[Project CROW 2 - L4] 2 Grid for 2 Place

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Project CROW

This deck is part of the second iteration of the Project CROW mini-campaign for beginners familiar with System Core 2019. It is once again meant as a glimpse into current competitive Standard decks and shows a match between Jinteki and Shaper. It starts off with a match between Jinteki: Replicating Perfection against Chaos Theory: Wünderkind and ends up with Pālanā Foods: Sustainable Growth against Hayley Kaplan: Universal Scholar in four steps.

On every level the newly introduced cards are explained step by step until reaching the two decks that placed at second and tenth place played by @Testrunning and @qvm respectively at the World Championship 2019 in Rotterdam!

If you are confused by the name, there is a great meme in the netrunner community around the Corp deck of the first iteration of Project CROW. And if you have feedback regarding these decks, feel free to contact me on Slack!


Corp 1: Bröther, may I have some clïcks? Runner 1: Sellin everything and the kitchen sink

Corp 2: What Costa the World? Runner 2: Install Cycy, install Pelangi, go

Corp 3: You thought this food was for you? Runner 3: Cowabunga, dude!

Corp 4: 2 Grid for 2 Place Runner 4: Surfing Rainbows (for value)

Overview lists

These list show you what cards to put in and out for every game transition: Corp overview, Runner overview.

Common Part

We've arrived at level 4. These are decks that people brought to the most competitive tournament of 2019: The world championship in Rotterdam! On the Corp side we've arrived at 2 Grid for 2 Place, which was played by @Testrunning to a first place finish at the Crown of Lasers side event as well as the second place in the main event. The final additions are IP Block and Cyberdex Virus Suite (short CVS), the first of which is comparable to Wall of Static in this matchup, but gives much needed punishment to AI breakers like Aumakua. CVS does fit the same role in protecting Archives against farming Aumakua tokens. In this matchup it doubles as a way of purging Pelangi mid-run and forcing a use of Clone Chip.

On the Runner side we've got Surfing Rainbows (for value) built by @qvm and myself. While I myself only managed to get 106th place, @qvm and @HerbartKlopstock placed 10th and 65th with it. It swaps two of the Akamatsu Mem Chips for Astrolabe, which together with Paricia shores up the Asset spam matchup considerably and both can be sold to Aesop's if they should not be needed. Furthermore, we've got Clot for the Weyland matchup, which can be very hard to stop once they get to 5 points and can use Audacity to score the final 2 points for the win. And finally there is Misdirection to protect us against Hard-Hitting News, which you should already know from the previous iteration of Project CROW.

Regarding game play not much has changed since level 3. The newly included cards are mostly for shoring up all the other matchups, that I have neglected while building these duel decks.

Once again: Congratulations! You started out with decks near to the Core Experience and followed a path to end up with strong decks in the current meta. I hope, I managed to show you a few interesting cards and decisions in this matchup. There's many more to learn and I'm sure a lot of experienced players would love to play this matchup with you. Feel free to join the #beginners channel on Stimslack and/or DM me under @lostgeek. With your newly gained knowledge, you can also create and join lobbies on jinteki.net to battle against other decks. There's a lot to learn in those matchups too, but with the experience of at least 4 matches, you should be prepared a little bit more for those games!