For the Diversified Portfolio event I decided that I wanted to play on hard mode, and choose only IDs from the bottom tier. But then...
I thought about some sort of Mwanza City Grid Haarpsichord Studios: Entertainment Unleashed list (which I saw on stream somebody else went for) but it wasn't doing it for me. Then I remembered an old entry from my 'take a good deck and make it worse in another ID folder', where I tried to replicate the Chronos Protocol: Selective Mind-mapping kill deck in Harishchandra Ent.: Where You're the Star. With all that influence, how could it go wrong?
Actually, it went surprisingly well. In game 1 I had a 50/50 shot of the kill but chose the wrong card. In round two the combo came off and I was able to kill my fellow Iain Stirling: Retired Spook player. Round three saw me simply rush passed an Az deck that was struggling to find money. Then in the final round I had a very tight game against Chisel Null: Whistleblower who used Labor Rights to trash about 27 pieces of my ice. Even with all that, they had to land a 1 in 14 Hail Mary run to win (which they did). 2-2 with Harishchandra? I'll take it.
Really fun tournament. Would love to play again. Thanks to the European gang, particularly @Longi and @Krasty, for organising.
19 Mar 2020 Longi