D.C. #27: Amped Schupp

Congratulations to Joe Schupp! In a field of 400, he rose to the top to be crowned the 2018 World Champion of Netrunner! Johno and Chris - who finished in a particularly impressive second - discuss their holiday to a business park in Minnesota and finish with a new dumb game.


Worlds Plaza (0:00:33)

Johno and Chris reminisce about the goings on at the 2018 Android: Netrunner World Championships at FFG’s Magnum Opus event. They cover King of Servers, the main event, deck decisions and comparisons and the social events that distracted us across the week.

Worlds 2018 on ABR
Joe’s winning Valencia list
Joe’s winning CTM list
Chris and Johno’s CTM list
Comrades CTM list
Chris’ Maxx list
Johno’s Valencia list
Ben “dodgepong” Torell’s Twitch archive
Full Immersion RPG podcast featuring Alex White, Johno, Chris, Don Bowden and Alice Rees
The Escape Game Minneapolis


Dean Lister (1:03:25)

A new dumb game! Johno and Chris each bring a subtype to the table. Their challenge: to alternately name cards with those subtypes until one of them is forced to give up. This time the subtypes are (click for answers):

Stealth
Ritzy


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D.C. #26: Emptied Mind

Johno and Chris are waist-deep in Regional season and look over the meta as it exists now after the release of Reign and Reverie and before UK Nats and Magnum Opus. They wrap up with a game of Artist Colony featuring the SanSan and Mumbad cycles.


All-Seeing I (0:01:19)

Johno and Chris go through each faction and discuss where they are in the meta right now. They touch on the new cards each faction got from Reign and Reverie and how that has affected (or not affected) their viability right now.

Reign and Reverie on NetrunnerDB
Patchwork
Asger Soerensen's regional winning Maxx list
Liza Talking Thunder: Prominent Legislator
Paragon
Kyuban
Akiko Nisei: Head Case
DJ Fenris
Sportsmetal: Go Big or Go Home
Gatekeeper

Thimblerig
Fly on the Wall
Arella Salvatore
The Outfit: Family Owned and Operated
Too Big to Fail
Lady Liberty
"Recoco CI" list


Artist Colony (0:44:00)

Johno and Chris alternate describing the art on SanSan and Mumbad cycle cards for each other to guess.
"Where are we? Well, we're in India. We're in some kind of temple, outside, maybe in some kind of atrium..."
"We're in cyberspace. Everything is kind of bluey-green. There's a horizon of light in front of us..."
"In cyber space there is only darkness, except for a bright, burning wheel of fire"
"We are in a building, maybe an apartment building. In the foreground is a man in a suit..."
"This card has a woman, very close in on her face. She has hair down one side and cyber tubes in her skull..."
"We are in an underpass maybe. A very disused tunnel with grafitti on the walls. There's an illicit meeting going on..."
"There's a stick with a thing on it, like a pole. There's a snake coiled around it, hissing at you. It's a snake on a pole."
"We are in cyberspace. There is a burst of colours, an explosion of blobs of light blue flying toward you..."
"In India, there is a very nice building. It's monumental, wide, with vaunted arches. We're outside in a plaza in front of it."
"We're in cyberspace. There's a big circle of white light. Behind it are three circles in blue light. Above all of these circles are figures..."
"This looks like a big screen. It has lots of people on it, silhouettes. In front there are people talking about what's on the screen..."
"This is in the real world. There is a building. It's a grand building, lit up at night. In front of it is an elephant on a pedestal..."


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D.C. #25: Rotomturret

Whrrrrr! Patrick "RotomAppliance" Gower endured over a long weekend of Netrunner to be crowned European Champion!

And yet, sadly, his success was vastly overshadowed by the announcement by FFG that they would be ending official support for Android: Netrunner. On this sad occasion, Johno and Chris touch on the news that cannot be ignored, then plough on regardless to discuss Kampala Ascendant. Then they move their focus to the European Championships, finishing with the results of our prediction game.


Apocalypse (00:00:40)

Johno and Chris briefly discuss the shocking announcement by Fantasy Flight that the game of Android: Netrunner as we know it will soon be no more.

FFG's official announcement
NISEI, the fan-driven organisation planning to prolong Netrunner



Game Day (00:33:30)

Johno and Chris discuss how they did and the meta in general at the 2018 European Championships, including some of their favourite moments across a fun weekend.


