yucaBEAN - A farewell to Haarpsichord

Shorty 146

yucaBEANS

Goodbye to NBN fake points archetype that never had its 15 minutes of fame. ID and a lot of included cards will be rotating soon, so I thought I share the list before its gone.

Deck is obviously no serious attempt but its helluvafun to play and (at least for me) felt strangely fresh and unexplored. I grinded games with it on casual jnet for the last weeks and somehow it won more games than I'd expected.

It has glaring weaknesses and terrible matchups, but even if you encounter those you will at least have a good laugh. While it shares some parts of the engine from other fakepoints decks (namely PE and Sportsmetal) it got its very own spin. A lot of flexslots and plenty of room for tweaking.

Gameplan is ordinary Haarpsichord plays, never advance and agendafork.

A few notes about card choices:

  • No ICE included because there are simply no slots for it.
  • ARES is a cornerstone of the deck, you want that one scored.
  • Early Premier helps scoring Bellonas and Big Beales. It also enables shenanigans with FOTW and Reversed Accounts.
  • Best Defense lets you deal with Data Dealer, Artist Colony, No One Home & Misdirection. Nobody plays the former two though.
  • Hangeki can turn into a wincon, it opens up suprisingly cool plays.
  • Intake is bad but so much fun against Medium. They will never see it coming.

Give it a try, its good fun.

NeverIceCentrals

8 comments
7 Mar 2021 LynxMegaCorp

Looks fun. But s o m e Ice is always better than none; even like Pop-Ups. Also, my one minor suggestion at this point is maybe Sweeps Week over Beanstalk Royalties?

7 Mar 2021 Shorty

I guess you could easily cut the two Intakes and something else to go for triple Slot Machine. In fact this might even be a very smart decision. =D And absolutely, Sweeps Week is super but I cannot live with leftover influence...

8 Mar 2021 LynxMegaCorp

Oh how I do understand your influence struggle!

12 Mar 2021 VHSglitch

What does Hangeki do for the deck if the runner decides to not take it as additional fakepoint?

13 Mar 2021 Shorty

Hangeki is quite flexible! If the runner takes it as additional -1 agendapoint you are generally happy with that. One thing you can do with Hangeki is a pseudo Economic Warfare (install MVT, Hangeki, HHN). Get even better with an scored ARES (MVT, Hangeki, EOI)It also acts as pseudo biotic if you have an Award Bait already on the table (install Beale, Hangeki into Award Bait, Advance, Score Beale). There is even more to it, its a fun niche card.

13 Mar 2021 Shorty

Hangeki is quite flexible! If the runner takes it as additional -1 agendapoint you are generally happy with that. Otherwise Hangeki can act as a pseudo Economic Warfare (install MVT, Hangeki, HHN). Get even better with an scored ARES (MVT, Hangeki, EOI). It also acts as pseudo biotic if you have an Award Bait already on the table (install Beale, Hangeki into Award Bait, Advance, Score Beale). There is even more to it, its a fun niche card.

15 Mar 2021 yucaBEAN

Nice deck name :)

15 Mar 2021 Shorty

Ha! I guess you also like Franchise City. =D