Tournament: January 2nd 2016

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Pete » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:55 pm

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby mendax » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:46 pm

I won't be MWL legal, and I'm not going to expect any of my opponents to be.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Nekader » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:47 pm

Given that I have no idea what I'm doing corp-wise, probably going to be MWL legal there as I try to build something last second.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Brendan » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:14 pm

Like James, I'm looking forward to testing some new stuff. I'd like to test against other people who are MWL too, but the only reason to bring MWL is if you want to test as well. (That and peer pressure.)
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Brendan » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:50 pm

By the way, I'm assuming the errata will be the case (WNP is unique now?).
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Johno » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:54 pm

Yes, all immediate changes (i.e. WNP errata) are in effect tomorrow.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Pete » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:00 pm

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby mendax » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Ugh. I was going to bring fun and interesting decks, but since they're going to be unplayable from February there doesn't seem much point in testing them any more. I guess I'll do post MWL too.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby mendax » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Ugh. I was going to bring fun and interesting decks, but since they're going to be unplayable from February there doesn't seem much point in testing them any more. I guess I'll do post MWL too.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Pete » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:27 pm

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby mendax » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:55 pm

Even that deck, the 111 card MaxX deck, is apparently too good and needs to hit with -9 influence.

I just have no desire to play these any more. There's so many ok-but-not-great builds that have been nerfed out of existence (like Tower of Power). It's just really, really depressing.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby mendax » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:25 am

I'm running a little late for breakfast, but still intending to get to bills
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Panda with issues... » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:07 am

Good turnout today guys, 20-21 people?

Thanks to all who travelled, both the usual suspects and the guys that came from further afield, mendax et al.. Keeps us thriving as a Netrunner community.

I know a lot of the players were running Most Wanted legal decks, myself and Brendan, Rotage, Swiftie, Pete, Mendax. It's still the game I love to death, and Brendan still won (taking back the Bell! Curse him!), so the sky hasn't exactly fallen yet. - Seems more like business as usual?

Any chance on some results Johno?
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Pete » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:03 am

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Cerberus » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:40 am

Thanks for playing Leela Pete :)
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby mendax » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:46 am

The gameplay was considerably less intense and interesting than normal, from my perspective, but this is possibly at least in part due to the fact that I'm not 100% well either.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Brendan » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:16 am

Get well soon, Mendax. I'm glad you came along, and I hope you had a good time anyway.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Johno » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:58 pm

Thanks for coming team! We had 19 attendees, which is a good turnout.

Claiming the bell was Brendan, with 9 wins from 10. James came second with 8 wins. Then Ollie with 7.5 and Dave S with 6.5 rounded out the top 4. Places 5 to 8, all on six wins and divided only by strength of schedule, were Rupert, Joey, (Aldershot) Pete and myself.

Final standings
(place, name, points, SoS, extended SoS)
1. Brendan J 18 2.24000 2.38800
2. James N 16 1.84000 2.37200
3. Ollie M 15 2.24000 2.24200
4. Dave S 13 2.52000 2.06400
5. Rupert 12 2.52000 2.19000
6. Joey M 12 2.04000 2.16400
7. Pete W 12 1.96000 2.05800
8. John O 12 1.96000 1.99200
9. Rob T 10 2.06000 2.12267
10. Chris 10 1.74000 2.11867
11. Pete D 9 2.48000 2.21200
12. Guy P 9 2.18000 1.95867
13. Lucy 8 2.35000 2.04000
14. Dave E 8 1.80000 2.13200
15. Phil 8 1.44000 2.19000
16. Ben 6 2.60000 1.89500
17. Tom B 6 2.04000 1.80000
18. Paul B 6 1.93333 1.99333
19. Sam G 4 2.00000 1.79000

My own day was pretty good. A delicious egg and salmon breakfast set me up for the start of the day. I like the pre-tourney breakfast tradition that has formed.

I was running Nexus Kate and the Blue Sun that I have dubbed "Book of Murder" in lieu of knowing if it actually is a known existing archetype. (It's a kitchen sink Blue Sun with 6 agendas/punitive, sea scorch, advancable traps/snares as well as the diagnostics combo)

I don't have detailed notes, so here follow some highlights and memorable moments:

Round 1, 4-0 vs Phil:
I scored a Government Takeover! I love that card. The incredible intensity with which each successive advancement counter goes down is poetic. Also, once it's scored "take 9" is a thing you can say!

Round 2, 0-4 vs Dave S:
I was paired with Dave S for an insane match. Nexus Kate took foodcoats to the wire in an absolute nailbiter, before ultimately being locked out of the remote and taxed out of a 5 or 6-ice R&D, after a clock-sapping 57 minutes. This was also Nexus Kate's only loss on the day. With the prospect of a 7 minute reverse game, I just went turbo-rush with Blue Sun, which it's actually not too bad at if you can find agendas. I rushed out a Hades Fragment and started building a diagnostics combo at the bottom of R&D (in what has become my signature move), while mostly ignoring what Dave was up to. Clone Chips, Technical Writers sure. Hyperdriver, weird but ok. Two more Hyperdrivers... Sure. Then in the last turn, Dave's bonkers 14-click keyhole big-dig went off. I thought I might have weathered it alright since there are so few agendas in my deck, but he got the points. If I'd understood the risk, I would have installed a Jackson in my scoring remote (and not a 2-advanced Junebug trying to bait a run) and I think that would have saved me.