Unorthodox Predictions (00:56:00)

Johno and Chris recap the Unorthodox Predictions game and run through the results. Score along at home!

Winning Corp:
Pālanā Foods: Sustainable Growth

Winning Runner:
419: Amoral Scammer

Winning deck one-of:
(Loads)

Winning Runner sleeves:
Red

A player that will make the top 4:
Patrick Gower, Dominic Milinski, Chris Dyer, Asger Soerensen

UK vs the World as majority of the cut:
Exactly equal!

Number of non-Omar Rebirths in the cut:
1 - Dave Hoyland into Kim

Worst Faction:
Weyland

Best Mini Faction (and finishing position):
Adam: Compulsive Hacker (23)

An ID with exactly one player:
(Quite a few)


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D.C. #24: Unorthodox Predictions

A bumper episode packed with pre-Euros content! The 2018 European Championships are coming, and Johno and Chris start by perusing Whispers in Nalubaale, the latest pack which will be legal at the event. Then they move on to the current meta and break down what your options are on each side and in each faction, then Chris tells us all what to play, thank God. And then, the predictions game is back: we glance into our murky crystal balls and glimpse the future, and encourage you to play along.



The All-Seeing I (00:32:45)

Johno and Chris dig deep into the current state of the meta and the archetypes that are in a good position right now on each side.


Unorthodox Predictions (00:55:46)

Johno and Chris make their way through a series of categories and cast their predictions, discussing the "popular" vote so far. The game is still open until the event begins, so you can enter as well! No prizes, just fun and glory!

Make your own predictions!

Winning Corp:
Johno - Titan Transnational: Investing In Your Future
Chris - Argus Security: Protection Guaranteed
Public - Cerebral Imaging: Infinite Frontiers

Winning Runner:
Johno - Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe
Chris - Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe
Public - Valencia Estevez: The Angel of Cayambe

Winning deck one-of:
Johno - Rebirth
Chris - Ice Carver
Public - Rebirth

Winning Runner sleeves:
Johno - Red
Chris - White
Public - Red

A player that will make the top 4:
Johno - Peter Dinya
Chris - Asger Soerensen
Public - Chris Dyer

UK vs the World as majority of the cut:
Johno - UK
Chris - UK
Public - UK

Number of non-Omar Rebirths in the cut:
Johno - 0
Chris - 3
Public - 1

Worst Faction:
Johno - Criminal
Chris - Jinteki
Public - Criminal

Best Mini Faction (and finishing position):
Johno - Adam: Compulsive Hacker (33)
Chris - Adam: Compulsive Hacker (49)
Public - Adam: Compulsive Hacker

An ID with exactly one player:
Johno - Harishchandra Ent.: Where You're the Star
Chris - Nasir Meidan: Cyber Explorer
Public - Custom Biotics: Engineered for Success

Bold Prediction:
Johno - Eight different factions represented in the cut
Chris - Top four players are from different countries, but on identical IDs


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D.C. #23: Planned Assault

The European Championships are hoving into view over the horizon and Johno and Chris are frantically pretending to be ready!

In this episode, they peruse the two latest packs for their picks, discuss how they approach tournaments and prepare their decks with an eye on Euros, then finish with a game of Calling in Flavours!



Planned Assault (00:36:04)

Johno and Chris go into some detail about how they prepare for a tournament, choosing and tweaking decks and settling on the perfect list to play for 8 rounds of gruelling swiss.



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D.C. #22: Illicit Sails

Avast, me hearties! Captain Johno and his trustworthy first-mate Chris take to the sea amid the changing winds of the MWL. Which bold new directions can we hope to explore? Which depths will never again be seen?

Then, they crack open a treasure chest of a new data pack, Down the White Nile, filled to the top with glimmering riches!

Finally, they reminisce on recent Store Championships, focussing on the Bristol Store Championship at which our two heroes levelled pistols at one another! Hear who walked the plank, and tales of the feared dreadpirate "Hayley" who's been sighted on these seas.

Yarrrrr!




Biased Reporting (00:52:40)

Johno and Chris chat about their performances at recent Store Championships, with a focus on Bristol which they both attended. They skirt over Johno's decks and Chris' corp, all of which were boring, to get straight to Chris' "Pirate Hayley" and dissect it.

