Has Clot killed off NEH Fast Advance? Samuel Pay has written what can only be described as one of the most detailed tournament reports ever to describe his experiences running the the worlds most popular deck in a post-clot environment. Does Clot derail the train?
The new deluxe expansion, Data and Destiny (NBN and Neutral runners, ohhhhh!) has been unofficially announced, with details slowly dripping their way slowing onto the interwebs. Be sure to follow us over on Twitter for all the breaking news as and when we get it!
Not only is Mark a new author for the site, but he also is a pretty new player. Follow him on his journey through despair and defeat all the way through too... less despair and defeat (but with an added addiction)!
Nationals are next week! NEXT WEEK! In preparation for such a momentous occasion, and given that it’s a whopping 8 rounds of swiss, why not have a look at this article over at the Winning Agenda on tilt and how to avoid it. Not that I’ll need it of course, I never tilt ever…
2014 National Champion Dave Hoyland has kindly taken us through what you can look to expect in the forthcoming UK National tournament. Currently as I speak he is in the midst of a top8 cut in the Sheffield Regional where it is certainly looking like these predictions have come to fruition, but who knows what it'll look like in a fortnight? Let us know what you think on the forums!
So you’ve bought a Core Set, have got a fair few games under your belt and are looking to branch out into the wider world of competitive Netrunner. Thankfully, you've come to the right place, and we're here to help put you in touch with your local Netrunner scene, give you some useful tips on purchases, deck building and a few golden rules to live by. Warning: this post contains an unapologetic love letter to the all-encompassing hobby which is Netrunner!
Winner of the 2014 'Super Regional' at last years Nationals has now added some additional glory to his name with a fine Regional win at London. Zach kindly takes us through his decks and individual rounds as well as extolling the virtue of wearing a 'wife-beater' in order to achieve maximum competitive powers!
London Regional runner up, Joey McMillan has taken the time to write a rather spiffy report from last weekend while also focusing on his Valencia deck development and choices. As he pretty much sacrificed his love life on the altar of Netrunner competition, you owe him at least a glace surely!? As the regional season comes into full swing, can you truly afford not to read it?!
Tim Fowler, Winner of the 2014 Cardiff Regional and the 2015 Cardiff Store Championship (and Top4 at Bristol and Worcester), has taken a look at the strongly rumoured, almost mythical Clot: Destroyer of all NBN. How much of an impact it is likely to make on the current meta and the fortunes of Fast Advance and who will be running it? What can NBN do to protect their precious Fast Advance ways?
Curses! They accessed the only card that would win them the game! My luck is terrible! Or is it... New contributor Sam Wicks talks about luck and power of solid deck building choices to maximise ones chance to take glory and great honour.
As the Store Championship season comes to a close (and Regionals looms ever larger), come and share in tales of victory and defeat over at out Tournament Report section. Some great new reports from Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester and Bradford to feast your eyes over!
Introducing our new Tournament Report section over on our forums! Any and all are welcome to post up tournament exploits at their leisure and we in turn will do our best to learn from them! Please read the sticky guide on formatting your report before you start writing it and feel free to get in contact if you have any issues!
Iain Reid, victor of the massive London Darksphere Store Championship, has not only written an impressive report on his exploits at the tournament, but has also endeavoured to guide us all towards our 'inner Sherlock' when making Netrunner decisions, well worth a read ladies and gentlemen!
Fresh from his recent victory at the Reading Store Championships, Brendan from Oxford has kindly written up an excellent primer for Noise (and given that I have been personally taken apart by his Noise deck, I'd say it's well worth a read!). Here Brendan takes us through historic Noise developments, key viruses and how to plan out your economy.
In what we hope will become a regular feature, we are posting up Store Championship reports from across the country. The first of which comes from Manchester (with compulsory Oasis picture stereotype - madferit!)
If you haven't had the chance yet, check out our YouTube channel for coverage from the Exeter Store Championships, the York Store Championships and hopefully the Worcester one too. Lots of Netrunner action for your eyes and ears ladies and gentlemen!
Dave Hoyland (UK National champion and Top 8 World's) has been thrashing us all recently with the new Criminal ID; Leela Patel and has kindly broken down his latest iteration for all you lovely souls who don't have to suffer the pain of being his guinea pigs!
The Store Championship season is upon us! For details of one near you, please have a look at the following list (kindly compiled by DoubleAitch on our forums) or on this rather funky map. If your tournament is missing (or the date is incomplete), please add the details in!
Our resident Weyland player has taken the time to analyse the faction in detail on the eve of the release of Order and Chaos. Where are Weyland currently? What datapacks are most useful for a new player looking to play Weyland? What are the current popular archetypes? What do they lack? What is on the horizon? Read on for answers to these questions and more!
Yuletide greetings to one and all as I present my Christmas gift to you all; another exciting instalment of our flavour of the month feature (humour and charm sold separately)! This month we lookat the new hotness; Blue Sun as well as visiting old favourites with a twist; Gabe and RP.
Our forums are now compatible with the mobile Tapatalk app, so if you traditionally browse our forums on your phone or tablet, please have a look at the app and tell me what you think. We also have a host of new local meta's on our remote server section. Take a look at our 'Find a Group' section to see if there is a play group near you (or get in contact with me if you'd like to set a remote forum board up for your group!).
We are once again delighted to be able to bring you Dave Hoyland's final article on his 2014 tournament journey, covering his World Championship experiences. You'll find within his thoughts on an NEH infested meta, logic behind deck choices, chat with Lukas on tournament structure and a detailed breakdown of his top 16 matchups. Once again, a huge congratulations from everyone on the site to Dave for doing so incredibly well! Kudos good sir, kudos!
You can keep upto date with all the latest Netrunner news and discussion on our forums, or via Twitter where you can find us at @NetrunnersUK. Finally,don't forget to subscribe to our youtube channel for your fix of live commentated Netrunner games!
When I posted on Twitter that I was writing about what I saw was the most overpowered corp card in the game, fellow runners were guessing every card except for this one. This can mean one of two things. It could mean that you are going to read this article and then completely disagree with me (and please feel free too!), or, it could mean that it has simply become a 'Hedge Fund' card, a card which we all include because we'd be pretty stupid not too (it's not Hedge Fund by the way, that would probably be the most boring Netrunner article on the face of the earth :P). It could be viewed as a card which is the only solution to a vastly overpowered runner card..
I'm also in the process of posting up coverage of our recent road trip to the October Bristol tournament over on our Youtube channel. Please feel free to pop along and subscribe for more Astrotrain 'goodness!'
In what I hope will become a regular fixture, I'm intending to break down some of the tournament winning deck lists to find some interesting ideas. There's also a strong chance that these lists will already be in your meta or on their way. Hopefully I'll be able to offer a few pointers as to their weaknesses and strengths as well!
So with my employment adventures in deepest, darkest Wales finally at an end and a new PSU installed in my PC, I am now tasked with attempting to offer some form of continuity from our rather large period of absence. Hopefully you enjoy our brief catchup session and meta anaylsis while we look to bring you further updates from some new contributors in the near future. Keep running those nets folks!
With summer finally drawing to a close and my work schedule finally returning to a state of normality, we hope to be bringing you some more Netrunner articles soon. I'm also in the process of waiting for a new PSU to be delivered so I can finally get back on track with my casting on our youtube channel. Watch this space folks, I promise there will be something here soon!
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