the answer is 42 - 4th at Montreal Store Championship (3-4)

Diogene 3941

Fast deck, meme deck, fun deck. Go as fast as PD, don't panic, enjoy the game.

Shoutout to Jon for organizing the Montreal Store Championship. It went smoothly and was a lot of fun. The Championship was held on 2022-04-30.

the answer

I tried to make a deck using all those agendas that can be fast advanced in Weyland. At 40 cards, it kept failing. At 44, it was not fast enough. The answer, of course, should have been obvious : 42!!

Mulligan plan : At least one ice in hand.

Game plan : score from hand with reckless abandon. This deck can win in 7 turns.

Why Oaktown Renovation instead of New Construction? Because I do not use Reconstruction Contract. So, Oaktown Renovation allow me to gain credit, letting me stay rich enough for the rest.

Aumakua and Conduit are the main threat to this deck, hence 2 Cyberdex Virus Suite.

Malapert Data Vault really shine here and allow me to get the combo cards faster (usually Audacity or Biotic Labor), which is giving me tempo and lowering the variance.

Here are some cards that were tested and rejected : Trick of Light : too much variance. If I had draw a Wall to Wall early, it is good, otherwise, it robs me of click by forcing be to advance ices. It pairs better if you use Dedication Ceremony, because you can use it to put a lot of advance with one click.

Sprint : Because Audacity trash card, the recovery ability of Spin Doctor is better.

Global Food Initiative : while it let me lower the agenda count to 9, it cannot be scored.

Reconstruction Contract with Dedication Ceremony : Great combo that naturally pairs well with the agenda suite, but I needed the slots for more ices and I just need to score 4 agendas. With Hostile Takeover, you need a fast advance tool for 3 agendas and there are 6 of them.

Trying different iterations for this deck was fun. Once in a blue moon, you can kill a runner by scoring Azef Protocol. Because of Weyland Consortium: Built to Last ability, this feels a lot like playing Sportsmetal: Go Big or Go Home. This deck is not build to last haha!

The deck won against Freedom Khumalo: Crypto-Anarchist, Steve Cambridge: Master Grifter, Lat: Ethical Freelancer and lost to Az McCaffrey: Mechanical Prodigy.

Thanks again to Jon for the organization, and all who came, I had a great time! Cheers!


2 May 2022 Diogene

Of note, Az McCaffrey: Mechanical Prodigy was piloted by @amavric and I lost because that deck was able to pull a Clot from the top of the stack completely out of the blue. That was an epic way to lose for me, loads of fun!

Shoutout to the pilot of Freedom Khumalo: Crypto-Anarchist, who had the misfortune of running early against a Cyberdex Virus Suite. Lucky for me, otherwise it would have been much more difficult for me.

Thanks to all my opponents, it was a blast! Cheers!