Milton Keynes SC on ABR
Bristol SC on ABR
Dark Sphere SC on ABR
Johno's Fishy CTM list
Johno's Seamus Val list
Chris' CI Moons list (actually a very slightly different older version)
Chris' Pirate Hayley list
Deep Data Mining
Kongamato
Grappling Hook
Tech Trader
Laguna Velasco District
Skorpios Defensive Systems: Persuasive Power
Assimilator
Rachel Beckman
Kakugo
Ashigaru
Miraju
Hard-Hitting News


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D.C. #21: Award Bait 2017

Johno and Chris catch up after Christmas for a bumper episode, in which they pick out some talking points from Sovereign Sight, the first pack of the Kitara cycle, and then don their finest suits for a glitzy awards ceremony celebrating the best of 2017.


Mandatory Draw (00:03:00)

Johno and Chris discuss Sovereign Sight which is now out (although not yet on our shores), and pick out some favourite cards.

Sovereign Sight on NetrunnerDB
Yusuf
Assimilator
Asa Group
Calibration Testing
By Any Means
Zamba
Puffer
Mganga
Urban Renewal


Deadies 2017 (00:43:29)

Johno and Chris discuss the best of 2017 across a range of categories. Here are the categories and some of the discussed nominations:

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Best Card (Runner)
Bloo Moose *
Tapwrm
Aaron Marron
Sifr

Best Card (Corp)
Friends in High Places *
Estelle Moon
Obokata Protocol
Violet Level Clearance
IPO

Most Improved Card (Runner)
Sacrificial Construct *
Information Sifting

Most Improved Card (Corp)
Excalibur
Lakshmi Smartfabrics *
Contract Killer
Tech Startup

Best UK Player
Seamus Macleod *
Laurie Poulter
Sam Burdock

Best Moment
UK Nationals Commentary (Chris)
Only Connectrunner (Johno)

Best Game
UK Nationals Round 4 game vs Catherine Underwood (Chris)
Bournemouth SC Final vs Toby Chippington-Derrick (Johno)

Best Meme
Maw
"Who or What is Keegan Lane?"
Game Loss in our Time *
Mining Accident
 

The Chris Dyer Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement
People who give up their time to run and judge tournaments, especially big ones


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D.C. #20: Wilf-o'-the-Wisp

Chris has returned from the 2017 World Championships, and has tales to tell!

He and Johno break down the predictions from the last episode and see just how correct - or indeed incorrect - we all were.


Thanks once again to Ben "beyoken" Ni, Dave "cerberus" Hoyland, Laurie Poulter, Seamus Macleod, Dave "rotage" Saiya, Alice "shanodin" Rees, Catherine Underwood, Scott "spags" Pagliaroni and Alex "vinegarymink" White, who provided predictions for what would be seen at Worlds.

As a reminder, the categories were:
- Winning Corp identity
- Winning Runner identity
- A Top 4 player
- Worst (non-mini) faction
- Best mini faction and finishing position
- More US or non-US players in the cut
- Winning corp's deck sleeves colour
- A 1-of in either of the winning decks
- Number of beanies worn on stream during the cut
- Bold prediction


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D.C. #19: Precognition

The 2017 World Championships are almost upon us!

Johno and Chris briefly discuss the banned/restricted list after being struck by the podcasters curse, and having major news break immediately after a release.


Then they move on to the difficult task of predicting what we'll see at Worlds! There are multiple categories that require their predictive talents, and they've even drafted in some community members to give their input too: Thanks to Ben "beyoken" Ni, Dave "cerberus" Hoyland, Laurie Poulter, Seamus Macleod, Dave "rotage" Saiya, Alice "shanodin" Rees, Catherine Underwood, Scott "spags" Pagliaroni and Alex "vinegarymink" White!

Stay tuned as the categories get more ridiculous culminating with the Bold Prediction category! If you're interested in making your own predictions to compare after, the categories are:
- Winning Corp identity
- Winning Runner identity
- A Top 4 player
- Worst (non-mini) faction
- Best mini faction and finishing position
- More US or non-US players in the cut
- Winning corp's deck sleeves colour
- A 1-of in either of the winning decks
- Number of beanies worn on stream during the cut
- Bold prediction


We finish with "Turntable", a very fun feature that may never return! Johno has found five songs that share song titles, artist names or even album names with Netrunner cards. Join Chris in an attempt to work out the cards being hinted at. It's Name That Tune... Netrunner style!


We mentioned the Full Immersion podcast at the end of the episode, maybe a good choice for any long flights you have coming up! It's an actual-play RPG story set in the Android universe, and you can check it out here: http://neoreadinggrid.co.uk/fullimmersion/.


