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|Australian and New Zealand Async. Competition||#1 of 82||triorph|
|What Lies Ahead|
|Creation and Control|
|Honor and Profit|
|Data and Destiny|
|The Liberated Mind|
|Terminal Directive Cards|
This deck was what I piloted in the cut to first place of the ANZ Asynchronous Competition. Some information about ANZAC is below the deck information that follows. Technically this deck only won 1 game.
A brief history
I like playing Andromeda. I hate Skorpios. This deck is a testament to both of those facts Around the time Terminal Directive dropped, I slowly had to start attuning to the fact that Runner was weaker in this meta. Specifically that it couldn't handle beating Skorpios, Sync, CI and Moon at the same time. I was playing Magnum Maxx up until that point, and was doing fine, but Skorpios gives that deck a hard time. Looking at what people playing these top decks are saying, they think that Siphon Whizz beats them all, so I decide that this must be the best deck.
Cue training montage with Siphon Whizz during the week before the ANZAC cut. Oh wait in montages you're supposed to get better, not lose game after game after game. I couldn't win. What's worse - Jinteki.net didn't have anybody on the top decks. I'd even go into casual room and play against obvious jank and still either lose or barely scrape a win. Definitely not feeling comfortable with the deck at all. I try a few decks. Regular Temujin Whizz gets beaten by gear check a lot of the time, as his breakers are kind of combo intensive. Magnum Maxx is okay but doesn't have an easy time against Sync and has a tough time against Skorpios. Eventually I try Andromeda and stuff just starts clicking into place. My plan against Sync? Plascrete + Aaron. My plan against CI? Employee Strike + Siphon (+ Mammon). My plan against Moons? Desperado + Sec test + Temujin. My plan against regular corps? Temujin + Special Order. My plan against Skorpios? Employee strike + too many damn breakers.
So I'm feeling pretty happy with Andy. She's not superb across the field, but she has game against everything. Most specifically, I had been playing a lot of Moon ETF, and I also wrote the cookbook to CI7, so I felt like I was able to understand both decks and use that to prop Andromeda up in those matchups, which are the most key.
Almost as soon as I lock my choice in, @shmeguy wins the London Regionals with a similar list, so I'm feeling good. The main difference being, he has way less breakers (Also Aeneas Informant, but I'll get to that later). I start asking around, and its starting to become clear that I was waaay over-assessing Skorpios's presence, and also that this deck didn't need so many cards to beat it, employee strike was enough. SO here I am, with 9 cards dedicated to breakers instead of the standard 5. I've cut Daily Casts and even a dirty laundry to make it work. Obviously a bad call. And worst of all? Not a single Skorpios in the top cut. All that tech.. wasted.
Info on card choices
I think most of this is self explanatory from a RegAss Andy build, so I'll talk about what's different here:
Australia and New Zealand Asynchronous Competition
The ANZAC was a slow rolling online competition between 80 players across the world, predominantly from Australia and New Zealand. It was played entirely on Jinteki.net, and unlike most tournaments, deck lists were not fixed from the start.
That does mean that this deck was not what I took in Swiss rounds to make the top 8.
Cards up to Station One Legal.:
Cards up to Terminal Directive Legal:
For the cut, the deck was locked in, and is what is described here. Cards up to Earth's Scion were legal:
Recorded videos from the cut should be uploaded shortly.