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Subject: [DECK] Taking a stab at Whizzard rss

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This is all theory, as I haven't had a chance to play this deck since writing it up.... 20 minutes ago.

Some of you may remember that while I can think of stratergies and whatnot, I have a hard time cutting cards.

The idea behind this deck is to trash everything possible. And eventually win.

I'm looking for ideas on what to cut. 82 is a big deck, so I'd be pleased to get it down to ~50ish.

Thanks!

Deck Created with CardGameDB.com Android: Netrunner Deck Builder

Identity:
Whizzard: Master Gamer (What Lies Ahead)


Total Cards: (82)

Event: (23)
Deja Vu (Core) x3
Demolition Run (Core) x3
Retrieval Run (Future Proof) x3
Stimhack (Core) x3
Surge (Humanity's Shadow) x3
Infiltration (Core) x3
Dirty Laundry (Creation and Control) x2
Sure Gamble (Core) x3

Hardware: (12)
Cyberfeeder (Core) x3
Grimoire (Core) x2
Dyson Mem Chip (Trace Amount) x3
Plascrete Carapace (What Lies Ahead) x2
Clone Chip (Creation and Control) x2 ■■

Program: (25)
Darwin (Future Proof) x3
Datasucker (Core) x3
Djinn (Core) x3
Imp (What Lies Ahead) x3
Medium (Core) x3
Parasite (Core) x3
Crypsis (Core) x3
Self-modifying Code (Creation and Control) x2 ■■■
Paricia (Creation and Control) x2 ■

Resource: (22)
Ice Carver (Core) x2
Liberated Account (Trace Amount) x2
Scrubber (A Study in Static) x3
Xanadu (Humanity's Shadow) x2
Kati Jones (Humanity's Shadow) x2
Public Sympathy (Cyber Exodus) x2
Same Old Thing (Creation and Control) x3
Armitage Codebusting (Core) x3
Sacrificial Construct (Core) x3 ■

Influence Values Totals -
Anarch: 90
Criminal: 0
Shaper: 15


P.S. Yes, feel free to laugh at my silly ideas.
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I think you forgot the kitchen sink... whistle
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Not sure this even qualifies as a deck at this point; more of a collection.

Whizzard seems like a reasonable choice post-Jackson, but I think pretty much the last thing he needs is additional trash creds. I would probably not start there when looking for a theme.
 
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Quarashi wrote:
I think you forgot the kitchen sink... whistle


It's a Shaper card and I'm out of influence. blush

dangerouslycheesy wrote:
Not sure this even qualifies as a deck at this point; more of a collection.

Whizzard seems like a reasonable choice post-Jackson, but I think pretty much the last thing he needs is additional trash creds. I would probably not start there when looking for a theme.


That's a fair point. Maybe drop Paricia, since one or more Scrubbers should give him plenty of trashable funds. I figure Surge, Imp, and the various ways to get them back will help counter decks with few things to trash.
 
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Cool deck, I would add 3 more wildsides and 3 of daily casts!
 
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Few things to cut off the top (most of them I don't see why you have them, if you have a reason to keep them, then by all means do that its your deck!)

Retrieval run: what is so expensive you need to cheat it into play?

2 Mediums, you have Djinn and can tutor for it one should be enough.

You could also probably cut two Crypsis as well for the same reason. \

Dyson mem chip I think is unnecessary. You will rarely need more MU than 1-2 Djinn and Grimore will give you.

infiltration. Personal preference there. I haven't run that card since core.

Sac. Construct can be cut you have enough recursion as it is. Use that influence to get another SMC and/or clone chip.

That is all I have at the moment. But that is 15 cards off the top that should help.
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Just off the top I'd cut Paricia and Scrubber, I've not often found turns where I need to save more than 3 credits trashing stuff.

Sacrificial Construct doesn't have many beneficial interactions here, if you had a Faerie you might have a case since it can keep it in play, but Clone Chip will do the same job and work with more cards (though a bit more expensive).

3-ofs on your viruses are unnecessary (except maybe datasucker), considering you have Djinn you could probably cut them all down to two or even one for some.

2-of Xanadu won't do what you want, you're likely to draw it midgame when a lot of ICE is rezzed already.

Darwin badly wants far more support than you're giving it, you need to either warp more choices around it or cut it for better things.

You probably don't need 3-ofs on Stimhack, Demo Run, or Infiltration.

Retrieval run isn't getting you much value here without Morningstar/Femme
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Thanks for the advice. The idea behind the retrieval runs was to bring back Imp after using its counters. I think I'll take your suggestions, cut the deck down to 60-some cards and see how it does this weekend.

Thanks again!
 
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How competitive is this weekend play?
 
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You know when you're building a deck you really should start out with an idea and then selects card that will let you support that idea.
That will usually cut the amount of available cards to about 60.
Then you ask yourself, what cards are paramount to make the strategy work? Those are the ones you bring 3 of. The cards that are merely important, use 2. The ones that are sometimes sort-of-kind-of nice to have: 1 of.

Then play test the bejesus of the deck and balance the rest, often you'll find that what needs to be cut is evident.

Play testing makes all the decisions armchair quarterbacking can't.
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Dovian wrote:
How competitive is this weekend play?


Not very.
 
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cervantes3773 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. The idea behind the retrieval runs was to bring back Imp after using its counters.


Well, you've already got Deja Vu for that (and Parasite, and Crypsis, and anything else really).

I agree that Scrubbers and Paricia are probably unneccessary. I have a Whizzard deck that I really want to fix up a bit. I rarely ever felt that I needed more than his 3 recurring credits. Heck, even SanSan only costs you 2 credits out of pocket.

Once you get Opening Moves consider cutting something for Rook. It's terribly useful as economy denial.

Darwin is interesting, but requires a lot of setup and is slow. I'd recommend watching the video Apreche posted to see how he used it (that deck looks like fun though).

Also, Scud posted an update of his Whizzard deck on Card Game DB recently.
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I've been running a Whizzard deck lately with some similarities.

With Djinn, you can safely cut 2 of the 3 Mediums, unless you're looking to double up on Mediums for extra cards. You can also safely cut 1 Crypsis and 1 Darwin, since Djinn will help you find them.

I've tried running Scrubber with Whizzard, and it's just overkill. Cut all three.

You could add Nerve Agent, so you've multiple looks at either R&D or HQ.

Other likely cuts: 3x Dyson Mem Chip, 2x Clone Chip, 2x Self Modifying Code, 2x Public Sympathy, 2x Paricia
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Why stop at 82! Might as well play 3 of every neutral and anarch card.
 
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Out of your deck, I would cut:

Demo Run x3
Retrieval Run x3
Darwin x3 OR Crypsis x3 OR some combination
Dyson Mem Chip x3
Djinn x3
Medium x3
Paricia x2
Ice Carver x2
Liberated Account x2
Xanadu x2
Public Sympathy x2
Same Old Thing x3
Sacrificial Construct x3
Scrubber x3 OR Plascrete Carapace x2 and 1x something else

Cutting Scrubber would help this deck the most, but I understand if you want to make a deck that "trashes ALL THE THINGS"

This stuff is what you're going to miss the least IMO. IF you really love the Medium dig strategy, take out Surge and Grimoire to make room (those are cool, but you don't need them). Also, if you hate losing Djinn, remember that you're way more streamlined than before and have less need for search (especially because you have Self-Modifying Code already).


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