Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – May 26, 2015

Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – May 26, 2015

We opened up Spring Season 2 with a good crowd! We welcomed Paul out to Frogtown Hobbies for the first time, and he did well in his first league appearance with us!

Players and Ranking

Rank Name Prestige SoS RW CW W-T-L
1. Austin Mills
(Leela Patel / Near-Earth Hub)
9 20 3 2 2-1-0
2. Andrew Webber
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Replicating Perfection)
8 21 3 1 2-1-0
3. Paul Romanoski
(Andromeda / Blue Sun)
6 20 1 2 1-1-1
4. Larry Carter
(Leela Patel / Gagarin Deep Space)
6 19 1 2 1-1-1
5. Joel Szirony
(Leela Patel / Argus Security)
6 15 0 1 0-1-1
6. Logan Tibbetts
(Noise / Replicating Perfection)
6 14 0 1 0-1-1
7. Tim Farnham
(Edward Kim / Because We Built It)
5 12 0 0 0-0-2

SoS: Strength of Schedule / RW: Runner Wins / CW: Corp Wins / W-T-L: Win-Tie-Loss

Pairings for Round 3

Player 1 Player 2
Table 1 Austin Mills  vs Andrew Webber
Table 2 Paul Romanoski  vs Joel Szirony
Table 3 Larry Carter  vs Logan Tibbetts
Table 4 Tim Farnham  vs Bye

Results

Round 1
1 Larry Carter vs Andrew Webber 1 : 2 (R 1:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Austin Mills vs Joel Szirony 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Tim Farnham vs Paul Romanoski 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Logan Tibbetts vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 2
1 Paul Romanoski vs Austin Mills 0 : 3 (R 0:2 C · C 0:1 R)
2 Logan Tibbetts vs Andrew Webber 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Larry Carter vs Tim Farnham 3 : 1 (R 1:1 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Joel Szirony vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 3
1 Austin Mills vs Andrew Webber 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Paul Romanoski vs Joel Szirony 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Larry Carter vs Logan Tibbets 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Tim Farnham vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)

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Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – April 28, 2015

Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – April 28, 2015

As the first Spring season winds down, we said goodbye to David, on Tuesday, as he’s now off to Washington to become a big fancy doctor or something. Seriously, we wish nothing but the best, David! Keep in touch! As for the rest of you Toledo hooligans, here’s the results for Week 4!

Players and Ranking

Rank Name Prestige SoS RW CW W-T-L
1. Austin Mills
(Rielle “Kit” Peddler / Building a Better World)
10 12 3 2 2-1-0
2. Tony Bugoci
(Ken “Express” Tenma / Blue Sun)
8 16 1 3 1-2-0
3. Joel Szirony
(MaxX / Argus Security)
6 20 2 1 0-3-0
4. David Nery
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Titan Transnational)
6 14 1 2 1-1-1
5. Andrew Webber
(Hayley Kaplan / Near-Earth Hub)
4 24 1 1 1-0-2
6. Larry Carter
(Hayley Kaplan / The Foundry)
2 22 1 0 0-1-2

SoS: Strength of Schedule / RW: Runner Wins / CW: Corp Wins / W-T-L: Win-Tie-Loss

Pairings for Round 3

Player 1 Player 2
Table 1 Austin Mills vs Joel Szirony
Table 2 Andrew Webber vs Tony Bugoci
Table 3 David Nery vs Larry Carter

Results

Round 1
1 Joel Szirony vs Tony Bugoci 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Andrew Webber vs David Nery 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Austin Mills vs Larry Carter 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 2
1 Austin Mills vs Andrew Webber 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Joel Szirony vs Larry Carter 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Tony Bugoci vs David Nery 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 3
1 Austin Mills vs Joel Szirony 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Andrew Webber vs Tony Bugoci 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
3 David Nery vs Larry Carter 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)

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Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – April 14, 2015

Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – April 14, 2015

Mark and David continue their top-level play, finishing 1-2 once again! It was nice welcoming Drew into the league, and then also welcoming Tim to the group with a few casual matches between rounds. Hope to see you gentlemen again next week.

Players and Ranking

Rank Name Prestige SoS RW CW W-T-L
1. Mark Panetta
(Whizzard / Near-Earth Hub)
10 14 3 2 2-1-0
2. David Nery
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Replicating Perfection)
8 15 3 1 1-2-0
3. Larry Carter
(Leela Patel / Industrial Genomics)
6 22 3 0 0-3-0
4. Tony Bugoci
(Ken “Express” Tenma / The Foundry)
6 20 2 1 0-3-0
5. Joel Szirony
(Andromeda / Jinteki Biotech)
6 20 2 1 0-3-0
6. Jacob Merkle
(Nasir Meidan / Tennin Institute)
4 17 1 1 0-2-1
7. Andrew Webber
(MaxX / Cerebral Imaging)
4 17 1 1 0-2-1
8. Drew Francis
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Building a Better World)
3 16 2 0 0-2-1

SoS: Strength of Schedule / RW: Runner Wins / CW: Corp Wins / W-T-L: Win-Tie-Loss

Pairings for Round 3

Player 1 Player 2
Table 1 Mark Panetta vs Larry Carter
Table 2 Joel Szirony vs Tony Bugoci
Table 3 David Nery vs Drew Francis
Table 4 Jacob Merkle vs Andrew Webber

Results

Round 1
1 Larry Carter vs Tony Bugoci 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Joel Szirony vs David Nery 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Jacob Merkle vs Mark Panetta 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Drew Francis vs Andrew Webber 1 : 2 (R 1:0 C · C 0:2 R)
Round 2
1 Mark Panetta vs Andrew Webber 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Larry Carter vs Joel Szirony 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Tony Bugoci vs David Nery 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Drew Francis vs Jacob Merkle 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
Round 3
1 Mark Panetta vs Larry Carter 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Joel Szirony vs Tony Bugoci 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
3 David Nery vs Drew Francis 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Jacob Merkle vs Andrew Webber 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)

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Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – March 31, 2015

Spring 2015 Android Netrunner Results – March 31, 2015

Hard to think we’re already halfway through the first season, this Spring! Mark finished out the night in first, with 10 prestige. David and Joel followed up in 2nd and 3rd with 8 prestige.

