The Nightmare (10th @ Circuit Breaker Invitational)

Sokka 2739

This deck is sick. My runner deck is sick. And I am sick 🤒🤒. That is all.

Check out my stream! (Especially the super intense last game) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2cJPXUgNm0&ab_channel=Sokka234

I also just realized that on the last turn of the last game, the runner had 10 credits and that was credit perfect to steal the Send a Message because they only need 5 to break the net damage sub on Anansi.

I actually woke up from a Nightmare 2 minutes before my 4:55am alarm at the start of this tournament. Scary scary stuff.

There is a brief decklist discussion in the stream (you can find it in the timestamps). As always, happy to answer questions in the comments :)

6 comments
15 Jan 2023 Jai

Great games yesterday, and excellent bluff on the Archives SAM in R3!

I especially like your ice suite, lined up extremely well into the Anarch swam that showed up yesterday.

Like most of the Ag variants that people brought to CBI, the deck is definitely beatable, but finding the right lines against it is extremely difficult due to the incomplete information factor. The fact that this influence and agenda suite attacks the runner on a slightly different axis complicates matters further, and I really appreciate what you did with it!

15 Jan 2023 superheronation

What were your results like with Nightmare Archives? Was the 3rd copy valuable?

15 Jan 2023 Sokka

@Jai Thanks for the comments! Always a pleasure to play with you :)

@superheronation Most of the time, the third copy of Nightmare Archives is not needed IF the runner is taking the -1 point. I definitely feel most comfortable playing 3 because you want the first and second one to show up ASAP; this drastically decreases your chances of losing due to a few unlucky Regenesis steals. If the runner takes the core damage then the third copy is amazing because 3 core damage is A LOT given that we have Obo, Anemone, and Keeling here. In addition to deck synergy, core damage is just generally good (and better the earlier it comes) because it's an extra thing the runner needs to think about when going about their turn.

The card works so well in this deck, especially alongside Nanisivik Grid since the runner will usually run archives trying to flip up ice and then be forced to take a core or lose a point. I would happily stick with 3x if I play this again just because finding one early is so impactful.

16 Jan 2023 Odol

"I also just realized that on the last turn of the last game, the runner had 10 credits and that was credit perfect to steal the Send a Message because they only need 5 to break the net damage sub on Anansi."

They also could have let Anansi fire and just pay 2 to draw a card as part of Anansi's 2nd sub :)

The deck is truly sick indeed - I like it a lot :)

16 Jan 2023 Sokka

@Odol actually there were no cards left in the stack!

16 Jan 2023 Odol

Ah, valid point :)