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 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
Pālanā Foods: Sustainable Growth
Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire
Armand "Geist" Walker: Tech Lord
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.
Click 4: Exchange of Information - 01:12:13
In a new game(!), Chris and Johno play a twist on Monikers/Time's Up etc, and attempt to guess HB cards using descriptive clues at first (shown below). Then they guess those same cards again with only one-word clues, and finally guess once more with only sounds effects allowed.
"An asset that makes money with man sexbots"
"A piece of ICE designed by Jeremy Zwirn"
"An agenda that lets you get cards from Archives"
"An agenda that's worth 0 points"
"An asset that gets counters when you rez things, and you can reveal agendas from your hand"
"A card that you use to give bioroids extra subroutines, makes them more murdery"
"A little boy who's an ICE"
"A layabout. He's the son of a famous director"
"One of several pieces of ICE of the same theme. It's the best one of those"
"Trashes programs. Whirrrr"
"An ID that has a lot of cards in hand"
"Don't tread on me"
"ICE that is bad against AIs, on remotes."
"Gets you an extra click"
"Makes money when the runner made an unsuccessful run"
"Really big ICE, you take lots of brain damage"
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