Next Ice, v. 1

Sep 03 2015

The initial version of my Next Ice deck had some success, but there was work to do; I decided to start by tweaking the ice. I had a little too much expensive ice and Architect wasn’t being helpful enough to support three copies; so I was thinking that I’d try switching some of the ice over to economy-generating ice, to have the economy work better with my identity power.

So I added two copies of Errand Boy and one Pop-Up Window; to free up the influence, I swapped a Sundew with an Adonis. And the ice I got rid of was one copy of Heimdall 1.0, one Architect, and my only Rototurret.

Errand Boy really did not work out well: I’m not sure I ever saw a copy get run through twice, and without that it was hurting my economy instead of helping. So got rid of both of those, adding in a second Pop-Up Window and a Lotus Field.

Here’s the result:


Next Ice, v. 1

NEXT Design: Guarding the Net

Agenda (10)

  • 3x Accelerated Beta Test
  • 1x Corporate War
  • 3x NAPD Contract
  • 3x Project Vitruvius

Asset (10)

  • 3x Adonis Campaign
  • 2x Jackson Howard • •
  • 2x Melange Mining Corp.
  • 2x PAD Campaign
  • 1x Sundew •••

Operation (8)

  • 2x Enhanced Login Protocol
  • 3x Hedge Fund
  • 3x Peak Efficiency

Barrier (7)

  • 3x Eli 1.0
  • 1x Heimdall 1.0
  • 3x NEXT Silver

Code Gate (6)

  • 1x Lotus Field •
  • 3x NEXT Bronze
  • 2x Pop-up Window • •

Sentry (7)

  • 2x Archer •• ••
  • 2x Architect
  • 3x NEXT Gold

Other (1)

  • 1x Mother Goddess

12 influence spent (max 12)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)


It’s been winning about half the time at work? Archer just keeps on paying off: I was intending this to be a nice deck, but it can really destroy my opponent’s rig. And I’m getting into a rhythm where I can usually get out a Melange pretty early, have enough ice to defend it and my centrals so nothing awful happens while I click on Melange for maybe three turns, and then go on the offense with enough money to rez ice. But I’m not doing well against one of my coworkers’ Noise deck: both the Noise identity ability and the ice destruction from Parasite put me on the back foot, and I don’t work quickly enough to win before Noise’s ability takes over.

So I have work to do on that; also, it’s time for me to work a trap or two into the deck.


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