Zed 2.0

Build it Higher

Eli 1.0 counted his blocks one by one as the intruder approached his server. It did not concern Eli 1.0. His emotional subroutines were limited. But he did enjoy this game. He built the blocks as quickly as he could. His wall grew taller and taller, and if he could build faster than the intruder could climb, he would win.

The intruding figure’s avatar carried a shining wand in one hand. The wand trailed wisps of white light as the intruder approached Eli 1.0’s wall, and Eli 1.0 ceased counting and started building.

The blocks were solid, composed of recursive code that strengthened each fiber of barrier. Layered layer upon layer upon layer, then built into a grid. The grid reinforced each level of the barrier. Eli 1.0 was proud of this barrier because the Creators were proud of the barrier.

Eli 1.0 expected the intruder to race up his wall. Most did. This one did not.

The avatar raised her wand, and a new shape took form. It was squat and green and powerfully built. Eli 1.0 stopped his building.

His emotional subroutines spasmed.

“PUPPY!” Eli 1.0 shouted.

Eli 1.0 barely noticed as his barrier was shattered. He played with the green puppy.

Zed Takes His Place (I guess?)

I honestly considered making another Cybernetics Division when I got to Zed 2.0. Skewing into brain damage again would be fun. But, instead, I decided to double down on Bioroids. No NEXT in this deck.

The only ice in this deck that isn’t a Bioroid is Architect. My goal was to get one of each of the epic Bioroids for each ICE subtype—hence, Wotan, Fairchild, and Janus. And Stronger Together. Because of course.

And you know what’s a really, really good Bioroid? Ravana 1.0. It combos really well with Zed 2.0 as well, letting you put your Zed 2.0 pretty much anywhere on the board. Then we can land some sweet double brain damage from Code Gates and Sentries.

After choosing all of my Bioroid ICE, I figured I should probably go Brain-Taping Warehouse, and with all of this free influence, of course I should go with the Surat combo. Hopefully we’re rezzing all of our ice for free, so the econ is pretty straightforward.

Oh. And then there’s the fun bit. Extra special thanks to my good buddy Justin for reminding me that Howler was a thing. Also Howler will trigger Surat combo TWICE in one run! I was so excited that I cut two Friends in High Places for two Howler.

I did consider going Architects of Tomorrow, but I thought it might be redundant.

 

Pantheon ST (Zed 2.0)

Haas-Bioroid: Stronger Together

Agenda (9)

3x Accelerated Beta Test

3x Global Food Initiative  ●●●

3x Project Vitruvius

 

Asset (13)

3x Adonis Campaign

3x Brain-Taping Warehouse

3x Jackson Howard  ●●●

1x NASX

3x PAD Campaign

 

Upgrade (2)

2x Surat City Grid  ●●●●

 

Operation (3)

3x Hedge Fund

 

Barrier (6)

3x Eli 1.0 ★★★

1x Heimdall 1.0

1x Heimdall 2.0

1x Wotan

 

Code Gate (7)

1x Fairchild

2x Fairchild 1.0

2x Fairchild 3.0

2x Ravana 1.0

 

Sentry (7)

2x Architect ★★

1x Ichi 1.0

1x Ichi 2.0

1x Janus 1.0

2x Zed 2.0

 

Other (2)

2x Howler

 

10 influence spent (max 15-5★=10, available 0)

21 agenda points (between 20 and 21)

49 cards (min 45)

Cards up to Daedalus Complex

 

Deck built on https://netrunnerdb.com.

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