Players and Ranking

Rank Name Prestige SoS RW CW W-T-L
1. Mark Panetta
(Whizzard / The World is Yours)
10 17 3 2 2-1-0
2. David Nery
(Andromeda / Engineering the Future)
8 13 1 1 0-2-0
3. Joel Szirony
(Andromeda / Near-Earth Hub)
8 10 1 1 1-0-1
4. Larry Carter
(Quetzal / Building a Better World)
7 22 2 1 0-3-0
5. Austin Mills
(MaxX / Blue Sun)
6 26 1 2 1-1-1
6. Andrew Webber
(Andromeda / Gagarin Deep Space)
4 19 1 1 1-1-1
7. Tony Bugoci
(Andromeda / Near-Earth Hub)
4 14 0 0 0-0-2

SoS: Strength of Schedule / RW: Runner Wins / CW: Corp Wins / W-T-L: Win-Tie-Loss

Pairings for Round 3

Player 1 Player 2
Table 1 Austin Mills vs Mark Panetta
Table 2 David Nery vs Larry Carter
Table 3 Andrew Webber vs Joel Szirony
Table 4 Tony Bugoci vs Bye

Results

Round 1
1 Mark Panetta vs Larry Carter 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Andrew Webber vs Tony Bugoci 3 : 0 (R 1:0 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Austin Mills vs Joel Szirony 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
4 David Nery vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 2
1 Austin Mills vs David Nery 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Andrew Webber vs Larry Carter 1 : 3 (R 0:2 C · C 1:1 R)
3 Mark Panetta vs Tony Bugoci 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Joel Szirony vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 3
1 Austin Mills vs Mark Panetta 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
2 David Nery vs Larry Carter 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Andrew Webber vs Joel Szirony 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Tony Bugoci vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)

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CheckMate Games Netrunner 2015 Store Championship Results

CheckMate Games Netrunner 2015 Store Championship Results

We have officially wrapped up our 2015 Android Netrunner Store Championship season with one last tournament at CheckMate Games here in Toledo! We’ll have a full writeup from Store Champion, Andrew Webber, coming soon!

Thanks everyone for coming to the event! We hope you all had a good time. For Toledo area players, make sure you check out how to be a part of our Spring League.

Players and Ranking

Rank Name Prestige SoS RW CW W-T-L
1. David Nery
(Andromeda / Engineering the Future)
14 36 4 3 3-1-0
2. Matt Wilson
(MaxX / Replicating Perfection)
12 37 3 3 2-2-0
3. Braden Galambus
(Reina Roja / Titan Transnational)
10 28 4 1 1-3-0
4. Andrew Webber
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Engineering the Future)
10 26 1 2 1-1-1
5. Paul Romanoski
(Noise / Near-Earth Hub)
9 28 2 1 0-3-0
6. Josh Gorciak
(Rielle “Kit” Peddler / Blue Sun)
8 34 2 2 1-2-1
7. Joel Szirony
(Andromeda / Near-Earth Hub)
8 34 3 1 1-2-1
8. Drake Cutcher
(Valencia Estevez / Replicating Perfection)
8 30 2 3 1-3-0
9. Jacob Merkle
(MaxX / Titan Transnational)
8 27 2 0 0-2-1
10. Max Williams
(Edward Kim / Near-Earth Hub)
8 25 2 2 0-4-0
11. Paul Avers
(Rielle “Kit” Peddler / Argus Security)
8 20 0 2 0-2-1
12. Ben Fenner
(The Professor / Custom Biotics)
6 42 2 1 1-1-2
13. Raphael Nishimura
(Chaos Theory / Tennin Institute)
6 36 2 1 0-3-1
14. Zach Jacobsen
(Leela Patel / Replicating Perfection)
6 32 0 3 0-3-1
15. Austin Mills
(MaxX / Replicating Perfection)
4 30 0 2 0-2-2

SoS: Strength of Schedule / RW: Runner Wins / CW: Corp Wins / W-T-L: Win-Tie-Loss

Pairings for Round 4

Player 1 Player 2
Table 1 David Nery vs Josh Gorciak
Table 2 Joel Szirony vs Matt Wilson
Table 3 Paul Romanoski vs Jacob Merkle
Table 4 Andrew Webber vs Ben Fenner
Table 5 Braden Galambus vs Raphael Nishimura
Table 6 Max Williams vs Zach Jacobsen
Table 7 Drake Cutcher vs Austin Mills
Table 8 Paul Avers vs Bye

Results

Round 1
1 Drake Cutcher vs Josh Gorciak 1 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 1:0 R)
2 Austin Mills vs Max Williams 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Andrew Webber vs David Nery 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Jacob Merkle vs Braden Galambus 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
5 Joel Szirony vs Raphael Nishimura 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
6 Ben Fenner vs Paul Avers 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
7 Zach Jacobsen vs Matt Wilson 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
8 Paul Romanoski vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 2
1 Matt Wilson vs Paul Romanoski 2 : 1 (R 0:1 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Ben Fenner vs David Nery 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Austin Mills vs Josh Gorciak 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Max Williams vs Raphael Nishimura 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
5 Joel Szirony vs Jacob Merkle 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
6 Braden Galambus vs Drake Cutcher 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
7 Paul Avers vs Zach Jacobsen 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
8 Andrew Webber vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 3
1 David Nery vs Matt Wilson 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Joel Szirony vs Josh Gorciak 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Paul Romanoski vs Max Williams 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Braden Galambus vs Ben Fenner 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
5 Andrew Webber vs Raphael Nishimura 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
6 Drake Cutcher vs Paul Avers 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
7 Zach Jacobsen vs Austin Mills 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
8 Jacob Merkle vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 4
1 David Nery vs Josh Gorciak 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Joel Szirony vs Matt Wilson 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Paul Romanoski vs Jacob Merkle 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Andrew Webber vs Ben Fenner 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
5 Braden Galambus vs Raphael Nishimura 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
6 Max Williams vs Zach Jacobsen 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
7 Drake Cutcher vs Austin Mills 3 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 1:0 R)
8 Paul Avers vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)

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Top 4 Bracket

2015 Android Netrunner Store Championship Top 4 Bracket

Spring 2015 Netrunner Results – March 17, 2015

Spring 2015 Netrunner Results – March 17, 2015

Well, it’s safe to say, Andy is still strong, winning over half of the total Runner Wins, on the night. Congrats to David on his full three round sweep, not giving up a single match all night.

