I placed 4th out of 8 players. Claim Jumper went 2 of 4 for the day. I faced Eddy Kim, Adam, Smoke, and Bullshit Kate. I believe I could have hit 3 of 4, but I made a rash decision during my 1st round and made my loss certain rather than an open question.
Let's be frank, this is a "high" variance Johnny/Jenny deck built around Government Takeover and Casting Call shenanigans. If you are uncomfortable with that play style, then this deck is not for you.
You are still here? Good here is some info and stuff...
This deck is a hybrid of two Blue Sun builds I love...
@Cliquil's I'm taking over the government... and
@Ino209's Silver Sun. Some quick deck testing the night before (shout out to
@Benjen for some sage advice on a couple of crucial Ice choices and the damage package) and this is what came out the other side.
Standard stuff until you hit Government Takeover.
@CodeMarveloussays, "I hear money is good".
Spiderweb: I was running Hive but it was not very good when I was scoring a Hostile and an over advanced Atlas to setup the combo, kill or normal score out. Spiderweb is just a consistent card in a deck that has a lot of moving parts.
Fairchild 3.0: Late include after I got rid of Localized Product Line and I had 3 influence to burn. I waffled on this or DNA Tracker. It never came up in 4 games I played. This is a flex spot. I will probably replace it with Mausolus when Martial Law drops this week.
Archer: DANGER ZONE!
This is where the magic happens. I will do these slightly out of order.
There is a vegan build I am working on that is more about econ control I am working out and I have some other ideas how to change up damage packages to keep my opponents guessing.
Round 1 vs. Dan R. on Eddy Kim.
Ok, this is a nightmare match up for me (Dan is completely nice, BTW). I have what we like to call a "target rich environment" for Mr. Kim's card ability. Things I did right? I managed to snipe both of his Paperclips early with Ark Lockdown but that led me to being cocky and firing my combo too early.
Massive card draw and a Faust run later I had lost the game. I could have locked him out of the game by being more patient with my ice placement. Swordsman on my scoring remote would locked up the game for me. Coulda, woulda, shoulda...
Round 2 vs. Mike C. on Adam.
I took a beating round 1 but I settled down and manhandled Adam from the word go. Between Foxfire and Best Defense I wiped out 4 out of 6 Directives, the 5th was killed the old fashioned way with a and 2. The only reason this game dragged on was my agendas being buried at the bottom of my R&D pile. I scored out the hard way with 2 Hostiles, a Global, and finished it with an Atlas.
I had 8 min. left to switch sides, FML, and pulled a Timed Win against a Corp that should have chewed up my Runner in a normal game. Sometimes it pays to be lucky.
Round 3 vs. Alexis M. on Smoke.
Alexis and I face off against each other every Monday at our local meetup. I don't know what it is about the two of us, but we usually wind up building unintentional hate decks against each other. For the past two meetups she had been smacking me around but this time I brought the hate (I didn't know she was on Smoke until tourney day).
Smoke got a rocky start (Net Mercur was no where to be found). I over scored Project Atlas with 2 counters, followed quickly a few turns later by a Hostile. Her breakers started to come out (Houdini and Switchblade) but I sniped her Ghost Runner with Foxfire as soon as it hit the board. She did get out a Corroder but with little or no econ she could not get into my scoring remote.
I scored out Government Takeover over 3 turns.
Round 4 vs. Kyle J. on BS Kate.
@bluebird503 is a machine. His decks are on point and his play is pretty tight. I really didn't have an answer for BS Kate except to score out quick. I got to match point (Hostile and 2 Atlas Projects with one agenda token left). Then I managed to snipe Keyhole with Ark Lockdown (which threw Kyle for a loop) but he quickly recovered. I then made a spaz move; I used my last Atlas counter to pull the final Atlas and put it in my completely unrezzed scoring remote. I also had Gov. Takeover and a Global in my HQ... DOH!
I should have grabbed a Jackson with the Atlas counter instead, then install Global, install Gov. Takeover, install Jackson on my three deep remote, and pass the turn. I could then draw at my leisure and Never Advance head fake with Hostile, Jackson or one of my Upgrades. Unless Kyle could top deck my Gov. Takeover, I would be in control of the game. Might have been able to do it, maybe.
Thanks for getting this far. I had a blast and legit won a Store Championship mat!
6 Dec 2016 Ino209
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