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Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Cerberus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:17 pm

At the final day of our Cheltenham league, one of the new players said he found it quite difficult to find decks online using only a few data packs.

So I thought it worth putting together a thread to help players with a limited card pool. If you are new to the game and are looking for a competitive deck using only limited packs, pop in here and let us know what you have and we will do our best to help you. Let us know preferred factions if possible, and we'll do the rest. :D
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Chimpster » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:21 pm

Ohh, sounds like fun :) Should also be worth pointing out that netrunnerdb.com allows you to filter by set when deck building too.
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Cerberus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:41 pm

The below is a core only Haas-Bioroid deck.

It is a really simple and solid deck, with plenty of early game Ice such as Ice Wall and Enigma to keep the runner out until they find a breaker. It also has plenty of program destruction Ice that can be put in front of the early End the Run ice meaning that they either find a Sentry breaker or lose whatever they have installed.

Economy is largely asset based and with Melange, Adonis, PAD, Hedge Fund and the HB ID this deck can afford the Ice it is packing. It also has plenty of surprises and bite, these come in the form of Neural Katana in the early game to punish face checking of Ice and Tollbooth, Ichi and Archer for late game. Corporate Troubleshooter and Aggressive Secretary allow you to trash the runners rig and give you opportunities to score agendas later in the game

Give it a try,


Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future (Core Set)

Agenda (9)
3x Accelerated Beta Test (Core Set)
3x Priority Requisition (Core Set)
3x Private Security Force (Core Set)

Asset (10)
3x Adonis Campaign (Core Set)
2x Aggressive Secretary (Core Set)
2x Melange Mining Corp. (Core Set)
3x PAD Campaign (Core Set)

Upgrade (1)
1x Corporate Troubleshooter (Core Set)

Operation (7)
2x Archived Memories (Core Set)
2x Biotic Labor (Core Set)
3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)

Barrier (6)
3x Ice Wall (Core Set) •••
3x Wall of Static (Core Set)

Code Gate (6)
1x Viktor 1.0 (Core Set)
2x Tollbooth (Core Set) ••••
3x Enigma (Core Set)

Sentry (10)
3x Ichi 1.0 (Core Set)
3x Rototurret (Core Set)
2x Neural Katana (Core Set) ••••
2x Archer (Core Set) ••••

15 influence spent (maximum 15)
21 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Core Set


A core only Shaper deck

The idea of this deck is simple, get your rig set up fast so that you can get into any remote server. To help you do this you have cards such as Special Order to search for your Ice Breakers and Crypsis to stand in if you are missing any. The breakers in this deck are the most efficient available in Core (and still are today) so once set up it should be cheap to get into servers.

In order to ensure that early game pressure is not lost, Crypsis, Stimhack and Tinkering are all in place to ensure that attacking a remote is possible even without a full rig.

There are likely more interesting builds available in the Core set but this will help new players learn the basics of game play in a solid deck with some nice surprises.

Kate "Mac" McCaffrey: Digital Tinker (Core Set)

Event (22)
2x Stimhack (Core Set) ••
2x Special Order (Core Set) ••••
3x Diesel (Core Set)
3x Modded (Core Set)
3x The Maker's Eye (Core Set)
3x Tinkering (Core Set)
3x Infiltration (Core Set)
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)

Hardware (6)
3x Akamatsu Mem Chip (Core Set)
3x Rabbit Hole (Core Set)

Resource (6)
1x Aesop's Pawnshop (Core Set)
2x Sacrificial Construct (Core Set)
3x Armitage Codebusting (Core Set)

Icebreaker (9)
2x Corroder (Core Set) ••••
1x Femme Fatale (Core Set) •
2x Ninja (Core Set) ••••
2x Gordian Blade (Core Set)
2x Crypsis (Core Set)

Program (2)
2x Magnum Opus (Core Set)

15 influence spent (maximum 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Core Set


If you have more than Core, then try starting with this and then add in a few extra cards that you like or feel would be a good addition to the decks and taking out something that hasn't been working for you.

Any questions or help needed, just let us know.
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Chimpster » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:29 pm

Not sure I'd run the Archers in a deck with 2-3 pters personally. Be more tempted to change the splash for Snares, especially after seeing how well they did in my league games on Saturday :P

Other than that though, both look pretty damn solid to me!
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Cerberus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:11 pm

Yeah, but ABT into Archer... Also install and advance the ABT and use Archived Memories to pick up an agenda the turn you score it next turn.
Also, sometimes it is worth sacking a 2 pointer to wreck their rig...
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby mendax » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:08 am

If you're running archer in HB, you really should be packing Precognition as well to make sure you can ABT them off.
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Cerberus » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:48 pm

Andy who is a local Cheltenham guy has recently got into the game and has a Core set and Creation and Control. I said I would post up a deck using these for him, this is an updated version of the HB deck above.

Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future (Core Set)

Agenda (10)
3x Accelerated Beta Test (Core Set)
2x Priority Requisition (Core Set)
3x Efficiency Committee (Creation and Control)
2x Gila Hands Arcology (Creation and Control)

Asset (8)
3x Adonis Campaign (Core Set)
2x Aggressive Secretary (Core Set)
2x Melange Mining Corp. (Core Set)
1x PAD Campaign (Core Set)

Upgrade (1)
1x Corporate Troubleshooter (Core Set)

Operation (10)
2x Archived Memories (Core Set)
2x Biotic Labor (Core Set)
3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
3x Successful Demonstration (Creation and Control)

Barrier (5)
3x Ice Wall (Core Set) •••
2x Bastion (Creation and Control)

Code Gate (6)
2x Tollbooth (Core Set) ••••
3x Enigma (Core Set)
1x Viktor 2.0 (Creation and Control)

Sentry (9)
3x Ichi 1.0 (Core Set)
2x Rototurret (Core Set)
3x Neural Katana (Core Set) ••••• •
1x Archer (Core Set) ••

15 influence spent (maximum 15)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Creation and Control
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Mr_Pete » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:36 pm

Cheers Cerberus....I play tested with Shiny_nickel nd was a great intro game. I particularly liked playing Kate nd using the stimhack to break through the resource intensive ice from this HB starter set.

Only crtique of Kate's list was the late game dependency on stimhack ftw, as once built up it seemed hard on the Runner in this matchup. Although massive noob....so could just be how it played out...?

Will request list ideas once core is play tested more...although like idea of Jinteki traps...?
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Chimpster » Wed May 28, 2014 6:37 am

Altronous from Cheltenham has the following sets:

Core Set

Honor & Profit

Genesis
- 1 What Lies Ahead
- 2 Trace Amount
- 3 Cyber Exodus
- 4 A Study in Static

Spin

- 2 Second Thoughts
- 3 Mala Tempora
- 4 True Colors


I've tried to go for decks similar to mine with a few modifications:

Gabriel Santiago: Consummate Professional (Core Set)

Event (22)
2x Account Siphon (Core Set)
3x Easy Mark (Core Set)
2x Inside Job (Core Set)
3x Special Order (Core Set)
2x The Maker's Eye (Core Set) ••••
3x Sure Gamble (Core Set)
3x Emergency Shutdown (Cyber Exodus)
2x Legwork (Honor and Profit)
2x Planned Assault (Honor and Profit)

Hardware (5)
2x Plascrete Carapace (What Lies Ahead)
3x Doppelgänger (A Study in Static)

Resource (8)
2x Bank Job (Core Set)
3x Armitage Codebusting (Core Set)
3x Security Testing (Honor and Profit)

Icebreaker (8)
1x Corroder (Core Set) ••
1x Mimic (Core Set) •
1x Femme Fatale (Core Set)
1x ZU.13 Key Master (What Lies Ahead) ••
3x Knight (Mala Tempora) ••••• •
1x Breach (Honor and Profit)

Program (2)
2x Sneakdoor Beta (Core Set)

15 influence spent (maximum 15)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Honor and Profit

and for Corp...

Jinteki: Replicating Perfection (Trace Amount)

Agenda (9)
3x Nisei MK II (Core Set)
3x Fetal AI (Trace Amount)
1x Philotic Entanglement (Honor and Profit)
2x The Future Perfect (Honor and Profit)

Asset (13)
3x Snare! (Core Set)
2x Melange Mining Corp. (Core Set)
2x PAD Campaign (Core Set)
3x Sundew (Mala Tempora)
3x Mental Health Clinic (Honor and Profit)

Upgrade (3)
3x Ash 2X3ZB9CY (What Lies Ahead) ••••• •

Operation (6)
3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
3x Medical Research Fundraiser (Honor and Profit)

Barrier (3)
3x Wall of Static (Core Set)

Code Gate (6)
1x Tollbooth (Core Set) ••
3x Enigma (Core Set)
2x Inazuma (Honor and Profit)

Sentry (9)
3x Ichi 1.0 (Core Set) ••••• •
1x Rototurret (Core Set) •
2x Tsurugi (True Colors)
2x Komainu (Honor and Profit)
1x Guard (Honor and Profit)

15 influence spent (maximum 15)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Honor and Profit


The Ser Gabe variant is running 3x Doppelgänger to try and gain extra value out of bank job's and security testing, a way to generate money without hitting HQ. Almost tempted to splash for 3x notoriety! Other than that it's fairly standard fair, win fast!

The RP deck is a taxing deck with a strong asset based economy. Not sure if this deck is great tbh, may be tempted to try and run a tag and bag one instead. The lack of Caprice, celebrity gift, Jackson and eli isn't great for this deck
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Re: Deck Building - Limited Card Pool

Postby Altronous » Wed May 28, 2014 4:09 pm

Thanks Chimpster.

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