What I learned at the AU/NZ online store championship

On Saturday I played in the 2020 Australia/New Zealand online Store Championship. 14 players competed for a slice of the kit and the glory. In a very diverse field, Vale took the day with Argus and Valencia. A big thanks to Jaiden/SpaceIce for hosting, and to everyone who came along.

Worlds 2020 wrap-up

On Saturday, 10th October, your correspondent rose at 4am to check in to Day 1A of the 2020 NISEI world championships. Over the next 10 hours I played seven rounds, met opponents from across the world, and eked out a win-rate of 42%. A round-by-round summary follows.

Earthrise, Windfall and Firewall: advancing in September

It’s not all that long until Worlds in October. Most of us in Melbourne are locked into our arcologies, although some of our neighbours are feeling rather freer. What better time to make a regular night to catch up with other players in the Asia-Pacific region, play some Netrunner and chat about the best game…

NISEI continental championships 2020

NISEI’s first ever continental championships are on this weekend, and you have less than 24 hours to register! Whether you’re a long-time runner or a relative newcomer, you’re very welcome to come test your mettle against the Asia-Pacific community. Check out all the details on the event page. If you want to see how much…

Virus Test: Announcing a new Discord server

It’ll be a long time before NISEI events are happening again in Melbourne’s “meatspace”, but luckily Brian aka Doc_Bacon is bringing together players for a Thursday night jinteki.net hangout. Join the Netrunner ANZ Discord server, chat with other players and… …always be running. P.S. There will be a Melbourne Store Championship. Most likely this will…

Re-uprising

Nisei’s latest set, Uprising, is getting into the hands of players around Melbourne. If you missed out, I’ll shortly be organising another group buy to save on postage (and maybe production) costs. The sets will be around AUD$70 posted and decrease as the number of sets increases. Please get in touch before Sunday, 8th February…

Café GNK

Melbourne’s first Game Night Kit of 2020 will happen next Saturday, 25th January. Prize support will consist of a Nisei Q4 kit, containing Earthrise Hotels and Archers, but not the beautiful Biotic Labor playmat (postage is a killer). Whether you want to explore the raw efficiency of the best reptilian console, bring boomerangs back again…

Uprising impressions from a lapsed player: Corp

Miles from SDK here, taking you through the Corp cards in Uprising from the perspective of someone who’s been out for a while but loves looking at shiny new toys. Runner impressions here. Haas-Bioroid Megaprix Qualifier It’s like the anti-GFI: a 2 pointer that’s one point in deckbuilding. Still seems pretty good, 3/2s are historically…

Uprising impressions from a lapsed player: Runner

Hey everyone! It’s Miles here from SDK. I haven’t posted in quite a while, as I stopped playing not long after the official cancellation and didn’t really get drawn back in by the first NISEI set. Turns out the final year of uni takes up a lot of time. That said, I really like the…

The Reign and Reverie Awards!

Welcome to the Sneakdoor Reign and Reverie Awards! It’s a totally serious look back at the box set that was, where we give out awards for “best” card in as many completely arbitrary categories as we feel like. The “Standard Procedure” award for cards I thought would become a staple, and then kind of didn’t:…

Reign and Reverie first impressions and theorycrafting: Runner

It’s here – Android: Netrunner’s final set. No time for sadness though – we’ve got cards to make snap judgements and terrible decks around! For this article, all the theorycrafting will be for the IDs in the pack using as many new cards as possible, for science.