went 4-0 against anarchs on the day.
Tollbooth and Endless EULA used to be mainstays, but can both miserable in certain situations, so they both went down to 1 each. Tollbooth, although it does cost Laamb 10 credits, is still only 3 more than other ice, while costing 8 to rez. EULA is obviously bad against Laamb, but is also bad against "Baklan" Bochkin.
Vanilla is a great gearcheck against anarchs, soaks up Knives and Hippos, and its backup of "+2 strength to Surveyors" isn't bad either.
Afshar is Nisei's gift to corps in a stabby anarch world. Single-handedly protects HQ: costs 5 for Black Orchestra, can't be Knifed, can't be Hippo'd (and incidentally doesn't trigger Amina).
Jua can wreck bin breakers if outside of another gearcheck, and also shuts off that server as a way to get back Crowdfunding. Also fun ahead of a Slot Machine or Degree Mill to shuffle away the card that got put back.
"So has Waiver ever actually done anything for you?"
"It's... gotten me one meme."
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