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Netrunner - looking for some lists
I'm looking for some deck lists or at least some general themes to make a well rounded cube of decks to play with with a newly interested group of 4.
My card pool : 2 Core sets and a set of the data packs for the first two cycles, and each of the first 3 deluxe expacs (honor/profit, order/chaos, whatever the Haas/ shaper thing was called. We gave already agreed to proxy anything we dont have sufficient copies of (12 Jackson Howard proxies already printed)
I have a couple pet decks (weyland big money and Noise net deck from wayback) but I'm finding my ability to build decks for a game I'm getting back into severely lacking, and I don't want to give these guys a horrid experience playing sort of functional decks.
I remember the base set Haas having a pretty good straightforward play style. Kate was cool, but I never built for her. Or Andromeda, and I know they were good.
Thank you in advance.
Like Right now I'm thinking I need a Kate deck for shaper, Andromeda for Crim, I have Noise deck,.......then what?
On the corp side, there a couple of different builds - I know I want a Jinteki horizontal deck, and there needs be a Weyland body bag deck, because new players need to learn to respect tags...is there a NEH deck from that era that would not be an NPE for the group?
The best resource for decks is NetrunnerDB. The problem is that you can't search by date to find a similar card pool the one you have. CardgameDB is not going to help you much, either. So yeah it's not just you, wading through is difficult. KnowTheMeta has links to decklists but they start by the end of the third cycle so that's also difficult.
The best place is probably the "hall of fame" list at NetrunnerDB. Lots of iconic decks there and most of them are old.
As for what to look for, at a glance.
Weyland Tag'n Bag "Supermodernism" is the most classic version, but I think Blue Sun decks are cooler
HB Glacier "Redcoats". Classic. You can find hundreds of similar decklists. Note that this list is older than the previous ones.
Jinteki PE . This is worse than Biotech variants, but I find Biotech variants to be difficult to play.
NBN is harder to choose because it has had many different identities. You don't have an asset spam deck so I think one of those could be cool. I think the focus on being fast prevents these from being "NPE".
If you want a horizontal but asset-based Jinteki deck try Jinteki RP and its variants.
Noise Pawnshop. This deck isn't the easiest to play but is very iconic. If you want 4 Runner decks and don't have the minifactions, try having 2 Anarch decks, this one and another that is "reg-ass" (normal).
Any other Anarch of the time would be cool. For example, this one:
Criminals are easy to find. Any Andromeda or Leela deck will probably be great. The latter is more fun but also requires the Corp to play around a bit more. Here's a Gabe:
Shapers should also be easy to find. I love good old "Congress Kate"
However, if you want lots of programs and tricks and the whole deal, try this one:
I don't think this is truly helpful advice but I hope it can give you a good starting point. Either way, consider asking on Stimhack or r/Netrunner because I know you'll get solid decklists there.
Hope that helps.
I forgot about Redcoats. I had a version of that built at some point.
I'll post some game reps when we play. Thank you so much.
Corp-side it was Jinteki murder of every kind. By far the most fun I had competing was going 7-0 with Biotech at 2015 regionals way before Biotech became a thing. It ran 3x Data Mine, even.
You are evil and I say this as the guy that built the first playable Genomics lol.
Da Bid Dabid wrote: My favorite deck back in the day was Tag Me, anarch using Data Leak Reversal. But a lot of people hate mill style play so keep that in mind.
Biotech is always hilarious. There's a recording of a game where the Runner is 6-0, suddenly gets upset and says "That's the stupid thing with this deck, I'm 6-0 and he can still win next turn". Then the camera moved over his opponent, who had two 5/3 agendas installed on the table and yet had the most neutral, bored looked in his face I've ever seen.
Vysetron wrote: Corp-side it was Jinteki murder of every kind. By far the most fun I had competing was going 7-0 with Biotech at 2015 regionals way before Biotech became a thing. It ran 3x Data Mine, even.