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D.C. #18: Rebirth

Dead Channel returns! We'll be less strict with the "click" structure of episodes going forward, but hopefully we'll still be a good listen.

Johno and new regular co-host Chris "nemamiah" Dyer are excited by the prospect of rotation and the revised core set, and discuss some of the ins and outs, and what we can expect from the brave new world.

Editor's note: This episode was recorded before the announcement of the updated Most Wanted List and its bans and restrictions. We'll discuss these changes in our next episode so stay tuned!



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D.C. #17: Viper

Johno is joined once again by special guest co-host and world champion Chris "nemamiah" Dyer! They start off by whipping through Station One, the second Red Sand data pack, picking out some of the more interesting cards. Then they chat about the fallout of the new Most Wanted List and the likely direction of the meta in a meta snapshot update. In click 3, they chat about the "Snek draft" that has been running in the UK community and has proven interesting to take part in and spectate. Finally, they finish off with a particularly dumb game.


Click 1: Mandatory Draw: Station One - 00:02:18

We're slightly more on Mars or something! We pick out and discuss some highlights from Station One.

Counter-Surveillance
Los: Data Hijacker
Möbius
Load Testing
Replanting
MCA Informant


Click 2: The All-Seeing I - 00:28:50

After the meta has been ever-so-slightly entirely changed by the release of a new Most Wanted List, it's only fair to get a meta update, and with Chris in the house, what better time? Chris gives his thoughts on the new MWL, and gives a meta forecast (scattered showers of chaos, followed by a cold, glacier front moving in from purple/red)

Friends in High Places
Caprice Nisei
Pālanā Foods: Sustainable Growth
Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire
Aaron Marrón
Armand "Geist" Walker: Tech Lord
Political Operative
Interdiction
Sensie Actors Union
Mumbad City Hall


Click 3: Restructure - 00:45:37

Recently, Chris has been involved in a so-called "Snek draft" a special format (run by Ben Ni) that involves the entire card pool being drafted, NFL style, for exclusive use, and the eight players try to build viable decks from only the cards they drafted (and the undrafted). Chris takes us through how he made his decisions in each round, and how building a deck in this format is really interesting and enjoyable.

The Draft Board (google spreadsheet)
The Draft Board (as imgur album)



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D.C. #16: Panic Button

The NAPD have been hard at work, chasing down leads and putting the squeeze on informers, and they've identified the new threats we face on the net. That's right, a hot new multi-tiered Most Wanted List has landed, and Johno and Joey slam the Panic Button to bring you their immediate reaction.


We spend all four clicks discussing the new influence "levels" and the ins and outs of the list itself, as well as some cards that could be conspicuous in their absence.

Enhanced Enforcement Tactics (FFG Announcement Article)

Maximum security 3-influence cards:
Faust
Şifr
Rumor Mill
DDoS
Blackmail
Sensie Actors Union

New inmates in the 1-influence block:
Temüjin Contract
Bio-Ethics Association
Mumbad City Hall

Old-timers:
Architect
Breaking News
SanSan City Grid
Mumba Temple
NAPD Contract
D4v1d
Parasite
Wyldside
Yog.0
Cerberus "Lady" H1
Clone Chip

Released on parole:
Eli 1.0
Desperado
Prepaid VoicePad

On trial?
Medium
Knifed / Forked / Spooned
Paperclip
Account Siphon
Aaron Marrón
Friends in High Places
Hard-Hitting News


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D.C. #15: Quest Completed

Adventure is on the cards in this episode! We strike out for our first taste of Mars with a Daedalus Complex Mandatory Draw, then we discuss training Johno's young padawans. In click 3, we explore Shaper events through the medium (hey that's a card!) of art alone. Finally, we go totally off-track and talk about the Legend of Zelda - particularly the latest instalment Breath of the Wild - in a Chatterjee University. It's dangerous to go alone! Take this (episode of Dead Channel).


Click 1: Mandatory Draw: Daedalus Complex - 00:07:03

We discuss the first pack in the Red Sand cycle!

Exploit
Mad Dash
Kakugo
Synth DNA Modification
Jemison Astronautics
Oberth Protocol
Khondi Plaza


Click 2: Levy University - 00:35:27

Johno has started a new job and basically works for Globalsec now. Also, his colleagues are board gamers, AND YET they are not Netrunner players??? This wrong must be righted. In this segment, we discuss how Johno can bring Netrunner as a totally new game to players to introduce them correctly.