Players and Ranking

Rank Name Prestige SoS RW CW W-T-L
1. David Nery
(Andromeda / Personal Evolution)
12 18 3 3 3-0-0
2. Jacob Merkle
(Andromeda / Titan Transnational)
8 13 3 2 2-1-0
3. Mark Panetta
(Leela Patel / Tennin Institute)
6 20 1 0 0-1-1
4. Andrew Webber
(Noise / Near-Earth Hub)
6 18 0 1 0-1-1
5. Joel Szirony
(Leela Patel / Near-Earth Hub)
6 17 0 1 0-1-1
6. Austin Mills
(MaxX / Personal Evolution)
6 13 1 2 0-3-0
7. Tony Bugoci
(Exile / Blue Sun)
5 19 1 2 1-1-1
8. Drake Cutcher
(Valencia Estevez / Replicating Perfection)
5 13 1 2 1-1-1
9. Larry Carter
(Reina Roja / Gagarin Deep Space)
2 19 1 0 0-1-2

SoS: Strength of Schedule / RW: Runner Wins / CW: Corp Wins / W-T-L: Win-Tie-Loss

Pairings for Round 3

Player 1 Player 2
Table 1 David Nery vs Mark Panetta
Table 2 Jacob Merkle vs Tony Bugoci
Table 3 Andrew Webber vs Austin Mills
Table 4 Drake Cutcher vs Larry Carter
Table 5 Joel Szirony vs Bye

Results

Round 1
1 Andrew Webber vs David Nery 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Austin Mills vs Drake Cutcher 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Joel Szirony vs Tony Bugoci 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Larry Carter vs Jacob Merkle 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
5 Mark Panetta vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 2
1 Jacob Merkle vs Mark Panetta 1 : 2 (R 1:0 C · C 0:2 R)
2 David Nery vs Joel Szirony 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Tony Bugoci vs Drake Cutcher 3 : 0 (R 1:0 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Austin Mills vs Larry Carter 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
5 Andrew Webber vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 3
1 David Nery vs Mark Panetta 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Jacob Merkle vs Tony Bugoci 3 : 0 (R 1:0 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Andrew Webber vs Austin Mills 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Drake Cutcher vs Larry Carter 3 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 1:0 R)
5 Joel Szirony vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)

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Netrunner Spring 2015 Season

Netrunner Spring 2015 Season

Starting next Tuesday, we’ll begin our Spring 2015 Season. And for Spring 2015, we’ve got THREE Organized Play Kits coming in. Two of these kits will be used for our league play, and one kit will be used for a one day Game Night Tournament, yet to be announced. This will give everyone the opportunity to earn a full playset of those Pop-Up Window Alt-Art cards! If you have more questions about our events, feel free to email us: info@boardintoledo.com or message us on Facebook.

Android Netrunner Spring 2015 Season Info

Ypsilanti Netrunner Store Championship

Ypsilanti Netrunner Store Championship

On Saturday, March 7th, four of us from Toledo made the trip up to Fun 4 All Comics & Games for their Android Netrunner Store Championship. It was a great time. Thanks to all the Michiganders for their hospitality.

We’ll be sharing our individual detailed write ups separately, so look for those soon!

Rankings after Five Rounds of Swiss

Rank Name Prestige SoS RW CW W-T-L
1. Tim Vaduva
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Near-Earth Hub)
17 56 4 5 4-1-0
2. Grant Nelson
(Chaos Theory / NEXT Design)
14 60 3 4 3-1-1
3. Matt Wilson
(Andromeda / Near-Earth Hub)
14 55 4 3 3-1-1
4. Derek Ballou
(Silhouette / Near-Earth Hub)
14 53 2 5 2-3-0
5. Braden Galambus
(The Professor / Custom Biotics)
14 34 3 2 2-1-1
6. Benjamin Fetter
(The Professor / Custom Biotics)
12 50 3 3 2-2-1
7. Raphael Nishimura
(Valencia Estevez / Tennin Institute)
12 44 2 4 1-4-0
8. Brandon Rice
(Rielle “Kit” Peddler / Engineering the Future)
10 53 3 3 2-2-1
9. Andrew Webber
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Engineering the Future)
10 52 3 3 1-4-0
10. Larry Carter
(Rielle “Kit” Peddler / Making News)
10 52 3 2 1-3-1
11. Joel Szirony
(Leela Patel / Blue Sun)
10 51 3 2 2-1-2
12. Malik Mathis
(Exile / Personal Evolution)
10 48 3 2 2-1-2
13. Jake Noble
(Edward Kim / Tennin Institute)
10 48 2 3 2-2-1
14. Josh Gorciak
(The Professor / Custom Biotics)
10 41 3 2 1-3-1
15. Ryan Bowler
(Edward Kim / Blue Sun)
8 67 3 1 1-2-2
16. Zach Jacobson
(Iain Stirling / Custom Biotics)
8 47 3 1 1-2-2
17. Jacob Merkle
(Gabriel Santiago / Personal Evolution)
8 46 3 1 1-2-2
18. Chris Clarke
(The Professor / Custom Biotics)
7 38 1 0 0-1-3
19. Charles Townsend
(Quetzal / Titan Transnational)
6 56 1 2 0-3-2
20. Travis Peters
(Noise / Personal Evolution)
6 44 0 1 0-1-3
21. Max Williams
(Chaos Theory / Cerebral Imaging)
6 42 1 2 1-1-3
22. Joe Groves (forfeit)
(Kate “Mac” McCaffrey / Engineering the Future)
6 20 0 1 0-1-1
23. Tim Steasick (forfeit)
(MaxX / Blue Sun)
4 16 0 0 0-0-2

SoS: Strength of Schedule / RW: Runner Wins / CW: Corp Wins / W-T-L: Win-Tie-Loss

Pairings for Round 5

Player 1 Player 2
Table 1 Matt Wilson vs Tim Vaduva
Table 2 Derek Ballou vs Grant Nelson
Table 3 Braden Galambus vs Malik Mathis
Table 4 Benjamin Fetter vs Ryan Bowler
Table 5 Larry Carter vs Josh Gorciak
Table 6 Brandon Rice vs Andrew Webber
Table 7 Zach Jacobson vs Raphael Nishimura
Table 8 Jake Noble vs Charles Townsend
Table 9 Travis Peters vs Joel Szirony
Table 10 Max Williams vs Jacob Merkle
Table 11 Chris Clarke vs Bye

