Escalate Vitriol

The Daily Red

“CRIMINALS!” the man roared at the recorder, spittle visible as it hit the high-def camera lens. “They think the red planet is theirs for the taking, but we have something more to say on the matter, don’t we?!”

On-meta or anti-meta?

This deck lives or dies on Jackson Howard, and as usual, it’s pretty rough thanks to Film Critic. This is why we have two MCA Informants for when the Critic hits the table. Interestingly enough, if we trash a Film Critic with an agenda on it, it goes exactly where we want our agendas—in Archives.

Here’s the game plan, over draw a whole bunch. Install ICE, play economy operations. Discard all TGTBT, QPMs, and your Explode-a-palooza. Of course, you’ll also want to discard your Shocks and News Teams.

Eventually, they’ll run Archives. We should have a Data Raven or Thoth there. Since we’re Haarp, they’ll only get to steal one of our agendas, and we’ll get the QPMs. They’ll also take net damage, -1 agenda points (or two tags) plus however many tags from the TGTBT.

This should also overload their one Film Critic. Because if they Film Critic our Explode-a-palooza, then they don’t satisfy the Haarp ability, and they’ll steal another one.

That means we Midseasons them.

Then we Psychographics. We can install a Vitriol, Psycho, then click it to recoup our cash, or (if we have the cash and they have the tags) we can Psycho a Beale for the 7-point win. Or whatever you need after QPMs have been scored for you.

Lastly, we can totally Boom and Scorch them to death. Because of course we can.

In any other deck, I don’t see how Escalate Vitriol works. But it’s damn good in this one.

PropagandaPalooza Haarpsichord (Escalate Vitriol)

Haarpsichord Studios: Entertainment Unleashed


Agenda (13)

1x AstroScript Pilot Program

3x Escalate Vitriol

1x Explode-a-palooza

2x Project Beale

3x Quantum Predictive Model



Asset (8)

3x Jackson Howard

3x News Team

2x Shock!  ●●●●


Operation (16)

1x BOOM!  ●●●

1x Closed Accounts

3x Hedge Fund

2x MCA Informant

2x Midseason Replacements

2x Psychographics

2x Scorched Earth  ●●●●● ●●●

3x Sweeps Week


Barrier (3)

1x Data Ward

2x Pachinko


Code Gate (4)

2x Authenticator

2x Bandwidth


Sentry (4)

3x Data Raven

1x Thoth


Other (1)

1x Universal Connectivity Fee


15 influence spent (max 15, available 0)

20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)

49 cards (min 45)

Cards up to Blood and Water


Deck built on


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