Skorpios Defense Systems


“How are the projects in SanSan progressing?” Mills asked the assembled executives, tapping her manicured nails along the table edge.

“Proceeding wonderfully, Ms. Mills,” said one young and eager executive. She held out a PAD for Mills to review. “The extra security measures that we’ve installed in the Underway sections have been very helpful in gathering intel and suppressing dissident activities.”

Mills glanced at the PAD but didn’t take it. “Tangible benefits?”

The aide pulled her hand back, looking embarrassed. “Digital benefits are hit and miss, but the net criminals that we’ve been targeting have lost significant resources and are less able to form effective cabals. We’ve seen a decrease of 27.6% in active aggression.”

“Very good. This seems like an excellent time to activate our new toys from Skorpios. Deploy the Hunter Seekers, and feed them data from our Underway monitoring systems.”


The most expected use of Skorpios is rig shooter, but I wanted to do an interesting spin on it. This version uses ETR ICE to force an icebreaker, then relies on Hunter Seeker to trash that icebreaker and remove it from game.

We force the runner into playing our game by installing Public agendas. Especially Underway in early game.

Don’t try to score Underway, and don’t try to advance it multiple times a turn.

Just treat it like a “Spend 1 click and 1 credit to remove the top card of the runner’s stack from the game” ability—once per turn. Otherwise, make money, and install ICE.

Once you figure you’ve got them locked out, score some agendas and win the game.

Another variant to this could be a Midseasons build, but I preferred to spend my influence on this go-around on Batty to really nail some program destruction.

It could probably use some more program destruction ICE to really get Batty in place, but we’ve got so many different options, I thought this might work. Agenda density is low. I guess we’re really just worried about Sacrificial Construct and Film Critic. Which will be around. Because Scorpios is a thing.

I didn’t put any answers in this build though. I’m not taking this to regionals, I just want the combo to work!


Rigshooter Skorpios (Skorpios Defense Systems)

Skorpios Defense Systems: Persuasive Power


Agenda (9)

3x Global Food Initiative  ●●●

3x Oaktown Renovation

3x Underway Renovation


Asset (3)

3x Jackson Howard  ●●●


Upgrade (3)

1x Crisium Grid

2x Marcus Batty  ●●●●● ●


Operation (15)

1x Archived Memories  ●●

1x Best Defense

2x Consulting Visit

3x Hedge Fund

2x Hunter Seeker

3x IPO

1x Paywall Implementation

2x Power Shutdown


Barrier (6)

3x Ice Wall

3x Vanilla


Code Gate (2)

2x Enigma


Sentry (6)

1x Archer

2x Bloodletter

1x Cobra

2x Sapper


14 influence spent (max 15, available 1)

18 agenda points (between 18 and 19)

44 cards (min 40)

Cards up to Terminal Directive


Deck built on


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