Results

Round 1
1 Braden Galambus vs Ryan Bowler 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Josh Gorciak vs Andrew Webber 0 : 3 (R 0:1 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Benjamin Fetter vs Grant Nelson 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Zach Jacobson vs Malik Mathis 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
5 Chris Clarke vs Jake Noble 3 : 1 (R 2:0 C · C 1:1 R)
6 Tim Vaduva vs Joel Szirony 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
7 Raphael Nishimura vs Charles Townsend 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
8 Tim Steasick (forfeit) vs Max Williams 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
9 Larry Carter vs Matt Wilson 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
10 Jacob Merkle vs Brandon Rice 0 : 3 (R 0:1 C · C 0:2 R)
11 Derek Ballou vs Travis Peters 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
12 Joe Groves (forfeit) vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 2
1 Grant Nelson vs Malik Mathis 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Joe Groves (forfeit) vs Max Williams 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Ryan Bowler vs Matt Wilson 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Derek Ballou vs Tim Vaduva 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
5 Brandon Rice vs Chris Clarke 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
6 Andrew Webber vs Charles Townsend 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
7 Raphael Nishimura vs Jake Noble 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
8 Joel Szirony vs Tim Steasick (forfeit) 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
9 Zach Jacobson vs Larry Carter 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
10 Jacob Merkle vs Benjamin Fetter 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
11 Josh Gorciak vs Travis Peters 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
12 Braden Galambus vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 3
1 Grant Nelson vs Brandon Rice 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
2 Joe Groves (forfeit) vs Derek Ballou 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
3 Max Williams vs Matt Wilson 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
4 Ryan Bowler vs Tim Vaduva 0 : 3 (R 0:2 C · C 0:1 R)
5 Andrew Webber vs Braden Galambus 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
6 Malik Mathis vs Charles Townsend 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
7 Raphael Nishimura vs Joel Szirony 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
8 Chris Clarke vs Josh Gorciak 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
9 Jake Noble vs Travis Peters 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
10 Jacob Merkle vs Zach Jacobson 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
11 Benjamin Fetter vs Larry Carter 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
12 Tim Steasick (forfeit) vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 4
1 Grant Nelson vs Matt Wilson 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Derek Ballou vs Brandon Rice 2 : 1 (R 0:1 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Tim Vaduva vs Jake Noble 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Andrew Webber vs Raphael Nishimura 1 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 1:0 R)
5 Josh Gorciak vs Ryan Bowler 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
6 Max Williams vs Malik Mathis 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
7 Braden Galambus vs Charles Townsend 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
8 Joel Szirony vs Benjamin Fetter 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
9 Zach Jacobson vs Chris Clarke 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
10 Jacob Merkle vs Larry Carter 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
11 Travis Peters vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
Round 5
1 Matt Wilson vs Tim Vaduva 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
2 Derek Ballou vs Grant Nelson 2 : 2 (R 0:2 C · C 2:0 R)
3 Braden Galambus vs Malik Mathis 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
4 Benjamin Fetter vs Ryan Bowler 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)
5 Larry Carter vs Josh Gorciak 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
6 Brandon Rice vs Andrew Webber 2 : 2 (R 2:0 C · C 0:2 R)
7 Zach Jacobson vs Raphael Nishimura 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
8 Jake Noble vs Charles Townsend 3 : 0 (R 1:0 C · C 2:0 R)
9 Travis Peters vs Joel Szirony 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
10 Max Williams vs Jacob Merkle 0 : 4 (R 0:2 C · C 0:2 R)
11 Chris Clarke vs Bye 4 : 0 (R 2:0 C · C 2:0 R)

Statistics

Runner Identities

Corp Identities

Wins

Wins by Runner Faction

Wins by Corp Faction

Wins by Runner Identity

Wins by Corp identity

Win Types


 

Top 8 Cut Double Elimination Bracket

Android Netrunner Store Championship Top 8

Android Netrunner Winter 2014 Top 4 Playoff Report

Android Netrunner Winter 2014 Top 4 Playoff Report

I’ve been playing Netrunner with Joel since about December 2013, and we’ve steadily become more involved in our local community surrounding this awesome game. We host our tournaments at our FLGS, Frogtown Hobbies. The space there is fantastic with tons of room, and the staff is top-notch, always willing to help out and work with us to help grow the community. There really was no Netrunner scene there until Joel and I approached them; and after one season now, we’ve had a season high of 11 attendees on our regular league nights. Since this was more or less a trial run of our community-growing abilities, Frogtown got us just one Winter Tournament prize kit to test our mettle. And so began the grueling 16-week-long season (8 events) to pick out the most consistent players to participate in a top 4 playoff. Enough of that nonsense, let’s get to some profiles. 

Starting from the top of the standings:

Joel – By far the most consistently winning of all the participants. He’s been playing for a while now and really shows it. Usual decks you’re likely to see him with throughout the season are fairly standard Andy/Gabe decks and his Blue Sun flatline. During the beginning stages of discovering Netrunner, he ran mostly Jinteki: PE, so coincidentally we saw him returning to his roots on playoff night with Andromeda and Jinteki: PE. We’d typically collect $5 from everyone for tournament night entry; Frogtown would take $5 toward paying for the prize kit, and the top half of winners each night got store credit. So needless to say, Joel’s Netrunner purchases have been largely paid for over the past few months.

Larry – My favorite factions are Shaper and NBN, but I’m definitely not afraid to branch out if I have a decent deck idea to build around. During the season I played quite a few different types of decks including some Professor, Kate Workshop, Kit Stealth,  HB:ETF brain damage build, Industrial Genomics (super fun), Jinteki: RP, and NBN: Making News. I worked on different styled builds of Making News for quite a long time during the season, but once O&C dropped, I threw a couple Traffic Accidents in and the rest can be explained below. My Kit Stealth deck was really fun to play, and I found that once my rig was established, I could get in pretty much anywhere without much of a problem, but it was a bit too slow. I still ended up playing Kit, but no stealth. Instead we got the pressure out early with Cyber-Cyphers and eventually Torch.

