The Iron Android 100 Geek Gold Challenge - Week 2: Frame Job
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Welcome to Angel Arena! Where the top minds of both runners and corporations battle it out on the lunar surface to see who can become the next:

Iron Android


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The Challenge will run over 8 weeks and is open to everyone. Each week the contestants will be given an Android:Netrunner card to build a deck around. They will be graded by the community by giving thumbs, and will be judged on the following criteria:

1) Use of the Challenge Card. The challenge card should play a major role in the deck. Ideally, the deck should fail without it.

2) Originality.

3) Description of the Deck. You can post just your deck. But individuals who go the extra mile with the theory behind their card choices are clearly the superior Iron Android.

4) Effectiveness. Can the deck win? How do we know that? Play testing is not a requirement. It's just likely to improve your vote count.

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The winner will be determined by the number of thumbs received by the following Sunday at a mystical time known only as 'when Pete gets his but out of bed and logs on to check the results.' The results will be written in the comments section to record them for the final standings. The next weeks challenge will appear at roughly the same time.

Anyone can vote by thumbing any/all entries they deem worthy of being an Iron Android.

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The discussion/announcement thread for the entire challenge is here.

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After the 8 weeks, the votes for each contestant from ALL weeks will be tallied (but only those votes recorded at the end of the week, later votes will not count). Only one submission per week will be counted per person (so if you put two decks in, whichever gets the most votes will be counted to your total). The winner of the final will receive 20 and be forever known as the:

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This Weeks Card:

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Frame Job


This week's competition was won by
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1. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
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Here's my entry, though I think Frame Job will start being way more useful after a few more datapacks come out (Blackmail will make this pretty awesome).

I'll try to give it a shot this week and see where it goes. I have a feeling it might work a bit better with Kate just so you can get more copies of useful cards (Dirty Laundry), but I'll try it mostly as-is for now.

The Notorious C.T. (41 cards)

Chaos Theory: Wunderkind

Event (19)
2 Dirty Laundry
3 Frame Job ••••• •
2 Modded
3 Notoriety
2 Quality Time
2 Scavenge
2 Stimhack ••
3 Sure Gamble

Hardware (6)
2 Doppelganger ••••
2 R&D Interface
2 The Personal Touch

Resource (7)
2 All-nighter
2 Personal Workshop
3 Professional Contacts

Icebreaker (6)
1 Femme Fatale
2 Gordian Blade
1 Ninja ••
2 Snowball

Program (3)
3 Self-modifying Code

Built with http://netrunner.meteor.com/

Strategy

In order to get the most out of Frame Job, we need to play it early and forfeit a one point agenda for it. The Corp might not always have one point agendas, though. Well, if the Corp might not have any we'll just have to make our own. How? Notoriety!

The goal of the deck is to score as many Notoriety as early as possible. Lots of burst economy and some program tutors should help you get in, and Doppelganger and All Nighter will help score multiple Notoriety in one turn. These will be used to forfeit to Frame Job and get the bad pub engine rolling!

Once you get the bad pub, you can use it for your breakers, and you can also use it to fund a Personal Workshop, and start getting those R&D interfaces out to get a lock going. Doppelganger's still useful here, too, since you can use make more runs and take advantage of the bad pub even more.

Deck size is 41 instead of 40 because with the program tutoring (3x SMC) and card draw (2x Quality Time, 3x PC), we can get away with adding one extra card.

Card choices

Chaos Theory - The smaller deck size helps us get the cards we want faster, and the extra MU is nice because it means we always have room for an SMC

Dirty Laundry - If we're going to be making Notoriety runs, we might as well get paid for it
Frame Job - get that bad pub on!
Modded - Gets all sorts of things out cheaper
Notoriety - make your own 1 point agenda to forfeit for bad pub!
Quality Time - more card draw to get what we need, in case it's not coming fast enough
Scavenge - Retarget the femme, or just get back a trashed program (just trash an SMC)
Stimhack - Good early burst to make some early money and get stuff out of the workshop or installed with SMC, to get those runs going faster.
Sure Gamble - Money!

