this list was built for the Startup Format Side Event at German Nationals 2022 and ultimately won the title!
For the accompanying 'vegetarian Jinteki' Corp List look here
This deck played both the semi - final, and the final part of the single sided top 3 and won them both.
The name of this list is derived from the timeless translation of "Prepaid VoicePAD" to
(vaguely gesturing at a Stimhack reference here) and the stunning speed it is able to assemble a Rig for maximum Khusyuk benefit. Paired with the criminal early pressure provided by Boomerang and Inside Job, it becomes difficult to defend against. Unless you play asset spam I guess...
So - you're the kid of some prodigy.
Maybe a bit of a prodigy yourself.
But not in that way.
You did notice some shared preferences though - including the urge to build needlessly complicated tech-stuff and toying around with telecommunication infrastructure. But other than that? Unlike the old guard, you know some crafty guys and love your cat instead of some lifeless paintings . Pretty much the whole shebang feels totally different....
What do you do?
Tournament Report for the Startup Side Event for German Nationals 2022
Me: gets tagged
also Me: doesn't care when The Class Act got trashed.
Ob: Retribution trashes the only Corroder
also Me: (frantically digs for Boomerangs)
This game made me realize this list needs more expendable programs (than just a single Cezve) to actually be able to steal an SDS Drone Deployment on Weyland matchups
R2: won against @Tradon's Pravdivost Consulting - in the end 2 Khusyuks were enough to get 2 agendas out of R&D, and the surprising economy of the deck allowed for a Bellona Steal at the end.
R3: lost against @Pommes' Near-Earth Hub: Broadcast Center - which ended up being the only defeat of Az on the day. The asset spam was real and this list definitely could not keep up and eventually needed to concede the cred war. I feel like I did give him a run for his money though. We both agreed both our games were thrilling and ultimately very enjoyable.
R4: won against @DL7RRK's Haas-Bioroid: Precision Design - in which I got very lucky because I avoided an early loss by getting into an early remote with an Inside Job, seeing a 4-Advanced Clearinghouse, but being on the verge of bankruptcy when I that unexpectantly needed to be trashed as well. Not needing money to steal Bellona really spoils you filthy as a runner.
Runners Up Finals: won against @velotramplers Jinteki: Personal Evolution. The 'Top Cut' was open decklist - which has been greatly to my benefit. I saw 2 Clearinghouse and 2 Urtica Cypher as the only advance-able assets, which greatly emboldened me to run advanced remotes, when I knew I could tank the Urtica Damage - which was usually only on turns where I installed a The Class Act, or played a Diesel to get the cards in Grip up to strength.
Grande Finals: champion of swiss @Virulentz had most faith in his Weyland Consortium: Built to Last. Even though only his Hoshiko was undefeated in swiss... I guess that means that only he can claim for his runner deck to be undefeated onthe day ;) .
Huge shout out and Thank You! again to @114141 for the deck building input on the cliché deck change (and putting up with that) the night before the event!
I guess that warrants an explanation. I had dabbled with Az, then Prepaid Az, then Prepaid Khusyuk Az for a while - but in the standard format. I was a bit sad, when it became clear that the power level of that play style would probably not be enough to be competitive in Standard. When I (narrowly) did not make the cut for the Standard event with @Bing005's excellent Wonderwoman. Then I realized most of the cards used on previous attempts were actually Startup material. So I decided to give it one more shot in that format. Crucial suggestions where:
keep 2 Tread Lightly
more green Diesel is never wrong for crim
dissuading me from running Flip Switch
A version of the deck discussed had Wildcat Strike in it which I consider a good include, but on account of me not bringing the actual card (in addition to time constraints that arose when it became clear that I had only brought a single Masterwork, and would definitely need to proxy the other 2) I left the last influence unused. Maybe I should follow the advice given and ignored about only playing 2 Mutual Favors ;). Another cut suggestion: the Lucky Charm has been a nice "Cantrip" (i.e. costing nothing with the Az rebate in addition to drawing a card back with Masterwork (v37) ) but it never felt essential in a field I did not face Anoetic Void in, and Ob getting Border Control from trashing Envelopment is a non-issue. I'm also on the fence about VRCation - in theory it can benefit greatly from being free with prepaid. drawing 4 after loosing a lot of cards to Jintekis Net Damage for just one click. But that requires it not getting trashed by the net damage itself. Also in terms of overdrawing you only really want to discard 4 cards in this deck - the extra copies of Docklands Pass and Q-Loop, and 2 extra copies of Masterwork. During the day I was never sad to see it, but it was never a play-almost-instantly as opposed to Diesel
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