Austin – This guy. The bane of my existence. During the regular season, my record against him is something like 2-20. I’d typically just flip the closest table over if we got paired. Austin’s definitely the most versatile player I’ve seen at our league nights. He’ll play pretty much anything if he’s seen some decent action around it. I’ve seen him play Harmony Medtech, Nasir, The Foundry, NEXT Design, MaxX, Leela — and he’s always just killing it with them. One match he turn 2 flatlined me with a PE deck when, with 3 cards in hand, I hit a Snare! on my first turn click 3, cleared the tag for 4 (why?!). Austin’s turn, install advance advance, top deck and score a Clone Retirement, one damage from PE for the flatline. Never again. Either way, Austin’s got a great grasp of card game mechanics from playing Magic and has been playing Netrunner since before I started. He rolled with a couple tier 1 sets for playoff night, Prepaid Kate and NEH FA.

Jacob – He’s running Noise and Jinteki: PE at all times. That’s all you need to know. He’ll bluff your face off and shell his remotes till you have no more cards left in your deck. He’s usually packing a single Scorched Earth for your click 4 Snare! or Kitsune action. Great guy, always there and ready to play. His Noise deck changes throughout the season, but for sure you’ll see Cache-Shop style. Some of the most exciting games I’ve played in our leagues have been against this guy, and he definitely deserved to make it as far as he did. See the opening sentence in this paragraph if you want to know what he’s running for the playoffs.

Sorry for all that, anyways we played a round robin playoff since everyone was pretty much indifferent toward the style. I struggled between wanting to play my RP deck or my very fun NBN: Making News deck that I’ve been working on most of the season. Decklists below:

 

NBN: Making News

Agenda (10)
3x AstroScript Pilot Program
3x NAPD Contract
2x Private Security Force
2x Project Beale

Asset (5)
2x Daily Business Show
3x Jackson Howard

Operation (18)
3x Hedge Fund
2x Manhunt
3x Midseason Replacements
3x Psychographics
2x Scorched Earth   ••••• •••
1x SEA Source
2x Sweeps Week
2x Traffic Accident   ••

Barrier (3)
2x TMI
1x Wraparound

Code Gate (6)
1x Inazuma   ••
3x Pop-up Window
2x Tollbooth

Sentry (7)
3x Data Raven
2x Flare
1x Information Overload
1x Shinobi   •••

15 influence spent (max 15)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)

Basic title of this deck is “You will be tagged.” Manhunt is a really good current that gets really annoying to runners and stops a lot of early face-checking until a decent economy is set up. With 2 extra credits for that trace every turn, it at least negates a click to clear that tag on click 4. Best scenario is Midseasons in hand and let the runner score an NAPD. At the least, it’s a trace 8 with Making News, and that’s usually enough to make the runner go “oh well” and take all the tags rather than fight it. This is where Daily Business Show comes in handy. At that point, I dump my agendas back into R&D except for Private Security Force with Jackson, protect R&D and wait for either 2 Scorched Earths, or one Scorched Earth and a Traffic Accident. Single Plascrete Carapace can usually be sniped by a Flare early game. Shinobi won me a game at a store championship recently, and Inazuma into Information Overload after a Midseasons is usually a straight win for me since it usually takes too long to recover by the time I get my meat damage pieces in hand. Sea Source for a big pinch with 2 Scorched in hand. Other alternative is Psychographics a PSF out with one Scorched in hand. Click, click for 2 meat damage with PSF and Scorch for the flatline. Otherwise, pretty easy to Astro-train out with Psychographics combinations. Just a lot of really good options in this deck.


Rielle “Kit” Peddler: Transhuman

Event (17)
3x Diesel
3x Dirty Laundry
2x Legwork   ••••
3x Stimhack   •••
3x Sure Gamble
3x Tinkering

Hardware (5)
2x Astrolabe
3x Clone Chip

Resource (12)
3x Daily Casts
2x Kati Jones
3x Professional Contacts
1x Utopia Shard   •
3x Woman in the Red Dress

Icebreaker (10)
1x Cerberus “Lady” H1
3x Cyber-Cypher
1x Deus X
1x Mimic   •
1x Sharpshooter
1x Snowball
2x Torch

Program (4)
1x Datasucker   •
3x Self-modifying Code

10 influence spent (max 10)
48 cards (min 45)

I really had a fun time with this deck, fast enough to be strong early game with Tinkering and Cyber-Cypher. And that’s what I really wanted, early pressure. My typical way of playing this deck is to throw out a Professional Contacts and draw up. Get some econ going and wait for a move. Typically the Corp will get some money, build up their scoring remote and plop and agenda down behind 2 ice against me with usually nothing except maybe an SMC out and a handful of credits. If I don’t have a Stimhack in hand I’ll pop SMC for Cyber-Cypher and Tinkering the inner ice to make it a code gate and grab an early agenda. If I do have Stimhack, I’ll Tinkering the inner ice and use the Stimhack credits to install my Torch. Two Legworks are excellent in here, and maybe explaining some of the rest of the deck will help explain why. Maybe you’re wondering what I’m doing with 3x Woman in the Red Dress. Well, combo this with a Utopia Shard, and you’re looking at a pretty easy game point agenda theft. WitRD, Corp sees an agenda on R&D and I’m on game point. I have pretty easy access to R&D usually by this point, so they pick it up. Trash Utopia Shard to force the Corp to trash 2 cards at random. Run, Archives to see if I’ve won, if I missed, Legwork. WitRD gives me quite a bit of information without actually having to waste the time and money to run R&D every turn. Deus X helped quite a bit against 2 PE opponents on playoff night.

Here’s how the night went:

Round 1 vs. Austin

You can imagine my disappointment to learn that I was playing Austin first. Terrible record against him during the season. I was hoping to warm up a little before facing him. Oh well. I Corped first and had a decent starting hand. Ice, ice, Hedge Fund. He had pretty good tempo going when he stole a Project Beale and an Astroscript off R&D early with myself at 0 points. However, after scoring that second agenda, I was able to land the Midseasons with 8 tags. A few turns later I Psychographics out a Private Security Force since I had no Scorched Earths or Traffic Accidents in hand yet. I slowed him down quite a bit with the flatline threat by clicking for 2-3 meat damage every turn while Daily Business Show allowed me to throw the agendas to the bottom while collecting pieces I needed. Click for damage, click for damage, Scorched Earth. First win down. Let’s switch.

