Underrated and mothballed
“And the new ICE?” Caprice asked, boredom barely disguised in her voice.
“Performing as expected. It has accelerated our defense strategies against intrusions, and it has allowed me to make use of some older initiatives that we had retired.” Marcus replied.
These weekly security briefings were a chore. Not because Marcus found them boring, like Caprice did—he found everything to do with ICE and net defense invigorating. The briefings were trying because his superiors, such as Caprice Nisei, did not fully grasp the beautiful intricacies of his defensive measures.
“Excellent. See that the new sysops receive training with the Blooms. It has been met with some skepticism so far.”
“They will see its value.” Marcus replied.
Code this gate
Who wants a deck that uses Encrypted Protocols without being cheeky? Okay, so it’s a little cheeky.
We’re running 13 code gates here, people. And if you score both of those Portals, we’re looking at Strength six Lotus Fields! I mean, strength seven Tollbooths and strength eight DNA Trackers are cool and all, but Sifr is still around.
One of the cool things about Bloom is that on a face check (or a Batty win) it can be anywhere and still be impactful. You can drop an ETR behind Bloom or shore up a remote while the runner pokes R&D.
Of course, Inazuma is here to run people through DNA Trackers and Komainus, but we all know the problem with positional ICE—it never comes at the right damned time!
Good thing we have Bloom to move things around! Put that Bloom in front of your DNA Tracker and grab an Inazuma later. Leave your Komainu as the outermost piece of ICE until you find your Inazuma, then get Bloom to put the positional piece at the top of the tower for free!
This all assumes people let subroutines on ICE fire. Which is rarely the case.
So let’s move on to Batty. Of course he’s here. That’s how we’re going to make sure our cool ICE does stuff!
Caprice because she’s actually going to win us the game, and the agenda suite to make stealing things difficult for the runner.
The numbers are good. Let’s just hope we don’t see a Yog with Datasuckers, NRE, and Sifr.
Thank the designers for Lotus Field.
Rampant Growth Palana (Bloom)
Pālanā Foods: Sustainable Growth
2x Encrypted Portals
3x Fetal AI
3x NAPD Contract ★★★
3x Nisei MK II
3x Jackson Howard ●●●
3x Caprice Nisei
2x Marcus Batty
3x Celebrity Gift
3x Hedge Fund
Code Gate (13)
2x DNA Tracker
3x Lotus Field
2x Tollbooth ●●●●
7 influence spent (max 15-3★=12, available 5)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Station One
Deck built on https://netrunnerdb.com.