HI! Showing a friend how to play Sunday… what are two best corp / runner decks to show off to a new player with one core set and the three expansions? Thanks!
Two great intro decks with one core and the expansions
Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:42 PM
Jinteki and Shaper.
Jinteki shows what the game is all about: incomplete information, bluffing and nasty tricks. Its starter from the Core Set was weak, but with WLA, TA and CE, it gets the support it needs to really mess with the Runner's head.
Shaper's gameplay covers all the basics of the Runner's side without being too complicated. Anarch requires lots of building and multi-card synergy, while Crim gameplay is very different from what the other two do. I think you're best off showing him how important a steady economy and strong icebreaking are, so I vote Shaper.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:16 PM
What cards from the expacs get added? I've played relatively few games and have problems judging 'good' and consistency
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:03 AM
Let me see… I don't really play Jinteki and Shaper, so don't expect anything great here. It should be simple- nothing fancy- to make learning how to play the game easier. I'm going to base them on the original starter decks then modify them according to the expansions. I'm also going to put in out-of-faction cards, which you can use to explain influence.
Jinteki - Personal Evolution
Deck Size: 49 cards
Influence: 15 used
Agendas - 9 cards/21 agenda points
3 Fetal AI
3 Nisei MkII
3 Priority Requisition
ICE - 19 cards
3 Caduceus (to teach how to trace works)
2 Data Mine
3 Neural Katana
3 Wall of Static
3 Wall of Thorns
Other - 21 cards
3 Adonis Campaign
1 Akitaro Watanabe
3 Beanstalk Royalties
3 PAD Campaign
3 Project Junebug
3 Trick of Light
Shaper - Kate "Mac" McCaffrey
Deck Size: 45 cards
Influence: 13 used
Programs - 11 cards
2 Battering Ram
3 Gordian Blade
2 Magnum Opus
2 Net Shield
Events - 23 cards
3 Special Order
3 Sure Gamble
3 Test Run
3 The Maker's Eye
Other - 11 cards
1 Aesop's Pawnshop
2 Akamatsu Mem Chip
1 Ice Carver
2 Rabbit Hole
2 Sacrificial Construct
2 The Personal Touch
1 The Toolbox
Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:36 PM
Thanks! He really enjoyed the decks! He lost as runner the first time from net damage. He ran on Fetail AI and only had one card in hand.
He lost as corporation because he misjudged how quicly I could just install an icebreaker and get past one ICE (two clicks to gain creds from mangum opus, click to install, reduced, and run).
But he had fun baiting me into a Project Junebug! He even protected it with ICE like a pro!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:49 PM
At this point, the more important question is:
Is your friend getting into the game and buying his own set and packs?
Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:25 PM
Nope. He's a poor slacker. And he's more interested in shadowrun and they have a deckbuilding game coming out that he's saving himself for… but IDK. Maybe if we get together and play again sometime… messaging him now.