Austin’s playing NEH, so I know I need to get out of the gate pretty fast. Stimhacked a remote with a card installed in it to install Torch and trash a SanSan City Grid. I think I trashed 3 or 4 of those throughout the match. It ended up coming down to the wire with both of us at 6 points. His turn, he plopped down a card in a remote with 3 ice on it, all I have is a Torch out, and he’s swimming in cash from Marked Accounts and PAD Campaigns. As a last ditch effort I trashed Utopia Shard to make him trash 2 cards from HQ at random; then I ran Archives stealing the Project Beale for the win. The card in the remote was another SanSan set to make me waste more time and money. 2-0 on my first round, and against Austin. Feeling pretty awesome!

Round 2 vs. Jacob

Jacob also went 2-0 in his first round against Joel, so I knew this would be a challenge. Playing, Noise and PE most of the season, he was pretty comfortable with his decks, but luckily that meant I was comfortable with his decks as well. I played Corp first once again. Ice R&D, ice on a new remote, install Astroscript in the remote. He didn’t run, so first Astro is scored. Meanwhile, he’s milling cards from R&D like crazy, and I’m drawing no ice that helps with that. He’s milled a Jackson, a Scorched Earth and a couple agendas, and he has 4 points scored. However, I was able to Midseasons him for something like 10 tags. He uses Levy AR Lab Access to draw up and a few turns go by until I have my pieces in line. Once I see he has no Plascrete out and 4 cards in hand, I eagerly show him Scorched Earth and Traffic Accident. He says, “Not so fast.” Then I remember that I’ve Had Worse is now a thing. So without thinking, I take back the Traffic Accident and leave the Scorched Earth out on the table (I’m an idiot). I hit the IHW and he draws back up out of range, and I only have 1 click left. No flatline this time. If I would’ve played the Traffic Accident first and missed the IHW, I could’ve Scorched him for the flatline before he can draw up with IHW. He recovers and runs Archives with my unrezzed Pop-up Window as the only protection and scores out for the win. My mistake. Excitement of the surprise got to my head. Next game.

The way I’ve always played against Jacob’s PE deck throughout the entire season is to basically run everything very aggressively. He plays the shell game with Snare!’s, Shi.Kyu’s, Ronin’s and Neural EMP’s, but I’m not buying his Mushin No-Shin’ed Junebug. He’s ready for the flatline anyway. So we duel it out the entire game, and unfortunately I have to take a Shi.Kyu for a negative point early on. 5-3 in points, he’s winning, and there are two Medical Breakthroughs already scored, so all he needs to do is top-deck one for the win. Nope, I steal it off R&D to bring it to 5-5. My SMC’s with Clone Chips have come in quite handily throughout the game allowing me to get out of Ronin-Neural EMP range after hitting a Snare! click 3 and using Deus X to avoid the damage. I know he has a Scorched Earth in hand also, so tags are a must pop. Oh, by the way, he’s scored 2 Chronos Projects so my earlier trashed Sentry-breaker is gone for good. All I’ve got out is Torch and Lady. Woman in the Red Dress kicks in on my last turn. Jacob reveals a Ronin and decides to leave it there; he has a Pop-up Window and an Enigma on R&D, so I know I’m in easily with the Bad Publicity I got from the Checkpoint he rezzed earlier. I literally have 3 cards in my hand, one card left in my stack and the rest of my cards “removed from the game.” So I run R&D for one, trash the Ronin. Run R&D for 2 snag a Philotic Entaglement for the win. That was pretty crazy, and I was almost positive I had lost that game. That’s a 7-6 win for me. Everything’s all tied up with me and Jacob having 3 wins each while Austin and Joel split taking them both to 1-3 records.

Round 3 vs. Joel

At this point, Jacob and I are at 6 points and Austin and Joel are at 2 points each for the playoff. So I really need to win to seal the deal on this and hope that Austin can at least split with him. I Corp first once again. This is a very interesting opening hand, and I’m not sure I would keep this again, but here it is against Andromeda: Manhunt, Jackson Howard, Jackson Howard, Scorched Earth, Scorched Earth. I’ll keep it. Turn one, install Jackson and rez, click Jackson for 2 cards, Sweeps week for 8 credits. No ice on any centrals. “Siphon me bro.” Sure enough, Account Siphon. I was hoping for this actually because usually Andromeda wants to play all her cards in her opening hand without having to discard. So click 1 is Siphon, click 2 is some other card, click 3 and 4 is clearing tags. Oh well, he has to discard 2 cards. He steals a couple agendas from R&D and I Midseasons him for 10 tags. Daily Business Show is allowing me to throw agendas to the bottom once again and grab the pieces I need. Very carefully, I play Scorched Earth click 1 remembering the I’ve Had Worse that burned me last time. I didn’t think he would pack an IHW, but still. Down to one card, click 2 I play the second Scorched Earth for the win. All right. Jacob has to win both games against Austin in order to beat me since I have the higher seed over the entire season. We could tie and I’ll still win.

Final game, my Kit plays against the shell game PE very well. Install SMC with 5 credits after he’s Mushin No-Shin’ed a card out naked. Run the card with SMC ready to install a Deus X against the Junebug. Oh look, a Future Perfect. I stole 2 more agendas to bring myself to 6 while Joel still had 0 points. At that point Jacob and Austin reported that they split, so the current points were: Me-8, Jacob-8, Austin-4, Joel-2. I come out on top whether I win or lose to Joel for this last game because of my higher seed. Joel concedes with my 6-0 lead.


 

Super exciting night. Thanks to Frogtown Hobbies for a great first season. I’ll be playing with my new Freelancer playmat now, and I’ll probably try a BABW deck just so I can show off the alt art ID. Jacob has the ID as well; he’s also got a custom-designed Scorched Earth playmat that Joel made to warn others of their impending face-melting. We’re really looking forward to the Spring Kits and growing the Netrunner community even more here in Toledo. Unfortunately, Frogtown did not apply in time to receive a Store Championship kit, but we’ll be running a Store Championship tournament a couple miles away over at Checkmate Games on March 28th here in Toledo. Hope to see you guys out there.

Android Netrunner Winter 2014 Results

Netrunner Store Championship Report – The Dark Side Comics & Games, Sarasota, FL

Netrunner Store Championship Report – The Dark Side Comics & Games, Sarasota, FL

Store Championship Report – by Andrew Webber

My father and I drove down to Lakeland to meet up with my mom and visit some family for a week. A few weeks prior, I checked online to see if there were going to be any local tournaments and I was lucky to find one that was just over an hour away so I had no choice but to go, obviously. We drove down from Toledo on Thursday and Friday, and I woke up and had to leave by 11 on Saturday to make it. SO MUCH DRIVING!

