6-14 across a team of 3, finishing 49th, 87th and 118th.
We went into worlds with a list that we were confident could destroy Haas-Bioroid: Precision Design and anything glacier, but that would be destroyed by pretty much everything else. The worlds meta (particularly on day 1A) proved to be much more diverse, and that can only be a good thing (although not for our results!)
Some individual match reports from the tournament are at the end of the write-up
Do nothing but draw and setup for the first 7 turns. Running centrals is a trap. By turn 8 we want drip economy, breakers, and ICE destruction, so that we can start destroying the remote. Once the remote is destroyed, the match is pretty much over.
There are going to be games where both Engolo are in the bottom 10 cards of our deck, and the Corp quickly finds their code gates, agendas, and seamless launches. We are going to lose thos games, but that's okay. We are going to win all of the others.
The Turning Wheel is our most valuable card, and taking any (safe) opportunity to load it up with counters is probably worthwhile. When we inevitably go tag-me, we can use those counters to either win, or to find (and trash) BOOM!
We need to land Mining Accident, so this matchup can be very dependent on whether or not the Corp sees any run punishment early.
Our most favoured matchup. Consider most cards as nothing more than hit points, and trash every Kakugo in sight.
Without any tag tech, and without any click based economy cards, there are very few lines here to win. Use bad publicity to keep checking the board for False Lead and Spin Doctor. Stargate and Mad Dash are our best chance of securing a win.
Frantic Coding is extremely valuable in the Haas-Bioroid: Precision Design matchup when we need to find breakers ASAP. Just remember that we also need to find ICE destruction and drip economy, and Frantic Coding doesn't help with either of those. It's much less useful in other matchups, except in very rare occasions when we need to find Stargate immediately (because of some fast advance threat, or similar).
Liberated Account is too slow for the Haas-Bioroid: Precision Design matchup, and was dropped in favour of other clickless economy cards. This exclusion leaves us clicking for credits in the CtM matchup, and at a significant disadvantage in the Gagarin matchup..
Overclock is our negotiable slot. We play 2x because it is the most broadly useful, but the following alternatives could be considered.
The Hoshiko list would set up quicker, and provide earlier pressure to the Corp - but it would also have a weaker mid-late game.
The most important thing is to focus on destroying the remote, and not get distracted by taking random central accesses (until the remote is compromised).
R1: T12 LOSS vs ChrisFerg on Malia CtM
Used Overclock to trash CBG early, but got hit by HHN. Floated tags (because I saw the tag punishment was vegan) and locked R&D. Unfortunately, spin doctor broke the lock and ChrisFerg was able to Psychographics a Beale, and then EOI an ARES ftw.
A rebirth into Kim and aggressively running HQ to trash tag punishment may have been better than the Hoshiko rebirth that I chose. Difficult to say.
R2: T21 WIN vs wowarlok on Haas-Bioroid: Precision Design
Val draw is (mostly) kind - I keep a hand with sure gamble + earthrise, and my first two gachapon see paperclip and engolo. Keiko doesn't show up until the last 10 cards, which makes me nervous about running a triple ICEd remote, but fortunately there are only 3 agendas in the top half of the Corp deck (and 2 of them are GFI), so I have loads of time to find Keiko, and then melt the remote.
R3: T17 WIN vs gegenzeit on Pālanā Foods: Sustainable Growth
gegenzeit scores a Project Yagi-Uda with Shipment from Tennin on T2, and I tilt and immediately install Gachapon which hits nothing, but does lose me 3 HP. A Bacterial Programming is then pushed behind 2 x Data Loop - 1 of which I trashed with Hippo. On the plus side, the Corp is now broke, and has 3 bad publicity, so I can happily run every single turn to prevent Shipment from Tennin. When a rashida is installed in the remote, I spooned the other Data Loop, and the remote is no more. Omar Keung: Conspiracy Theorist helps keep piling the pressure on centrals, finding me a Project Yagi-Uda and a Longevity Serum Once all centrals are protected, I run archives and find 3 x Obokata Protocol in the bin.
R4: T15 LOSS vs MrBuggles on Murder Gagarin
Gagarin has a strong start with a protected CBG and a wall-to-wall. My start is, unsurprisingly, a lot slower. We don't have a lot of time for the game (20/25 minutes), and I don't know my lines, so I make an early misplay and dirty laundry into mining accident in the hope that they haven't found HHN. With an uncontested CBG on the board this was very silly - and I immediately got hit with an econ warfare into HHN. I limp along to get a few single accesses of centrals, which in the end manage to net me a whopping 1 point before I flatline.
In hindsight, I think the line here is to build up a boardstate, and only run in the mid game to challenge urban renewal remotes, and try and win the late game with a combination of stargate and mad dash.
R5: T12 LOSS vs Django84 on Murder Gagarin I use overclock to challenge Rashida + Overseer Matrix T1, but Django quickly finds multiple CBG, as well as sneaking out a False Lead off the table.
I set up for a stargate + mad dash play, but feel compelled to steal an SDS out of the remote. Django lands HHN and pops false lead when I clear 2 tags. I have 5 cards in hand and 2 of them are I've Had Worse, so I'm feeling pretty safe. Django consluting visits for BOOM!.
R6: T18 LOSS vs testrunning on Tiltrope Azmari Usually game plan - build up drip econ, ice destruction and breakers, while the Corp scores out the first few agendas. Then lock/destroy the remote. I let a GFI be scored off the table, for fear of HHN. In retrospect, the threat was actually Public Trail into EOI. Later in the game the Corp uses this same move to push the winning Bellona (which I wrongly read as NGO, but would have won them the game in either case).
R7: Txx WIN/LOSS vs XXX on XXX