Chameleon, v. 2

Sep 15 2015

The prior version of my Chameleon deck was starting to show promise: I gave up on one bad idea, added in Self-Modifying Code, and I’d had some proof of concept that I could cut through big ice when I wanted. It was at 43 cards, so I wanted to slim it down, and see if I could focus it a bit more.

I didn’t actually make a lot of changes: I’d had good enough experiences with Film Critic that I figured I could afford to get rid of one Plascrete, I got rid of the Sharpshooter, since Deus X was clearly the more important emergency special purpose icebreaker, and I somewhat reluctantly got rid of the Forged Activation Order copies. And I added in two copies of Legwork: I’d had the most success with the deck when I picked my runs, so I wanted to increase the effect of those runs.


Here’s the result:

Chameleon, v. 2

Chaos Theory: Wünderkind

Event (7)

  • 2x Legwork •• ••
  • 3x Sure Gamble
  • 2x The Maker’s Eye

Hardware (10)

  • 2x Clone Chip
  • 2x Cyberfeeder • •
  • 2x Dinosaurus
  • 3x LLDS Processor
  • 1x Plascrete Carapace

Resource (11)

  • 2x Armitage Codebusting
  • 2x Daily Casts
  • 2x Film Critic
  • 1x Ice Carver •••
  • 2x Kati Jones
  • 2x Personal Workshop

Icebreaker (5)

  • 3x Chameleon
  • 1x Deus X
  • 1x Gordian Blade

Program (8)

  • 2x Datasucker • •
  • 2x Parasite •• ••
  • 2x Sahasrara
  • 2x Self-modifying Code

15 influence spent (max 15)
41 cards (min 40)
Cards up to Old Hollywood


I’d felt that the deck had possibilities but wasn’t great: a little low on money, and a little slow. So my guess for the tournament was that it would go 2-3, and, honestly, 1-4 wouldn’t have particularly surprised me. But I actually went 3-2, which did surprise me: I felt that my Next Ice deck was significantly better than this one. Though, again, luck played a factor: in particular, in my first game my opponent got super agenda flooded, and that combined with getting a Film Critic in my initial draw gave me an easy win. (I’ve forgotten the details, but Film Critic played a key role in at least one other game as well.)

The other surprise about that tournament was that I played against two other Chameleon decks! All three decks were pretty different; one of them looked really interesting, I wish I’d been taking notes.

Fun experiment; I don’t think I have a good enough feel for what to do with it to want to continue honing it, and I also don’t think it will be particularly useful for my coworkers to practice against. So I’ll be on to Laramy Fisk next.


Comments Off on Chameleon, v. 2

Comments are closed at this time.