Going into this event I was very optimistic, mostly based on my experience and knowledge that this would most likely be a smaller event than last week’s in Michigan. I had scoped out the place online and found a facebook event for it and only 6 people had said they were attending so I was expecting 8-10 players (last week’s event had 16 on facebook and 22 ended up playing.) This is good news for me because I REALLY wanted one of the top 4 Kit playmats. With that said, on to the event!

I arrived about 30 minutes early and got to sit around and check the place out. Lots of table space, they had probably 30+ people around the room playing random games I had never seen before, and I got to speak with Joe, the Tournament Director a few times about how awesome Netrunner is and how badly he wants it to become a thing in the area. He told me he drove over an hour to be there and run the event, and a few other players also said they drove rather far to be there. When we got started, there were 10 players signed up. We ended up only playing 4 rounds of swiss without the top 4 cut even though we were “supposed” to have a cut. No big deal.

I took the exact same corp deck as last week with the hopes that the new Anarch stuff was still too new and untested for the players that would show up. I got to play a few games against Velencia and one game against MaxX with this deck, all of which I lost. So yeah, I didn’t want to see those IDs and probably not Noise also. Here’s the list again if you missed the last article:

Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future

Agenda (11)
3 Accelerated Beta Test
1 Bifrost Array
1 Director Haas’ Pet Project
3 NAPD Contract
3 Project Vitruvius

Asset (9)
3 Adonis Campaign
1 Daily Business Show *
2 Executive Boot Camp * *
3 Jackson Howard * * *

Upgrade (3)
3 SanSan City Grid *** *** ***

Operation (9)
3 Biotic Labor
3 Hedge Fund
3 Restructure

Barrier (6)
3 Eli 1.0
3 NEXT Silver

Code Gate (5)
3 NEXT Bronze
2 Viktor 2.0

Sentry (6)
3 Architect
3 Ichi 1.0

For runner, I switched the Kate build back to PPVP and took Dan’s deck that I had found a week before. It’s really solid and I found some discussion on a proper strategy to play through the game. Run through the deck as fast as possible and get your rig up and running, then LEVY and use all of your economy to pay for runs. This deck is able to apply pressure early due to SMC, Stimhack, and having a lot card draw between Astrolabe, Diesel, and Quality Time. Can spend clicks one and/or two getting money and then has the ability to get in anywhere almost for the entire game. It’s only trouble are bigger Sentries and so far, every one over strength 3 that can’t be dealt with by Deus X or Sharpshooter have traces that you can beat. The only ICE in the entire game there isn’t an answer for other than throw a parasite on it and wait is Susanoo-no-Mikoto, which I don’t think sees much play. If you know how to play this deck, it’s a beast.

Kate “Mac” McCaffrey: Digital Tinker

Event (23)
3 Diesel
3 Dirty Laundry
1 Indexing
2 Legwork ** **
1 Levy AR Lab Access
3 Lucky Find ** ** **
2 Quality Time
2 Scavenge
2 Stimhack * *
3 Sure Gamble
1 The Maker’s Eye

Hardware (10)
2 Astrolabe
3 Clone Chip
2 Plascrete Carapace
3 Prepaid VoicePAD

Resource (2)
2 Same Old Thing

Program (10)
2 Cerberus “Lady” H1
2 Cyber-Cypher
1 Deus X
2 Self-modifying Code
1 Sharpshooter
1 Mimic *
1 Parasite **

Match 1: Valencia and Blue Sun

Unfortunately for me, I got paired up with a really solid player in my first match, Chris. He was playing Valencia and Blue Sun. NO! I was facing my biggest fear in my first game. This was going to be rough. His Valencia build used Grave Digger, Corroder, Mimic, and Yog along with the Eater-Keyhole combo. I got out to a decent start building up ICE on my Centrals and he managed to play out a Grave Digger really early and trashed an Executive Boot Camp, Daily Business Show, and one SanSan to get 3 counters on Grave Digger. I ended up scoring out a Vitruvius I think to go up 2-0 and his next turn he used Grave Digger to triple mill me and then run archives to get 4 points. OUCH. I was able to come back and score a Beta Test and I think a Pet Project to get up to 5 and threaten the win, which I had in 2 turns I think. He spent a turn drawing, then I got some money to get in scoring range, and on his final turn he played Keyhole on click 1, Keyholed click 2 and missed, then Keyholed again on click 3 and got an NAPD which he stole click 4 to take the win. Ugh. Probably should’ve put an ICE on Archives. NEXT Bronze probably since he didn’t have his Yog out. Oh well. Great match.

Game 2 and I’m up against Blue Sun. I draw a Lucky Find, a PPVP, and a Lady. Definitely a great draw that can shutdown the turn 1 OAI-Curtain Wall play. He didn’t have the combo so we’re off to the races. I don’t remember the exact flow of the game, but I know I was maintaining quite a bit of pressure on HQ. I facechecked a Taurus which he set the trace to 5 and even though I beat it, he got to kill my Plascrete. After some rig building on my end and him building up his money and a scoring server, I managed to Stimhack into his scoring server which had a facedown ICE with a Data Raven rezzed behind it to get up to 4 points. I was feeling really comfortable but he managed to get quite a bit of money through playing an Enigma on a server with Amazon Industrial Zone for probably 5 turns in a row to keep gaining three credits (I wasn’t going to waste a Cyber-Cypher to shut that down). The turn after I stimhacked I drew up my hand, then his next turn he IAA’s in the scoring server and I still have an SMC on the table so I got money click 1 and then Stimhacked in again. He said “Uh-Oh” and then rezzed his first ICE (I don’t remember what it was) and then I took the tag from Data Raven, beat the trace with the stimhack money and ran into… a Ghost Branch. Put me up to 3 tags and I only had 2 clicks left with 1 card in hand after the brain damage. He had the Scorch in hand to close it out. Bummer. I mentioned how I love a 1x Ghost Branch in my Weyland decks and he said it was his only copy in there. Such a good surprise. I guess I should’ve been suspicious since so far I had only seen 1 and 2 pointers on the table, unless he was trying to over score an Atlas, which seems reasonable. Great game but two really tough losses.

