This deck is my own variation on Toomin's N.E.A.R.P.A.D deck.
This deck went 5-1 at the Wasteland Store Championships on February 8th, 2015 in Duluth, GA. It was undefeated in Swiss (the only undefeated corp in Swiss that tournament), and lost in the cut due to a silly mistake I made scoring a Beale from hand instead of a TGTBT on the board. If I had scored them in reverse order, I would have won, but by leaving the TGTBT on the field, the runner stole it before I could score, and I didn't have any DRTs to punish him at the time.
2 changes from my previous version:
- Trade the Bastion for a second Wraparound to deal with Eater bollocks
- Trade Mother Goddess for Information Overload. Mother Goddess wasn't really doing much work, and IO is another on-encounter potential tag, as well as super punishing if they decide to become perma-tagged. Also good behind a Data Raven, and good against Forked if they are floating tags as well. I still kind of consider this ICE slot a flex slot, though.
I recommend reading the previous versions to understand how to pilot the deck, but here are the main points:
- This is a horizontal NEH deck. Install assets and try to use the NEH ability every turn.
- The primary interaction of this deck uses Dedicated Response Teams. Hide them until they commit to accessing a Snare, TGTBT, or took a Data Raven tag during a run. Probably a third of my wins with this deck are from DRT+Snare dealing 5-9 damage.
- Data Raven and Snare are pretty standard for tagging, but the unique one here is City Surveillance. Wait until they are poor, and rez as many as you can at the end of your turn.
- Use License Acquisition to get back trashed assets, as well as Interns.
- Use Closed Accounts and Reversed Accounts to open up City Surveillance windows
- Psychographics can fast-advance the Astro-train or win with Beale outright
- Diversified Portfolio is MVP. It gets me 7-8 credits on average, though I've gotten 16 before with it.
- You have to score agendas unprotected unless you have an Astro Scored and can FA. Don't worry about it. They can hide in a sea of unrezzed cards. Are they agendas? Are they Snares? Who knows! Why don't you run and find out...
- A Data Raven remote server can be a lot of fun. Install and advance an NAPD or Reversed Accounts or TGTBT behind it, and watch them squirm when you rez the Data Raven...do they want a tag in exchange for maybe an agenda? (Pro-tip: don't do this with a real agenda if they are at game point...)
- The most fun part about this deck is simultaneously incentivizing them to run all the remotes looking for Agendas, and to run no remotes in fear of Snares.
I tried Hostile Infrastructure to counter things that are good at trashing, but I found it was too expensive. I would rather spend that influence on the extra Snare which can get the win. If they are afraid to run remotes, then perhaps they won't run to trash at all...