Is Mushin Banned?! (Iberian Lockdown #2 Winner)

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Heavily based on: https://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/59266/mushins-for-montreal-1st-at-montreal-j-net-tournament . Interestingly enough I ended up playing against the creator of that deck in the last swiss game and finals. I never drew my Mushin in those games, which made the commentators wonder whether it was banned.

My thoughts on some cards:

Ganked: The theory behind this card seems good: punish running centrals with a free ambush. In the tournament it never fired I believe (though there was a 2/5 miss for kill once). It only is meaningful if you have DNA tracker or Anansi rezzed, and as such might be too much of a win-more card. Maybe getting the LPL back and maybe another slot machine is a better choice.

Kakurenbo: After playing more with it, my opinion is that this card is not at all comparable to mushin. Mushin is for creating 4-advancement traps on the board in this deck. Kakurenbo allows you to recur NGO fronts/agendas from archives or combo with Jeeves. I don't feel like it fits this deck. If you want to refresh the threat of your traps when most have been trashed, a stronger recursion card is probably better. Otherwise, this is kind of a free slot for something like scarcity.

Swordsman: I was expecting a lot of Aumakua. In the tournament this got Boomeranged a lot. Probably it's still worth just for the attempt at sniping early Aumakua's from the board.

Preemptive Action: I wonder if Genotyping is better just for the chance of adding Breached Dome to archives. The credit could matter in tight matches, so maybe it isn't worth the small chance.

1 comments
10 Apr 2020 ayyyliens

If you play ganked, try komainu, the subroutines keep stacking!