Your ideal start against a Shaper / Anarch is have no Agendas on your start hand. ICE R&D, Hedge, Death and Taxes. In the meantime you build your scoring remote so that when the Agendas drop by, you are ready to score them and keep D&T up the whole time. Since your ICE is so cheap to install, SSL, NGO Front, Rashida, Hedge and IPO often are enough to keep you afloat.
You can ride the Atlas train, but it is a bumpy ride full of hoping you draw into your Audacity faster than they find your Atlasses. That's why you try to score an SSL and an Atlas instead. If you manage to get two counters on that Atlas e.g. by never advancing it with an Audacity, it finishes the game right there and then.
Thanks to Tomas for organizing the SC and everyone participating for a wonderful day!
13 Apr 2019 moistloaf
13 Apr 2019 lostgeek