Normative Determinism [Startup, 1st @ Colorado CO]

Ataraxia 154

I played The Wizard’s Chest at the real life Wizards Chest and won. Coincidence? Yeah, probably


I won twice by Jeitinho and lost once to a Weyland running Crisium Grid. If it becomes a popular tech card this strategy is going to become much more difficult, but that being said I still almost just won that game off points anyways

This is just a heavy aggro deck looking to get off the Jeitinhos off as fast as possible. Going down to 0 credits to get one scored is often correct, especially the earlier in the game it is. The corp only installs one piece of ice turn 1? Rip the S-Dobrado and get the knife scored if you can.

You only need 9 runs to win the game, and there isn't much in the way of a backup option. If you're going for the Jeitinho, I think you have to commit to it. I choose Zahya Sadeghi: Versatile Smuggler just because she's a 40 card deck, the ability is just a nice extra credit sometimes. That said, don't let the corp just score points for free. You don't need to contest the remote every time, but they'll often start installing unprotected 1/3 or 2/3s once they see how laid back you are. Even using an Inside Job or a Mayfly on an early remote is totally fine. Sometimes (like if the corp double/triple ices all the centrals, has the money to rez it and has other tricks like Crisium) you'll have to swap to a scoring plan, but you won't be happy about it.

Window of Opportunity wasn't great (although is somewhat nice for letting you install Jeitinho or The Wizard’s Chest for come click compression), I would take out at least one and swap if for the 3rd Inside Job. I would also consider swapping one of the Wizard's Chests for a VRcation or Creative Commission.

1 comments
5 Apr 2024 easterncalculus

This deck is a lot of fun! I was surprised by how much pressure a Jeitinho-focused runner can apply in general - if the corp locks you out by securing centrals, chances are they don't have enough Ice or econ to set up a decent scoring remote and you're only a handful of agendas away from a win. Thanks for the decklist!!