Round 3, 2-2 vs (Aldershot) Pete:
Professor spot! #newmeta
Following some unwanted HQ pressure, I rezzed and picked up the Snare in my scoring remote. It worked a charm! I don't remember the Kate game, apart from that it was a win, but after a bit of a slog.

Round 4, 4-0 vs Sam:
Nexus Kate set up with R&D pressure quite quickly against Sam's GFI/TFP Medtech and ignored the remote. Sam couldn't draw an agenda in the windows and I got an early GFI while digging madly for my Film Critic since I didn't want to face psi-games for Future Perfects. I got a second GFI and found and installed my Film Critic, and the end of the game was a formality really, since my 3xRDIs made my R&D pressure insurmountable. We swapped sides but Sam made an error and dropped to three cards after an early run, and I had a kill in hand. Unfortunate.

Round 5, 2-2 vs Joey:
My competitive on-camera debut! Against Joey, who's on camera all too often :P. I didn't think it would, but it does add a weight and meaningfulness to every decision!
Nexus Kate ignored the remote and put intense pressure on R&D against foodcoats, and got the win. Against Joey's feared Noise, it was quite close. It got to 6-6, but Joey managed to Parasite away my large barriers and throttle my economy (well, a bit). I came close to a kill at one point with two Punitives (and nothing else) in hand after he'd stolen an agenda, but he checked Archives, where I'd hidden my Government Takeover. I had to rez and use Jackson and Hacktivist Meeting took away the kill. A late medium dig got the win (but with only one agenda left in R&D). I really need to slot CVS if I can to combat these big digs (and Parasucker).

We bookmarked the day with a trip to Wetherspoons for a post-tourney dinner. Servicable food with some good chat.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Rotage » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:43 pm

Cheers for the tournament yesterday as always was a good event. I brought a DDOS False Echo deck and a Foodcoats / Next Ice Hybrid

Round 1 - Dave E (Blue Sun & Adam) 2-0 . My first match was against Dave E who I've played games with extensively so we knew each others decks. Our first game was a race to see if he could score out before I managed to steal the agendas which I managed to win. Our second game I beat his Adam deck, with a Batty Next Gold killing his rig just as he used Independent Thinking to draw 10 cards to use with Faust

Round 2 - Johno. (Blue Sun & Kate) 4-0 Not much I can add to what Johno has already said but the first game was a real hard slog, even though I did manage to kill his Magnum Opus and one of his breaker he came back strong and made it a very tough game. The second game was just a frantic rush, the speed helped me win, if we had more time to play I suspect the result could have been different

Round 3 - Brendan. (Geist & EtF) 5-1 I've lost every game if played against Brendan so I was happy to beat his Geist deck with Corporate Troubleshooting pushing my next bronze to strength 16 which stopped his breaking and entry suite from getting in. In the runner game my big turn failed as I only got 4AP. The following turn I poked HQ and hit an ICHI 1.0 but I had no need for the programs so and I got an agenda to get to 6ap, I then ran again last click with no cards in hand with an inevitable result

Round 4 - Pete. (NEH & Leela) 6.5-1 Again Pete summed the game up well, luckily for me he didnt know what my runner deck did so was able to do my big turn and get 7AP for the win. The other game was another hard game as EtF as I was agenda flooded for most of the game and Leela made it tough for me to get my centrals secure, the game went to a draw at 6-6 with me only having 3 cards left in R&D. I was lucky to get the draw

Round 5 - James (Sol & Maxx) 6.5-3. James and I seem to play in every tournament and most end in splits, sadly today I lost both. I cam up against his Maxx deck and he got early pressure with and I was unable to keep him out and lost the game quite easily. I come up against his Sol deck which I knew well from testing the week before. He got an early Character assignation out early killing my Daily Casts I then used my Employee Strike to remove his targeting marketing which was a terrible mistake as he was then able to play Predictive Algorithm and get to 5ap which would normally force me to do my big turn but having to pay 8 credits to steal 4 agendas made this impossible and I lost
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Rotage » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:44 pm

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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Panda with issues... » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:44 pm

Have to say, Bill's was much better than Quantum for breakfast in every way. Swifter, friendlier service, better food, more choice and a nicer venue, even though it was busier. Hadn't been there before, very impressed.

Speaking of very impressed, went to the GNK at the new place The Dice Saloon in Brighton today. Awesome venue, probably the only one I've seen that rivals the new Eclectic Digs. Lots of space, good stock levels (though mostly miniatures), friendly, decent toilets, tuck shop/some basic food. Yeah, was good.
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Re: Tournament: January 2nd 2016

Postby Rotage » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:49 pm

On a side note can/will the results be uploaded to Acoo?
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