Let’s Get Cut
Null winced as he felt the implant press against his back. The anesthetic numbed the pain, but it was his first piece of cyber, and he still wasn’t sure if he’d made the right call.
The Chrome Parlour was cramped and dusty, and there were no back rooms or privacy curtains. They worked on their clients in full view of the people passing by on the Bradbury thoroughfare. Outside, the workers looked restless. Protestors gathered at every crossing tunnel and shouted challenges at anyone and everyone—at the workers, at the tourists, even at MCA personnel.
The door to the parlour banged open and a woman in a long black coat pushed her way in. Her hair was raised in a multi-coloured mohawk, and the right side of her head was shaved. She lacked clan tattoos, so Null figured her for a new arrival to Mars, and probably one even less legally travelled than him.
“Which one of you fucks can get me out of here in half an hour? Got places to be.” She cracked her knuckles and glared around the room.
One of the chop docs looked around sheepishly then spoke up. “Um, I can? What are you looking for?”
The woman stomped over to a chair and sat down, pointing at the side of her head. “Cage me up, pretty boy.” The technician nodded and started gathering some kits of equipment. The woman slouched in her chair and rolled her head towards Null and his bare chest. “Need something, slick?”
“I’ve got what I need,” Null replied, then turned his attention back to the gathering violence outside.
Now if I can only get home before a damned riot breaks out.
For Severnius, I thought it made sense to revisit my Null Mind deck. It’s another way to drop cards, and it gives us some HQ pressure. Another way I could’ve gone is with a Levy/Trope based recursion deck or with the Conspiracy breakers, but this seemed like a fun addition—and I wanted to dust Null off again.
So, some changes since the first version. Obviously, with the changes to the MWL, I had to revisit Sifr and Temujin. I wanted to keep Sifr in because it turns on the breakers particularly well.
Luckily, Prepaid came off the list, so we could just drop the Temujins and pretty much call it a wash.
I also went up to three full Davinders and dropped the Feedback Filter. Although Kakugo is out now, and the return of Caprice means more Jinteki… so maybe it should be two and one.
We made space for Severnius by dropping one Retrieval Run and two Pushing the Envelope.
I also wanted to get a third Datasucker in there for some more consistent answers to multi-layered ICE in the mid and late game.
Null Mind 2.0 (Severnius Stim Implant)
3x Day Job
3x Dirty Laundry
3x Making an Entrance
2x Pushing the Envelope
1x Retrieval Run
3x Sure Gamble
2x The Noble Path
2x Bookmark ●●●●
1x Plascrete Carapace
3x Prepaid VoicePAD
2x Severnius Stim Implant
2x Şifr ★★★★★★
2x Emptied Mind
3x Guru Davinder ●●●
2x Symmetrical Visage
2x Yog.0 ★★
15 influence spent (max 15, available 0)
45 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Station One
Deck built on https://netrunnerdb.com.