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Announcing the newest and hottest format, Chimera!! πŸš€

Designed and implemented by the 2023 APAC, and intercontinental champions (myeslf, and maninthemoon)

Chimera pits Nova, and Ampere against each other with random and algorithmically generated eternal decklists!

Chimera is chaotic, endlessly replayable, and outrageously fun! It debuted in-person at North American Continentals, and is now publicly available to play online!! πŸŽ‰πŸš€

To boost the visibility of this format’s release we’d greatly appreciate a like/fav on this example list! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸš€
- Try out a game and tell us your highlights/thoughts in the comments! :)

Come join us at the first ever Chimera tournament, hosted online on Sunday Oct 1st @10:30am PDT, which will be some outrageous fun, and includes some sweet prizes:
Chimera Inaugural Tournament

Learn more and generate decks at:

If you have any questions, or feedback feel free to post them in the comments, and/or reach out! We are still continuously improving the format, where the balance has been highly driven by player feedback!

17 Sep 2023 Spiph

As a new player who has barely grasped the standard cardpool, what should I expect the learning curve for Chimera to be like?

17 Sep 2023 Santa

@Spiph, great question!

I personally think Chimera is great for new-ish, and old players alike. Its meant to be casual chaotic fun where you don't have to worry about deckbuilding, and I think the learning curve is in alignment with having the general concepts of netrunner down, more than cardpool knowledge:
- If you're a newer player, I think the most important part is that both you, and your opponent are willing to spend some time reading cards, as you'll be drawing and interacting with a lot of new cards. I'm still encountering ones I've never seen before.

So far from our testing we've gotten a lot of positive feedback from both newer and older players to the game.

18 Sep 2023 maninthemoon

Playing Chimera has been some of the most fun I have ever had playing netrunner! When we played our first few completely randomly generated decks 4 months ago and you managed to trash my turn one Magnum Opus with Keegan Lane I knew we had struck gold!

18 Sep 2023 Jai

Gonna be trying this one out for sure

18 Sep 2023 CptSunflower

Very happy to see some algorithmic format love. A while ago I developed a similar concept for generating Standard legal decks that a friend and I would mess around with on Jnet. You can find the Python script for that here. I haven't tried using the script for a few rotations/banlists, so I'm not sure if it still properly generates legal decks.

Regardless, very excited to try out an Eternal-sized version with Chimera :)

18 Sep 2023 ThatsNoMun

Topdecking D4vid and Exploit to get past a Curtain Wall and unrezzed inner ice :pacha:

Amazing format, can't wait to see where it goes!

19 Sep 2023 Bilby

playing this was a highlight of cascadia!!!!

*draws Alpha* wow a breaker!! *installs it without reading*

*reads it during corps turn* oh my god this is awful

*sells to aesops next turn*

22 Sep 2023 Bilby

lol i just actually looked at this list. 24/7 + breaking news AND glenn station + gov takeover LMAO

22 Sep 2023 Santa

@CptSunflower very cool! Fun to hear of someone else messing around with the algorithmic concept! This has turned out to be such a blast, and exceeded my expectations a lot! 😁

22 Sep 2023 Santa

@Jai enjoy!

@amberheart doesn’t look like the links working, but you’re more than welcome! Enjoy!

22 Sep 2023 Santa

@Bilby it’s a good list! I love the Traffic Accident if you spotted that πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰

22 Sep 2023 Santa

@maninthemoon that was a good game! Many highlights, and many improvements!

Those early games with boat being on the Econ list at first was a little too oppressive haha. Glad things have balanced out a lot more since! Look forward to continuing this with ya! 😁

22 Sep 2023 Santa

@ThatsNoMun oh that’s good! πŸ‘Œ

22 Sep 2023 Santa

@Bilby lmao peak efficiency!! 😝😝