The noob being myself. A lot of my friends have been playing for a while now and I thought that I'd join in to see what all the fuss is about. I've picked up the starter set, Creation and control and a few packs from the first cycle of boosters.
The Runner deck I'm currently looking at is a Shaper deck which focuses on getting lots of programs out on the cheap...
x2 Akamatsu Mem Chip
x3 Self-modifying Code
x3 ZU.13 Key Master
x3 Gordian Blade
x2 Battering Ram
x3 Ice Analyzer
x3 Personal Workshop
x3 Borrowed Satellite
x3 Daily Casts
x3 Professional Contracts
Chaos Theory is my Runner as she gives me a flat +1 memory unit straight out of the gates. The hardware of the deck is focused on either hosting progams (Omni-drive and Dinosaurus) or providing extra memory units (Akamatsu Mem Chip).
In events Modded looked like a good idea as it made it easier to play my more expencive programs (Battering Ram and Creeper). Diesel looked like a solid card as well to help keep my Grip full. Notoriety was a bit of a wild card but I figured that if my opponant couldn't or didn't get his defences out on his first turn I could sneak though an agenda point.
With my programs I tried to get a bit of everything into the deck. I thought that Self Modifying Code could help go and find the programs that I need when I need them (and give me a better chance of getitng Cloak and Dagger onto the table)
I did throw quite a few cards into Resources. Things like Ice Analyzer and Personal Workshop makes it cheaper to get my programs into play. Daily Casts gives me a bit of cash flow while Borrowed Satellite and Professional Contacts grant a bit more flexibility.
The deck is still very much on the drawing board at the moment and I'm hoping to get a couple of games in with it over the next week or two so I can get a better idea of how it plays. My one concern is that I don't have an offencive game plan with the deck. My basic starter Criminal deck just goes straight after my opponants HQ with cards like Account Siphon, Emergency Shutdown, HQ Interface, Pheromones, Sneakdoor Beta etc. The current idea for the Shaper deck seems to boil down to...
1. Play lots of Programs on the cheap
Edited by Kahadras, 12 March 2014 - 07:14 AM.