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….

The Meta Snapshot: March 2016

Hey guys, girls and cyberbeasts – Sneakdoor here with the latest view into what people are playing. Once again, we’re not going to define this by tiers anymore but instead into decks you’re 100% likely to see at a tournament, the current hotness, and meta calls/sideways things you should be aware of. Further note –…

The Meta Snapshot – No More Tiers Edition

Hey guys I’m going to try something a bit different this time. The Snapshot hasn’t been changing quite as much as I was expecting and we tend to see a pretty static group at the top. In particular, NEH Astrobiotics, HB Glacier, Noise and Whiz variants seem to be pretty much superglued into Tier 1….

3 things that are great in Netrunner

Fun thing about online communities – it is literally goddamn impossible to keep everyone happy. We finally get the restricted list? Not good enough! Astro should be a 4/2! Anarchs finally got good, so let’s be mad about Criminal! Anyway, I’m in a good mood and want everyone else to be in a good mood…

The Meta Snapshot: Damon Stone, Meta Cop

Hello and welcome to the Sneakdoor Meta Snapshot for JANUARY 2016! These ratings are based on results from the Stimhack, Acoo and NetrunnerDB Tournament Winning Decklists pages, as well as community discussion. For explanations of various deck archetypes listed here, check out the (NOW EXPANDED) The Big List of Decks. Check out the new Videos page…

March of the Pigs

Happy new year! If you’ve been paying attention to the various forums exploding, you’ll know that Damon Stone has brought in his reign with a bang by introducing the restricted list so many people have been asking for.  My initial reaction to this was…pretty colorful. I’ve long held that Prepaid Kate is the most fun…

Embracing your inner scumbag: how I learned to stop worrying and love the Astrotrain

“choo choo” “fuckin astro” “bleh not again” “anti-fun dickhead” “don’t you feel guilty playing this shit” – various opponents If there’s one thing people love to hate, it’s Astroscript Pilot Program. Whenever a thread bitching about game balance pops up, it’s always “make Astro unique” “make Astro a 4/2” “BAN THIS SICK FILTH”.  I used…

The Meta Snapshot #5: Food and Data Leaks

Hello and welcome to the Sneakdoor Meta Snapshot for November 2015! These ratings are based on results from the Stimhack, Acoo and NetrunnerDB Tournament Winning Decklists pages, as well as community discussion. For explanations of various deck archetypes listed here, check out the (NOW EXPANDED) The Big List of Decks. Check out the new Videos page for…