The ETF deck
The Kate deck



Click 4: Chatterjee University - 01:07:31

Hey! Listen! We take some time out from boring Netrunner to chat about Breath of the Wild, the latest game in the Legend of Zelda saga, and we both like it a lot! Minor spoilers, mostly restricted to the first 10 hours.


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D.C. #14: Anonymous Tip

We call on our friends from both high and low places in this episode. First, we chat to reigning World Champion Chris "nemamiah" Dyer for a quick forecast of where the meta is right now, and what decks you should expect to face in competition. Then Johno breaks down the "Dyper" archetype with none other than Dyper-In-Chief David "rotage" Saiya. We crack out the thesauruses for a quick game, and then get spoopy with a chat about FFG's newest LCG, Arkham Horror: The Card Game.


Click 1: The All-Seeing I - 00:09:16

World Champion Chris Dyer joins us on the phone for an in-depth look at what's rampaging its way across the meta right now.

"Joeybacks" asset spam NEH
"Railgun" shutdown kill combo NEH
CI7
"Hasty" CI
Aaron Marron
Sifr/Strike Dumble
Recent Andromeda
Archives Interface


Click 2: Harmony Deck Tech - 00:25:58

In this deck tech, we break down Dyper, with the architect himself, David Saiya.

"Dyper - An Introductory Text" (Dave's Stimhack.com article)
Version 1: Pre-MWL
Version 2: Post-MWL
Version 3: Apoc Version (top 16 at Worlds)


Click 3: Dino-thesaurus - 00:53:25

It's the return of "Sinister Bottom", the game in which we scramble card names by replacing each word with a synonym from the thesaurus, now rebranded... as "Dino-thesaurus"!

Anarch events:
Mad Arranging
Abandoned Murder
Cage Operation
Anxiety the Mob
Building a Door
Deduction Writing
Hunt Ended

Criminal events:
Extraordinary Obtain
Lenient Imprint
Rapid Rendition
Arranged Invasion
Restricted Soiree
Crisis Closed Below
Within Duty


Click 4: Chatterjee University - 1:01:42

In non-Netrunner chat this episode, Johno tries to convince Joey to buy into the latest FFG LCG, Arkham Horror: The Card Game!

Arkham Horror: The Card Game, on FFG
ArkhamDB.com


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D.C. #13: Retrieval Run

Returning from our January hiatus into the midst of Store Championship season, we have quite a few things to catch up on! Two data packs were released, so we squeeze out the highlights of both into a mandatory draw, then we recap the tournaments we attended over the last month and a half, and the direction the meta has taken in that time. We finish with a fun game in which we discover that Weyland assets are in fact incredibly forgettable.





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D.C. #12: Award Bait

Johno and Joey take a whistle-stop tour of the past year of Netrunner, reminiscing about the journey the meta has taken. Then we don our finest black tie to announce the winners of the 2016 Deadies, our "prestigious" awards across a wide range of categories.

Warning: If you are not a Slack user, you can probably duck out when we hit our final category, "Best Meme", as it will be almost entirely meaningless to you. Even better, you could JOIN THE FUN!



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D.C. #11: Precognition

Special guest co-host and World Champion Chris Dyer (Nemamiah online) returns! He and Johno get excited about Terminal Directive, the "campaign" expansion coming for Android: Netrunner, break down Chris' Worlds-winning CTM list in detail, attempt to build a Slee deck, and finish with a game of Calling In Flavours.


Click 1: News Now Hour - 00:02:42

Terminal Directive has been announced! It will be a campaign-style expansion which contains new cards, and more interestingly, a new way to play Netrunner, and we are fascinated! Johno and Chris speculate on what we will see, and what we hope we'll be getting when we inevitably get it.

FFG's Announcement Article


Click 2: Harmony Decktech - 00:16:12

We have a detailed look at Chris' CTM list that he piloted to World Champion. We very thoroughly look through all of his card choices and some of the alternatives he considered, as long as what changes he might make for the upcoming meta.

Snekbite (The List)
NBN: Controlling The Message
TheBigBoy's CTM list
Commercial Bankers Group
Mumbad Virtual Tour
Hard-Hitting News
Exchange of Information
Resistor
Pop-up Window
Tollbooth
Data Raven
Cobra
Gejben's Nordics CTM list
Data Ward


Click 3: Brainstorm - 00:42:05

Johno and Chris attempt to build a deck around Chief Slee and attempting to get a Chief Slee kill. Thanks to Lane for playing us!

