Two Merls, One Pup (2nd @ Waco Store Championships)

WildM 287

Deck name is easy to remember but technically incorrect. I dunno man, everything is Shop nowadays.

Here's a deck concept I'm pretty excited about. Marcus Batty + Grail Ice + Chronos Protocol + Blacklist = trash all of their programs, snipe them from grip, then rez Blacklist if needed and enjoy an impossible-to-break scoring remote. If they don't want to run, go ahead and score out your HoKs/GFIs.

For some weird reason, rezzing a Caprice actually kept me from winning one match. Runner had one card in hand after a particularly nasty Merlin and I had two scored HoKs ready to fire (I wanted to see if they had an answer to the Merlin).

Anyway, there are a few improvements to be made. Add a GFI to reduce agenda density (replacing a Clone Retirement/Fetal), swap the Medical Breakthroughs for Fetal, etc. It's a side effect of last-minute deck decisions.

Still, try it out! The ability to add subroutines to Grail and then fire off Batty is great at turning half your ice into program trashes.

3 comments
11 Mar 2016 PureFlight

I really like Chronos Protocol - glad to see it got you far in a SC!

Seems low on - are you clicking for creds all the time?

Why Quicksand over Wall of Static or Himitsu-Bako?

11 Mar 2016 RubbishyUsername

I'm gonna guess Parasite fodder on the latter.

11 Mar 2016 WildM

@PureFlight: If games lasted a while, money definitely became a concern. I've fixed that a bit by trading the Quicksands for Snowflakes. I'll also try dropping the Caprices for Medical Research Fundraisers or Restructures next games I play. It wasn't very often that those actually benefited me.