Mad Robot (30th at Euros)

Melyr 30

I took Adam and AgInfusion to my first Euros, both going 4-3 for a surprising 30th place. Gameplan is pretty simple; Get Engolo and some drip economy, hit centrals hard and try to snowball with all your free draw and money once Brain Chip comes online.

Wins against 6 agenda Azmari, Punitive Outfit, Fully Operational ASA and a mystery corp (I'm sorry, I've completely forgotten our match)

Losses against Argus x2, AgInfusion

Some card choices:

GS Shrike M2: I'm not sure what the best Killer is for this deck but NNK feels bad against Surveyor and single Anansi, Bukhgalter is too much influence and I'm too scared of the corp being able to remove Ika, though I'm probably being a bit too worried about that. Shrike is good against Tour Guide and late game Komainu though, and probably the best bet vs Archer too.

Mad Dash: With E-Strike's ban I figured Mad Dash would be my best Restricted option. Adam loves having more agenda points for his console and Find The Truth guarantees you won't be running blind. Paperclip's probably the next best option as you can trash it to Emergent. I've seen some people on Crowdfunding but I don't think it fits with Adam's playstyle too well, you only really need to make one run per turn (two if FTT tells you to go on RnD) and he's rich enough already.

Interdiction: I had one slot to fill and figured I'd put in a way to get rid of Scarcity. It didn't do much; I rarely saw it, never faced any corp currents and the one time it could've done something my opponent pre-rezzed a Batty when they saw me draw it.

Noteable events: Blindly Mad Dashing a naked IAA vs Outfit, stealing an SDS Running HQ against ASA, stealing two agendas, then spying the winning agenda on top of RnD

Thanks to everyone at Euros, all my opponents and Nisei for running the event.

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2 Jun 2019 Melyr

I took Adam and AgInfusion to my first Euros, both going 4-3 for a surprising 30th place. I've always liked AgInfusion but with Mti and E-Strike everywhere it never really felt viable. The latest MWL was a godsend, thanks a ton Nisei. I've been playing a lot of different builds, usually with a more glacier style, but when I tried the Questing Hydra deck that went 4-1 at SoS out I had a blast, toolbox style decks are my kind of fun as I love having multiple ways to win. The only changes I made were swapping a Celebrity Gift with Rashida as in testing I found I rarely had enough cards in HQ to benefit, and TPR became CST to make up for having less economy. CST did work but I don't think I ever fired Rashida. I heard some people saying that it's a bad idea to take slower decks to long events due to exhaustion but if you remain more alert than your opponent you can use it to your advantage, I owe 3 of my 4 wins to sloppy runner plays.

Wins against Valencia, Engolo Max, Lat and 419

Losses against Goldberg Hayley, Smoke and Valencia

Thanks to everyone at Euros, all my opponents and Nisei for running the event.