"Always start with the name" Andy Parsons, 2020
This is my rushy, unbreakable remote Seidr deck that took me to second place at The Lockdown Tournament on Saturday.
With No Apoc and also no Diversion of Funds in this Meta I decided I could make this work with a semi Horizontal Fully operational Plan.
Also it meant that i could come up with a great name for the deck - and that's really all that's important (see quote above)
The deck performed well on the day Just losing twice - once in the final when a wave of agenda flood left me with 7 agendas in HQ and my very first game where an agressive Eddie Kim managed to slow down my set up enough to mill me before I could score out.
The Game plan
You set up a scoring remote which should be 1 Jinja City Grid, 1 Mason Bellamy, at least 1 border control (2 is better) and the first 2 vanillas that you find. Don't waste your other ice on the scoring remote unless you don't draw vanillas.
This creates an unbreakable server - Mason Bellamy costs the runner clicks to run and you can fire the BC when they have no clicks left. As they are losing clicks Seidr can put a BC back on top on R&D which you draw and put back with Jinja at the start of your turn. The best counter play to this is to run last click to avoid the Seidr trigger - but then you are running a Border Control last click. :/
Note - you are not trying to make a 'taxing' server, it will be incredibly cheap for the runner to get through but that doesn't matter - save you other ice for centrals and single iced remotes with Cybernetics courts and Marilyns to get Fully Op Value.
This deck doesn't need to go super wide - 1 scoring server + 2 others is plenty to get great draw/money from fully op. If they run and trash all your assets - don't worry - they are spending time to do that and time is all you need to win!
you probably have all the agendas you need to win in HQ and can generally let the runner have free reign over R&D.
The remote enforcment could also be a Timely Public Release - RE helps you in the early game, TPR helps in the later game - both are good in the archetype.
Choice of 5/3 - this was a tricky one as there are 3 compelling options - Ikawah is amazing with both Seidr and Mason but i was expecting a lot of shaper so potentially a lot of Film Critic. Vacheron is also a great choice but i was worried about stargate which blanks it's ability so I went with GFI as the safest option. A potential change for the future would be to play Ikawah and Malia as a way of blanking Film Critic!
The rest is fairly self explanitory - The pop up window was due to slot machine being banned - but i actually prefered pop up as it was valuable economy on Centrals and will probably keep it in future iterations.
Highlight of Tournament
First Match of the Cut Vs Cable Carnage playing Chaos Theory.
This one came down to the absolute wire we're both on 5 points I have a game winning megaprix in the remote and 1 card (a drafter) in HQ. Time is called at the start of Cables turns. He Installs Stargate, Runs R&D breaking The drafter protecting it with pelangi and Euler - Sees a GFI and trashes it. He runs Archives, I pull the GFI to HQ with a Vitruvious token and he runs last click into HQ for a nailbiting 50/50 and accesses the drafter. I score out for a super close win.
We then spent at least 10 minutes discussing all the possible lines CC could have played finally working out that he did indeed take the correct line for that turn This was an insanely close match and was an absolute blast to play.
Thanks go out to Vesper for running such a great event.
Congratulations to Longi for taking the top spot and thanks to all the Players I faced and played games against: Zanetti, Blackcherries, Testrunning & Theoneakaneo
2 Jun 2020 Longi
2 Jun 2020 Cpt_nice
2 Jun 2020 Baa Ram Wu
3 Jun 2020 Cucin
4 Jun 2020 Baa Ram Wu