[throwback] Loopy d4 wu

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I'm going to be (trying to) publishing a list a day for two weeks, in anticipation for my upcoming New Year, Old Cards throwback tournament.

The core concept of this deck is that between Brahman and D4v1d, you can break just about anything. Then you can use Prognostic Q-Loop + Brahman for effectively infinite D4 counters.

Brahman also allows you to have infinite counters on Nyashia, which is slightly interesting. Reposition copies of Kyuban to make your runs (especially when you hammer R&D) more economical. Thanks to Brahman, we can rescue our hosted cards when they succumb to Magnet.

DZMZ Optimizer and Kabonesa Wu: Netspace Thrillseeker combine to make some of our temporary installs pretty economical.

Really, this list feels close to the "actually shaping" side of shaper. By that, I mean that there's too much thinking involved and it's hard for me to play well, but you can effectively manage decisions to have an extremely economical (and fun) rig with a strong win condition attached somewhere.

Your opponent will be trying to create situations where you're forced to expend resources getting in (ie using 4+ d4 counters in a run/turn), or becoming too click-compressed to make the optimal plays you want to make.