Chief Slee
Gagarin Deep Space
Tour Guide
Jeeves Model Bioroids
Encryption Protocol
Corporate Troubleshooter
Pop-up Window
Sandburg
The Finished "Greensleeves" list
The Game
Lane's Khan deck
Crisium Grid



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D.C. #10: The Worlds Is Yours*

*if you're special guest co-host and 2016 World Champion Chris Dyer.

Johno meets up with new world champion Chris Dyer (find him online as Nemamiah) for a chat about Intervention, some lengthy reminiscing about Worlds - in particular the decks that he piloted to success - and a game of Artist Colony.


Click 1: Mandatory Draw - 00:01:34

Intervention has arrived, and now that Worlds is over, we actually read the cards, and discuss a few of our favourites, plus some honourable mentions:

En Passant
Hasty Relocation
Chief Slee
Best Defense
Bulwark
Smoke


Clicks 2 & 3: Worlds Plaza - 00:21:02

After a thrilling week away at the FFG World Championships with the rest of the British cohort, we chat about Chris' preparation, the decks he settled on and faced and how much fun the trip as a whole was (spoiler: a lot).

Worlds Standings
Chris' CTM
Chris' Whizzard
Ben Ni's Sync
Ben Ni's Maxx
"San Francisco" Whizzard
Progenitor
Dave Rogers' "Killing Kittens" (very similar to Ben's list, but a more detailed write-up)
3rd/4th place CTM
Johno's NEH
Johno's Andromeda
Surly Brewery
Run Last Click
Johno's KOS Hayley (which was actually Dave Saiya's Worlds deck)
Official FFG Twitch channel (and archive)
Dodgepong's Twitch channel (and archive)



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D.C. #9: Hyperdriver

Johno's getting hyped for Worlds! The boys convene to chat about Escalation and the thrilling cards therein, discuss Johno's prep (or lack of it) for Worlds, flail hopelessly in trying to build a deck on the spot, and then finish with a quick game.


Click 1 - Mandatory Draw - 00:02:03

Escalation is here! And if you like code gates, or breaking code gates (also over-the-top murder) have we got a pack for you! We pick out some choice cards and break them down.

Fairchild 3.0
DNA Tracker
Houdini
Peregrine
Black Orchestra
Net Mercur
BOOM!


Click 2 - Planned Assault - 00:33:46

Joey interrogates Johno on his preparation for Worlds, which has seen a few tournaments - both online and in real life - and some internal fretting about which decks to play.

FFG World Championships
King of Servers team event


Click 3 - Brainstorm - 00:46:13

After a request from listener James M, Johno and Joey attempt to build a glacier NBN deck based on Full Immersion RecStudio. They spends ages building a variety of terrible decks (don't worry, we cut most of that out!), and then have a late change of heart and quickly build a surprisingly viable deck.

Full Immersion RecStudio
New Angeles Sol
Eliza's Toybox
The final decklist
Watch the video



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D.C. #8: Hard At Work

Joey's started a very time-consuming new job, so sadly this time we're Hard at Work and a click short. But! There's still plenty of #content within as we discuss Blood Money, some recent tournaments that Johno attended and get in touch with our inner artists.


Click 1 - Mandatory Draw - 00:04:34

We chat Blood Money and the four cards we think most worthy of discussion.

Blood Money on NRDB

Rumor Mill
Paperclip
Temujin Contract
Prisec


Click 2 - Game Day - 00:36:39

Johno's been busy in the last week! He qualified for the 4-person UK Stimhack League Finals and did... well. Then he ran/played in/streamed/everythinged the Reading BABW Qualifier, and finished by attending the London BABW Qualifier, which took place the very next day. We also explain The Bell by popular demand.

Johno's Russian NEH
Johno's Andromeda
Stimhack slack details (including invite link) - Once you've signed up, join the #uk channel and say "hello"!
UK SHL Finals stream (on Ben Ni's Youtube channel)
BABW.net - details about the whole series
BABW Reading Qualifier standings
BABW London Qualifier standings
NeoReading Grid Twitch with BABW streams (for now)
Female/Non-Binary BABW Qualifier


Click 3 - Artist Colony - 01:03:33

Using only descriptions of the art, we try to guess random cards!

Sahasrara
Drug Dealer
Aghora


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