Doppelganger - make the most out of your notoriety turn, and also the bad pub you'll get after you get the frame jobs out. Only 2 because influence and you don't need it on turn 1.
R&D Interface - For the late game lock
Personal Touch - useful for upping the ninja by 1 strength to beat archer or flare cheaper, or saving money on femme

All nighter - for the Notoriety turn
Personal Workshop - Profit off of the bad pub if you have stuff left over from the run
Professional Contacts - Make your card draws and hunting profitable

Femme Fatale - for the really annoying ice to break
Gordian Blade - Efficient code gate breaker
Ninja - Efficient sentry breaker, especially with one Personal Touch on it. Just one because we can use Femme as a backup
Snowball - Not-so-efficient barrier breaker, but we can't afford the influence for Corroder

Self-Modifying Code - get those programs out faster
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2. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
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Deck Created with CardGameDB.com Android: Netrunner Deck Builder

Identity:
Rielle "Kit" Peddler: Transhuman (Creation and Control)


Total Cards: (45)

Event: (18)
Infiltration (Core) x3
Notoriety (Trace Amount) x3
Sure Gamble (Core) x3
Test Run (Cyber Exodus) x3
Tinkering (Core) x3
Frame Job (Opening Moves) x3 ■■

Hardware: (6)
Dyson Mem Chip (Trace Amount) x2
R&D Interface (Future Proof) x3
The Toolbox (Core) x1

Program: (13)
Gordian Blade (Core) x3
Magnum Opus (Core) x2
Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control) x3
Snowball (Trace Amount) x3
Pipeline (Core) x2

Resource: (8)
Borrowed Satellite (Creation and Control) x3
Daily Casts (Creation and Control) x3
Public Sympathy (Cyber Exodus) x2

Influence Values Totals -
Anarch: 6
Criminal: 0
Shaper: 68

I think if you are going to run with Frame Job then you really want to be able to generate your own Agenda points. The only card that can do that is Notoriety. I cant say that I would ever use an 2 or 3 point agenda on Frame Job. I mean 1 bad publicity...That is not going to make or break a game. In the end I really just think I would keep the agenda point. That's 1/7 closer to victory.

...Actually you can sit back and wait for the corporation to make their move. Just need to get 2 agendas [assuming they are 2 or 3 point] from the corporation for a win. you can look at their remote server and then pounce on it. The deck can generate large sums of money and punch its way through pretty much any ice when needed. More ice is not more protection either since the shaper +strength persist until the end of the run....

There are plenty of cards that generate income for the runner here:
Sure Gamble, Daily casts, Public Sympathy and Magnum Opus.

There are a few cards that let you search for programs to get out what you need sooner than later.

the Extra links help protect against traces.
The extra hand size helps when you are forced to discard due to various dangers of hacking corporate servers (that everyone is familiar with).

The rest is just safety cards to avoid traps (on remote servers) and better navigate ice more efficiently.

This is a solid playing deck. It does well in many aspects without using the usual suspects as a crutch (I am looking at you data sucker....although the deck does exceedingly well with it in there).

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3. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
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Atman Shop
Deck Created with CardGameDB.com Android: Netrunner Deck Builder

Identity:
Chaos Theory: Wunderkind (Cyber Exodus)


Total Cards: (40)

Event: (16)
Frame Job (Opening Moves) x2 ■■
Stimhack (Core) x3 ■
Notoriety (Trace Amount) x3
Quality Time (Humanity's Shadow) x2
Diesel (Core) x3
Test Run (Cyber Exodus) x3

Hardware: (5)
Clone Chip (Creation and Control) x3
R&D Interface (Future Proof) x2

Program: (12)
Corroder (Core) x1 ■■
Datasucker (Core) x3 ■
Atman (Creation and Control) x3
Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control) x2
Parasite (Core) x1 ■■
Femme Fatale (Core) x1 ■
Deus X (A Study in Static) x1

Resource: (7)
Personal Workshop (Cyber Exodus) x3
Kati Jones (Humanity's Shadow) x2
Same Old Thing (Creation and Control) x2

Influence Values Totals -
Anarch: 14
Criminal: 1
Shaper: 58



This Deck uses Personal Workshop as a way to profit from the BP Credits.
As you can use this credits during the run you can also use them to install stuff from your Personal Workshop.

I am using Test Runs, as they let us use the Program, and then give it back on top of the deck. This comes in handy to play host them on workshop in the next round.

The most important economy card is Stimhack together with Workshop & SMC. This is how we will get our Atmans/Femme on the Table.

Parasite fits perfect in the Deck as we can use it often with Testruns + CClone Chip. It will help us a lot killing 0 strength ice so we don´t need a atman at 0.

We also have a corroder to help with Icewalls, the lowest Atman we will need is at 2 for Enigma/Pike.


Each Testrun gives us 2 uses of Parasite, as we use it once, then get it back on the Deck to play it on workshop,so we can use it at instant speed during runs with our BP Credits.

Same Old Thing is mostly there to reuse our Testruns for more parasites or in some cases reuse a stimhack to get a expansive Atman into play.

