It is somewhat combo-y, but that mostly gets alleviated by the speed it gets set up in. Once you have even just beach party and faust down, you only need a single credit and a game day in hand to make a 10 card fuelled run.
It also uses the interesting side effect of faust - it is one of the very few cards (capstone, ??) that allows you to discard cards without overdrawing and the only one (I think) that does it as a paid ability; this makes game day digs much more powerful (potentially). A particularly fun version once setup is dirty laundry, breaking with faust then cometing into gameday. to give a 10 cards for clicks 2-4.
Things changed from the one online:
- Quality time over diesel - helps get set up faster, more faust food. Less concerned about the discarding since two same old things and three levys; plus hayleys ability.
- legwork/makers over interfaces - Can fire from comet, and with the same olds it means hardly ever running rnd/hq not as an event.
- three levy - partially because of needing to feed faust's hunger, but also for glacier match-up.
Things I am unsure of / need more testing on:
- Is faust enough to screw with NEHFA?
- Does it need a memchip+a second atman for handling foodcoats? Currently the atman is at 4 for ichi 1.0 (basically), but I'm thinking maybe a second one at 5 for assassin/ichi 2.0/tollbooth (although study guide is pretty good vs tollbooth). Possibly losing a dirty laundry or the sacrificial construct and a starlight, I guess?
- Should study guide get swapped out for gordian? In the stealth version it gets pumped from cloak; as is, you break even once you run through your third tollbooth.
- Femme over mimic?
- Would this be better in another runner? Kate will save you a mere 6 credits, so probably not her. Chaos Theory does have the extra mem, but I struggle to see this as a forty card deck. Nasir perhaps? He has a link, and his ability slightly works with Study guide.
Anything to pass.
Hayley Kaplan: Universal Scholar (Breaker Bay)
2x Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control)
3x Game Day (Breaker Bay)
1x Legwork (Honor and Profit) ••
3x Levy AR Lab Access (Creation and Control)
3x Lucky Find (Double Time) ••••• •
3x Power Nap (Double Time)
3x Quality Time (Humanity's Shadow)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
2x The Maker's Eye (Core Set)
2x Comet (Breaker Bay)
2x Adjusted Chronotype (The Valley) ••••
3x Beach Party (Breaker Bay)
2x Gene Conditioning Shoppe (The Valley)
1x Sacrificial Construct (Core Set)
2x Same Old Thing (Creation and Control)
2x Starlight Crusade Funding (True Colors)
1x Symmetrical Visage (The Valley)
1x Atman (Creation and Control)
1x Faust (The Underway) ••
1x Mimic (Core Set) •
1x Snowball (Trace Amount)
1x Study Guide (Breaker Bay)
2x Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control)
15 influence spent (max 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to The Underway