Definitely not laid-back Leela

mcg 943

This is the Leela deck I've been working on for a couple of months, and is definitely the most fun I've ever had as runner (though I'm not sure how fun it is for my opponents). People see Leela and immediately think Gang Sign and grind. This couldn't be further from the truth. This deck will win quick or it won't win at all.

The plan is pretty simple. Get down an Unscheduled Maintenance. Explain to your opponent what Unscheduled Maintenance does. Then draw like crazy to get as many fun pieces in your hand as possible. As soon as you have DDoS and Indexing and/or Legwork use them to score an agenda and then Leela shenanigans to start dismantling their board. Then do the same again. Once you're at 4-5 points you can either keep going on that tactic, especially if the corp is on tilt, or take time to set up your board and to find the last agenda. If they try to rush out then Inside Job, Spear Fishing or Aumakua/Dean is your friend, again with the Leela BS. It's not unusual to steal 7 points in just one or two turns because Leela.

The obvious downsides to all this are that if you get off to a bad start then you're stuck with inefficient breakers and insufficient money to run regularly. And more importantly you're constantly open to dying, which is unfortunately a thing.

At the Manchester Store Championships it went 1-3 but three out of four games were fast and fun (the other I committed suicide against PU because it was less painful than bleeding to death) which is much more important to me. Round 1 vs. Skorpios they tried to rush out with an unguarded R&D. My indexing fun found three agendas (a first for me) which put me on match point and completely reset their board. The next turn I found the winning points. Round 2 was a super fast but super fun game against Next Design. They tried to rush out behind single ice when I had a Spear Fishing in hand, 2-0 to me. They then reinforced the ice, including a Wraparound, which was the last thing I wanted to see, and managed to score two agendas while I dug for an answer, 2-5. In response I Legworked into HQ to find two CSTs, 6-5. On what turned out to be my last turn, I had the choice of installing Demara to deal with Wraparound or go for the win with DDoS Indexing. I chose the latter and whiffed. They scored out in the remote. Great game. Round 3 I was never in the game against turtle-up PU and quickly died. Round 4 was even quicker as I Legworked a GFI and a Vitruvius to set-up the Punitive kill. But it was okay because it meant I didn't have to play against CI any more.

Next for this deck I'm going to try a slightly slower but more defensive strategy. It may well be better but definitely won't be as much fun.

3 comments
8 Feb 2018 BizTheDad

"Explain to your opponent what Unscheduled Maintenance does." --> This definitely made me laugh out loud.

8 Feb 2018 BizTheDad

"Explain to your opponent what Unscheduled Maintenance does." --> This definitely made me laugh out loud.

8 Feb 2018 BizTheDad

"Explain to your opponent what Unscheduled Maintenance does." --> This definitely made me laugh out loud.