Killer Queen: An Explosive Adventure

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Killer Queen is here to blow up the runner so you can get on with your quiet life. See for flavor info.


Anything Killer Queen places an advancement counter on becomes a bomb. Wall to Wall and Akhet help advance trickier to touch ICE like Kakugo.

Each server may seem only lightly protected, but the intended threat is not credit's explosives.

Well-placed and well-timed explosives secure scoring windows. City Works Project is an explosive in its own right, and can be further armed with Dedication Ceremony and Prisec.


While you live your life and take over your hostiles, Sheer Heart Attack is out to get the runner. It is automatically locked on to their location and it has no weaknesses.

When the runner gets hit, they will be limping. Vulnerable. Unable to interfere with your agenda(s).

Runners might usually see Sheer Heart Attack coming a few turns ahead, but sometimes it's more deceptive, a fatal surprise.


Your click-fueled finisher. When a runner is scathed by the first or second bomb, barely holding on, unleashing Bites the Dust will flatline.

A single click on Broad Daylight flatlines a runner who survives Urban Renewal, as does the three-click Dedicated+Killer combo (install -> advance -> snipe).

Preparing two Broad Daylight or pre-installing a Contract Killer enables 4 meat damage turns, enough damage to flatline a runner who did not even realize they were being careless.


If you want to make changes: Engram Flush is a cheap 1 influence damage code gate, Masvingo is nice for its self-advancing, and Wake Up Call techs against cards like Aniccam.

This list slowly evolved from my damage plans since the release of the Builder of Nations corp ID. I ran Media Blitz + The Cleaners back in the day, but it wasn't particularly good. The introduction of cards like Urban Renewal, Broad Daylight, and Wall to Wall has made this ID fully operational.

5 Feb 2020 render787

Looks really nice -- one thing that comes to mind is Enforced Curfew:

6 Feb 2020 kevnburg

@render787 Yes, Enforced Curfew can play a similar role as Housekeeping to create scoring windows. What Housekeeping does differently is that it encourages the runner to play around it by installing multiple cards in the same turn, often leading to few cards in hand and big windows for City Works Project or Dedicated+Killer.

Enforced Curfew is a cheaper more consistent hindrance that pressures the grip even after the runner has set up and no longer needs to install cards to contest servers. I might replace a Prisec to try it out.

11 Feb 2020 kevnburg

Playing around with the econ: +3 Too Big to Fail / -3 Hedge Fund

This deck does not need much money, and it is nice to easily go up from 0 credits. This change more fully embraces damage (not credits) as a tax, so note that you need to move fast and runners will abuse the bad pub for installs with Simulchip and Paule's Café.

More bad pub also means more Broad Daylight counters.

12 Feb 2020 kevnburg

Another new experiment: +2 Reconstruction Contract / -2 Prisec

Fast advance! Combined with the Too Big to Fail change, its easy to rack up bad pub and Broad Daylight counters. 2 advancements on Reconstruction Contract let you fast advance a Broad Daylight, and 3 (or 1 plus Dedication Ceremony let you fast advance City Works Project.

The beautiful part with Broad Daylight is that it helps you easily fuel Contracts up to that 2 or 3 advancements. So does Akhet, the Builder of Nations ID ability, and Dedication Ceremony.

With these change, you now have 4 beautiful assets to sit in the remote:

1) Wall to Wall to setup explosive ICE on each server and draw into your next gameplan.

2) Urban Renewal to setup kills or City Works Project scoring windows.

3) Contract Killer when you have Broad Daylight counters and believe the runner will drop below 4 cards in hand.

4) Reconstruction Contract to more easily score a Broad Daylight or to fast advance a City Works Project against Film Critic.

12 Feb 2020 Möbius Striptease

@kevnburg Thanks for the game! I've never been so happy to be brutalized before. Love this deck.

15 Feb 2020 glenghis