man standing on car shouting "the end is nigh" (8th @ Euros)

twisty_b 358

Blow things up. Blow them up again. At some point in that process, you'll probably find seven points, but on the off chance you don't: blow them up a third time.

Thanks go to:

@rusefus for his excellent mentoring over the last few months, and for beating my various 419 decks so many times that I eventually gave up and returned to the sweet embrace of the Apocalypse.

@swiftie for his Apoc Val shell, a 46-card 10-influence list called DO NOT CHANGE ANY OF THESE CARDS. I … changed some of the cards. Sorry.

@motionblur for the idea of including Bhagat, which I promptly and shamelessly stole. In the search for post-Apoc pressure I'd found Stargate slightly awkward, Maker's Eye underwhelming, and Deep Data Mining annoyingly illegal. Megaphone man is cheap, disruptive, synergistic with Omar, and most of all a great excuse to use the Euros alt from a couple of years ago.

Perhaps he should have been another money or draw card. Perhaps. But would that have been as fun? No.

Went 3-0 in Swiss, beating Tightrope Azmari, SSO, and Argus. Then, after several IDs and a Corp-side tie-breaker, I ran into @nemamiah in the losers' bracket of the top 8. Doesn't seem like something that should be allowed. The Argus match-up is somewhere between interesting and tricky at the best of times, since a random tag here and there can really ruin your world-ending plans and much of their ice is very awkward. Eventually I got blown up. Fair's fair.

Finally, and at the risk of repeating myself, Netrunner's great, isn't it? Fun game, lovely people, good times. Thanks to all.

5 comments
2 Jun 2019 emilyspine

Congrats Andi, what an amazing result!

2 Jun 2019 twisty_b

Thanks :D

3 Jun 2019 Swiftie

I can't believe you changed some cards...

3 Jun 2019 percomis

I ran into @nemamiah in the losers' bracket of the top 8. Doesn't seem like something that should be allowed.

Right?

Congrats on the finish and thank you for not getting paired against me! :D

3 Jun 2019 twisty_b

@Swiftie I can only beg forgiveness.

@percomis solidarity, thanks, likewise. and you're most welcome :)