Sunny Lebeau: Security Specialist

Sunny Lebeau: Security Specialist

Identity: Natural
Deck size: 50 • Influence: 25 • Link: 2
"Mommy will be home soon, sweetie. She has to kick some ass first."
Illustrated by Matt Zeilinger
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Data and Destiny (dad)

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Many people may be dismissive of Sunny as her 2 doesn't seem to justify her min. deck size of 50, but she's actually worth a second look.

Sunny is actually the polar opposite of Leela Patel: Trained Pragmatist. While Leela is inherently better against Fast Advance decks, Sunny works better against Glaciers.

Cards like Underworld Contact work with her right away without the need for any additional support cards, and with her in-faction Cloud breakers (GS Sherman M3, GS Shrike M2, GS Striker M1), you might want to consider throwing in some Data Folding.

Her console, Security Nexus, costs a whopping 8, but with a high enough link (or enough credits), Sunny essentially gets a free/cheap inside job on ANY ice you choose.

The only problem is getting enough creds and clicks to play all these cards down. Cards like Career Fair, Modded, Datasucker and Multithreader can help with installing cards and making runs cheaper, but you'll want to put down 3x of these because of that 50 card deck size, and it also eats up influence pretty quickly.

If the Corp hasn't won yet by the time Sunny is set up, then they are in for a brutal late game, as no server is safe. Popular cards like Archangel, Assassin and even Ash 2X3ZB9CY are pretty much neutered when you have 5 or 6 , and Security Nexus helps you get by annoying cards like Tollbooth. Even 5 or 6 ICE remotes aren't safe with proper use of Security Chip.

Just don't bring her to a NEH Fastrobiotics heavy meta, they'll score out 7 points before you get a chance to say "Globalsec".

(Data and Destiny era)
154
totally agree. Sunny is really prone to a meta that splashes 'The All-Seeing I' and any FA deck. As a player that played against "Sunny Taps Out" using Sparks Agency FA, if you can't setup SanSan, get enough credits, protect Central server, you are in a world of Pain once Sunny locks down RnD, genuinely frustrating to not be able to Top Deck AstroScript. Any tracing ICE and Upgrades are laughable to Sunny, gaining credits clicklessly and significantly high links are at her disposal. Once, Mumbad cycle comes out, the all mighty Caprice Nisei wouldnt be able to stop Sunny. I like the 'Globalsec' remark. I expect to see Sunny in competitive tournaments unless FA meta makes a comeback. —
Yeap! The All-Seeing I and Corporate Town would be bad for any runner, but particularly devastating against Sunny. So that has to be taken into consideration as well. —
Yeap! The All-Seeing I and Corporate Town would be bad for any runner, but particularly devastating against Sunny. So that has to be taken into consideration as well. Once The Turning Wheel comes out, I can save influence on multi-access, and put in more draw/econ cards. —
The problem here is, any other runner 1 link runner can have sunny's game plan. Andy starts with a link and digging further into her smaller deck, making it easy to draw her second link source. Kate has a smaler deck size, and installing her second link it made cheaper because of her ability. —

None/fewer of those fun cloud breakers though

While Sunny was never the most popular identity (or the strongest), she was well loved and we will all be sad to see her go with the next rotation.

The card pool of Sunny is pretty good, but she was slowed by the fact of being a 50 cards deck. That additional 5 cards (or 10 cards, if compared to Tāo Salonga: Telepresence Magician) makes it difficult to reliably get her main piece of tech early.

The main attraction of Sunny was to get Security Nexus in faction. When Endurance was banned, it became again a possible console, since runners were now used to pay 8 for a console. But now that runners were used to pay 5 influences for Endurance, then Security Nexus became not so bad, at 3 influences.

The suite of breakers of Sunny are interesting, because they do not take any MU for Sunny. And White Hat is a very unique card in its ability to show the hand of the corp and shuffle back 2 cards from it.

With 25 influences (like all mini factions), you can do have nearly archetype. The difficulty is the 50 cards, which will impose that you have more draw power or ability to filter your own deck.

For draw, without spending influence, you have Earthrise Hotel, Verbal Plasticity (seldom played), Jailbreak (kinda) and DreamNet. This later card is really good with Sunny, since you have the condition required to get 1 and drawing one card per turn, instead of just drawing one card, which is great value, especially when combined with Jak Sinclair for a "free run".

Gachapon and Asmund Pudlat are great ways to find cards and reduce the deck size.

Speaking of Jak Sinclair, this can allow Sunny Lebeau: Security Specialist to be able to use Deep Dive to see 2 cards, making it a great way to dig for agendas.

Finally, 2, that usually quickly get to 3 with Security Nexus, is amazing against tracer ices. You can let an ice like IP Block fire at no risk. It also complement with well Black Hat, Office Supplies, White Hat, Security Chip and especially Security Nexus, which all rely on link strength. Traces are getting phased out, so it feels natural for Sunny Lebeau: Security Specialist and her card pool to be phased out also.

A wonderful identity, a wonderful art, a wonderful quote, a wonderful amount of lore behind this identity. Wonderful job.

(Parhelion era)
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