The Meta Snapshot: Daddy Issues

Station One has come out and that means it’s time for, you guessed it – a Meta Snapshot about Daedalus Complex! To be fair, Station One only just came out and there’s not heaps in it so it’s fine. We’re fine. You over there, you’re mighty fine ;). The real question is, where’s the game…

Some tournament thoughts

I played in and won an SC on the weekend, going undefeated with Dumblefork and Railgun. I wanted to quickly get some thoughts down as I was very happy with my play and deck choices and would like to write it down while it’s still fresh. Dumblefork is the strongest deck in the meta at…

The Meta Snapshot: Hate On Every Inch of Circuitry

It’s the end of a cycle and over the course of it we’ve seen the meta shift all over the place. Flashpoint has added a significant number of very powerful and meta-defining cards, arguably more than any cycle before. Quorum in particular seems to have been the most controversial pack and has resulted in a strong…

The Flashpoint Cycle Awards!

Good evening and welcome to our regular end-of-cycle awards, beamed straight into your eyeballs from the Near Earth Hub broadcast center! In the spirit of post-cycle bipartisanship, tonight’s events are brought to you live by Beth Kilrain-Chang! Because I suppose integrity doesn’t buy bandwidth. THE “PACTUM” AWARD FOR MOST UNDERRATED CARD PRE RELEASE: Surely there can…

Radio Sneakdoor: Episode 1

Episode 1 of Radio Sneakdoor is here! Eric, Shaun, Rob and JZ talk Australian Nationals, CTM, jammy plays, enigmatic JNet wisdom and more!

Australian Nationals Top 8 report

This report comes to us from Shaun “basic.channel” Connor, who’s been playing Netrunner for a comparatively short 8 months but has been grinding JNet into little pieces. As a result of all that practice, here’s his top 8 Nationals report – enjoy. Decklists: Criminally Minded, Jammy HB A quick word on deck choices. I packed Andromeda because…

Meta Snapshot: Long Live the Queen(s)

Blood Money is out and we’re seeing some serious shakeup happening. I’ll say one thing about this cycle so far – whatever you may think of Damon, both 23 Seconds and Blood Money have had strong and immediate impacts on the kind of decks being played. It’s very possible we’re moving away from what we’ll…

Meta Snapshot: Train Heist Simulator 2016

Hello everyone. After months of NBN, IG and Anarch dominance, it’s finally time for a new MWL and FAQ – and this one’s a doozy. It’s been discussed all over the place and I can’t add more to that except for saying I think the Astro errata may yet prove to be a mistake. But…

The Shenanigans Meta Snapshot

I love me some shenanigans in Netrunner. From Team Sponsorship to the glory days of Prepaid Kate, my favorite decks are always the ones that can make something happen out of nothing and win the game with a play the opponent never saw coming. A big chunk of my issues with the game over the…

Viberunner: unlicenced game night enhancement

As some of you know, I have a problem. It haunts me at night, plaguing my dreams. Like many in the Netrunner community, I have a frankly debilitating addiction to totally rad 90s cyberpunk of literally any flavour. So in no particular order, here’s something to spice up your game night with the proper AESTHETICS. Studies…

Competing, burnout and tapping out

So over the last couple of months I’ve become increasingly burned out on Netrunner. Don’t worry, this isn’t another rant about how Faust/IG/NEH/Whizzard/whatever is ruining the game. It’s more just that I’ve played this beautiful game and thought about it more or less non-stop for the last few years, even starting up a blog and trying…

The Meta Snapshot: Industrial Apocalypse

It’s time for the Democracy and Dogma edition of the Meta Snapshot. I’ve held off on this for a while because…well, as it turns out there’s not much to talk about. If you want an idea of what decks are the best, or the most popular, last month’s article will give you almost the same overview….