With Atman and Suckers + Corroder our rund won´t cost much, so the Bad Publicity and some Katie Jones uses should cover this with ease.

A big weakspot of this Deck is Netdamage, as we plan on using stimhacks a lot and won´t have much card in hand. To counter that, we use Deus X.

Testrun+SOT, SMC and Clone Chip will also work for Deus X if we need it this should be enough net damage prevention.

I don´t run PCs as Deckspace is really tigth, if you think you really need them i suggest just putting them in, 2 more cards won´t matter all that much with the amount of card draw this deck has.

Notoriety is there to give us something for Framejob and can also be used to get you the last point you need.

Try to get one as early as possible and use it for Framejob, then use your BP Credit as often as you can.


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4. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
Edwin Twentier
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Bad Publicity Mill (45 cards)

Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire

Event (16)
3 Deja Vu
2 Demolition Run
3 Frame Job
2 Levy AR Lab Access
3 Stimhack
3 Sure Gamble

Hardware (5)
3 Cyberfeeder
2 Grimoire

Resource (7)
1 Daily Casts
2 Liberated Account
2 Personal Workshop
2 Wyldside

Icebreaker (3)
3 Crypsis

Program (14)
3 Datasucker
3 Djinn
1 Gorman Drip v1
2 Imp
2 Medium
3 Parasite


So, call me crazy, but I don't like Notoriety, not in anything besides possible Collective beccause if you're going to make 3 runs, you should get something out of it, but that's another thought for another time. I also don't like Frame Job, but if you're going to put a card in my hands like this, I should prolly make the best of that.

On to the deck, it's Workshop Noise, the biggest drawback to Frame Job is the loss of at least 1/7th of your victory condition... if you're meaning to win via agendas, If it's just another card to get through, then why not use it.

Fourteen Virii in the deck go against the corp's R&D in a battle of can I do enough damage to your deck before you either hit me with a rock or have your plans come to fruition. Personal Workshops synergize with the BP that Frame Job should generate, while the Gorman Drip ecourages the corp to do something other than sit there and pop for 3 credits a turn while you're waiting to run them out of cards. Medium allows for some deep digs that can result in some big Demo Runs. Deja Vu gets you your virii back to wreack more havoc. Wyldeside fuels the whole thing and gets you to more virii and Djinns to play. The Levy's give you access to it all over again. This list does not contain Aesop's as you should be going through your deck at least twice before you stall out, hopefully your opponent has run out of cards by the time that happens.

I'm pretty much accounting for at least 58 cards to get through with Jacksons everywhere, but the thought of seeing a mill deck may cause the corp player to hold off on drawing, making otherwise decent hands a touch worse.

Anyway, here's what I think of with Frame Job, hope you enjoy and I hope to see some comments on what you think.
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5. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
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Notorious Noise Tag Me

Identity:
Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire (Core)


Total Cards: (45)

Event: (18)
Frame Job (Opening Moves) x3
Deja Vu (Core) x3
Notoriety (Trace Amount) x3 ■
Inside Job (Core) x3 ■■■
Vamp (Trace Amount) x3
Networking (Humanity's Shadow) x3 ■

Hardware: (5)
Cyberfeeder (Core) x3
Grimoire (Core) x2

Program: (15)
Datasucker (Core) x3
Darwin (Future Proof) x3
Djinn (Core) x3
Parasite (Core) x3
Crypsis (Core) x3

Resource: (7)
Data Leak Reversal (Future Proof) x3
John Masanori (Opening Moves) x2
Joshua B. (Cyber Exodus) x2

Influence Values Totals -
Anarch: 58
Criminal: 12
Shaper: 3


Agreeing with many of the other decks listed already, Notoriety is a good shot for spending the cost for Frame Job. Its BP then acts like another recurring resource like Cyberfeeder in this deck. Otherwise it is a poor tag me deck that does better when there is no kind of tag punishment.

Events:
Vamp - used as way to trigger tags for data leak
Inside Job - used to help score notoriety on first few turns
Deja Vu - to recycle parasites and imps
Frame Job - to get BP to add to recurring income
Networking - to get rid of tags quick if tag punishment is suspected

Hardware:
Grimore - to complement viruses
Cyberfeeder - to give recurring cheap income and help install viruses

Programs:
Standard viruses for Noise digs.

Resources:
Very scant to let tagging stand.
Joshua B. - to help with clicks for Notoriety and tags for Data Leak
John Masanori - to help with the draw and possibly tags for Data Leak
Data Leak Reversal - way to help mill and score agendas combined with Noise ability.


Overall this deck is designed to try to use little to score lots. And Frame Job helps give it more boost.

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