0 Prestige. Ouch. Definitely not looking good for my chances to make top 4. Have to win a lot if I want a chance.

Match 2: Andromeda and Weyland BWBI

Well, I think I went from the hardest matchup of the day to the easiest. I forget my opponents name, but he was fairly new to the game (said he only played a handful of games before the tournament) and I ended up winning both games handily. He didn’t trash a SanSan when he had plenty of money to do so… basically waltzed my way to seven points as corp. On the other side of the table, he was playing Weyland BWBI. He got some money on his first turn, built a 3-deep server a few turns later to try and score out an agenda. I ran it click one, forcing him to rez 2 of his ICE and spend all his money, then Indexed, Ran, Ran to steal 3 points I think. He only had an Ice Wall in front of R&D so I was getting through with no effort. A few turns later played a Maker’s Eye and then Legworked him on click 4 and he spent all his money to rez an Excaliber, his only ICE on HQ. So yeah, definitely made some big beginner mistakes.

4 prestige. I think there were 3 players at 6 and 5 of us at 4 after the first two rounds. I think I’m back in the game here but feeling iffy on my Strength of Schedule standings (the guy I played round 1 ended up losing both in round two). I think I have to win at least 3 out of 4 games to have a chance at top 4.

Match 3: Ken Express and RP

As fate has it, I get paired up against the guy who won both against the guy that swept me in round one, Brody. He opted to run first. He was playing a PPVP-Desperado version of Ken which was really interesting. I guess you haven’t really lived until you’ve seen someone play Dirty Laundry to gain 7 credits… (where’s the Security Testing to make it 9?!?!). Early game, I was flying and got out to a decent lead fairly easily. Late in the game, I’m up 6-2 in agenda points and I’m just digging and digging. I manage to draw into a Beta Test and I have a Biotic in hand as well as a SanSan facedown on the table with 7 credits (win condition with EtF since I gain the credit when I install the Agenda). Next turn he Siphons me on click 2. I let him spend all his money breaking the ICE and then I rez the SanSan to go down to two credits and ask if he wants to access a card or steal the two credits I had left. He thinks for a few seconds and takes the money which he used to wipe the two tags on clicks three and 4. Next turn, I get 3 credits and he clicks Mr. Li a few times and then trashes my SanSan. I also had a Biotic in hand so I gain 3 again on my following turn and my worst fear comes true. He Siphons me again. WHY?!?!? So I spend my two next turns clicking for money and end up drawing a second Beta Test. Good news for me because even if he steals one I have the win. Turn after I get to 6 credits… again… he Legworks and happens to pull both Beta Tests to tie me at 6-6. So now I have to change my strategy to dig for another agenda. I get it in 2 turns and then on his final turn he plays down a second R&D Interface (he had 1 down for most of the game) and saw 3 cards to get the win. I was a turn from winning on at least three occasions that game. Some great play by Brody to prevent me from closing out the game.

Game 1 ended up taking a lot of time with all the shenanigans at the end so we only had 15 minutes left and he’s playing RP. This is really not looking good for my tournament placement. I end up digging and digging and digging to get my rig up as fast as possible. I steal an NAPD and a few turns later he scores out a Nisei. I think I played an Indexing and he had an Architect to play cards out into two new remotes, one of which was a Sundew from Archives. Next click I run and trash the sundew and last click I run the other server which he installed from R&D. He used his Nisei counter to stop me. It ended up being another Sundew, great news for me that he had to spend his Nisei counter on it. He played out an ELP to slow me down and a few turns later I Legworked and stole a Medical Breakthrough to go up 4-2. We went time on his next turn I think so I end up getting the W but only 1 prestige. I’m 99% I get the win if we finish this one out. I was one or two turns from using Same Old Thing to Levy and my rig was fully up. He can’t keep me out forever.

5 prestige. I feel like I’m out of it unless I win both and get lucky from some of the other match outcomes.

Match 4: Chaos Theory and Blue Sun

My opponent didn’t seem like he was a really strong player. During game 1, he definitely spent a bit too long debating whether or not to trash a SanSan early in the game. He did, but I had a feeling this was going to be a pretty quick win, and it ended up that way. His CT Build was similar to a big-rig deck but he was running Opus with Corroder, Gordian Blade, and Ninja (paying 5 for an Architect is nasty). His Blue Sun deck was not doing the best and I think I got a little lucky. He had a big scoring server and I had my rig up so I ran it and he rezzed a Grim, trashing my Cyber-Cypher. I decided to continue and he had an Enigma behind it. He spent most of his money when he rezzed the Grim and Enigma and couldn’t recover from it so I had free reign. Next turn I Legworked and Maker’s Eyed back to back to score 4 or 5 points (I don’t remember exactly). I just kept running R&D after that and scored up to 6 a few turns later and then got the win in another turn or two.

9 prestige. I feel like I’m close if I maybe get a lucky outcome in one of the other matches. As it turns out, I ended up in 5th. Brody won the whole thing by sweeping his last match to go up to 12 Prestige, 3 players were tied at 10 prestige (Joe, Chris, and someone else), and I think I was alone in 5th at 9 prestige. Quite the bummer because either of my two corp losses could’ve gone my way, just got unlucky at the end. If I win as corp against Brody, I would have had a different matchup in Round 4, but I would’ve been in a position to take first with a good last round. Also, if Joe and the guy he played in round 4 don’t split, then I end up in fourth as they both finished with 10 prestige.

In the end, Joe was nice enough to give me the Tournament Director playmat since he made top 4 and won another mat, which is awesome. Ended up getting 3 more of the alt art CTs and another useful Deck Box.

I think The Dark Side is wanting to make Netrunner a more frequent or consistent thing and if anyone lives anywhere near Sarasota, definitely check out the calendar on their site (https://darksidecomics.popshop.comixology.com/) or their Facebook page for any announcements. If they ever have an event when I’m down here again, I’d definitely try to make the trip over.

Next quest: win a Store Championship before the season ends. I think I’m only going to plan on attending two more but might be talked into going to a third. I’m really loving playing competitively like this. Can’t wait for regional season and then the US Champs at Gencon. The game is going to be completely different by then and I can’t wait to see how wreckless it gets. Anarchs are going to go crazy and need to figure out a counter attack. Maybe a build in Weyland that is completely wreckless or some new form of Jinteki PE will rise to the top. Can’t wait to find out!