Nuance is lost
Ronald Five, a Marilyn, and an Adonis stood in uncomfortable attention along the wall of Estelle Moon’s office. The room was large, but spartan. There was an abundance of empty spaces and straight lines, very few adornments, and almost no artwork—excepting a single depiction of nonsensical and recursive architecture.
Shifting his weight as if to step forward, Ronald prepared to interrupt Ms. Moon, but the Adonis held out a hand in gentle reprimand. Interruption was not their place.
Ronald settled back and waited.
Ms. Moon, a woman as severe looking as her office, sat with her back to a gigantic window. Through the transplas, the view of New Angeles was expansive. Her office faced away from the Beanstalk, so the city’s form and light were unshadowed by that gargantuan feat of engineering. Instead, the city eventually transitioned to ocean.
A slight tapping came from Moon and her computer as she swiped through files or reviewed correspondences. Ronald couldn’t see what she was doing, and her head was down. He could not see her facial features to hazard a guess at her thoughts or emotions.
But she had kept them standing here without a word for fourteen minutes and twenty-three seconds.
The Marilyn let out a quiet sigh of disapproval.
The Adonis looked bored.
Ronald cleared his throat—an affectation that he had become used to as an actor.
Moon looked up, annoyance flashing across her face. “Well? What are you still doing here? I dismissed you forever ago.”
Ronald’s facial features flushed. “Actually, Ms. Moon, you told us you needed to take care of a few things. You did not suggest that you were done with our meeting, only that it had been interrupted.”
Her face went stony with annoyance. “Then let me make this clear. You are dismissed.”
The bioroids turned as one to file out of the office, and as he walked, Ronald caught a reflection in the transplas of Ms. Moon’s screen. She had been playing Mahjong.
Apparently, Moon is a big thing, eh?
I’m kidding. Moon is a HUGE thing. There are lots of silver bullet Moon decks and tech card decks. The Nightmare Moon deck on NetrunnerDB is pretty cool and nasty.
I decided to go pretty straightforward in this Moon build.
I also couldn’t really figure out what to do with NEXT Opal.
One consideration was to put it in a non-combo Cerebral Imaging. Just have a ton of money a ton of cards in hand, and then Batty a NEXT Opal or something to install stuff… but that would require other NEXT Ice to be on the field and rezzed and where would I be getting the money for a big hand size if I didn’t have any of my assets down…
It wasn’t a great idea. Honestly, I’m also sort of at a loss for NEXT Opal. It might be cool to pop a Jackson out during a run or overwrite an agenda, but it’s a three-strength Code Gate. I feel like it’s barely a road bump.
Anyways, at least it’s another piece of NEXT ICE to make the other ones even better.
And the deck itself? Regular Moon shenanigans. Just putting stuff out. Making money. Scoring agendas.
Pink Moon Campaign (NEXT Opal)
Seidr Laboratories: Destiny Defined
3x Accelerated Beta Test
3x Global Food Initiative ●●●
3x Project Vitruvius
3x Adonis Campaign
3x Estelle Moon
3x Jackson Howard ●●●
3x Marilyn Campaign
2x Ronald Five
3x Turtlebacks ●●●
3x Biotic Labor
3x Friends in High Places
2x Ultraviolet Clearance
3x Eli 1.0
3x NEXT Silver
Code Gate (6)
3x NEXT Bronze
3x NEXT Opal
2x Architect ★★
1x NEXT Gold
11 influence spent (max 15, available 4)
21 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Terminal Directive
Deck built on https://netrunnerdb.com.