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After finding Smoke a little too slow and too broke in two events, I chatted with
@spags, who mentioned Peace as a useful burst econ card for Shapers. I usually associate that card with Congress-style decks, but concluded that since Smoke's rig is so powerful and cheap, giving the Corp a bunch of money might not be such a big deal as long as it also gave me enough money for Misdirection.
I spent a bunch of time reworking the influence and slots, but couldn't quite get the pieces to fit. Finally, I just threw in The Class Act for laughs and called it a day. When she showed up early after a Peace, or when I really needed one specific card in the midgame, she was incredible. Otherwise, I didn't install her. There is probably still a slightly better iteration of this deck, maybe something along the lines of swapping The Class Act and one Astrolabe for a second Taka and a Clot.
Wins over Argus, SSO, Titan, and a different Argus. The one loss was to a Titan that had a single out remaining (one New Construction in HQ) that I whiffed on accessing a few times. The games were generally close, but Khusyuk is such a haymaker when you've spent the early to midgame forcing the Corp to defend remotes and HQ.
I didn't see the Film Critic in time in any of the games I would have wanted it. I like to have a second one when I run it as my unicorn, but #slots are a thing. I'd love a third Khusyuk, too.
You can see the Argus game in the cut on stream here.
14 Apr 2019 dawspawn
15 Apr 2019 Saan
Wow, you live right in the heart of Weyland Town, don't you? Facing 5 different Weyland players, and then playing The Outfit yourself as well... Modern Netrunner is the frickin best.
I've been a little leery of Lady since I got taxed out on an Mti remote one tournament. I love the free breaking, but it does that that exploitable downside. I guess Pelangi can help mitigate that, though. Either way, it seems like if you are just throwing Inf at The Class Act, maybe Paperclip is a possibility. That'd give influence for a potential Clot (what with all the Weyland players) or maybe a Legwork (to help clean up HQ once remote lock has been established for a few turns). As you said, though, #slot problems =P
15 Apr 2019 Ajar
I'm not sure if I got lucky or unlucky with my draw at the event. There was certainly a lot of Weyland, but I avoided Punitive Palana, CtM, MCAAP MirrorMorph, Chronos Protocol, and who knows how many others all day. The Titan games were surprisingly close, considering I had no Clot.
Paperclip & Turntable:
I've tested with Paperclip pretty extensively. It's an issue for a deck that runs somewhat lean on real credits. I think if you slot Paperclip in Smoke, you really need a couple of Stimhacks to support making runs at will. Plus, you lose Critic.
I also like Turntable quite a bit, but it costs 2c, sacrifices Astrolabe draws, and it's a nonbo with Film Critic. Turntable is still a viable choice, but using it requires some structural rethinking.
A Turntable - Paperclip - Stimhack list could probably work against non-Obokata decks. Slot FBF or something so you don't get taxed out in that matchup.
Critic is nuts right now. It denies SDS, SSL, Obo, TFP, Degree Mill, City Works, and even Bacterial Programming... basically every 5/3 that sees play. I really, really want to get back to having two in this list, to the point that I actually almost used the TTW inf on a Hostage before I came to my senses and remembered that TTW is amazing.
I had Lucky Charm in a theoretical list at one point, but never tested it. In the cut video, the Argus player used a Border Control on R&D to stop a likely game-winning Khusyuk. I think as people get wise to Khusyuk, that will happen more often. Plus, if I don't need to use it, Charm costs 1c.
That said, TTW tends to force Corps to ice HQ, making it tougher to meet the requirement for Charm on the turn I want to use it. To address that, I could consolidate the TTWs into a Legwork, although the flexibility of TTW is a pretty big upside in a deck that likes to make at least one run on most non-Peace turns.
I'll at least try some of the cards suggested here and see how I like them. Thanks for the ideas!
22 Apr 2019 RvdH83
Maybe -1 Astrolabe, +1 Akamatsu Mem Chip. Then the second one isn't dead.
24 Apr 2019 Ajar
I'd do that for sure if I had a Clot.
Lucky Charm or Turntable might be good 2 inf splashes, too.