Last night I brought my old Netrunner cards off the shelf for the first time in around 5 years and took them to the LGS. I figured that many people had probably been reading the news and would be interested in checking it out.
It worked. I got in two games and various other players stopped by to watch or ask questions about the game, allowing us to give our spiel about the game. We went onto a website and downloaded some actual starter deck listings to construct some "real" starter decks, minus 1-2 cards I didn't have so we tried to substitute something pretty close.
I played the Runner side in both games. The first was against someone who'd played before and it showed, he had a fairly good idea what to do from the start. I drew a resource card (some sort of Fixer) that allowed me to draw 2/keep 1 whenever I drew a card, this helped a lot to get the programs I needed. It was a tense game, but eventually I liberated the last agenda I needed to win 7-5.
In the second game, I was teaching a new player. He had a little more trouble which turned out to be to some mistakes about money - on both sides. On his end, he forgot from the rules overview that you could use an action to take a bit - so he was very poor for a while until we figured this out. This was causing him to spend too many actions drawing cards and discarding. On my side, I misread the Broker card and missed the part that you can only use it once per turn, which led to me having too much money until we caught it. Not sure how to fix it, I threw out all my cash and Broker and we went on from there. It was just a teaching game after all. Anyway, it ended in another win for the Runner but mainly it was just a teaching game. My opponent liked it and is interested in checking out the new game when it releases.
I plan to work on making up a couple more "starter" decks if I have time and will bring these to the store when I go again tomorrow night.