Unrelated Story Part 3
Rotage1 had reached the city, the place felt like an assault on his senses with the lights from the casinos and bars and the noises from the shouting on the market stalls with vendors trying to sell the remainder of their stock before the stalls closed.
He had been given some information on someone who might know where Rotage2 had gone since his banishment, it made him uneasy just thinking about what Rotage2 had done and the consequences of his actions. Having reached his destination he went inside, it was a quiet bar (as bars go in this city) and in the corner he saw who he needed to see it was Tieswi
"Hi Rotage1" said Tieswi "I hear you want to know Rotage2 is, I can tell you but it will come at a cost"
"I figured it would" replied Rotage1 "Let me guess, a KFC dinner?"
"No" stated Tieswi "You must tell me why Rotage2 was banished"
To be continued
So onto the list, having played Hoshiko for a while I wanted to go back to Shaper and Tao looked fun so I started trying out lists. My original list was a Regtao list (fun fact its an anagram of rotage thanks to Nemamiah for telling me that) but I it didn't feel like "Aldershot Fun" so I thought why not Apoc Tao, no one is really speaking about Apocalypse it might surprise some people
Turns out it does surprise people, when they realise on the archives run what is about to happen!
I started off searching Netrunnerdb for an existing shaper Apoc list that I could alter for my purposes and found this http://www.netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/61119/shaper-is-op-4th-at-america-s-continental-
I took out the rotated cards and with spare influence swapped out Gauss
, added the new shaper cards VRcation
and Creative Commission
without memchip I didnt feel I could support Stargate
plus I wanted to try out Conduit
I found in my limited testing that I was often searchin for Apocalypse
so I added another copy with spare influence
The deck performed well on the day going 2-1 in Swiss and 1-0 in the cut. You can watch the game in the cut here https://www.twitch.tv/videos/973810549 at 4:48:00 mark. I only apoced in two games, in the other two I faced a SYNC: Everything, Everywhere list where I was never able to Apoc but was able to just play netrunner, the other game and my only loss was where my Paperclip was rudely Ark Lockdown :)
I do feel you need to be aggresive with the deck to force the ice rezes so you can better evaluate what ice you want to swap with your ID ability, you also can run the scoring remote to force rezes to make the central ice cheaper or if its a remote ice you can easily get thru then just move it a central. Or just be lucky like I was and steal agendas on an apoc turn and just keep running thru a #drafter
So the deck did really well and its something I will look at further. Changes would likely be lookng at Simulchip
as I did not use it all today, I might add some extra econ possibly Telework Contract
or add extra breakers
Happy to hear any feedback on the list
Thanks to Imrahil, Hyperbolic_Mess, SteffMonkey, Swiftie, Guy and Rufus for helping provide ideas and for chat between rounds
Thanks to RC for running an excellent event
Thanks to Aki for streaming the event
Finally thanks to all my opponents for being great fun to play against